MS-PS2: Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions

MS-PS2-1: Students who demonstrate understanding can: Apply Newton’s Third Law to design a solution to a problem involving the motion of two colliding objects.

Crumple Zones

MS-PS2-2: Students who demonstrate understanding can: Plan an investigation to provide evidence that the change in an object’s motion depends on the sum of the forces on the object and the mass of the object.

Fan Cart Physics
Force and Fan Carts
Free-Fall Laboratory

MS-PS3: Energy

MS-PS3-1: Students who demonstrate understanding can: 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-PS3-3: Students who demonstrate understanding can: Apply scientific principles to design, construct, and test a device that either minimizes or maximizes thermal energy transfer.

Feel the Heat

MS-PS4: Waves and Their Applications in Technologies for Information Transfer

MS-PS4-1: Students who demonstrate understanding can: Use mathematical representations to describe a simple model for waves that includes how the amplitude of a wave is related to the energy in a wave.

Waves

MS-PS4-2: Students who demonstrate understanding can: Develop and use a model to describe that waves are reflected, absorbed, or transmitted through various materials.

Basic Prism
Color Absorption
Earthquakes 1 - Recording Station
Heat Absorption
Laser Reflection
Longitudinal Waves
Radiation
Refraction
Ripple Tank
Waves

MS-LS2: Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics

MS-LS2-5: Students who demonstrate understanding can: Evaluate competing design solutions for maintaining biodiversity and ecosystem services.

GMOs and the Environment

MS-LS4: Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity

MS-LS4-1: Students who demonstrate understanding can: Analyze and interpret data for patterns in the fossil record that document the existence, diversity, extinction, and change of life forms throughout the history of life on Earth under the assumption that natural laws operate today as in the past.

Human Evolution - Skull Analysis

MS-LS4-2: Students who demonstrate understanding can: Apply scientific ideas to construct an explanation for the anatomical similarities and differences among modern organisms and between modern and fossil organisms to infer evolutionary relationships.

Cladograms
Embryo Development
Human Evolution - Skull Analysis

MS-LS4-3: Students who demonstrate understanding can: Analyze displays of pictorial data to compare patterns of similarities in the embryological development across multiple species to identify relationships not evident in the fully formed anatomy.

Embryo Development

MS-LS4-4: Students who demonstrate understanding can: 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 - Metric

MS-LS4-5: Students who demonstrate understanding can: 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
Genetic Engineering

MS-LS4-6: Students who demonstrate understanding can: 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

MS-ESS2: Earth’s Systems

MS-ESS2-4: Students who demonstrate understanding can: 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-ESS2-5: Students who demonstrate understanding can: 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 - Metric
Hurricane Motion - Metric
Weather Maps - Metric

MS-ESS3: Earth and Human Activity

MS-ESS3-3: Students who demonstrate understanding can: Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment.

GMOs and the Environment

MS-ESS3-4: Students who demonstrate understanding can: Construct an argument supported by evidence for how increases in human population and per-capita consumption of natural resources impact Earth’s systems.

Carbon Cycle
Coral Reefs 2 - Biotic Factors

MS-ESS3-5: Students who demonstrate understanding can: Ask questions to clarify evidence of the factors that have caused the rise in global temperatures over the past century.

Carbon Cycle
Greenhouse Effect - Metric

MS-ETS1: Engineering Design

MS-ETS1-1: Students who demonstrate understanding can: Define the criteria and constraints of a design problem with sufficient precision to ensure a successful solution, taking into account relevant scientific principles and potential impacts on people and the natural environment that may limit possible solutions.

Crumple Zones
Feel the Heat
GMOs and the Environment
Genetic Engineering
Pendulum Clock
Trebuchet

MS-ETS1-2: Students who demonstrate understanding can: Evaluate competing design solutions using a systematic process to determine how well they meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.

Crumple Zones
Digestive System
Feel the Heat
GMOs and the Environment
Genetic Engineering
Pendulum Clock
Programmable Rover
Trebuchet

MS-ETS1-4: Students who demonstrate understanding can: Develop a model to generate data for iterative testing and modification of a proposed object, tool, or process such that an optimal design can be achieved.

Crumple Zones
Feel the Heat
Pendulum Clock
Trebuchet

Correlation last revised: 9/24/2019

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