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1 Earth & Space Voyage Content Unit Report Grades: 8 States: Unit 1: Exploring the Earth- Teacher's Guide pages 5B-18B: CONTENT STANDARD NV.N.8.A. Scientific Inquiry (Nature of Unifying graphs. opinion. be given for the same evidence. organizing items and information. CONTENT STANDARD NV.P.8.C. Energy (Physical Unifying Concept C): Students understand transfer of energy. STRAND / INDICATOR P.8.C.4. Forms and Uses of Energy: Students know energy cannot be created or destroyed, in a chemical or physical reaction, but only changed from one form to another. CONTENT STANDARD NV.E.8.A. Atmospheric Processes and the Water Cycle (Earth and Space Unifying Concept A): Students understand the relationship between the Earth's atmosphere, topography, weather and climate. STRAND / INDICATOR E.8.A.2. Sun's Energy: Students know how the processes involved in the water cycle affect climatic patterns. STRAND / INDICATOR E.8.A.3. Weather: Students know the properties that make water an essential component of the earth system. STRAND / INDICATOR E.8.A.4. Weather: Students understand the composition of Earth's atmosphere, emphasizing the role of the atmosphere in Earth's weather and climate. I/S STRAND / INDICATOR E.8.A.5. Weather: Students know the difference between local weather and regional climate. I/S

2 CONTENT STANDARD NV.E.8.B. Solar System and Universe (Earth and Space Galaxy. CONTENT STANDARD NV.E.8.C. Earth's Composition and Structure (Earth and Space Unifying Concept C): Students understand that landforms result from a combination of constructive and destructive processes. STRAND / INDICATOR E.8.C.1. Geologic Processes: Students know sedimentary rocks and fossils provide evidence for changing environments and the constancy of geologic processes. STRAND / INDICATOR E.8.C.2. Geologic Processes: Students know rocks at Earth's surface weather, forming sediments that are buried, then compacted, heated and often recrystallized into new rock. STRAND / INDICATOR E.8.C.3. Geologic Processes: Students know Earth is composed of a crust (both continental and oceanic); hot convecting mantle; and dense, a metallic core. STRAND / INDICATOR E.8.C.5. Geologic Processes: Students know how geologic processes account for state and regional topography. STRAND / INDICATOR E.8.C.8. Earth's Composition and Resources: Students know soils have properties, such as color, texture, and water retention, and provide nutrients for life according to how they form. Unit 2: Exploring the Moon- Teacher's Guide pages 19B-32B: CONTENT STANDARD NV.N.8.A. Scientific Inquiry (Nature of Unifying graphs.

3 opinion. organizing items and information. CONTENT STANDARD NV.N.8.B., Technology, and Society (Nature of the interactions of science and society in an ever-changing world. STRAND / INDICATOR N.8.B.2. Collaboration: Students know scientific knowledge is revised through a process of incorporating new evidence gained through on-going investigation and collaborative discussion. CONTENT STANDARD NV.P.8.B. Forces and Motion (Physical Unifying Concept B): Students understand that position and motion of an object result from the net effect of the different forces acting on it. STRAND / INDICATOR P.8.B.3. Forces: Students know every object exerts gravitational force on every other object, and the magnitude of this force depends on the mass of the objects and their distance from one another. I/S CONTENT STANDARD NV.E.8.B. Solar System and Universe (Earth and Space STRAND / INDICATOR E.8.B.2. Components of the Universe: Students know the solar system includes a great variety of planetary moons, asteroids, and comets. I/S STRAND / INDICATOR E.8.B.3. Components of the Universe: Students know characteristics of the planets in our solar system. I/S Galaxy. STRAND / INDICATOR E.8.B.5. Formation of Universe: Students know the Sun is many thousands of times closer to Earth than any other star, and billions of times closer than the far end of the Milky Way Galaxy. W/L Unit 3: Voyage Through Space- Teacher's Guide pages 33B-46B:

4 CONTENT STANDARD NV.N.8.A. Scientific Inquiry (Nature of Unifying graphs. opinion. be given for the same evidence. organizing items and information. CONTENT STANDARD NV.N.8.B., Technology, and Society (Nature of the interactions of science and society in an ever-changing world. STRAND / INDICATOR N.8.B.1. Risks and Benefits: Students understand that consequences of technologies can cause resource depletion and environmental degradation, but technology can also increase resource availability, mitigate environmental degradation, and make new resources economical. STRAND / INDICATOR N.8.B.2. Collaboration: Students know scientific knowledge is revised through a process of incorporating new evidence gained through on-going investigation and collaborative discussion. CONTENT STANDARD NV.E.8.B. Solar System and Universe (Earth and Space STRAND / INDICATOR E.8.B.1. Components of the Universe: Students know the universe contains many billions of galaxies, and each galaxy contains many billions of stars. W/L STRAND / INDICATOR E.8.B.3. Components of the Universe: Students know characteristics of the planets in our solar system. I/S Unit 4: Discovering the Universe- Teacher's Guide pages 47B-60B: CONTENT STANDARD NV.N.8.A. Scientific Inquiry (Nature of Unifying

5 graphs. opinion. be given for the same evidence. organizing items and information. CONTENT STANDARD NV.P.8.A. Matter (Physical Unifying Concept A): Students understand the properties and changes of properties in matter. STRAND / INDICATOR P.8.A.4. Mixtures and Compounds: Students know atoms often combine to form molecules, and that compounds form when two or more different kinds of atoms chemically bond. CONTENT STANDARD NV.P.8.B. Forces and Motion (Physical Unifying Concept B): Students understand that position and motion of an object result from the net effect of the different forces acting on it. STRAND / INDICATOR P.8.B.2. Forces: Students know electric currents can produce magnetic forces and magnets can cause electric currents. STRAND / INDICATOR P.8.B.3. Forces: Students know every object exerts gravitational force on every other object, and the magnitude of this force depends on the mass of the objects and their distance from one another. I/S CONTENT STANDARD NV.E.8.B. Solar System and Universe (Earth and Space STRAND / INDICATOR E.8.B.1. Components of the Universe: Students know the universe contains many billions of galaxies, and each galaxy contains many billions of stars. W/L Galaxy. STRAND / INDICATOR E.8.B.5. Formation of Universe: Students know the Sun is many thousands of times closer to Earth than any other star, and billions of times closer than the far end of the Milky Way Galaxy. W/L STRAND / INDICATOR E.8.B.6. Formation of Universe: Students know the Sun is a medium-sized star located in the Milky Way Galaxy,

6 part of which can be seen as a glowing band of light spanning the clear night sky. W/L Unit 5: Discovering the Solar System- Teacher's Guide pages 61B-74B: CONTENT STANDARD NV.N.8.A. Scientific Inquiry (Nature of Unifying graphs. opinion. be given for the same evidence. organizing items and information. CONTENT STANDARD NV.P.8.C. Energy (Physical Unifying Concept C): Students understand transfer of energy. STRAND / INDICATOR P.8.C.5. Forms and Uses of Energy: Students know heat energy flows from warmer materials or regions to cooler ones through conduction, convection, and radiation. CONTENT STANDARD NV.E.8.A. Atmospheric Processes and the Water Cycle (Earth and Space Unifying Concept A): Students understand the relationship between the Earth's atmosphere, topography, weather and climate. STRAND / INDICATOR E.8.A.1. Sun's Energy: Students know seasons are caused by variations in the amounts of the Sun's energy reaching Earth's surface due to the planet's axial tilt. STRAND / INDICATOR E.8.A.2. Sun's Energy: Students know how the processes involved in the water cycle affect climatic patterns. STRAND / INDICATOR E.8.A.3. Weather: Students know the properties that make

7 water an essential component of the earth system. CONTENT STANDARD NV.E.8.B. Solar System and Universe (Earth and Space STRAND / INDICATOR E.8.B.1. Components of the Universe: Students know the universe contains many billions of galaxies, and each galaxy contains many billions of stars. W/L STRAND / INDICATOR E.8.B.2. Components of the Universe: Students know the solar system includes a great variety of planetary moons, asteroids, and comets. I/S STRAND / INDICATOR E.8.B.3. Components of the Universe: Students know characteristics of the planets in our solar system. I/S Galaxy. STRAND / INDICATOR E.8.B.5. Formation of Universe: Students know the Sun is many thousands of times closer to Earth than any other star, and billions of times closer than the far end of the Milky Way Galaxy. W/L STRAND / INDICATOR E.8.B.6. Formation of Universe: Students know the Sun is a medium-sized star located in the Milky Way Galaxy, part of which can be seen as a glowing band of light spanning the clear night sky. W/L

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