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8th Grade Science

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8th Grade Science

SC.008.A Analyze and interpret data of planets to develop a model and describe the role of gravity within the solar system. 

SC.008.B Develop and use a model of the Earth-sun-moon system to describe the cyclic patterns of lunar phases, eclipses of the sun and moon, and seasons. 

SC.008.C Analyze and interpret data on the distribution of fossils and rocks, continental shapes, and seafloor structures to provide evidence of the past plate motions. 

SC.008.D Construct an explanation based on evidence for how geoscience processes have changed Earth’s surface (crust) at varying time and spatial scales. 

SC.008.E Analyze and interpret data on volcanic eruptions to forecast future activity and explore technologies used to record and monitor eruptions. 

SC.008.F Construct a scientific explanation and develop a model to explain how rock strata has changed due to Earth’s processes and use as evidence for geologic time scales.

 SC.008.G Develop and use a model to describe how atmospheric heating and the rotation of the Earth cause oceanic and atmospheric patterns. 

SC.008.H Collect data to provide evidence for how air masses and the water cycle result in changes in weather conditions. (

SC.008.I Research factors that may have caused the rise of global temperatures over the past centuries and provide evidence to support your claim. 

SC.008.J Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for how uneven distribution of Earth’s natural resources are as a result of increases in human population/consumption and geoscience processes. 

SC.008.K Compare and contrast possible solutions for preserving the environment.