MS.PS: Physical Science

MS.PS.1: Matter and Its Interactions

MS.PS.1.4: Develop a model that predicts and describes changes in particle motion, temperature, and state of a pure substance when thermal energy is added or removed.

 Phase Changes
 Phases of Water
 Temperature and Particle Motion

MS.PS.2: Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions

MS.PS.2.3: Ask questions about data to determine the factors that affect the strength of electric and magnetic forces.

 Charge Launcher
 Coulomb Force (Static)
 Magnetic Induction
 Magnetism
 Pith Ball Lab

MS.PS.2.5: Conduct an investigation and evaluate the experimental design to provide evidence that fields exist between objects exerting forces on each other even though the objects are not in contact.

 Charge Launcher
 Coulomb Force (Static)
 Magnetic Induction
 Magnetism
 Pith Ball Lab

MS.PS.3: Energy

MS.PS.3.1: Construct and interpret graphical displays of data to describe the relationships of kinetic energy to the mass of an object and to the speed of an object.

 Air Track
 Energy of a Pendulum
 Inclined Plane - Sliding Objects
 Roller Coaster Physics
 Sled Wars
 Trebuchet

MS.PS.3.2: Develop a model to describe that when the arrangement of objects interacting at a distance changes, different amounts of potential energy are stored in the system.

 Energy Conversion in a System
 Energy of a Pendulum
 Inclined Plane - Sliding Objects
 Potential Energy on Shelves
 Roller Coaster Physics
 Trebuchet

MS.PS.3.4: Plan an investigation to determine the relationships among the energy transferred, the type of matter, the mass, and the change in the average kinetic energy of the particles as measured by the temperature of the sample.

 Calorimetry Lab
 Energy Conversion in a System
 Heat Transfer by Conduction
 Phase Changes

MS.LS: Life Science

MS.LS.1: From Molecules to Organisms: Structure and Processes

MS.LS.1.2: Develop and use a model to describe the function of a cell as a whole and ways parts of cells contribute to the function.

 Cell Energy Cycle
 Cell Structure
 Osmosis
 Paramecium Homeostasis
 RNA and Protein Synthesis

MS.LS.1.3: Use argument supported by evidence for how the body is a system of interacting subsystems composed of groups of cells.

 Circulatory System
 Digestive System

MS.LS.1.6: Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for the role of photosynthesis in the cycling of matter and flow of energy into and out of organisms.

 Cell Energy Cycle
 Food Chain
 Photosynthesis Lab
 Plants and Snails
 Pond Ecosystem

MS.LS.2: Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics

MS.LS.2.1: Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence for the effects of resource availability on organisms and populations of organisms in an ecosystem.

 Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors
 Coral Reefs 2 - Biotic Factors
 Food Chain
 Forest Ecosystem
 Pond Ecosystem
 Prairie Ecosystem
 Rabbit Population by Season
 Rainfall and Bird Beaks

MS.LS.2.2: Construct an explanation that predicts patterns of interactions among organisms across multiple ecosystems.

 Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors
 Coral Reefs 2 - Biotic Factors
 Food Chain
 Forest Ecosystem
 Pond Ecosystem
 Prairie Ecosystem

MS.LS.2.3: Develop a model to describe the cycling of matter and flow of energy among living and nonliving parts of an ecosystem.

 Carbon Cycle
 Food Chain
 Forest Ecosystem

MS.LS.2.4: Construct an argument supported by empirical evidence that changes to physical or biological components of an ecosystem affect populations.

 Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors
 Coral Reefs 2 - Biotic Factors
 Food Chain
 Forest Ecosystem
 Pond Ecosystem
 Prairie Ecosystem
 Rabbit Population by Season
 Rainfall and Bird Beaks

MS.ESS: Earth and Space Science

MS.ESS.2: Earth?s Systems

MS.ESS.2.4: Develop a model to describe the cycling of water through Earth?s systems driven by energy from the sun and the force of gravity.

 Energy Conversions
 Water Cycle

Correlation last revised: 1/19/2017

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