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Month

6th Grade

7th Grade

8th grade

August

 

NS.1.6.1-NS.1.6.9

Scientific Method

Science Process Skills

Data Collection

Measurement

Laws and theories

NS.1.7.1-NS.1.7.9

Scientific Method

Interpret Data

Compare and contrast

Hypothesis, laws, theories

NS1.8.1 - NS1.8.8

Scientific Method

Compare& Contrast

Data Collection

Measurement

Lab Safety

September

 

LS.2.6.1-LS.2.6.8

LS.3.6.1, LS.3.6.2

LS.3.6.7,NS1.6.5

Parts of Microscope

Body Systems

Cells, Tissues & Organs

Both Plant & Animal

Structural Adaptations

ESS.8.7.1-ESS.8.7.10

ESS.8.7.18

Parts of Atmosphere

Solar Energy

Weather

Ocean’s Effect

Weather Instruments

Weather Conditions

LS.4.8.1; ESS.8.8.1;

ESS.8.8.13-ESS.8.8.17

Ecosystems

Abiotic & Biotic

Major Cycles

Soil Types

Nutrients in Soils

October

 

NS.1.6.5

LS.4.6.1-LS.4.6.4

Temperature Measurements

Populations, Ecosystems, Biomes, Energy pyramid

Food web& careers

ESS.8.7.11-ESS.8.20

Climate Regions

Effects on Climate

Acid Rain

Global Warming

Water Cycle

Greenhouse Effect

PS.6.8.1; ESS.9.8.1-ESS.9.8.2;ESS.8.8.3-ESS.8.8.7

Plate Tectonics

Earthquakes

Volcanoes

Landforms

AR. Geology

November

 

ESS.8.6.1-ESS.8.6.3

ESS.8.6.8-ESS.8.6.9

ESS.8.6.14,ESS.8.6.15

Layers of the Earth

Convection Currents

Land Forms

Local Land Forms

ESS.10.7.1-ESS.10.7.6

Day/Night Cycle

Compare/Contrast Earth with other Planets

Causes of Seasons

Planetary Year

LS.3.8.12-LS.3.8.15

ESS.9.8.4

Fossils

Geologic Laws

Natural Selection

Adaptation

Extinction

December

 

 

ESS.9.6.1-ESS.9.6.3

ESS.8.6.4-ESS.8.6.7

ESS.8.6.10-ESS.8.6.13

Continental Drift

Tectonics, Pangaea,

Fossils, Earth History

Volcanoes

Earthquakes

PS.7.7.1-PS7.7.5

Natural Resources

Energy Sources

Potential/Kinetic Energy

Energy Alternatives

Careers and Science history

ESS.10.8.1-ESS.10.8.9

Gravity

Tides, Solar System,

Galaxy, Universe

Careers and Science History

 

End of Semester

 

 

 

Second Semester

 

 

 

January

 

PS.5.6.1-PS.5.6.6

Properties of Matter

Chemical/Physical changes, Acids, Bases, Density, Density Column

PS.5.7.1-PS.5.7.6

Physical/Chemical Changes

Compounds, Elements and Mixtures

PS.5.8.1- PS.5.8.5

Atomic Theory

Atomic Structure

Atomic Models

Elements

February

 

PS.5.6.7-PS.5.6.10

Comparing Physical/Chemical changes, Endothermic and Exothermic Reactions

Law of Conservation of Matter, Science Careers

PS.5.7.7-PS.5.7.10

Solute, Solvents, & Solutions

Solubility

Solubility Graphs

Acids & Bases

PS.7.8.1-PS.7.8.3

PS.6.8.2-PS.6.8.4

Electricity

Electrical Circuits

Force fields

Magnetism

March

 

PS.6.6.1-PS.6.6.10

Types of Forces

Measure Forces

Effect of Friction

Mass vs. Weight

Newton’s Laws of Motion

Simple and Compound Machines, Heat

Careers

PS.6.7.1-PS.6.7.6

NS.1.7.5

Newton’s

First, Second and Third Laws of Motion

ACTAAP Review

Rocks& Minerals

PS.7.8.4-PS.7.8.12

Light, Sound, Electromagnetic ,

And Sound Waves

Wavelength

Frequency, Speed,

Amplitude

Reflection

Spectrum

April

 

PS.7.6.1-PS.7.6.5

Types of Energy

Electricity, Electrical Circuits, Conduction,

Convection, Insulators,

Refraction

Careers

LS.3.7.1-LS.3.7.11

Genetics

Structure of Sperm& Egg, Mitosis, Meiosis,

Chromosomes

Sexual & Asexual

Reproduction

 

LS.2.8.1-LS2.8.9

Cells, Tissues, Organs and Organ Systems, Microscopes

Slide Preparation

Organisms

May

 

ESS.10.6.1-ESS.10.6.9

Movement of Planets

Light Years, Comets,

Meteors, and Asteroids

Moon Phases, Seasons,

Night/day, Eclipses

LS.2.7.6-LS.2.7.10

Human Body Systems

Nervous, Digestive,

Circulatory, Respiratory, Excretory,

Integumentary

Muscular, Reproductive

 

LS.3.8.1-LS.3.8.8

LS.3.8.16

Phenotype

Genotype

Genetics

Heredity

Environmental Factors

Natural Sellection