8th Grade

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1-7 Heat Transfer: Radiation and the Greenhouse Effect
1-8 Heat Transfer: Convection Part 1
1-9 Heat Transfer: Convection Part 2
1-10 Build a Thermos

2-1 Absolute Zero

2-2 Charles's Law

2-3 Air Masses and Fronts

2-4 Air Pressure

2-5 Build a Barometer

2-6 Boyle's Law

2-7 Phase Change and Behavior of Gases

2-8 Layers of the Atmosphere

2-9 Collecting Weather Data: Atmospheric         

      Soundings

2-10 Gay Lussac's Law

2-11 Investigating Moisture in the atmosphere.

2-12 Cloud in a bottle

2-13 Heat and Pressure in the Atmosphere

2-14 Forecasting Weather

 

3.Understanding Our Changing Climate

            3-1 Introduction to Change Over Time

            3-2 What is Climate and What Causes it to         

                  Change?

            3-3 What are Scientific Theories? 

            3-4 Earth's Changing Climates

            3-5 Ice Cores: Gathering Data

            3-6 Reinforcing Feedback: Causal Loops

            3-7 Interactions Within Earth's Atmosphere

            3-8 Exploring Albedo

            3-9 Feedback of Ice and Clouds

            3-10 Thermal Expansion of Water

 

4. Understanding Our Changing Climate: Impact on Oceans 

            4-1 Melting Ice and Sea Level Rise

            4-2 Using Maps to Model Sea Level Rise

            4-3 Understanding Tide Gauge Data

            4-4 Sources, Sinks and Feedbacks

            4-5 Carbon Sinks: Modeling the Future

            4-6 Acid Oceans Part 1

            4-7 Acid Oceans Part 2

            4-8 Impact of Climate Change on Biological         

                   and Physical Systems

            4-9 Climate Change Connection Circles. 

    

5. Energy: Where We Get It and How We Use It 

            5-1 Intro to Energy Concepts

            5-2 Energy Cards

            5-3 Energy Transformed 1

            5-4 Energy Transformed 2

            5-5 Energy in Systems: Where Does It Go?

            5-6 Energy in Systems: Looking at Subsystems

            5-7 Human Power: Doing Work

            5-8 Energy, Power and Their Units

            5-9 Energy Habits: Home Energy Audit

            5-10 Light's Out: Comparing Energy Use

            5-11 Energy Audit Part 2

            5-12 It Ain't Easy Being Green

            5-13 Sources and Flows

            

6-1 Energy Transfers in Mechanical Systems
6-2 Work & Efficiency


Earth in Space

 1. Movement of Objects in Space & Time

      1-1 The Wagon and The Ball
      1-2 Exploring The Cart's Motion 1
      1-3 Exploring The Cart's Motion 2
      1-4 Exploring Acceleration 1
      1-5 Exploring Acceleration 2
      1-6 Exploring Forces 1
      1-7 Exploring Forces 2
      1-8 Gravity 1
      1-9 Gravity 2
      1-10 Gravity 3
      1-11 Crashes & Collisions
      1-12 Turning Motion

2.  What Are Things Made Of & How Do We Know?

      2-1 Physical Changes and Heat Energy Transfers

      2-2 Chemical Changes

      2-3 Elements and Periodic Table

      2-4 Compounds and Mixtures

      2-5 Light and Heat

         2-5-1 EM Radiation

         2-5-2 Spectroscopy

     

 3. Where Is Earth In Space?

     3-1 History of Our Understanding of Earth in Space

     3-3  Sun, Moon, and Earth Relationships

     3-4  Eclipses, Phases & Tides

     3-4  Solar System 

          3-4-1 Composition of Solar System

          3-4-2 Scale Modeling 

          3-4-3 Life on Earth and Exobiology     

      3-5 Sun and Stars

          3-5-1  Life and Death of Stars

          3-5-2  Fission and Fusion


4.   Understanding Space Beyond our Solar System      

     4-1  Technologies used in exploration

     4-2  Space Exploration

     4-3 Black Holes, Big Bang, Expanding Universe

 

5.  Engineering: 

    5-1 Bottle Rockets