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Science Work Sheet Library 6-8


The language arts lessons below have been selected from the resources of Teacher Created Materials. (Click on the advertisement above for a complete catalog of TCM teacher-ready activities.) The lessons below are appropriate for students in Grades K-2. Click on a work sheet headline below for a complete teaching resource; the skill listed in parentheses next to each headline is the primary skill addressed within that work sheet. Answer keys are provided below for lessons that require them.

Matter (differentiated lessons)
ANSWERS: (Page 220)  1. T, 2. T, 3. F, 4. F, 5. F, 6. F,  7. T, 8. F, 9. T, 10. T

Plate Tectonics (differentiated lessons)
ANSWERS: (Page 97)


A. ash cloud: bits of rock that are spewed out from the volcano upon eruption
B. crater: bowl-shaped depression at the top of a volcano
C. lava flow: magma that has erupted out of the volcano and is flowing down the side
D. conduit: a pipe that leads from the reservoir to the crater
E. magma reservoir: area where a large amount of magma is located
F. parasitic cone: a smaller cone that forms on the side of a volcano
G. side vent: an opening on the side of a volcano out of which lava flows

Plants (differentiated lessons)
ANSWERS: (Page 217) 1. C, 2. B, 3. A, 4. C, 5. D

20th Century Inventions
ANSWERS: (Page 96) 1. d, 2. e, 3. b, 4. j, 5. h, 6. i, 7. g, 8. f, 9. a, 10. c, 11. k, 12. l

Our Mysterious Bodies (mind twisters)
ANSWERS: (Page 92) 1. cartilage, 2. epiglottis, 3. tendons, 4. retina, 5. larynx, 6. keratin, 7. epidermis, 8. diaphragm, 9. cerebellum, 10. bacteria

Animal Analogies (mind twisters)
ANSWERS: (Page 91)
2.) canine: Relationship: This is a type of animal.
3.) lungs: Relationship: These are parts of the body used to breathe.
4.) snout: Relationship: These are animals’ noses.


5.) quick: Relationship: This is the way these animals move.
6.) cows: Relationship: This is a group of these animals.
7.) bear: Relationship: These are baby animals.
8.) octopus: Relationship: This is where these creatures live.

Atomic Numbers
ANSWERS: (Page 240) 1. sodium, 2. nitrogen, 3. argon, 4. aluminum, 5. oxygen, 6. calcium, 7. helium, 8. sulfur

Meteors and Comets
ANSWERS: (Page 240) 1. F, 2. F, 3. T, 4. F, 5. T, 6. F, 7. F, 8. T, 9. F, 10. T, 11. T, 12. T

The Heimlich Maneuver (non-fiction: science)
ANSWERS: (Page 170) 1. d, 2. a, 3. a, 4. a

Madame Curie (non-fiction: biography)
ANSWERS: (Page 168) 1. d, 2. d, 3. b, 4. a

Bats (non-fiction: animals)
ANSWERS: (Page 168) 1. d, 2. b, 3. b

Meet the Coral Reefs Online (Life Science - Oceans)
ANSWERS: Answers will vary.

The Asian and African Elephants
(Life Science - Animals/Endangered Animals)
ANSWERS: 1. Asian Elephant: Scientific name -- Elephas maximus. weight -- 12,000lbs (6000kgs). length -- 18-21ft (6-7m). skin -- gray with coarse hair. ears --small. feet -- thick padded soles. trunk -- one "finger". toes -- 5 front. range -- India. habitat -- thick forests. food -- bamboo shoots. life span in the wild -- 15-30;years. African Elephant: Scientific name -Loxodonta. weight -- 17,000lbs (8500kgs). length -- 20-24ft (7-8m). skin -- craggy. ears - large. feet -- thick padded soles. trunk -- two "fingers". toes -- 4 front, 3 hind. range -- Sri Lanka Africa. habitat -- grassy plains, savanna. food -- grass, leaves. life span in the wild -- 15-30;years. 2. Answers will vary.

Earth Viewer Welcomes You
(Physical Science - Earth Science; Geography)

Beluga Whale; River Otter (Life Science - Animals/Mammals)
ANSWERS: (Page 16) The Beluga Whale. 1. Cetacea; Monodontidae; narwhal; Delphinapterus leucas. 2. White whale, belukha. 3. Arctic. 4. Shallow coastal waters. 5. 3.4-4.6 m; 3-4 m; 1500;kg; 1360;kg; melon shaped head with a beak; yellowish-white to creamy white; 8-10;peg-shaped teeth; behind eyes with no flap. 6. Forages near the bottom eating shrimps, squid, octopus, clams, cod. (Page 17) Otters. 1. 13. 2. to 4. Answers will vary.

Where Does Food Go? (Human Body - Digestive System)
Suggestion: Use as a chart or reference sheet.

Building Bridges (Physical Science - Physics)

Invent a Musical Instrument (Physical Science - Sound; Inventions)

Making a Compass (Physical Science; Geography)
Suggestion: Use as a chart or reference sheet.

Hot Chocolate Testing & Reading Labels
(Physical Science - Matter; The Senses)

Zodiac Constellations (Space Science - Astronomy)
Suggestion: Use as a chart or reference sheet.

It's a Matter of Space (Physical Science - Matter)

The Moon's Phases (Space Science)

Space Travel History (Space Science)

Plate Tectonics (Physical Science - Earth Science)

Visit the Tidepools (Physical Science - Earth Science/Oceans)

The Geomagnetic Field/Aurora Borealis
(Physical Science - Earth Science; Space Science - Astronomy)

Zodiac Constellations (Space Science - Astronomy)
Suggestion: Use as a chart or reference sheet.

Trees Are More Than Wood (Life Science - Plants/Trees)

Mars in Motion (Space Science - Astronomy)

Visit the Virtual Zoo (Life Science - Animals)

Plate Tectonics (Physical Science - Earth Science)
ANSWERS: ( Page 71) 1. Check student's labeling. 2. Deep ocean trenches (i.e., Aleutian) are located along the northern and western borders of the Pacific Plate. This is an area of volcanic and earthquake activity due to the Pacific Plate diving under the adjoingin plates in this area. Thus, this area is called the "Ring of Fire." 3. The ridges along the edges of the Pacific Plate and on the Atlantic Ocean floor are caused by the plates separating and magma from the mantle pushing through. 4. The Himalayan Mountains were created when the Indian Plate pushed into the Eurasian plate. Since the Indian Plate is still pushing slowly northward, these mountains continue to rise.

Flower Power (Life Science - Biology/Plants)
Suggestion: Need real flowers to complete this worksheet.

Hello, Is Anybody Out There? (Space Science)



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