Florida Next Generation Sunshine State Standards, Grade 8


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Notes for Teachers

I hope you will find these links useful. I have tried to select resources that either directly address the benchmarks, or that work well for supporting them. If you use a different resource from my site when you cover a topic, please click the "Suggest a video" link to let me know, so I can add it to the list. Also, if you find that one of the resources that i suggested really does not work for the topic, let me know that too.

Big Idea 1: The Practice of Science.


Big Idea 2: The Characteristics of Scientific Knowledge

Big Idea 3: The Role of Theories, Laws, Hypotheses, and Models

Big Idea 4: Science and Society



  • SC.8.N.4.1 Explain that science is one of the processes that can be used to inform decision making at the community, state, national, and international levels.

  • SC.8.N.4.2 Explain how political, social, and economic concerns can affect science, and vice versa.

Big Idea 5: Earth in Space and Time


Big Idea 8: Properties of Matter


Big Idea 9: Changes in Matter


Big Idea 18: Matter and Energy Transformations



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