MS.PS: Physical Science

 Phases of the Moon

MS.PS.1: Matter and Its Interactions

MS.PS.1.1: Develop models to describe the atomic composition of simple molecules and extended structures.

 Covalent Bonds
 Dehydration Synthesis
 Ionic Bonds

MS.PS.1.2: Analyze and interpret data on the properties of substances before and after the substances interact to determine if a chemical reaction has occurred.

 Chemical Changes

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

MS.PS.2.4: Construct and present arguments using evidence to support the claim that gravitational interactions are attractive and depend on the masses of interacting objects.

 Gravitational Force
 Gravity Pitch

MS.PS.3: Energy

MS.PS.3.6: Construct, use, and present arguments to support the claim that when the kinetic energy of an object changes, energy is transferred to or from the object.

 2D Collisions
 Air Track
 Inclined Plane - Sliding Objects
 Sled Wars

MS.LS: Life Science

 Phases of the Moon

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

MS.LS.1.4: Use arguments based on empirical evidence and scientific reasoning to support an explanation for how characteristic animal behaviors and specialized plant structures affect the probability of successful reproduction of animals and plants respectively.

 Flower Pollination

MS.LS.1.5: Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for how environmental and genetic factors influence the growth of organisms.

 Effect of Temperature on Gender
 Growing Plants
 Inheritance
 Measuring Trees
 Seed Germination

MS.LS.1.8: Gather and synthesize information that sensory receptors respond to stimuli by sending messages to the brain for immediate behavior or storage as memories.

 Reaction Time 1 (Graphs and Statistics)

MS.LS.3: Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits

MS.LS.3.1: Develop and use a model to describe why structural changes to genes (mutations) located on chromosomes may affect proteins and may result in harmful, beneficial, or neutral effects to the structure and function of the organism.

 Building DNA
 Evolution: Mutation and Selection
 Human Karyotyping
 RNA and Protein Synthesis

MS.LS.3.2: Develop and use a model to describe why asexual reproduction results in offspring with identical genetic information and sexual reproduction results in offspring with genetic variation.

 Chicken Genetics
 Inheritance
 Mouse Genetics (One Trait)
 Mouse Genetics (Two Traits)

MS.LS.4: Biological Unity and Diversity

MS.LS.4.4: Construct an explanation based on evidence that describes how genetic variations of traits in a population increase some individuals? probability of surviving and reproducing in a specific environment.

 Evolution: Mutation and Selection
 Evolution: Natural and Artificial Selection
 Microevolution
 Natural Selection
 Rainfall and Bird Beaks

MS.LS.4.5: Gather and synthesize information about the technologies that have changed the way humans influence the inheritance of desired traits in organisms.

 Evolution: Natural and Artificial Selection

MS.LS.4.6: Use mathematical representations to support explanations of how natural selection may lead to increases and decreases of specific traits in populations over time.

 Evolution: Mutation and Selection
 Evolution: Natural and Artificial Selection
 Microevolution
 Natural Selection

MS.ESS: Earth and Space Science

 Phases of the Moon

MS.ESS.1: Earth?s Place in the Universe

MS.ESS.1.1: Develop and use a model of the Earth-sun-moon system to describe the cyclic patterns of lunar phases, eclipses of the sun and moon, and seasons.

 2D Eclipse
 3D Eclipse
 Eclipse
 Moonrise, Moonset, and Phases
 Phases of the Moon
 Seasons Around the World
 Seasons in 3D
 Seasons: Earth, Moon, and Sun
 Seasons: Why do we have them?
 Summer and Winter

MS.ESS.1.2: Develop and use a model to describe the role of gravity in the motions within galaxies and the solar system.

 Comparing Earth and Venus
 Gravity Pitch
 Solar System
 Solar System Explorer

MS.ESS.1.3: Analyze and interpret data to determine scale properties of objects in the solar system.

 Solar System
 Solar System Explorer
 Weight and Mass

MS.ESS.2: Earth?s Systems

MS.ESS.2.5: Collect data to provide evidence for how the motions and complex interactions of air masses results in changes in weather conditions.

 Coastal Winds and Clouds
 Relative Humidity
 Weather Maps

Correlation last revised: 1/19/2017

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