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Covalent Bonding: Electron Dot Diagrams

Given descriptions, diagrams, scenarios, or chemical symbols, students will model covalent bonds using electron dot formula (Lewis structures).

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Forms of Energy

Given diagrams, illustrations, or descriptions, students will identify the types of energy.

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Law of Conservation of Energy: Heat Transfer

Given illustrations, scenarios, descriptions, and/or diagrams, students will demonstrate understanding of heat transfer.

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Thermochemical Equations

Given descriptions, diagrams, scenarios, or chemical symbols, students will calculate the energy changes and identify exothermic and endothermic reactions.

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Calorimetry

Given scenarios, illustrations, or descriptions, students will identify the process of calorimetry and calculate the heat of a chemical process.

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Water

Given scenarios, descriptions, or illustrations, the student will determine the properties of water that affect chemical and biological systems.

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Types of Motion

Students will distinguish between and/or interpret the types of motion.

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Gravity

Using interactives, students will demonstrate that gravity is the force that governs the motion of our solar system.

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Types of Science Investigations

Students will distinguish between descriptive, comparative, and experimental investigations.

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Experimental Design

Given investigation scenarios and lab procedures, students will identify independent variables, dependent variables, constants, and control groups.

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Question and Purpose

Given laboratory investigation scenarios, students will determine the question or purpose of the procedure.

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Hypothesis

Given a series of statements, students will determine if statements are testable hypotheses and determine the hypothesis that best fits a given procedure.

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Data Organization

Given field and laboratory scenarios and laboratory data, students will construct data tables and graphs, using repeated trials and means to organize data.

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Data Analysis

Given laboratory investigation data in the form of tables, charts, and graphs, students will analyze and predict trends from the data.

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Conclusions and Scientific Explanations

Given laboratory investigation data, students will determine the best conclusion based upon that data.

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Measurement

Given investigation quantitative data, students will determine its degree of precision and/or accuracy and causes for uncertainties in measured data.

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Scientific Models

Given a description or illustration of various models, students will describe how these models represent the natural world and evaluate the advantages and limitations of the models.

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Matter and Energy—Chemical Reactions

Given descriptions or illustrations, students will investigate how evidence of chemical reactions indicates that new substances with different properties are formed.

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Taxonomy Standards

Given examples, students will recognize the importance of taxonomy to the scientific community.

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Taxonomy: Major Groups

Given illustrations or descriptions, students will determine the classification of organisms into domains and kingdoms.