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Our Changing Earth: Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Tsunamis is a 6th grade Science unit to teach students how these three events have changed and still change and shape our earth. This unit is inter-disciplinary covering math, science, language arts, and technology.

Subjects:

  • Educational Technology > General
  • Language Arts > General
  • Language Arts > Reading Comprehension
  • Language Arts > Spelling
  • Language Arts > Vocabulary
  • Language Arts > Writing
  • Mathematics > General
  • Mathematics > Graphing
  • Science > General
  • Science > Earth Science
  • Social Studies > General
  • Social Studies > Current Events
  • Social Studies > Global Awareness
  • Social Studies > Thinking & Problem Solving
  • Career & Technical Education > General
  • Career & Technical Education > Technology

Education Levels:

  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10

Keywords:

Earth Science

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution 3.0
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MA.8.1.8.1.A: Mathematics

compare and order rational numbers in various forms including integers, percents, and positive and negative fractions and decimals;

MA.8.1.8.1.B: Mathematics

select and use appropriate forms of rational numbers to solve real-life problems including those involving proportional relationships;

MA.8.1.8.1.C: Mathematics

approximate (mentally [and with calculators]) the value of irrational numbers as they arise from problem situations (such as fÎ, ã2);

MA.8.1.8.1.D: Mathematics

express numbers in scientific notation, including negative exponents, in appropriate problem situations.

MA.8.1.8.2.A: Mathematics

select appropriate operations to solve problems involving rational numbers and justify the selections;

MA.8.1.8.2.B: Mathematics

use appropriate operations to solve problems involving rational numbers in problem situations;

MA.8.1.8.2.C: Mathematics

evaluate a solution for reasonableness;

MA.8.1.8.2.D: Mathematics

use multiplication by a constant factor (unit rate) to represent proportional relationships.

MA.8.2.8.3.A: Mathematics

compare and contrast proportional and non-proportional linear relationships;

MA.8.2.8.3.B: Mathematics

estimate and find solutions to application problems involving percents and other proportional relationships such as similarity and rates.

MA.8.2.8.4.A: Mathematics

generate a different representation of data given another representation of data (such as a table, graph, equation, or verbal description).

MA.8.2.8.5.A: Mathematics

predict, find, and justify solutions to application problems using appropriate tables, graphs, and algebraic equations;

MA.8.2.8.5.B: Mathematics

find and evaluate an algebraic expression to determine any term in an arithmetic sequence (with a constant rate of change).

MA.8.3.8.6.A: Mathematics

generate similar figures using dilations including enlargements and reductions;

MA.8.3.8.6.B: Mathematics

graph dilations, reflections, and translations on a coordinate plane.

MA.8.3.8.7.A: Mathematics

draw three-dimensional figures from different perspectives;

MA.8.3.8.7.B: Mathematics

use geometric concepts and properties to solve problems in fields such as art and architecture;

MA.8.3.8.7.C: Mathematics

use pictures or models to demonstrate the Pythagorean Theorem;

MA.8.3.8.7.D: Mathematics

locate and name points on a coordinate plane using ordered pairs of rational numbers.

MA.8.5.8.11.A: Mathematics

find the probabilities of dependent and independent events;

MA.8.5.8.11.B: Mathematics

use theoretical probabilities and experimental results to make predictions and decisions.

MA.8.5.8.12.A: Mathematics

select the appropriate measure of central tendency or range to describe a set of data and justify the choice for a particular situation;

MA.8.5.8.12.B: Mathematics

draw conclusions and make predictions by analyzing trends in scatterplots;

MA.8.5.8.12.C: Mathematics

select and use an appropriate representation for presenting and displaying relationships among collected data, including line plots, line graphs, [stem and leaf plots,] circle graphs, bar graphs, box and whisker plots, histograms, and Venn diagrams, [with and] without the use of technology.

MA.8.5.8.13.A: Mathematics

evaluate methods of sampling to determine validity of an inference made from a set of data;

MA.8.5.8.13.B: Mathematics

recognize misuses of graphical or numerical information and evaluate predictions and conclusions based on data analysis.

MA.8.6.8.14.A: Mathematics

identify and apply mathematics to everyday experiences, to activities in and outside of school, with other disciplines, and with other mathematical topics;

MA.8.6.8.14.B: Mathematics

use a problem-solving model that incorporates understanding the problem, making a plan, carrying out the plan, and evaluating the solution for reasonableness;

MA.8.6.8.14.C: Mathematics

select or develop an appropriate problem-solving strategy from a variety of different types, including drawing a picture, looking for a pattern, systematic guessing and checking, acting it out, making a table, working a simpler problem, or working backwards to solve a problem.

MA.8.6.8.15.A: Mathematics

communicate mathematical ideas using language, efficient tools, appropriate units, and graphical, numerical, physical, or algebraic mathematical models.

MA.8.6.8.16.A: Mathematics

make conjectures from patterns or sets of examples and non-examples;

MA.8.6.8.16.B: Mathematics

validate his/her conclusions using mathematical properties and relationships.
Curriki Rating
On a scale of 0 to 3
3
On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2011-10-25.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 3

Reviewer Comments:

This is a sixth grade course on geology which includes science and mathematical content. The nature of the enterprise is that most of the material is inside the textbook, so that the lessons only comment obliquely on the actual material. It seems a sound enterprise to incorporate math and science for such young students, and the material seems fascinating.

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