Last updated: 6/26/2015 ## Science Grade 8 General Science Skills

Science Grade 8 General Science Skills

1-2 weeks

Mathematical analysis, scientific inquiry, and engineering design are used to pose questions, seek answers and develop solutions.

Accuracy and precision of meaasurement are important in scientific observation.

What are units used in scientific measurement?

WHat is the difference between accuracy and precision in measurement?

How do we measure using the microscope?

How do we scientifically classify living things?

 (1) MST1 Students will use mathematical analysis, scientific inquiry, and engineering design, as appropriate, to pose questions, seek answers, and develop solutions. (1) MST2 Students will access, generate, process, and transfer information using appropriate technologies. (1) MST3 Students will understand the concepts of and become proficient with the skills of mathematics, communicate and reason mathematically, and become problem solvers by using appropriate tools and strategies, through the integrated study of number sense and operations, algebra, geometry, measurement, and statistics and probability. (1) MST4 Students will understand and apply scientific concepts, principles, and theories pertaining to the physical setting and living environment and recognize the historical development of ideas in science. (1) MST5 Students will apply technological knowledge and skills to design, construct, use, and evaluate products and systems to satisfy human and environmental needs. (1) MST6 Students will understand the relationships and common themes that connect mathematics, science, and technology and apply the themes to these and other areas of learning. (1) MST7 Students will apply the knowledge and thinking skills of mathematics, science, and technology to address real-life problems and make informed decisions.

Measuring using metric scales.

Determining mass using a triple beam balance.

Determining volume mathematically and with Archimedes principle.

Calculating density.

Measuring using a microscope.

Graphing motion.

Classifying organisms.

Forming estimations.

meter

gram

cubic centimeter

measurement

estimation

precision

accuracy

rounding

SI Units

prefix

tera-

giga-

mega-

kilo-

hector-

deca-

unit

deci-

centi-

milli-

micro-

nano-

length

volume

displacement

mass

weight

time

temperature

rate

volume

Classwork

Unit Activities

Unit Lab Skills

Unit Lab Reports

Unit Quizzes

Unit Asssessments

Scientific Articles

UPCO Intermediate Level Science

FOSS 