Semester 1 – all targets count as 8% except 10 and 11 are each 10%

1.     I can select and appropriately use lab equipment, maps, and mathematical tools. (Investigations 1, 8)

2.     I can describe the structure and composition of Earth’s atmosphere. (Investigation 2)

3.     I can describe the relationship between air pressure and wind. (Investigations 3, 6)

4.     I can explain how energy transfer drives the process of convection. (Investigation 4)

5.     I can explain how energy transfer by radiation heats the Earth. (Investigation 5)

6.     I can explain how heat transfers by conduction. (Investigation 6)

7.     I can describe what happens to water in the air. (Investigation 7)

8.     I can construct a model of the water cycle to show how water moves on planet Earth. (Investigation 9)

9.     I can specify the factors that affect a region’s climate and explain how Earth’s climate changes over time. (Investigations 9, 5, 10)

10. I can describe the structure of Earth’s interior. (Changing Earth)

11. I can explain the theory of plate tectonics. (Changing Earth)

12. I can effectively use academic habits in science class.

PDF 8th Grade Science Course Syllabus   --  Course description as well as other important class information.