How does trash affect our fresh and saltwater systems? (Other Questions?…
How does trash affect our fresh and saltwater systems?
How have people impacted water systems?
What are some positive and negative technologies affecting our water systems?
What is the impact to the marine ecosystems?
What are Fresh & Saltwater systems and their characteristics?
What is the Great Pacific Garbage patch?
Grade 8 Science Fresh & Saltwater System Outcomes:
Analyze factors affecting productivity and species distribution in marine and freshwater environments.
investigate life forms found in freshwater and saltwater, and identify and interpret examples of adaptations to these environments (e.g., describe and interpret examples of fish and invertebrate species found in a local freshwater environment)
Describe the distribution and characteristics of water in local and global environments, and identify the significance of water supply and quality to the needs of humans and other living things.
Analyze human impacts on aquatic systems; and identify the roles of science and technology in addressing related questions, problems, and issues.
provide examples of problems that cannot be solved using scientific and technological knowledge alone (e.g., the need to prevent pollutants from entering aquatic environments, the need to avoid damage from ice sheets and icebergs)
How does topic relate to other sciences in later courses?
Science 9: Unit C: Environmental Chemistry
Science 10: Energy Flow in Global systems
Biology 20: Unit B: Ecosystems and population changes
How does the topic relate to life sciences?
Nature of Science
Science cannot provide complete answers to all questions.
Scientific knowledge develops through observation, experimentation, the discovery of patterns and relationships, and the proposal of explanations
Scientific language is precise, and specific terms may be used in each field of study
How does the topic relate to other science topics in earlier science courses?
Grade 3: Topic E: Animal Life Cycles
Grade 4: Topic A: Waste & our world
Topic A: Exploring Liquids.
Topic B: Buoyancy and Boats.
Grade 5: Topic D: Wetland Ecosystems
Grade 1: Topic E: The needs of Animal and Plants.
How does the topic relate to other subjects in the same grade that you are exploring?
Shape & Space - Transformations (Gr. 8)
General Outcome: Describe and analyze position and motion of objects and shapes.
Statistics & Probability - Data Analysis (Gr. 8)
General Outcome: Collect, display and analyze data to solve problems
English Language Arts
1.2 Clarify and Extend
acknowledge the value of the ideas and opinions of others in exploring and extending personal interpretations and perspectives
Skills & Processes for Grade 8
8.S.1 - develop skills of critical thinking and creative thinking:
analyze the validity of information based on context, bias, source, objectivity, evidence and reliability to broaden understanding of a topic or an issue
evaluate ideas, information and positions from multiple -
demonstrate the ability to analyze local and current affairs
re-evaluate personal opinions to broaden understanding of a topic or an issue
generate creative ideas and strategies in individual and group activities
access diverse viewpoints on particular topics by using appropriate technologies