8.MS-ESS: Earth and Space Sciences

8.MS-ESS1: Earth’s Place in the Universe

8.MS-ESS1-1b: Develop and use a model of the Earth-Sun system to explain the cyclical pattern of seasons, which includes the Earth’s tilt and differential intensity of sunlight on different areas of Earth across the year.

 Seasons: Why do we have them?

8.MS-ESS1-2: Explain the role of gravity in ocean tides, the orbital motions of planets, their moons, and asteroids in the solar system.


8.MS-ESS2: Earth’s Systems

8.MS-ESS2-5: Interpret basic weather data to identify patterns in air mass interactions and the relationship of those patterns to local weather.

 Weather Maps

8.MS-ESS2-6: Describe how interactions involving the ocean affect weather and climate on a regional scale, including the influence of the ocean temperature as mediated by energy input from the Sun and energy loss due to evaporation or redistribution via ocean currents.

 Coastal Winds and Clouds
 Pond Ecosystem

8.MS-LS: Life Science

8.MS-LS1: From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes

8.MS-LS1-5: Construct an argument based on evidence for how environmental and genetic factors influence the growth of organisms.

 Effect of Temperature on Gender
 Growing Plants
 Measuring Trees
 Seed Germination

8.MS-LS4: Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity

8.MS-LS4-4: Use a model to describe the process of natural selection, in which genetic variations of some traits in a population increase some individuals’ likelihood of surviving and reproducing in a changing environment. Provide evidence that natural selection occurs over many generations.

 Evolution: Natural and Artificial Selection

8.MS-PS: Physical Science

8.MS-PS1: Matter and Its Interactions

8.MS-PS1-2: Analyze and interpret data on the properties of substances before and after the substances interact to determine if a chemical reaction has occurred.

 Element Builder

8.MS-PS1-4: Develop a model that describes and predicts changes in particle motion, relative spatial arrangement, temperature, and state of a pure substance when thermal energy is added or removed.

 Phase Changes
 Phases of Water
 Temperature and Particle Motion

8.MS-PS1-5: Use a model to explain that atoms are rearranged during a chemical reaction to form new substances with new properties. Explain that the atoms present in the reactants are all present in the products and thus the total number of atoms is conserved.

 Chemical Changes
 Chemical Equations

8.MS-PS2: Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions

8.MS-PS2-1: Develop a model that demonstrates Newton’s third law involving the motion of two colliding objects.

 2D Collisions
 Air Track

8.MS-PS2-2: Provide evidence that the change in an object’s speed depends on the sum of the forces on the object (the net force) and the mass of the object.

 Fan Cart Physics
 Force and Fan Carts
 Free-Fall Laboratory
 Golf Range
 Gravity Pitch
 Shoot the Monkey

8.MS-ETS: Technology/Engineering

8.MS-ETS2: Materials, Tools, and Manufacturing

8.MS-ETS2-4(MA): Use informational text to illustrate that materials maintain their composition under various kinds of physical processing; however, some material properties may change if a process changes the particulate structure of a material.

 Density Experiment: Slice and Dice

Correlation last revised: 4/4/2018

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