Earth Science, Grade 8
This module supports grade 8 students’ close reading, modeling, explanation, and argumentation practices in science while building their knowledge of water resources and pollution. The water investigation materials include an interactive notebook with integrated routines, scaffolds, and tasks, and a set of texts presenting engaging articles, photos, diagrams, data, and science principles. The accompanying carbon cycle pre/post assessment can be used to measure students’ close reading and modeling progress. The water investigation may be used with the Reading Models module and the middle school MRSA investigation to provide more extensive opportunities to learn. See Curriculum Modules #24, #25, and #30.