Thursday, October 30, 2014

8th Grade Science Unit 1 Study Guidelines

8th Grade Science

Review:
  • Weekly Vocabulary words for Unit 1 and Week 1 & 2 of Unit 2.
  • What science is and the use of scientific method in problem solving
  • How does inquiry affect  us everyday?
  • Be able to describe and measure the speed of a chemical reaction.  
  • Describe the law of conservation.
  • What is a physical and chemical change?
  •  What evidence might tell you that a chemical reaction has occurred?
  • Define precipitate.
  • What is an atom? 
  • Know the structure of an atom
  • Create a time-line of events that led to the modern models.
  • How is today’s model of the atom developed?  
  • Learn the process of radioactive decay. 
  • Describe carbon dating.  
  •  When is the equation for a chemical reaction balanced?
  • be able to explain exothermic and endothermic reactions.
  • Explain how the periodic table is set up and used.
  •   What affect the solubility rate of a solute within a solution.
  • Define energy and describe how to calculate kinetic gravitational potential energy.
  • How distance traveled compare to displacement? 
  • Be able to tell the difference between a solute, solvent, and solution. 
  • Learn the properties of the representative elements. 
  • What devices have anode and a cathode? 
            

7th Grade Science Unit 1 Study Guidelines

7th Grade Science

Review:
  • Weekly Vocabulary words for Unit 1 and Week 1 & 2 of Unit 2.
  •  Describe how science is all around us. 
  • Steps scientists follow to solve problems.
  • What is the control variable in an experiment? 
  • Why are variables important in an experiment?
  • Identify the dietary needs for maintaining healthy bones.  
  • Name the six types of nutrients and their importance.
  • Be able to distinguish between mechanical and chemical digestion.  
  • Label the process of digestion. 
  • Know the parts of the skeletal system
  • Joints, muscles, and bones
  • Compare arteries, veins, and capillaries
  • Know the characteristics and function of blood.
  • How does blood platelets maintain homeostasis.
  • What is the function of the heart?
  • Draw and label heart.
  • What is the lymphatic system?
  • What nutrients are supplied by blood. 
  • What are chain of events necessary for nervous impulses to travel through a specific system. 
  • How is the CNS and PNS different? 
  • Compare and contrast the circulatory and pulmonary system
  • Name the three parts of the brain and the function of each part. 

6th Grade Social Studies Unit 1 Study Guidelines

6th Grade Social Studies



Review 
  • Weekly Vocabulary words for Unit 1 and Week 1 & 2 of Unit 2.
  •   Describe one of the 5 themes of geography
  •  Explain why lines of latitude and longitude might be helpful.
  •  determine direction using compass rose
  •  understand map symbols, legends, and scales to locate political regions. 
  •   identify the period called the Old Stone Age and place it in time.
  • What does it mean to domesticate something?
  •  use longitude and latitude to identify locations in the Eastern Hemisphere. 
  •  How Mesopotamian cultural values shaped local life?
  •  how the Tigris and Euphrates rivers affect lives?  
  •  How did cuneiform affect Mesopotamia?
  •   How did floods bring misfortune?
  •  Compare and contrast monotheism and polytheism.
  • understand why religion was a focal of daily life.
  • Describe how floods enriched and fertilized Egypt’s land
  • Explain how Egyptians interacted with the Nile to develop a rich agriculture  

5th Grade Science Unit 1 Study Guidelines



5th Grade Science

Review:
  • Weekly Vocabulary words for Unit 1 and Week 1 & 2 of Unit 2.
  • The Scientific Methods
  • Process Skills scientists uses to solve problems
  • The Solar System
  • Parts of the Sun
  • What determines the seasons?
  • Weather and Climate
  • Must be able to tell the difference between weather and climate.  
  • Describe the water cycle
  • How did wind and current help early explorers?
  • What is air pressure?
  • Formation of wind.

5th Grade Social Studies Unit 1 Study Guidelines

5th Grade Social Studies



Review 
  • Weekly Vocabulary words for Unit 1 and Week 1 & 2 of Unit 2.

  • How ethnic and religious groups, including Native Americans have contributed in sharing their customs, traditions, ideas, and languages.
  • What is the difference between culture, customs, and traditions? 
  • Compare the roles of federal, state, and local governments. 
  •   be able to explain what makes a culture a civilization.
  •  be able to evaluate the achievements of the Maya, Incas, Pueblos and Aztec civilization. 
  •   be able to analyze the role of farming in the development of a civilization.
  • Where was Columbus heading on his first trip?
  •  What was Columbus motive in America? 





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