8th Grade Core Alignments
Students will understand the nature of changes in matter.
Objective 1: Describe the chemical and physical properties of various substances.
Objective 2: Observe and evaluate evidence of chemical and physical change.
Objective 4: Identify the observable features of chemical reactions.
Students will understand that energy from sunlight is changed to chemical energy in plants, transfers between living organisms, and that changing the environment may alter the amount of energy provided to living organisms.
Objective 2: Generalize the dependent relationship between organisms.
Objective 3: Analyze human influence on the capacity of an environment to sustain living things.
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