# 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. |
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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. |
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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. |
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Reading, Writing, and Communicating Expectations |
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6 | Oral Expression: Successful group discussions require planning and participation by all. |
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6 | Reading for All Purposes: Understanding the meaning within different types of literature depends on properly analyzing literary components. |
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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. |
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8 | Reading for All Purposes: Quality comprehension and interpretation of literary texts demand self-monitoring and self assessment. |
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8 | Research & Reasoning: Individual research projects being with information obtained from a variety of sources, and is organized, documented, and presented using logical procedures. |
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Middle School Mathematics Expectations: |
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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. |
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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. |
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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. |
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7 | Data, Analysis, Statistics, and Probablility: Mathematical models are used to determine probability. |
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8 | Patterns, Functions, and Algebraic Structures: Graphs, tables, and equations can be used to distinguish between linear and nonlinear functions. |
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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. |
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7 | Life Sciences: Individual organisms with certain traits are more likely than others to survive and have offspring in a specific environment. |
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7 | Life Sciences: The human body is composed of atoms, molecules, cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems that have functions and interactions. |
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7 | Life Sciences: Cells are the smallest unit of life that can function independently and perform all the necessary functions of life. |
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8 | Life Sciences: Human activities can deliberately or inadvertently alter ecosystems and their resiliency. |
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Reading, Writing, and Communicating Expectations |
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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. |
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6 | Reading for All Purposes: Organizing structure to understand and analyze factual information. |
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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. |
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7 | Research & Reasoning: Answering a research question logistically beings with obtaining and analyzing information from a variety of sources. |
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7 | Research & Reasoning: Logical information requires documented sources. |
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8 | Oral Expression: A variety of response strategies clarifies meaning or messages. |
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8 | Reading for All Purposes: Quality comprehension and interpretation of literary texts demand self-monitoring and self assessment. |
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8 | Research & Reasoning: Individual research projects being with information obtained from a variety of sources, and is organized, documented, and presented using logical procedures. |
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Middle School Mathematics Expectations: |
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6 | Number, Sense, Properties, and Operations: In the real number system, positive rational numbers are represented in multiple equivalent forms. |
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6 | Number, Sense, Properties, and Operations: Formulate, represent, and use algorithms with positive rational numbers flexibly, accurately and efficiently. |
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6 | Number, Sense, Properties, and Operations: Quantities can be expressed and compared using ratios and rates. |
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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. |
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7 | Number, Sense, Properties, and Operations: Formulate, represent, and use algorithms with positive rational numbers flexibly, accurately and efficiently. |
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7 | Data, Analysis, Statistics, and Probablility: Mathematical models are used to determine probability. |
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8 | Patterns, Functions, and Algebraic Structures: Graphs, tables, and equations can be used to distinguish between linear and nonlinear functions. |
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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. |
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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. |
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8 | Life Sciences: Human activities can deliberately or inadvertently alter ecosystems and their resiliency. |
X | X |

Reading, Writing, and Communicating Expectations |
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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. |
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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: |
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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 |