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Plan an investigation to determine the relationships among the energy transferred, the type of matter, the mass, and the change in the average kinetic energy of the particles as measured by the temperature of the sample.

Performance Expectation

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Middle School (6-8)
Construct, use, and present arguments to support the claim that when the kinetic energy of an object changes, energy is transferred to or from the object.

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Grade: 
Middle School (6-8)
Use mathematical representations to describe a simple model for waves that includes how the amplitude of a wave is related to the energy in a wave.

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Middle School (6-8)
Develop and use a model to describe that waves are reflected, absorbed, or transmitted through various materials.

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Middle School (6-8)
Integrate qualitative scientific and technical information to support the claim that digitized signals are a more reliable way to encode and transmit information than analog signals.

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Middle School (6-8)
Conduct an investigation to provide evidence that living things are made of cells; either one cell or many different numbers and types of cells.

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Middle School (6-8)
Develop and use a model to describe the function of a cell as a whole and ways parts of cells contribute to the function.

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Middle School (6-8)
Use argument supported by evidence for how the body is a system of interacting subsystems composed of groups of cells.

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Middle School (6-8)
Use argument based on empirical evidence and scientific reasoning to support an explanation for how characteristic animal behaviors and specialized plant structures affect the probability of successful reproduction of animals and plants respectively.

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Grade: 
Middle School (6-8)
Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for how environmental and genetic factors influence the growth of organisms.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
Middle School (6-8)