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Title: Georgia Performance Standards (GPS) 8th Grade Physical Science Essential Questions


1
Georgia PerformanceStandards (GPS)8th Grade
Physical ScienceEssential Questions
  • Barber Middle School
  • Betsy Sanford

2
S8CS1 S8CS9 Lab Safety
  • Understandings
  • Safety is a safety does.
  • EQs
  • What is lab safety?
  • How is lab safety practiced?
  • Why is lab safety necessary?
  • How does lab safety effect scientific knowledge?

3
S8CS1 S8CS9 Inquiry
  • Understandings
  • Scientists use a recurrent process to investigate
    the natural world.
  • Science knowledge is gained using a structured
    process which generates knowledge about the
    natural world.
  • Scientific hypotheses, theories and law are
    tested and revised through the use of the
    scientific method.

4
S8CS1 S8CS9 Inquiry
  • EQs
  • What is science? What is inquiry? Why study?
  • How and why is scientific knowledge gained and
    modified?
  • How does science work? How do scientists study?
    How do we study the invisible?
  • How do scientists arrive at their conclusions?
  • How are scientific hypotheses, theories and laws
    created?
  • What is the impact of modern scientific inquiry?

5
S8CS1 S8CS9 Metrics
  • Understandings
  • Metrics is a usable base ten measurement system.
  • A consistent measurement system allows for better
    communication among scientists.
  • EQs
  • What is the Systeme Internationale (Metric
    System)?
  • Why do scientists use the metric system?
  • How does the metric system work?

6
S8CS10 Content Reading
  • Understandings
  • Scientists do not practice in isolation.
  • Scientists publish their work.
  • EQs
  • How does content information impact lab design?
  • How is science knowledge shared? How can I share
    my work?

7
S8P1 Matter
  • EQs
  • Is the study of matter about living or non-living
    things?
  • What is matter?
  • What is not matter?
  • Whats the matter?
  • What are the properties of matter?
  • How can you determine the properties of matter?
  • Where is matter found?
  • What is the world around me made of?
  • How does matter combine to form the diverse
    substances all around us?
  • How do we measure matter?
  • What is density?
  • What is the difference between mass and weight?
  • Do we float on water because we are less dense?
  • Why does a soda can sink and cruise ship float?
  • What do water and air have in common?

8
S8P1 Matter
  • EQs
  • How do we know whats in the atoms?
  • What happens if an atom is split?
  • What holds atoms together?
  • How does the nucleus stay together?
  • What are the parts of an atom?
  • What are the properties of atoms?
  • What are atoms made of?
  • What do atoms look like?
  • What is atomic mass?
  • Who studied/studies atoms?
  • How can you discover atoms if you cannot see
    them?
  • Where do atoms come from?
  • Can your recreate an atom?
  • Why are atoms important?
  • Why do we need to know if the atom can be split?
  • What kinds of atoms make up the human body?

9
S8P1 Matter
  • EQs
  • What are the properties of elements?
  • Do we need to know all of the elements?
  • What is the best way to study the elements?
  • How is the periodic table arranged?
  • What makes each family of the periodic table
    special?
  • How do scientists create elements?
  • Is Jell-O a solid or a liquid? Why?
  • What happens to matter at extreme temperature or
    pressure?
  • How is an equation like a recipe?

10
S8P1 Matter
  • EQs
  • How does the world around me work?
  • What does matter do?
  • How does matter behave?
  • How is matter different from energy?
  • How do I interact with matter?
  • How do the various forms of matter interact?
  • Does matter get used up?
  • What happens when substances undergo a chemical
    change?
  • How does chemical structure determine the
    physical and chemical properties of matter?
  • When two chemicals are combined, what are the
    clues that a chemical reaction has taken place?
  • How is matter changed?
  • How does the Law of Conservation of Matter work?
  • How does understanding matter help me understand
    the world around me?

11
S8P2 Energy
  • Understandings
  • Energy exists in two forms stored (potential)
    and in motion (kinetic).
  • Energy is neither created nor destroyed, but
    transformed from one form to another.

12
S8P2 Energy
  • EQs
  • Is the study of energy about living or non-living
    things?
  • What is energy?
  • Why does energy matter?
  • How is energy different from matter?
  • How does the world around me work?
  • How do I/we interact with energy?
  • How do the various forms of energy interact?
  • What is the role of energy in our daily life?
  • Where is energy found?
  • How is energy used?
  • Does energy get used up?
  • How is energy transferred? How is energy
    converted?
  • How is the force you exert in doing a push up
    then end result of the suns energy?
  • How does the Law of Conservation of Energy work?
  • How does understanding energy help me understand
    the world around me?

13
S8P3 Force, Mass, and Motion
  • Understandings
  • Matter is affected by energy.
  • Matter is affected by forces.

14
S8P3 Force, Mass, and Motion
  • EQs
  • Are you moving?
  • Why is a flying bird a poor frame of reference
    for motion?
  • What causes motion?
  • How do force and mass effect motion?
  • Are there any rules for when or how objects
    move?
  • How can Newtons Laws of Motion be demonstrated?
  • What systems of forces interact in a game of
    pool?
  • How does the motion of objects demonstrate
    stability?
  • Why is a perpetual motion machine impossible?
  • Why do NBA stars wear rubber bottom shoes?

15
S8P3 Simple Machines
  • EQs
  • What is work?
  • How is energy related to work and mechanical
    systems?
  • How do simple machines interact to form complex
    mechanical systems?
  • How do machines affect work?
  • How do machines help us?
  • How have machines changed the world?
  • How are antique tools, antique machines, or
    machine ideas similar and different from the
    modern versions?
  • What does it mean for a machine to be simple?
  • What is simple about simple machines?
  • What makes simple machines simple?
  • Is a spring a simple machine? Why or why not?
  • Is a zipper a simple machine? Why or why not?
  • What kind of simple machine should, would, could
    I design?
  • How can the basic parts of simple machines be
    rearranged to form new machines?
  • Could the same basic elements be organized a
    different way to perform different functions?
  • How do simple machines interact to form complex
    machines?

16
S8P4 Electromagnetic Radiation
  • EQs
  • What is a wave?
  • How does energy move?
  • How can I model a wave?

17
S8P5 Magnetism
  • EQs
  • How do you clean a bar magnet that is coated with
    iron filings? Explain.
  • How do you store magnets? Why?
  • Why do should magnets be stored with a metal
    plate connecting a north and south pole rather
    than like poles touching?
  • Why is magnetism important?
  • How does the earths magnetic core effect us?
  • How are magnets used?
  • How do magnets work?
  • If electronic devices use magnets to function,
    why do magnets disrupt their use?
  • How are magnetism and electricity related?

18
S8P5 Electricity
  • EQs
  • How are magnetism and electricity related?
  • What is electricity?
  • What is needed for electrical current flow?
  • How do electrical currents flow?
  • When would parallel circuits be more appropriate
    than series circuits?
  • Can you see electricity?
  • What is electricity important to me?
  • How dopes atomic structure change with electrical
    current?
  • How do Bounce and Static Guard reduces static
    electricity?
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