** 8^{th} Grade Unit 1**
Scientific Method Assignments

__Assignments:__

- The Scientific Method Notes
- Scientific Method Puzzle
- Scientific Method Read and Write
- Sci. Method-Controls and Variables
- English or Metric?
- Metric Conversions Worksheet
- Metric Conversions Word Problems
- Metric Number Crossword Puzzle
- Metric Conversions worksheet #2
- Equipment in the Laboratory
- Using Lab Equipment
- Tools for Measurement

** Proposed Activities (Due dates are individually assigned):**"What's in the Bag?" Laboratory (25 pts.) Data Spreadsheet

__Online Activities:__

- Growing Plants Gizmo
- Plants and Snails Gizmo
- Triple Beam Balance Gizmo
- Mass and Weight Gizmo

__Due Dates: __**Test Date: TBA**

**Science Standards:**

Investigation and Experimentation:

9. Scientific progress is made by asking meaningful questions and conducting careful investigations. As a basis for understanding this concept and addressing the content in the other three strands, students should develop their own questions and perform investigations. Students will:

a. Plan and conduct a scientific investigation to test a hypothesis.

b. Evaluate the accuracy and
reproducibility of data.

c. Distinguish between variable and controlled parameters in a test.

d. Recognize the slope of the linear graph as the constant in the relationship y = kx and apply this principle in
interpreting graphs constructed from data.

e. Construct appropriate graphs from data and develop quantitative statements about the relationships between variables.

f. Apply simple mathematic relationships to determine
a missing quantity in a mathematic expression, given the two remaining terms (including speed = distance/time, density = mass/volume, force = pressure x area, volume = area x height).

g. Distinguish between linear and
nonlinear relationships on a graph of data.