Clean Air Projects

Grades 6-8

Grade Middle School Science Expectations (CAC)
What do Light bulbs have to do with Air Pollution?
(Grade 6)
(CAC) Every Breath You Take
( Grade 7)
(CAC) Lung Power and Air Pollution (Grade 7)
6 Life Sciences: Changes in environmental conditions can affect the survival of individual organisms, populations, and entire species. X    
6 Life Sciences: Organisms interact with each other and their environment in various ways that create a flow of energy and cycling of matter in an ecosystem. X    
6 Earth System Sciences: Earth’s natural resources provide the foundation for human society’s physical needs. Many natural resources are nonrenewable on human timescales, while others can be renewed or recycled.      
7 Life Sciences: Individual organisms with certain traits are more likely than others to survive and have offspring in a specific environment.   X  
7 Life Sciences: The human body is composed of atoms, molecules, cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems that have functions and interactions.    X X
7 Life Sciences: Cells are the smallest unit of life that can function independently and perform all the necessary functions of life.   X X
8 Life Sciences: Human activities can deliberately or inadvertently alter ecosystems and their resiliency.       
  Reading, Writing, and Communicating Expectations      
6 Oral Expression: Successful group discussions require planning and participation by all.      
6 Reading for All Purposes: Understanding the meaning within different types of literature depends on properly analyzing literary components.      
6 Reading for All Purposes: Organizing structure to understand and analyze factual information. X    
6 Research & Reasoning: Individual and group research projects require obtaining information on a topic from a variety of sources and organizing it for a presentation. X    
7 Oral Expression: Small and large group discussions rely on active listening and the effective contributions of all participants.   X X
7 Research & Reasoning: Answering a research question logistically beings with obtaining and analyzing information from a variety of sources.   X X
7 Research & Reasoning: Logical information requires documented sources.   X X
8 Oral Expression: A variety of response strategies clarifies meaning or messages.      
8 Reading for All Purposes: Quality comprehension and interpretation of literary texts demand self-monitoring and self assessment.      
8 Research & Reasoning: Individual research projects being with information obtained from a variety of sources, and is organized, documented, and presented using logical procedures.      
  Middle School Mathematics Expectations:      
6 Number, Sense, Properties, and Operations: In the real number system, positive rational numbers are represented in multiple equivalent forms. X    
6 Number, Sense, Properties, and Operations: Formulate, represent, and use algorithms with positive rational numbers flexibly, accurately and efficiently. X    
6 Number, Sense, Properties, and Operations: Quantities can be expressed and compared using ratios and rates. X    
6 Patterns, Functions, and Algebraic Structures: Patterns can be described using words, tables, and graphs.      
6 Data, Analysis, Statisctics, and Probablility: Questions can be answered by collecting and analyzing data and data displays. X    
6 Data, Analysis, Statisctics, and Probablility: Mathematical models are used to determine probability.      
6 Shape, Dimension, and Geometric Relationships: Standard units provide common language for communicating measurements. X    
7 Number, Sense, Properties, and Operations: Formulate, represent, and use algorithms with positive rational numbers flexibly, accurately and efficiently.      
7 Data, Analysis, Statistics, and Probablility: Mathematical models are used to determine probability.      
8 Patterns, Functions, and Algebraic Structures: Graphs, tables, and equations can be used to distinguish between linear and nonlinear functions.      
8 Data, Analysis, Statistics, and Probablility: Visual displays and summary statistics of two-variable data condense the information in data sets into usable knowledge.      
Grade Middle School Science Expectations (On the Air)
More than Meets the Eye
( Grade 6)
(On the Air)
Our Lungs, Our Air, Our Health (Grade 6)
6 Life Sciences: Changes in environmental conditions can affect the survival of individual organisms, populations, and entire species. X X
6 Life Sciences: Organisms interact with each other and their environment in various ways that create a flow of energy and cycling of matter in an ecosystem. X X
6 Earth System Sciences: Earth’s natural resources provide the foundation for human society’s physical needs. Many natural resources are nonrenewable on human timescales, while others can be renewed or recycled.    
7 Life Sciences: Individual organisms with certain traits are more likely than others to survive and have offspring in a specific environment.    
7 Life Sciences: The human body is composed of atoms, molecules, cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems that have functions and interactions.     
7 Life Sciences: Cells are the smallest unit of life that can function independently and perform all the necessary functions of life.    
8 Life Sciences: Human activities can deliberately or inadvertently alter ecosystems and their resiliency.     
  Reading, Writing, and Communicating Expectations    
6 Oral Expression: Successful group discussions require planning and participation by all. X X
6 Reading for All Purposes: Understanding the meaning within different types of literature depends on properly analyzing literary components.    
6 Reading for All Purposes: Organizing structure to understand and analyze factual information.    
6 Research & Reasoning: Individual and group research projects require obtaining information on a topic from a variety of sources and organizing it for a presentation. X X
7 Oral Expression: Small and large group discussions rely on active listening and the effective contributions of all participants.    
7 Research & Reasoning: Answering a research question logistically beings with obtaining and analyzing information from a variety of sources.    
7 Research & Reasoning: Logical information requires documented sources.    
8 Oral Expression: A variety of response strategies clarifies meaning or messages.    
8 Reading for All Purposes: Quality comprehension and interpretation of literary texts demand self-monitoring and self assessment.    
8 Research & Reasoning: Individual research projects being with information obtained from a variety of sources, and is organized, documented, and presented using logical procedures.    
  Middle School Mathematics Expectations:    
6 Number, Sense, Properties, and Operations: In the real number system, positive rational numbers are represented in multiple equivalent forms.    
6 Number, Sense, Properties, and Operations: Formulate, represent, and use algorithms with positive rational numbers flexibly, accurately and efficiently.    
6 Number, Sense, Properties, and Operations: Quantities can be expressed and compared using ratios and rates.    
6 Patterns, Functions, and Algebraic Structures: Patterns can be described using words, tables, and graphs.   X
6 Data, Analysis, Statisctics, and Probablility: Questions can be answered by collecting and analyzing data and data displays. X X
6 Data, Analysis, Statisctics, and Probablility: Mathematical models are used to determine probability. X X
6 Shape, Dimension, and Geometric Relationships: Standard units provide common language for communicating measurements.    
7 Number, Sense, Properties, and Operations: Formulate, represent, and use algorithms with positive rational numbers flexibly, accurately and efficiently.    
7 Data, Analysis, Statistics, and Probablility: Mathematical models are used to determine probability.    
8 Patterns, Functions, and Algebraic Structures: Graphs, tables, and equations can be used to distinguish between linear and nonlinear functions.    
8 Data, Analysis, Statistics, and Probablility: Visual displays and summary statistics of two-variable data condense the information in data sets into usable knowledge.    
Grade Middle School Science Expectations (Thinkport) Compare Your Air
(Grades 6,7,8)
(Thinkport) Every Breath You Take
(Grades 6,7,8)
6 Life Sciences: Changes in environmental conditions can affect the survival of individual organisms, populations, and entire species. X X
6 Life Sciences: Organisms interact with each other and their environment in various ways that create a flow of energy and cycling of matter in an ecosystem. X X
6 Earth System Sciences: Earth’s natural resources provide the foundation for human society’s physical needs. Many natural resources are nonrenewable on human timescales, while others can be renewed or recycled. X X
7 Life Sciences: Individual organisms with certain traits are more likely than others to survive and have offspring in a specific environment.    
7 Life Sciences: The human body is composed of atoms, molecules, cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems that have functions and interactions.    X
7 Life Sciences: Cells are the smallest unit of life that can function independently and perform all the necessary functions of life.    
8 Life Sciences: Human activities can deliberately or inadvertently alter ecosystems and their resiliency.  X X
  Reading, Writing, and Communicating Expectations    
6 Oral Expression: Successful group discussions require planning and participation by all. X X
6 Reading for All Purposes: Understanding the meaning within different types of literature depends on properly analyzing literary components. X  
6 Reading for All Purposes: Organizing structure to understand and analyze factual information.    
6 Research & Reasoning: Individual and group research projects require obtaining information on a topic from a variety of sources and organizing it for a presentation.    
7 Oral Expression: Small and large group discussions rely on active listening and the effective contributions of all participants. X X
7 Research & Reasoning: Answering a research question logistically beings with obtaining and analyzing information from a variety of sources. X X
7 Research & Reasoning: Logical information requires documented sources.    
8 Oral Expression: A variety of response strategies clarifies meaning or messages. X X
8 Reading for All Purposes: Quality comprehension and interpretation of literary texts demand self-monitoring and self assessment. X  
8 Research & Reasoning: Individual research projects being with information obtained from a variety of sources, and is organized, documented, and presented using logical procedures. X X
  Middle School Mathematics Expectations:    
6 Number, Sense, Properties, and Operations: In the real number system, positive rational numbers are represented in multiple equivalent forms. X  
6 Number, Sense, Properties, and Operations: Formulate, represent, and use algorithms with positive rational numbers flexibly, accurately and efficiently. X X
6 Number, Sense, Properties, and Operations: Quantities can be expressed and compared using ratios and rates. X X
6 Patterns, Functions, and Algebraic Structures: Patterns can be described using words, tables, and graphs. X  
6 Data, Analysis, Statisctics, and Probablility: Questions can be answered by collecting and analyzing data and data displays. X X
6 Data, Analysis, Statisctics, and Probablility: Mathematical models are used to determine probability. X  
6 Shape, Dimension, and Geometric Relationships: Standard units provide common language for communicating measurements.    
7 Number, Sense, Properties, and Operations: Formulate, represent, and use algorithms with positive rational numbers flexibly, accurately and efficiently. X X
7 Data, Analysis, Statistics, and Probablility: Mathematical models are used to determine probability. X  
8 Patterns, Functions, and Algebraic Structures: Graphs, tables, and equations can be used to distinguish between linear and nonlinear functions. X  
8 Data, Analysis, Statistics, and Probablility: Visual displays and summary statistics of two-variable data condense the information in data sets into usable knowledge. X