Science Teaching Series

Internet Resources

I. Developing Scientific Literacy

II. Developing Scientific Reasoning

III. Developing Scientific Understanding

IV. Developing Scientific Problem Solving

V. Developing Scientific Research Skills

VI. Resources for Teaching Science

7th & 8th Grade Standards addressed on Field Trip

7th Grade Standards

3a. Students know both genetic variation and environmental factors are causes of evolution and diversity of organisms

7d. Construct scale models, maps, and appropriately labeled diagrams to communicate
scientific knowledge (e.g., motion of Earth’s plates and cell structure).

4a. Students know Earth processes today are similar to those that occurred in the past and slow geologic processes have large cumulative effects over long periods of time.

4b. Students know the history of life on Earth has been disrupted by major catastrophic
events, such as major volcanic eruptions or the impacts of asteroids.

4c.Students know that the rock cycle includes the formation of new sediment and rocks and that rocks are often found in layers, with the oldest generally on the bottom.

4f.Students know how movements of Earth’s continental and oceanic plates through time, with associated changes in climate and geographic connections, have affected
the past and present distribution of organisms.

8th Grade Standards

1b. Students know that average speed is the total distance traveled divided by the total time elapsed and that the speed of an object along the path traveled can vary.

1c. Students know how to solve problems involving distance, time, and average speed.

3b. Students know that compounds are formed by combining two or more different elements and that compounds have properties that are different from their constituent elements