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Grade 8 - Discipline Specific Course

Instructional Segment 1: Energy of Motion

Overview from CA Science Framework

Bundled NGSS Standards for this Segment

Individual Performance Expectations included in this Segment:
MS-PS2-1, MS-PS2-2, MS-PS3-1, MS-PS3-5, MS-ETS1-1, MS-ETS1-2, MS-ETS1-3, MS-ETS1-4

Disciplinary Core Ideas in this Segment:
PS2.A: Forces and Motion
PS3.A: Definitions of Energy 
PS3.B: Conservation of Energy and Energy Transfer
ETS1.A: Defining and Delimiting Engineering Problems
ETS1.B: Developing Possible Solutions
ETS1.C: Optimizing the Design Solution



Instructional Segment 2: Gravity, Energy Related to Position

Overview from CA Science Framework

Bundled NGSS Standards for this Segment

Individual Performance Expectations included in this Segment:
MS-PS2-2, MS-PS2-4, MS-PS2-5, MS-PS3-2

Disciplinary Core Ideas in this Segment:
PS2.A: Forces and Motion
PS2.B: Types of Interactions
PS3.A: Definitions of Energy
PS3.C: Relationship Between Energy and Forces



Instructional Segment 3: Electric and Magnetic Interactions and Energy

Overview from CA Science Framework

Bundled NGSS Standards for this Segment

Individual Performance Expectations included in this Segment:
MS-PS2-3, MS-PS2-5, MS-PS3-2, MS-ETS1-3

Disciplinary Core Ideas in this Segment:
PS2.B: Types of Interactions
PS3.A: Definitions of Energy 
PS3.C: Relationship Between Energy and Forces
ETS1.B: Developing Possible Solutions
ETS1.C: Optimizing the Design Solution

 


Instructional Segment 4: Waves Transmitting Energy and Information

Overview from CA Science Framework

Bundled NGSS Standards for this Segment

Individual Performance Expectations included in this Segment:
MS-PS4-1, MS-PS4-2, MS-PS4-3

Disciplinary Core Ideas in this Segment:
PS4.A: Wave Properties
PS4.B: Electromagnetic Radiation
PS4.C: Information Technologies and Instrumentation

 


Instructional Segment 5: Thermal Energy and Heat Flow

Overview from CA Science Framework

Bundled NGSS Standards for this Segment

Individual Performance Expectations included in this Segment:
MS-PS1-4, MS-PS3-3, MS-PS3-4, MS-PS3-5

Disciplinary Core Ideas in this Segment:
PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter
PS3.A: Definitions of Energy
PS3.B: Conservation of Energy and Energy Transfer
ETS1.A: Defining and Delimiting an Engineering Problem
ETS1.B: Developing Possible Solutions

 


Instructional Segment 6: Chemical Energy and Reactions

Overview from CA Science Framework

Bundled NGSS Standards for this Segment

Individual Performance Expectations included in this Segment:
MS-PS1-1MS-PS1-2MS-PS1-3MS-PS1-4MS-PS1-5MS-PS1-6, MS-ETS1-1MS-ETS1-2MS-ETS1-3MS-ETS1-4

Disciplinary Core Ideas in this Segment:
PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter
PS1.B: Chemical Reactions
PS3.A: Definitions of Energy
ETS1.A: Defining and Delimiting Engineering Problems
ETS1.B: Developing Possible Solutions
ETS1.C: Optimizing the Design Solution

 

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