Unit Organizer - Grade 8 Science

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NAME
The Unit Organizer
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BIGGER PICTURE
DATE
How scientific data allows us to explore the cycles
and patterns of the universe?
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LAST UNIT /Experience
Characteristics of the
8
Universe
UNIT SCHEDULE
Day 1 – Launch UO
Day 2 – Comparison Table
Day 3 – Guest Teach LINCs
Day 4 - LAB Angle of Light
Day 5 – Anchoring Table
Reasons for the Seasons
Day 6 – ORDER Lunar Cycle
Day 7 - Kernel Essay
Day 8 – Comparison Table
Tides
Day 9 - QEG
Day10 – Unit Assessment
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Earth, Sun, & Moon
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CURRENT
CURRENT
UNIT UNIT
NEXT UNIT /Experience
Weather
Systems
UNIT MAP
understanding the
effects resulting from
causing cyclical movements
by
Modeling
Reasons
for Day
predicting
& Night
Illustrating &
analyzing
Reasons
for the
Seasons
Relating & modeling
Tides
(8.7C)
Lunar
Cycle
(8.7B)
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UNIT
7
Analyze Data
1. How does the tilt of the Earth’s axis and the Earth’s revolution around the Sun cause
(8.2E & 8.3A)
seasons?
2. How does the Earth’s rotation cause day and night?
Model (8.7A & 8.3B)
3. What is the sequence of events in the lunar cycle in relationship to the cyclical movements
Demonstrate &
of the Moon’s revolution around the Earth compared to the position of the Sun?
4. What causes changes in water levels in the Earth’s bodies of water?
Predict (8.7B)
5. Why would people be interested in knowing the time of tides and the phases of the Moon?
Relate (8.7C)
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UNIT SELF-TEST
QUESTIONS
(8.7A)
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Expanded Unit Map
THE
Reasons for
Earth, Sun, & Moon
Cycles &
Patterns
causing
Day & Night
Causing
NAME
DATE
are studied by geologists.
Defined as
Causing
Earth rotates on
it’s axis every 24hr
Causing
The vertical movement of
water going up and down.
The Lunar
Cycle
Reasons
Caused by
for the
Seasons
Which is
The tilt of the Earth
on its Axis
Which Impacts
the angle of light (heat)
from the sun
To be
DIRECT
(more photons)
SUMMER
OR
NEW
UNIT
SELF-TEST
QUESTIONS
AKA (also known as)
The Phases of the Moon
Which include
New
MOON
1st quarter
MOON
Full
MOON
3rd quarter
MOON
Start
After
1 Week
After
2 Weeks
After
3 Weeks
Gravity from
the Moon making the
oceans bulge out.
2 types of tides
High Tide
Low Tide
Motion of Water
described 3 ways
Flow (rising)
Ebb (falling)
Slack Water
(no change)
INDIRECT
(less photons)
WINTER
Am I able to ___?
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Tides
The phases of the moon are caused by the moon’s
position relative to Earth and the Sun.
8.7 (A) model and illustrate how the tilted Earth rotates on its axis, causing day and night, and revolves around the Sun causing changes in seasons;
8.7 (B) demonstrate and predict the sequence of events in the lunar cycle;
8.7 (C) relate the position of the Moon and Sun to their effect on ocean tides.

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