✏️ Utah SEEd 8.3 Assessments: This resource is a set of assessments for the Utah SEEd 8.3 strand. It covers all the standards in the 8.3 strand including living things sustaining life, photosynthesis, and chemical reactions. 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
- Three Google Forms
- Answer Keys
This resource is aligned with the following standards for Utah SEEd 8th grade.
💡 Strand 8.3: LIFE SYSTEMS STORE AND TRANSFER MATTER AND ENERGY
Living things use energy from their environment to rearrange matter to sustain life. Photosynthetic organisms are able to transfer light energy to chemical energy. Consumers can break down complex food molecules to utilize the stored energy and use the particles to form new, life-sustaining molecules. Ecosystems are examples of how energy can flow while matter cycles through the living and nonliving components of systems.
✅ Standard 8.3.1
Plan and conduct an investigation and use the evidence to construct an explanation of how photosynthetic organisms use energy to transform matter. Emphasize molecular and energy transformations during photosynthesis. (PS3.D, LS1.C)
✅ Standard 8.3.2
Develop a model to describe how food is changed through chemical reactions to form new molecules that support growth and/or release energy as matter cycles through an organism. Emphasis is on describing that during cellular respiration molecules are broken apart and rearranged into new molecules, and that this process releases energy. (PS3.D, LS1.C)
✅ Standard 8.3.3
Ask questions to obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about how changes to an ecosystem affect the stability of cycling matter and the flow of energy among living and nonliving parts of an ecosystem. Emphasize describing the cycling of matter and flow of energy through the carbon cycle. (LS2.B, LS2.C)
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