MS.PS.1: Matter and Its Interactions
MS.PS.1.1: Develop models to describe the atomic composition of simple molecules and extended structures.
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.
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.
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.
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.
MS.LS.1.5: Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for how environmental and genetic factors influence the growth of organisms.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
MS.ESS.1.2: Develop and use a model to describe the role of gravity in the motions within galaxies and the solar system.
MS.ESS.1.3: Analyze and interpret data to determine scale properties of objects in the solar system.
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.
Correlation last revised: 4/4/2018