GRADE 8

BIG IDEA 3: The Role of Theories, Laws, Hypotheses, and Models

The terms that describe examples of scientific knowledge, for example; "theory," "law," "hypothesis," and "model" have very specific meanings and functions within science.

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SC.8.N.3.1

Select models useful in relating the results of their own investigations.

SC.8.N.3.2

Explain why theories may be modified but are rarely discarded.

Access Points for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities

Independent:

Supported:

Participatory:

SC.8.N.3.In.a Identify models used in the context of one’s own study of science.

SC.8.N.3.In.b Identify that scientific theories can change.

SC.8.N.3.Su.a Recognize models used in the context of one’s own study of science.

SC.8.N.3.Su.b Recognize that scientific theories can change.

SC.8.N.3.Pa.a Associate a model with an activity used in the context of one’s own study of science.

SC.8.N.3.Pa.b Observe and recognize a cause-effect relationship related to a science topic.

 

 

 

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