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8th Grade Standard IV-Objective 4 Energy and Organisms

Standard IV: Students will understand the relationships among energy, force and motion.
Objective 4: Analyze various forms of energy and how living organisms sense and respond to energy.

Enduring Understanding: Energy cycles from potential to kinetic energy in moving objects. Energy converstions can be traced from one form of energy to another. Sound and light waves allow organisms to "hear" and "see" the world around them.

"I Can" Statements:

  1. I can compare and contrast the potential and kinetic energy in a bouncing ball.
  2. I can trace the conversion of energy in a flashlight.
  3. I can reserach and report how humans sense energy.
  4. I can observe how organisms respond to changes in energy.

Assessment
Multiple Choice/Essay
Performance Test - Designing a Roller Coaster
Formative Assessment Probe

Curriculum Map ..... Pacing Guide

Learning Plan

Learning Activity Technology Application Lab Inquiry Lab Discussion Audio-Visual Reading/ Writing Students Teach Demonstration
8th Grade Core Tracker
Chemical Energy
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Organisms and Energy
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Can You See Me Now?
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Energy Types-List, Group, Label
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Energetic Planaria
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Energy Changes Game (PC computers only)
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Potential-Kinetic Demo
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Plants Respond to Light(new!!)
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Technology and Hearing (new!)
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