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Skills available for Louisiana eighth-grade science standards

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8-MS-PS1 Matter and Its Interactions

8-MS-PS3 Energy

  • 8-MS-PS3-3 Apply scientific principles to design, construct, and test a device that either minimizes or maximizes thermal energy transfer.

  • 8-MS-PS3-5 Construct, use, and present arguments to support the claim that when the kinetic energy of an object changes, energy is transferred to or from the object.

8-MS-ESS1 Earth's Place in the Universe

  • 8-MS-ESS1-4 Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence from rock strata for how the geologic time scale is used to organize Earth's geologic history.

8-MS-ESS2 Earth's Systems

8-MS-ESS3 Earth and Human Activity

  • 8-MS-ESS3-1 Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for how the uneven distributions of Earth's mineral, energy, and groundwater resources are the result of past and current geoscience processes.

  • 8-MS-ESS3-2 Analyze and interpret data on natural hazards to forecast future catastrophic events and inform the development of technologies to mitigate their effects.

  • 8-MS-ESS3-3 Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing human impact on the environment.

8-MS-LS1 From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes

8-MS-LS3 Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits

8-MS-LS4 Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity