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Students explore the concept of turnover. In this turnover lesson, students read an article about executives leaving their business. Students discuss the benefits of turnover. Students create their own business and list the ideal conditions of their business for the employees, competitors, market, and luck.
Students design and conduct an open-ended investigation using a variety of earth materials to answer a questions posed by the teacher: How does the erosion of sand compare with the erosion of gravel? After producing evidence that addresses this question, they generate their own question that could be answered with further scientific inquiry.
Students follow directions for a simple chemical experiment. They use the appropriate tools and techniques to gather, analyze, and interpret data. Students identify a substance that has characteristic properties, such as density, a boiling point, and solubility, all of which are independent of the amount of the sample.
Eighth graders investigate what would happen to the length of a rubber band as more and more rings were hung on it. They base their explanation on what they observed, and as they develop cognitive skills, they should be able to differentiate explanation from description.
Students measure the rate of sinking of a test tube into a beaker of "glop", representing a model of the interaction between the Earth's crust and upper mantle. This task assesses students' abilities to make simple observations, collect, record, and represent data, use a graph to represent data, relate the model t their knowledge of geologic processes, infer from the model why this geologic process occurs, and describe other factors not addressed by the model.
Students determine which of several soil samples (sand, soil, and slit) produces puddles, providing insight into the permeability of these different soils. This task assesses students' abilities to make simple observations, collect, organize, and represent data, make conclusions from that data, and generalize about scientific concepts.