Access Point #: SC.8.N.3.Su.1

Recognize models used in the context of one’s own study of science.
General Information
Number: SC.8.N.3.Su.1
Category: Supported
Date Adopted or Revised: 02/08
Big Idea: The Role of Theories, Laws, Hypotheses, and Models : The terms that describe examples of scientific knowledge, for example; "theory," "law," "hypothesis," and "model" have very specific meanings and functions within science.

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2002100: M/J Comprehensive Science 3
2002110: M/J Comprehensive Science 3, Advanced
2001010: M/J Earth/Space Science
2001020: M/J Earth/Space Science, Advanced
2000010: M/J Life Science
2000020: M/J Life Science, Advanced
2003010: M/J Physical Science
2003020: M/J Physical Science, Advanced
7820017: Access M/J Comprehensive Science 3
2002085: M/J Comprehensive Science 2 Accelerated Honors
2003030: M/J STEM Physical Science
2002200: M/J STEM Environmental Science
2001025: M/J STEM Astronomy and Space Science
2000025: M/J STEM Life Science
2001105: M/J Coastal Science 2

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Lesson 2 Voyage of Discovery:

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Lesson 3 How Far is Far?:

Using a pinhole viewer students will look at a reflected image of the Sun to calculate how far the Sun is from Earth. This activity would be used for enrichment or for advanced students. This lesson requires pre-planning for the teacher to practice making and using the viewers. Simple math calculations are required by the students to complete the assignment.

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Middle School Chemistry Unit | Chapter 2 | Changes of State:

Students help design experiments to test whether the temperature of water affects the rate of evaporation and whether the temperature of water vapor affects the rate of condensation. Students look in detail at the water molecule to explain the state changes of water.

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