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Georgia Quality Core Curriculum Addressed in Unit Plan 2

Science: Grade 8, Life Science

Content Standard
Recognizes the effect human beings have on 
pollution and the environment.
5.1 Identifies ways human beings cause and 
   can correct pollution of water bodies, the 
   atmosphere, and the land
Human Interactions with the Environment
The activities of humans on earth have positive and 
negative effects on the environment, weather, and 
Recognizes that constructive and destructive 
Earth forces (e.g. , continental drift, earthquakes, 
volcanoes, plate tectonics, weather and erosion) 
change the Earth's surface..
Land forms are the result of constructive and destructive
forces.  Constructive forces involve crystal deformation, 
volcanic eruptions, and deposition of sediments. 
Destructive forces include weathering and erosion.
Describes the water cycle and its relationship to 
the movement of surface and subsurface water.
16.1 Identifies parts of the water cycle.
16.2 Describes the formation of a river system.
16.3 Describes the distribution and quality of 
   fresh water on the Earth
Hydrology Water,
Describes the characteristics, composition and 
movement of the oceans.
17.3  Discusses the movements of ocean water 
   in currents, tides and waves
Oceans cover 75 per cent of Earth's surface and have 
definite characteristics, composition, features, 
movements, and life forms.
Describes the relationships of the motions 
between the sun, moon and Earth.
26.4 Discusses the effect of the sun and moon 
   on tides
Most objects in the solar system are in regular and 
predictable motion.   This motion explains such 
phenomena as the day, the year, phases of the moon, 
eclipses, tides, and seasons.