California 8th Grade Science Standards

Structure of Matter
3. elements have distinct properties and atomic structure.  All matter is comprised of one or more of over 100      elements
3e.  how to use the periodic table to identify elements in simple compounds

Periodic Table
7. the organization of the Periodic Table is based on the properties of the elements and reflects the structure of atoms
7a.  how to identify regions corresponding to metals, nonometals and inert gases
7b.  elements are defined by the number of protons in the nucleus, which is called the atomic number
7c.  substances can be classified by their properties, including melting temperature, density, and hardness

National Technology Standards for Students

use content-specific tools, software, and simulations (e.g., environmental probes, graphing calculators, exploratory environments, Web tools) to support learning and research

design, develop, publish, and present products (e.g., Web pages, videotapes) using technology resources that demonstrate and communicate curriculum concepts to audiences inside and outside the classroom

apply productivity/multimedia tools and peripherals to support personal productivity, group collaboration, and learning throughout the curriculum

collaborate with peers, experts, and others using telecommunications and collaborative tools to investigate curriculum related problems, issues, and information, and to develop solutions or products for audiences inside and outside the classroom

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