#### Description:

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

Earth Science

English

#### Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

#### Collections:

Sample Office Documents
Middle School STEM resources
Update Standards?

#### 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