8th Grade Standard IV-Objective 1 Behavior of Waves

Standard IV: Students will understand the relationships among energy, force, and motion.
Objective 1:  Investigate the movement of energy through various materials.

Enduring Understanding: Movement involves one form of energy being transformed into another form.  Energy has the potential to exert a force over a distance.  Waves transfer energy such as sound, heat, light, and earthquakes through different mediums.

“I Can” Statements

  1. I can compare and contrast waves with long wavelengths to those with short wavelengths.
  2. I can research and report the mediums that sound, light, earthquakes and heat can travel through.
  3. I can draw a typical pattern for waves traveling from an energy producing source.
  4. I can provide real world examples of conduction, convection and radiation.

Assessment
Multiple Choice/Essay
Performance Test-Changing Sound

Pacing Guide Curriculum Map

Learning Plan

Learning Activity Technology Application Lab Inquiry Lab Discussion Audio-Visual Reading/ Writing Students Teach Demonstration
8th grade Core Tracker
Comparing Energy
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Light Words
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Heat Transfer
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Making Waves
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Probing Sound
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Can You See Me Now?
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Website for sound
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Heat Transfer Mini-labs
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Heat Transfer Demos
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Internet Waves
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Great Sound Website (new)
Auto-Tune (NOVA video)
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