Georgia Standards Of Excellence – Middle School

Standards for Middle School

The standards listed may be touched upon as part of a discussion, activity, or description of an artifact. In addition to the GSE listed below, the museum is a great place to spark ideas!

Language Arts

Visiting students can use the STEAM Timeline to start biographic research.  They can use the exhibits for information and inspiration to write about their experiences here or aspirations that are fueled here.

Mathematics

There are many real life examples of exponents, ciphers, number systems (Base 2, Base 10, or Base 16), and measurements of extreme speed or distance to answer that age old question “When am I going to use this?”

Science

Supercomputing aids the imaging, calculation, and simulation building to help show and understand biological, chemical, meteorological, astronomical, physical, and engineering processes.

Social Studies

Where would we be?  Look at the impact of the Space Race on US society and relations with Russia.  What is in your house today that was originally invented to be used by astronauts?  How did we work before the internet?

Visual Arts

Don’t forget the A in STEAM!  Art and design abound within the exhibits – product design, pop art, portraits, graphic design.  Students can use artifacts such as the BYTE magazine hand drawn covers, infographics on computer speeds, or the animated Apollo video to reflect on topics such as graphic design, portraiture, videography, animation, and marketing.

6th Grade- Mathematics

MGSE6.NS.6c – Find and position integers and other rational numbers on a horizontal or vertical number line diagram; find and position pairs of integers and other rational numbers on a coordinate plane.

MGSE6.EE.1 – Write and evaluate numerical expressions involving whole-number exponents.

MGSE6.G.1 – Find the area of right triangles, other triangles, quadrilaterals, and polygons by composing into rectangles or decomposing into triangles and other shapes; apply these techniques in the context of solving real-world and mathematical problems.

6th Grade – Language Arts

ELAGSE6RI3 – Analyze in detail how a key individual, event, or idea is introduced, illustrated, and elaborated in a text (e.g., through examples or anecdotes).

ELAGSE6RI4 – Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings.

ELAGSE6RI7 – Integrate information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words to develop a coherent understanding of a topic or issue.

6th Grade – Social Studies

L6-8RHSS7; – Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts.

L6-8RHSS8: – Distinguish among fact, opinion, and reasoned judgment in a text.

6th Grade – Computer Science

CSS.DC.6-8.3 – Explore computer science and computing-related careers.

CSS.DC.6-8.7 – Explore the relationship between computer hardware and software.

CSS.DC.6-8.8 – Investigate and identify the basic components of computers and networks.

CSS.IDC.6-8.18 – Recognize that there may be multiple approaches to solving a problem. 

CSS.IDC.6-8.19 – Approach problem solving iteratively, using a cyclical process.

CSS.CT.6-8.40 – Describe how humans and machines interact to accomplish tasks that cannot be accomplished by either alone.

CSS.CC.6-8.44 – Demonstrate correct keyboarding techniques while increasing speed and maintaining accuracy.

CSS.GC.6-8.46 – Recognize that equitable access to computing benefits society as a whole. 

CSS.GC.6-8.47 – Consider others’ perspectives as well as one’s own perspective when developing computational solutions. 

CSS.GC.6-8.48 – Consider the needs of a variety of end users regarding accessibility and usability.

7th Grade – Mathematics

MGSE7.G.1 – Solve problems involving scale drawings of geometric figures, including computing actual lengths and areas from a scale drawing and reproducing a scale drawing at a different scale.

7th Grade – Language Arts

ELAGSE7RI1 – Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. 

ELAGSE7RI7 – Compare and contrast a text to an audio, video, or multimedia version of the text, analyzing each medium’s portrayal of the subject (e.g., how the delivery of a speech affects the impact of the words).

7th Grade – Social Studies

L6-8RHSS7: – Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts.

L6-8RHSS8: – Distinguish among fact, opinion, and reasoned judgment in a text.

7th Grade – Computer Science

CSS.DC.6-8.3 – Explore computer science and computing-related careers.

CSS.DC.6-8.7 – Explore the relationship between computer hardware and software.

CSS.DC.6-8.8 – Investigate and identify the basic components of computers and networks.

CSS.IDC.6-8.18- Recognize that there may be multiple approaches to solving a problem. 

CSS.IDC.6-8.19 – Approach problem solving iteratively, using a cyclical process.

CSS.CT.6-8.40 – Describe how humans and machines interact to accomplish tasks that cannot be accomplished by either alone.

CSS.CC.6-8.44 – Demonstrate correct keyboarding techniques while increasing speed and maintaining accuracy.

CSS.GC.6-8.46 – Recognize that equitable access to computing benefits society as a whole. 

CSS.GC.6-8.47 – Consider others’ perspectives as well as one’s own perspective when developing computational solutions. 

CSS.GC.6-8.48 – Consider the needs of a variety of end users regarding accessibility and usability.

8th Grade- Mathematics

MGSE8.EE.3 – Use numbers expressed in scientific notation to estimate very large or very small quantities, and to express how many times as much one is than the other. For example, estimate the population of the United States as 3 × 108 and the population of the world as 7 × 109 , and determine that the world population is more than 20 times larger. 

MGSE8.F.1 – Understand that a function is a rule that assigns to each input exactly one output. The graph of a function is the set of ordered pairs consisting of an input and the corresponding output.

8th Grade- Language Arts

ELAGSE8RI4 – Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.

ELAGSE8RI7 – Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of using different mediums (e.g., print or digital text, video, multimedia) to present a particular topic or idea.

8th Grade – Science

S8P5. – Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about gravity, electricity, and magnetism as major forces acting in nature.

  1. Construct an argument using evidence to support the claim that fields (i.e., magnetic fields, gravitational fields, and electric fields) exist between objects exerting forces on each other even when the objects are not in contact. 
  2. Plan and carry out investigations to demonstrate the distribution of charge in conductors and insulators. (Clarification statement: Include conduction, induction, and friction.) 
  3. Plan and carry out investigations to identify the factors (e.g., distance between objects, magnetic force produced by an electromagnet with varying number of wire turns, varying number or size of dry cells, and varying size of iron core) that affect the strength of electric and magnetic forces. (Clarification statement: Including, but not limited to, generators or motors.)

8th Grade- Social Studies

SS8H10 – Evaluate key post-World War II developments in Georgia.

SS8H12 – Explain the importance of developments in Georgia since the late 20th century

L6-8RHSS7: – Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts.

L6-8RHSS8: – Distinguish among fact, opinion, and reasoned judgment in a text.

8th Grade – Computer Science

CSS.DC.6-8.3 – Explore computer science and computing-related careers.

CSS.DC.6-8.7 – Explore the relationship between computer hardware and software.

CSS.DC.6-8.8 – Investigate and identify the basic components of computers and networks.

CSS.IDC.6-8.18- Recognize that there may be multiple approaches to solving a problem. 

CSS.IDC.6-8.19 – Approach problem solving iteratively, using a cyclical process.

CSS.CT.6-8.40 – Describe how humans and machines interact to accomplish tasks that cannot be accomplished by either alone.

CSS.CC.6-8.44 – Demonstrate correct keyboarding techniques while increasing speed and maintaining accuracy.

CSS.GC.6-8.46 – Recognize that equitable access to computing benefits society as a whole. 

CSS.GC.6-8.47 – Consider others’ perspectives as well as one’s own perspective when developing computational solutions. 

CSS.GC.6-8.48 – Consider the needs of a variety of end users regarding accessibility and usability.

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