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.

Dehydration Synthesis

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
Weight and Mass

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.

Air Track
Energy Conversion in a System
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
Honeybee Hive

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

Fast Plants® 1 - Growth and Genetics
Growing Plants
Measuring Trees
Seed Germination
Temperature and Sex Determination - Metric

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.

Evolution: Mutation and Selection
Genetic Engineering
Human Karyotyping

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
Fast Plants® 1 - Growth and Genetics
Fast Plants® 2 - Mystery Parent
Mouse Genetics (One Trait)
Mouse Genetics (Two Traits)

MS.LS.4: Biological Unity and Diversity

MS.LS.4.3: 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.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
Natural Selection
Rainfall and Bird Beaks - Metric

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
GMOs and the Environment
Genetic Engineering

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

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
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.

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 - Metric
Hurricane Motion - Metric
Weather Maps - Metric

Correlation last revised: 9/16/2020

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