MS.PS: Physical Science

Phases of the Moon

MS.PS.1: Matter and Its Interactions

MS.PS.1.5: Develop and use a model to describe how the total number of atoms does not change in a chemical reaction and thus mass is conserved.

Balancing Chemical Equations
Chemical Changes
Chemical Equations

MS.PS.1.6: Undertake a design project to construct, test, and modify a device that either releases or absorbs thermal energy by chemical processes.

Feel the Heat

MS.PS.2: Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions

MS.PS.2.1: Apply Newton?s Third Law to design a solution to a problem involving the motion of two colliding objects.

Crumple Zones

MS.PS.2.2: 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.

Crumple Zones
Fan Cart Physics
Force and Fan Carts
Free-Fall Laboratory

MS.PS.4: Waves and Their Applications in Technologies for Information Transfer

MS.PS.4.1: 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.


MS.PS.4.2: 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
Ripple Tank

MS.LS: Life Science

Phases of the Moon

MS.LS.1: From Molecules to Organisms: Structure and Processes

MS.LS.1.7: Develop a model to describe how food is rearranged through chemical reactions forming new molecules that support growth and/or release energy as this matter moves through an organism.

Cell Energy Cycle
Dehydration Synthesis
Digestive System

MS.LS.4: Biological Unity and Diversity

MS.LS.4.1: 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.LS.4.2: Apply scientific ideas to construct an explanation for the anatomical similarities and differences among modern organisms and between modern and fossil organisms to infer ancestral relationships.

Embryo Development
Human Evolution - Skull Analysis

MS.ESS: Earth and Space Science

Phases of the Moon

MS.ESS.2: Earth?s Systems

MS.ESS.2.1: Develop a model to describe the cycling of Earth?s materials and the flow of energy that drives this process.

Carbon Cycle
Cell Energy Cycle
Plate Tectonics
Rock Cycle

MS.ESS.2.2: Construct an explanation based on evidence for how geoscience processes have changed Earth?s surface at varying time and spatial scales.

Erosion Rates
Plate Tectonics
River Erosion
Rock Cycle

MS.ESS.2.3: Analyze and interpret data on the distribution of fossils and rocks, continental shapes, and seafloor structures to provide evidence of the past plate motions.

Building Pangaea
Plate Tectonics

MS.ESS.3: Earth and Human Activity

MS.ESS.3.1: Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for how the uneven distributions of Earth?s mineral, energy, and groundwater resources are the result of past and current geoscience processes.

Carbon Cycle

MS.ESS.3.2: Analyze and interpret data on natural hazards to forecast future catastrophic events and inform the development of technologies to mitigate their effects.

Hurricane Motion - Metric

MS.ESS.3.4: 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

Correlation last revised: 9/16/2020

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