I Can Objectives 8th Grade Science Standards
I can identify questions that can be answered through scientific investigations.
I can design and conduct scientific investigation
I can use appropriate mathematics, tools and techniques to gather data and information.
I can analyze and interpret data.
I can develop descriptions, models, explanations and predictions.
I can think critically and logically to connect evidence and explanations.
I can recognize and analyze alternative explanations and predications.
I can communicate scientific procedures and explanations.
I can identify the composition and properties of Earth’s interior are identified by the behavior of seismic waves.
I can identify that the Earth’s crust consists of major and minor tectonic plates that move relative to each other.
I can identify that the evidence of the dynamic changes of Earth’s surface through time is found in the geologic record.
I can identify a combination of constructive and destructive geologic processes formed Earth’s surface.
I can identify that there are different types of potential energy.
I can identify that some forces between objects act when the objects are in direct contact or when they are not touching.
I can identify that forces have magnitude and direction.
I can explain that there are different types of potential energy.
I can identify the diversity of species occurs through gradual processes over many generations. Fossil records provide evidence that changes have occurred in number and types of species.
I can understand that reproduction is necessary for the continuation of every species.
I can understand that the characteristics of an organism are a result of inherited traits received from parent(s).