8th Grade Core Alignments
Strand 8.4 Interactions with Natural Systems and Resources
Standard 8.4.3 Design a solution to monitor or mitigate the potential effects of the use of natural resources. Evaluate competing design solutions using a systematic process to determine how well each solution meets the criteria and constraints of the problem. Examples of uses of the natural environment could include agriculture, conservation efforts, recreation, solar energy, and water management.
Expressions and Equations
Understand the connections between proportional relationships, lines, and linear equations.
Objective 5: Graph proportional relationships, interpreting the unit rate as the slope of the graph. Compare two different proportional relationships represented in different ways. For example, compare a distance-time graph to a distance-time equation to determine which of two moving objects has greater speed.
Students will understand the interaction between Utah's geography and its inhabitants.
Objective 3: Assess how natural resources sustain and enhance people's lives.
English Language Arts
Reading Standards for Literature
Key Ideas and Details
Objective 1: Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Objective 3: Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact (e.g., how setting shapes the characters or plot).
- What's in the Water?
- Who's lives in the Water?
- Missing Macroinvertebrates
- Wetland VS Stream Macros
- Riparian Review
- Nitrogen Cycle
- When Things Heat up