Quarter 1, Week 4: 9/21 – 9/25 – In-person students

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TeacherMichael Scitney
Subject AreaComprehensive Science III
Grade Level8
Week #4
Unit of InstructionScience Process and Atomic Theory
Standard(s) Taught

Analyze the methods used to develop a scientific explanation as
seen in different fields of science.

Design and conduct a study using repeated trials and replication.

Understand that scientific investigations involve the collection of
relevant empirical evidence, the use of logical reasoning, and the
application of imagination in devising hypotheses, predictions,
explanations and models to make sense of the collected evidence.

Explore the scientific theory of atoms (also known as atomic
theory) by recognizing that atoms are the smallest unit of an
element and are composed of sub-atomic particles (electrons
surrounding a nucleus containing protons and neutrons).

Identify the benefits and limitations of the use of scientific

Explain why theories may be modified but are rarely discarded.

Assess how technology is essential to science for such purposes
as access to outer space and other remote locations, sample
collection, measurement, data collection and storage,
computation, and communication of information.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will:
• discuss the VARIOUS methods used by scientists to answer questions or solve
problems (controlled experiments, observational studies, engineering by design,
trial and error, simulations, modeling, etc.)

  • engage in a lab where students:
    form a hypothesis
    follow a procedure using repeated trials
    collect data, take measurements, analyze and interpret graphs
    draw a conclusion based on evidence
    use phrases such as “results support” or “fail to support” their
    hypothesis/claim (NOT PROVE OR DISPROVE) and how it leads to
    further investigations (revise and repeat)


  • recognize that atoms are the smallest unit of an element
  • recognize that atoms are composed of subatomic particles:
    o Electrons
    o Neutrons
    o Protons


  • explain that theories may be modified based on new evidence, but are rarely
    discarded (in the context of atomic theory)
Classroom Activities

Please click on the link below for your science lesson plan for this week. This is a word document. Please look at the correct day, Monday, Wednesday or Thursday, for that day’s lesson and information related to that day’s lesson. Any additional links or documents are located at the top of the page.

Weekly lesson plan:

8th grade science in-person lesson plans 0921-0925


Assignments Due
  1. Completion of choices from Vocabulary menu for What is Science vocabulary are due by Monday 9/28/2020. Turn in to Focus or turn in box.

2. Read the article “Your Brain on Music” and complete the Investigate It questions 1-4. Turn in to box These are due by Monday, 9 /21.

3. Magazine Ad Experimental design assignment rough draft due by Friday, 9/25/2020. The rough draft could be uploaded to Focus or turned in to the box. Remember your Magazine Ad Experimental design may be typed out, shown as a cartoon with captions or a flow chart. The actual experiment does not have to be done.

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