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My blog can be used as a tool to get insight about your child’s Science education in 8th grade.  I will have lesson plans updated here regularly, as well as a collection of resources and assignments for your child’s Science class.  I am looking forward to...

TEK 8.11

Organisms and environments. The student knows that interdependence occurs among living systems and the environment and that human activities can affect these systems. The student is expected to: (A)  describe producer/consumer, predator/prey, and parasite/host...

TEK 8.10

Earth and space. The student knows that climatic interactions exist among Earth, ocean, and weather systems. The student is expected to: (A)  recognize that the Sun provides the energy that drives convection within the atmosphere and oceans, producing winds and ocean...

TEK 8.9

Earth and space. The student knows that natural events can impact Earth systems. The student is expected to: (A)  describe the historical development of evidence that supports plate tectonic theory; (B)  relate plate tectonics to the formation of crustal features; and...

TEK 8.8

Earth and space. The student knows characteristics of the universe. The student is expected to: (A)  describe components of the universe, including stars, nebulae, and galaxies, and use models such as the Herztsprung-Russell diagram for classification; (B)  recognize...

TEK 8.7

Earth and space. The student knows the effects resulting from cyclical movements of the Sun, Earth, and Moon. The student is expected to: (A)  model and illustrate how the tilted Earth rotates on its axis, causing day and night, and revolves around the Sun causing...

TEK 8.6

Force, motion, and energy. The student knows that there is a relationship between force, motion, and energy. The student is expected to: (A)  demonstrate and calculate how unbalanced forces change the speed or direction of an object’s motion; (B)  differentiate...

TEK 8.5

Matter and energy. The student knows that matter is composed of atoms and has chemical and physical properties. The student is expected to: (A)  describe the structure of atoms, including the masses, electrical charges, and locations, of protons and neutrons in the...

TEK 8.4

Scientific investigation and reasoning. The student knows how to use a variety of tools and safety equipment to conduct science inquiry. The student is expected to: (A)  use appropriate tools to collect, record, and analyze information, including lab...

TEK 8.3

Scientific investigation and reasoning. The student uses critical thinking, scientific reasoning, and problem solving to make informed decisions and knows the contributions of relevant scientists. The student is expected to: (A)  in all fields of science, analyze,...

TEK 8.2

Scientific investigation and reasoning. The student uses scientific inquiry methods during laboratory and field investigations. The student is expected to: (A)  plan and implement comparative and descriptive investigations by making observations, asking well-defined...
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