MS.SFI: Structure, Function, and Information Processing

MS-LS1-2: 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
Paramecium Homeostasis

MS-LS1-3: Use argument supported by evidence for how the body is a system of interacting subsystems composed of groups of cells.

Circulatory System
Digestive System

MS-LS1-8: Gather and synthesize information that sensory receptors respond to stimuli by sending messages to the brain for immediate behavior or storage as memories.

Sight vs. Sound Reactions

MS.GDR: Growth, Development, and Reproduction of Organisms

MS-LS1-4: Use argument 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
Seed Germination

MS-LS1-5: Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for how environmental and genetic factors influence the growth of organisms.

Growing Plants
Measuring Trees
Seed Germination
Temperature and Sex Determination - Metric

MS-LS3-2: 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
Mouse Genetics (One Trait)
Mouse Genetics (Two Traits)

MS.ES: Earth’s Systems

MS-ESS2-4: Develop a model to describe the cycling of water through Earth’s systems driven by energy from the sun and the force of gravity.

Energy Conversions
Water Cycle

MS.WC: Weather and Climate

MS-ESS2-5: 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 - Metric
Hurricane Motion - Metric
Relative Humidity
Weather Maps - Metric

MS-ESS2-6: Develop and use a model to describe how unequal heating and rotation of the Earth cause patterns of atmospheric and oceanic circulation that determine regional climates.

Coastal Winds and Clouds - Metric
Hurricane Motion - Metric
Weather Maps - Metric

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

Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors
Coral Reefs 2 - Biotic Factors
Greenhouse Effect - Metric

MS.E: Energy

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

Greenhouse Effect - Metric
Temperature and Particle Motion

MS-PS3-4: 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-PS3-5: 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.HI: Human Impacts

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

Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors
Coral Reefs 2 - Biotic Factors
Energy Conversions
Greenhouse Effect - Metric
Household Energy Usage
Water Pollution

MS.ED: Engineering Design

MS-ETS1-3: Analyze data from tests to determine similarities and differences among several design solutions to identify the best characteristics of each that can be combined into a new solution to better meet the criteria for success.


MS-ETS1-4: 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.


Correlation last revised: 9/24/2019

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