✏️ Utah SEEd 8.2 Assessments: This resource is a set of assessments for the Utah SEEd 8.2 strand. It covers all the standards in the 8.2 strand including transfer of energy, kinetic energy, potential energy, and waves. These assessments include multiple-choice and short-answer questions. You can use these after teaching each standard for assessment or as practice and review at the end of the year. Answer Keys are included. Links to Google Forms are in a PDF.
🚙 Assessments Included:
- One printable pdf
- Six Google Forms
- Answer Keys
This resource is aligned with the following standards for Utah SEEd 8th grade.
🚙 Strand 8.2: ENERGY IS STORED AND TRANSFERRED IN PHYSICAL SYSTEMS
Objects can store and transfer energy within systems. Energy can be transferred between objects, which involves changes in the object’s energy. There is a direct relationship between an object’s energy, mass, and velocity. Energy can travel in waves and may be harnessed to transmit information.
✅ Standard 8.2.1
Use computational thinking to analyze data about the relationship between the mass and speed of objects to the relative amount of kinetic energy of the objects. Emphasis should be on the quantity of mass and relative speed to the observable effects of the kinetic energy. Examples could include a full cart vs. an empty cart or rolling spheres with different masses down a ramp to measure the effects on stationary masses. Calculations of kinetic and potential energy will be learned at the high school level. (PS3.A, PS3.C)
✅ Standard 8.2.2
Ask questions about how the amount of potential energy varies as distance within the system changes. Plan and conduct an investigation to answer a question about potential energy. Emphasize comparing relative amounts of energy. Examples could include a cart at varying positions on a hill or an object being dropped from different heights. Calculations of kinetic and potential energy will be learned at the high school level. (PS3.A, PS3.B)
✅ Standard 8.2.3
Engage in argument to identify the strongest evidence that supports the claim that the kinetic energy of an object changes as energy is transferred to or from the object. Examples could include observing temperature changes as a result of friction, applying force to an object, or releasing potential energy from an object. (PS4.A)
✅ Standard 8.2.4
Use computational thinking to describe a simple model for waves that shows the pattern of wave amplitude being related to wave energy. Emphasize describing waves with both quantitative and qualitative thinking. Examples could include using graphs, charts, computer simulations, or physical models to demonstrate amplitude and energy correlation. (PS4.A)
✅ Standard 8.2.5
Develop and use a model to describe the structure of waves and how they are reflected, absorbed, or transmitted through various materials. Emphasize both light and mechanical waves. Examples could include drawings, simulations, and written descriptions of light waves through a prism, mechanical waves through gas vs. liquids vs. solids, or sound waves through different mediums. (PS4.A, PS4.B)
✅ Standard 8.2.6
Obtain and evaluate information to communicate the claim that the structure of digital signals are a more reliable way to store or transmit information than analog signals. Emphasize the basic understanding that waves can be used for communication purposes. Examples could include using vinyl record vs. digital song files, film cameras vs. digital cameras, or alcohol thermometers vs. digital thermometers. (PS4.C)
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