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.

Melting Points
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
Magnetic Induction
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.3.3: Apply scientific principles to design, construct, and test a device that either minimizes or maximizes thermal energy transfer.

Feel the Heat

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.1.1: Conduct an investigation to provide evidence that living things are made of cells; either one cell or many different numbers and types of cells.

Cell Types
Embryo Development

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
Cell Types
Osmosis
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.

Cell Types
Circulatory System
Digestive System
Senses

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 - Metric

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

MS.LS.2.5: Evaluate competing design solutions for maintaining biodiversity and ecosystem services.

GMOs and the Environment

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.

Water Cycle

MS.ESS.3: Earth and Human Activity

MS.ESS.3.3: Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing human impact on the environment.

GMOs and the Environment

Correlation last revised: 9/24/2019

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