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Science Level 08 Capacity Matrices

Level 08 (Physical Science)

Measurement Topic: SC.08.611 All matter is made of atoms, which are far too small to see directly through a light microscope. Elements have unique atoms and thus, unique properties. Atoms themselves are made of even smaller particles Capacity Matrix SC.08.611

SC.08.611.01.03 Identify evidence that suggests there is a fundamental building block of matter (CAS: 6.1.1.a)

SC.08.611.02.03 Use the particle model of matter to illustrate characteristics of different substances (CAS: 6.1.1.b)

SC.08.611.03.03 Develop an evidence based scientific explanation of the atomic model as the foundation for all chemistry (CAS: 6.1.1.c)

SC.08.611.04.03 Find and evaluate appropriate information from reference books, journals, magazines, online references, and databases to compare and contrast historical explanations for the nature of matter (CAS: 6.1.1.d)

Measurement Topic: SC.08.612 Atoms may stick together in well-defined molecules or be packed together in large arrays. Different arrangements of atoms into groups compose all substances Capacity Matrix SC.08.612

SC.08.612.01.03 Explain the similarities and differences between elements and compounds (CAS: 6.1.2.a)

SC.08.612.02.03 Identify evidence suggesting that atoms form into molecules with different properties than their components (CAS: 6.1.2.b)

SC.08.612.03.03 Find and evaluate information from a variety of resources about molecules(CAS: 6.1.2.c)

Measurement Topic: SC.08.613 The physical characteristics and changes of solid, liquid, and gas states can be explained using the particulate model Capacity Matrix SC.08.613

SC.08.613.01.03 Explain how the arrangement and motion of particles in a substance such as water determine its state (CAS: 6.1.3.a)

SC.08.613.02.03 Distinguish between changes in temperature and changes of state using the particle model of matter (CAS: 6.1.3.b)

Measurement Topic: SC.08.614 Distinguish among, explain, and apply the relationships among mass, weight, volume, and density Capacity Matrix SC.08.614

SC.08.614.01.03 Explain that the mass of an object does not change, but its weight changes based on the gravitational forces acting upon it (CAS: 6.1.4.a)

SC.08.614.02.03 Predict how changes in acceleration due to gravity will affect the mass and weight of an object (CAS: 6.1.4.b)

SC.08.614.03.03 Predict how mass, weight, and volume affect density (CAS: 6.1.4.c)

SC.08.614.04.03 Measure mass and volume, and use these quantities to calculate density (CAS: 6.1.4.d)

SC.08.614.05.03 Use tools to gather, view, analyze, and report results for scientific investigations about the relationships among mass, weight, volume, and density (CAS: 6.1.4.e)

Measurement Topic: SC.08.633 Earth's natural resources provide the foundation for human society's physical needs. Many natural resources are nonrenewable on human timescales, while others can be renewed or recycled Capacity Matrix SC.08.633

SC.08.633.01.03 Research and evaluate data and information to learn about the types and availability of various natural resources, and use this knowledge to make evidence-based decisions (CAS: 6.3.3.a)

SC.08.633.02.03 Identify and evaluate types and availability of renewable and nonrenewable resources(CAS: 6.3.3.b)

SC.08.633.03.03 Use direct and indirect evidence to determine the types of resources and their applications used in communities (CAS: 6.3.3.c)

SC.08.633.04.03 Research and critically evaluate data and information about the advantages and disadvantages of using fossil fuels and alternative energy sources (CAS: 6.3.3.d)

Measurement Topic: SC.08.711 Mixtures of substances can be separated based on their properties such as solubility, boiling points, magnetic properties and densities Capacity Matrix SC.08.711

SC.08.711.01.03 Identify properties of substances in a mixture that could be used to separate those substances from each other CAS: 7.1.1.a)

SC.08.711.02.03 Develop and design a scientific investigation to separate the components of a mixture (CAS: 7.1.1.b)

Measurement Topic: SC.08.811 Identify and calculate the direction and magnitude of forces that act on an object, and explain the results in the object's change of motion Capacity Matrix SC.08.811

SC.08.811.01.03 Predict and evaluate the movement of an object by examining the forces applied to it (CAS: 8.1.1.a)

SC.08.811.02.03 Use mathematical expressions to describe the movement of an object (CAS: 8.1.1.b)

SC.08.811.03.03 Develop and design a scientific investigation to collect and analyze speed and acceleration data to determine the net forces acting on a moving object (CAS: 8.1.1.c)

Measurement Topic: SC.08.812 There are different forms of energy, and those forms of energy can be changed from one form to another - but total energy is conserved Capacity Matrix SC.08.812

SC.08.812.01.03 Gather, analyze, and interpret data to describe the different forms of energy and energy transfer (CAS: 8.1.2.a)

SC.08.812.02.03 Develop a research-based analysis of different forms of energy and energy transfer (CAS: 8.1.2.b)

SC.08.812.03.03 Use research-based models to describe energy transfer mechanisms, and predict amounts of energy transferred (CAS: 8.1.2.c)

Measurement Topic: SC.08.813 Distinguish between physical and chemical changes, noting that mass is conserved during any change Capacity Matrix SC.08.813

SC.08.813.01.03 Identify the distinguishing characteristics between a chemical and a physical change (CAS: 8.1.3.a)

SC.08.813.02.03 Gather, analyze, and interpret data on physical and chemical changes (CAS: 8.1.3.b)

SC.08.813.03.03 Gather, analyze, and interpret data that show mass is conserved in a given chemical or physical change (CAS: 8.1.3.c)

SC.08.813.04.03 Identify evidence that suggests that matter is always conserved in physical and chemical changes (CAS: 8.1.3.d)

SC.08.813.05.03 Examine, evaluate, question, and ethically use information from a variety of sources and media to investigate physical and chemical changes (CAS: 8.1.3.e)

Measurement Topic: SC.08.814 Recognize that waves such as electromagnetic, sound, seismic, and water have common characteristics and unique properties Capacity Matrix SC.08.814

SC.08.814.01.03 Compare and contrast different types of waves (CAS: 8.1.4.a)

SC.08.814.02.03 Describe for various waves the amplitude, frequency, wavelength, and speed (CAS: 8.1.4.b)

SC.08.814.03.03 Describe the relationship between pitch and frequency in sound (CAS: 8.1.4.c)

SC.08.814.04.03 Develop and design a scientific investigation regarding absorption, reflection, and refraction of light (CAS: 8.1.4.d)

Measurement Topic: SC.08.841 Nature of Science Capacity Matrix SC.08.841

SC.08.841.01.03 Evaluate a scientific investigation that includes: developing a testable question, researching scientific literature, stating a hypothesis, identifying the independent and the dependent variables, designing a written procedure for a controlled experiment, using an appropriate observation/measurement technique for data collection, and keeping all other conditions constant.


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