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1 Earth Science Explore the best on-site science segments from the popular live, interactive program series, PROJECT DISCOVERY.

2 About the Series These programs are edited versions from the popular live, interactive PROJECT DISCOVERY series. Each of the condensed programs were hosted by students and feature the best on-site segments from the PROJECT DISCOVERY program. Explore the best on-site science segments from the popular live, interactive program series, PROJECT DISCOVERY. South Carolina Standards Around Alone Part 1 & Part 2 Part 1 Topics include Race, Charleston, South Africa, New Zealand, Uruguay, 27,000 miles, Navigation, Latitude, Longitude, Chart, Compass, GPS, Mathematics, Physics Part 2 Topics include Oceans, Stopovers, Satellite photography, Weather, Geography, Technology, Maritime Rescue Coordination Systems Dinosaur Families Topics include Natural History, Paleontologist, Baby dinosaurs, Fossils, Dinosaur characteristics

3 Grade 8 EARTH SCIENCE: EARTH S HISTORY AND DIVERSITY OF LIFE Standard 8.E.5: The student will demonstrate an understanding of the processes that alter the structure of Earth and provide resources for life on the planet. 8.E.5A.4 Construct explanations for how the theory of plate tectonics accounts for (1) the motion of lithospheric plates, (2) the geologic activities at plate boundaries, and (3) the changes in landform areas over geologic time. 8.E.5A.5 Construct and analyze scientific arguments to support claims that plate tectonics accounts for (1) the distribution of fossils on different continents, (2) the occurrence of earthquakes, and (3) continental and ocean floor features (including mountains, volcanoes, faults and trenches). Standard 8.E.6: The student will demonstrate an understanding of Earth s geologic history and its diversity of life over time. 8.E.6A.1 Develop and use models to organize Earth s history (including era, period, and epoch) according to the geologic time scale using evidence from rock layers. 8.E.6A.2 Analyze and interpret data from index fossil records and the ordering of rock layers to infer the relative age of rocks and fossils. 8.E.6A.3 Construct explanations from evidence for how catastrophic events (including volcanic activities, earthquakes, climatic changes, and the impact of an asteroid/comet) may have affected the conditions on Earth and the diversity of its life forms. 8.E.6A.4 Construct and analyze scientific arguments to support claims that different types of fossils provide evidence of (1) the diversity of life that has been present on Earth, (2) relationships between past and existing life forms, and (3) environmental changes that have occurred during Earth s history. 8.E.6A.5 Construct explanations for why most individual organisms, as well as some entire taxonomic groups of organisms, that lived in the past were never fossilized.

4 8.E.6B.1 Construct explanations for how biological adaptations and genetic variations of traits in a population enhance the probability of survival in a particular environment. 8.E.6B.2 Obtain and communicate information to support claims that natural and human-made factors can contribute to the extinction of species. Research Vessel Palmetto Part 1 & Part 2 Part 1 Topics include Offshore marine fisheries, DNR, Fish populations, Data collection, Conductivity, Salinity, Temperature, Depth, DNA, Migratory patterns Part 2 Topics include Data collection, Marine artificial reef, Estuarine conditions, Reef balls, Side-scan sonar, ROV, Scuba, Natural hard body reef, Living reef communities, Continental Shelf Grade 3 Life Science: Environments and Habitats Standard 3.L.5: The student will demonstrate an understanding of how the characteristics and changes in environments and habitats affect the diversity of organisms. 3.L.5A.1 3.L.5B.1 Grade 5 Earth Science: Changes in Landforms and Oceans Standard 5.E.3: The student will demonstrate an understanding of how natural processes and human activities affect the features of Earth s landforms and oceans.

5 5.E.3A.2 5.E.3B.2 5.E.3B.4 5.E.3A.2 5.E.3B.3 Grade 7 Ecology: Interactions of Living Systems and the Environment Standard 7.EC.5: The student will demonstrate an understanding of how organisms interact with and respond to biotic and abiotic components of their environments. 7.EC.5A.1 7.EC.5A.3 7.EC.5B.3 7.EC.5B.4 South Carolina Aquarium Part 1 & Part 2 Part 1 Topics include Biodiversity, Forest habitat, Salt Marsh, Bird specialist, Herpetologist, Aquarists, Mammal specialist, Horticulture Part 2 Topics include Feeding and care of animals, rehabilitation facilities, carnivores, omnivores Grade 3 Life Science: Environments and Habitats Standard 3.L.5: The student will demonstrate an understanding of how the characteristics and changes in environments and habitats affect the diversity of organisms. 3.L.5A.1 3.L.5B.1 Grade 5 Earth Science: Changes in Landforms and Oceans

6 Standard 5.E.3: The student will demonstrate an understanding of how natural processes and human activities affect the features of Earth s landforms and oceans. 5.E.3A.2 5.E.3B.2 5.E.3B.4 5.E.3A.2 5.E.3B.3 Grade 7 Ecology: Interactions of Living Systems and the Environment Standard 7.EC.5: The student will demonstrate an understanding of how organisms interact with and respond to biotic and abiotic components of their environments. 7.EC.5A.1 7.EC.5A.3 7.EC.5B.3 7.EC.5B.4 Shores and Sea Creatures Topics include Barriers islands, Hunting Island State Park, Palmetto trees, Natural habitation, Huntington Beach State Park, Alligators, Crocodiles SC Science Standards Grade 5 Earth Science: Changes in Landforms and Oceans Standard 5.E.3: The student will demonstrate an understanding of how natural processes and human activities affect the features of Earth s landforms and oceans. 5.E.3B.1 5.E.3B.2

7 SC Social Studies Standards Grade 3 Standard 3-1: The student will demonstrate an understanding of places and regions in South Carolina and the role of human systems in the state Categorize the six landform regions of South Carolina the Blue Ridge, the Piedmont, the Sand Hills, the Inner Coastal Plain, the Outer Coastal Plain, and the Coastal Zone according to their climate, physical features, and natural resources Describe the location and characteristics of significant features of South Carolina, including landforms; river systems such as the Pee Dee River Basin, the Santee River Basin, the Edisto River Basin, and the Savannah River Basin; major cities; and climate regions. Space Camp Topics include US Space and Rocket Center, Flight simulation, Multiaxis trainer, Space Shuttle simulation, Simulated space travel Grade 8 Earth Science: Earth s Place in the Universe Standard 8.E.4: The student will demonstrate an understanding of the universe and the predictable patterns caused by Earth s movement in the solar system. 8.E.4B.5

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