Utah Open Textbook: 8th Grade Science

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The cycle of energy is important to many different systems on Earth. Scholars investigate the differences between renewable and non-renewable resources and how they relate to global changes using questioning and observation. They identify characteristics of the processes of photosynthesis and respiration with a text reading. They also explore waves and other media and their relevance to digital and analog signals by studying relevant images and diagrams. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Designed
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  • Use "Explore This Phenomenon" questions to engage learners at the beginning of class as a warm-up activity
  • Assign virtual labs linked in text as practice or extension activities
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires some background scientific knowledge for understanding
  • Downloadable content is easy to use offline
  • "Explore This Phenomenon" section gives open-ended, thought-provoking discussion questions
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