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Covalent Bonding: Electron Dot Diagrams

Given descriptions, diagrams, scenarios, or chemical symbols, students will model covalent bonds using electron dot formula (Lewis structures).

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Using Theoretical and Experimental Probability to Make Predictions

Given an event to simulate, the student will use theoretical probabilities and experimental results to make predictions and decisions.

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Types of Science Investigations

Students will distinguish between descriptive, comparative, and experimental investigations.

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Experimental Design

Given investigation scenarios and lab procedures, students will identify independent variables, dependent variables, constants, and control groups.

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Using Multiplication by a Constant Factor

Given problems involving proportional relationships, the student will use multiplication by a constant factor to solve the problems.

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Predicting, Finding, and Justifying Data from a Table

Given data in table form, the student will use the data table to interpret solutions to problems.

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Data Organization

Given field and laboratory scenarios and laboratory data, students will construct data tables and graphs, using repeated trials and means to organize data.

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Conclusions and Scientific Explanations

Given laboratory investigation data, students will determine the best conclusion based upon that data.

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Measurement

Given investigation quantitative data, students will determine its degree of precision and/or accuracy and causes for uncertainties in measured data.

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Solving Systems of Equations with Graphs

Given verbal and/or algebraic descriptions of situations involving systems of linear equations, the student will solve the system of equations using graphs.

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Denotation and Connotation (English I Reading)

You will be able to distinguish between the denotative (dictionary) meaning of a word and its connotative (emotions or associations that are implied rather than literal) meaning.

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Analyzing the Effects of the Changes in "a" on the Graph y = ax^2 + c

Given verbal, graphical, or symbolic descriptions of the graph of* y = ax^2 + c*, the student will investigate, describe, and predict the effects on the graph when *a* is changed.

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Predicting, Finding, and Justifying Data from Verbal Descriptions

Given data in a verbal description, the student will use equations and tables to solve and interpret solutions to problems.

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Solving Quadratic Equations Using Concrete Models

Given a quadratic equation, the student will use tiles to factor and solve the equation.

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Solving Quadratic Equations Using Algebraic Methods

Given a quadratic equation, the student will solve the equation by factoring, completing the square, or by using the quadratic formula.

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Matter and Energy—Chemical Reactions

Given descriptions or illustrations, students will investigate how evidence of chemical reactions indicates that new substances with different properties are formed.

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Taxonomy Standards

Given examples, students will recognize the importance of taxonomy to the scientific community.

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Taxonomy: Major Groups

Given illustrations or descriptions, students will determine the classification of organisms into domains and kingdoms.

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Linguistic Roots and Affixes (English 8 Reading)

You will be able to recognize linguistic roots and affixes to use in determining the meanings of academic English words and in other content areas.

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Relationships Between Organisms: Food Chains, Webs, and Pyramids

Given illustrations, students will analyze the flow of matter and energy in food chains, food webs, and ecological pyramids.