|Academic Standards for
Fertilizers & Grass Growth
Eighth Grade Standards
Nebraska Science Standards
8.2.1 By the end of eighth grade, students will develop the abilities needed to do scientific inquiry.
- Identify questions and form hypotheses that can be examined through scientific investigations.
- Design and conduct a scientific investigation.
- Use appropriate tools and techniques to gather, analyze, and interpret data.
- Given evidence, develop descriptions, explanations, predictions, and models.
- Show the relationship between evidence and explanations.
- Recognize and analyze alternative explanations and predictions.
- Communicate scientific procedures and explanations.
- Use mathematics in scientific inquiry.
8.4.4 By the end of eighth grade, students will develop an understanding of populations and ecosystems.
- Investigate and describe that a population consists of all individuals of a species at a given place and time.
- Investigate and analyze the living and nonliving factors that determine the number of organisms an ecosystem can support.
- Describe an organism by the function it serves in an ecosystem (e.g., producer, consumer, and decomposer).
- Investigate and explain how energy entering ecosystems as sunlight is transferred by producers into chemical energy through photosynthesis, and that energy then passes from organism to organism in food webs.