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8th Grade - Embedded Inquiry Topics

8th Grade Science Standards - Embedded Inquiry

Links verified 9/21/2014

Checks for Understanding (Formative/Summative Assessment)

0807.Inq.1 Scientific Investigation - Design and conduct an open-ended scientific investigation to answer a question that includes a control and appropriate variables
0807.Inq.2 Tools and Techniques - Identify tools and techniques needed to gather, organize, analyze, and interpret data collected from a moderately complex scientific investigation
0807.Inq.3 Evidence - Use evidence from a dataset to determine cause and effect relationships that explain a phenomenon
0807.Inq.4 Experimental Design - Review an experimental design to determine possible sources of bias or error, state alternative explanations, and identify questions for further investigation
0807.Inq.5 Explain Results - Design a method to explain the results of an investigation using descriptions, explanations, or models

State Performance Indicators

SPI 0807.Inq.1 Design Experiment - Design a simple experimental procedure with an identified control and appropriate variables
SPI 0807.Inq.2 Select Tools - Select tools and procedures needed to conduct a moderately complex experiment
SPI 0807.Inq.3 Data - Interpret and translate data into a table, graph, or diagram
SPI 0807.Inq.4 Conclusion - Draw a conclusion that establishes a cause and effect relationship supported by evidence
SPI 0807.Inq.5 Bias - Identify a faulty interpretation of data that is due to bias or experimental error



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