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Plants Need Water And Light; Animals Need Food; CANGSSKindergartenK-LS1-1Use observations to describe patterns of what plants and animals (including humans) need to survive.1
Introduction to Weather; CANGSSKindergartenK-ESS2-1Use and share observations of local weather conditions to describe patterns over time.1
Living Things Change Their Environment; CANGSSKindergartenK-ESS2-2Construct an argument supported by evidence for how plants and animals (including humans) can change the environment to meet their needs.1
Habitats; CANGSSKindergartenK-ESS3-1Use a model to represent the relationship between the needs of different plants or animals (including humans) and the places they live.1
Introduction to Weather; CANGSSKindergartenK-ESS3-2Ask questions to obtain information about the purpose of weather forecasting to prepare for, and respond to, severe weather.1
Reducing Our Impact on Earth; Natural Resources; CANGSSKindergartenK-ESS3-3Communicate solutions that will reduce the impact of humans on the land, water, air, and/or other living things in the local environment.1
Pushes and Pulls; CANGSSKindergartenK-PS2-1Plan and conduct an investigation to compare the effects of different strengths or different directions of pushes and pulls on the motion of an object.1
Pushes and Pulls; CANGSSKindergartenK-PS2-2Analyze data to determine if a design solution works as intended to change the speed or direction of an object with a push or a pull.1
Sunlight Warms the Earth; CANGSSKindergartenK-PS3-1Make observations to determine the effect of sunlight on Earth’s surface.1
Sunlight Warms the Earth; CANGSSKindergartenK-PS3-2Use tools and materials to design and build a structure that will reduce the warming effect of sunlight on an area.1
Sunlight Warms the Earth; What is Engineering?; CANGSSKindergartenK-2-ETS1-1Ask questions, make observations, and gather information about a situation people want to change to define a simple problem that can be solved through the development of a new or improved object or tool.1
What is Engineering?; CANGSSKindergartenK-2-ETS1-2Develop a simple sketch, drawing, or physical model to illustrate how the shape of an object helps it function as needed to solve a given problem.1
Sunlight Warms the Earth; What is Engineering?; CANGSSKindergartenK-2-ETS1-3Analyze data from tests of two objects designed to solve the same problem to compare the strengths and weaknesses of how each performs.1
Inspired by Nature (Biomimicry); CANGSSGrade 11-LS1-1Use materials to design a solution to a human problem by mimicking how plants and/or animals use their external parts to help them survive, grow, and meet their needs.1
Animals Help Their Babies Survive; CANGSSGrade 11-LS1-2Read texts and use media to determine patterns in behavior of parents and offspring that help offspring survive.1
Introduction to Traits; CANGSSGrade 11-LS3-1Make observations to construct an evidence-based account that young plants and animals are like, but not exactly like, their parents.1
Patterns in the Sky; CANGSSGrade 11-ESS1-1Use observations of the sun, moon, and stars to describe patterns that can be predicted.1
Four Seasons and Day Length; CANGSSGrade 11-ESS1-2Make observations at different times of year to relate the amount of daylight to the time of year.1
Introduction to Sound; CANGSSGrade 11-PS4-1Plan and conduct investigations to provide evidence that vibrating materials can make sound and that sound can make materials vibrate.1
Introduction to Light; CANGSSGrade 11-PS4-2Make observations to construct an evidence-based account that objects in darkness can be seen only when illuminated.1
Introduction to Light; CANGSSGrade 11-PS4-3Plan and conduct an investigation to determine the effect of placing objects made with different materials in the path of a beam of light.1
Communication Over Distances; CANGSSGrade 11-PS4-4Use tools and materials to design and build a device that uses light or sound to solve the problem of communicating over a distance.1
What is Engineering?; CANGSSGrade 1K-2-ETS1-1Ask questions, make observations, and gather information about a situation people want to change to define a simple problem that can be solved through the development of a new or improved object or tool.1
What is Engineering?; CANGSSGrade 1K-2-ETS1-2Develop a simple sketch, drawing, or physical model to illustrate how the shape of an object helps it function as needed to solve a given problem.1
What is Engineering?; CANGSSGrade 1K-2-ETS1-3Analyze data from tests of two objects designed to solve the same problem to compare the strengths and weaknesses of how each performs.1
Plant Growth Conditions; CANGSSGrade 22-LS2-1Plan and conduct an investigation to determine if plants need sunlight and water to grow.1
Pollination and Seed Dispersal; CANGSSGrade 22-LS2-2Develop a simple model that mimics the function of an animal in dispersing seeds or pollinating plants.1
Biodiversity of Life on Earth; CANGSSGrade 22-LS4-1Make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats.1
Timescale of Earth's Events; CANGSSGrade 22-ESS1-1Use information from several sources to provide evidence that Earth events can occur quickly or slowly.1
Changing the Shape of Land; CANGSSGrade 22-ESS2-1Compare multiple solutions designed to slow or prevent wind or water from changing the shape of the land.1
Maps of Landforms; CANGSSGrade 22-ESS2-2Develop a model to represent the shapes and kinds of land and bodies of water in an area.1
Oceans, Lakes and Rivers; CANGSSGrade 22-ESS2-3Obtain information to identify where water is found on Earth and that it can be solid or liquid.1
Solids, Liquids and Gases; Classification of Materials; Material Properties and Purposes; CANGSSGrade 22-PS1-1Plan and conduct an investigation to describe and classify different kinds of materials by their observable properties.1
Material Properties and Purposes; CANGSSGrade 22-PS1-2Analyze data obtained from testing different materials to determine which materials have the properties that are best suited for an intended purpose.1
What is Engineering?; CANGSSGrade 22-PS1-3Make observations to construct an evidence-based account of how an object made of a small set of pieces can be disassembled and made into a new object.1
Heating and Cooling; CANGSSGrade 22-PS1-4Construct an argument with evidence that some changes caused by heating or cooling can be reversed and some cannot.1
What is Engineering?; CANGSSGrade 2K-2-ETS1-1Ask questions, make observations, and gather information about a situation people want to change to define a simple problem that can be solved through the development of a new or improved object or tool.1
What is Engineering?; CANGSSGrade 2K-2-ETS1-2Develop a simple sketch, drawing, or physical model to illustrate how the shape of an object helps it function as needed to solve a given problem.1
What is Engineering?; CANGSSGrade 2K-2-ETS1-3Analyze data from tests of two objects designed to solve the same problem to compare the strengths and weaknesses of how each performs.1
Animal & Plant Life Cycles; CANGSSGrade 33-LS1-1Develop models to describe that organisms have unique and diverse life cycles but all have in common birth, growth, reproduction, and death.2
Animal Group Behavior; CANGSSGrade 33-LS2-1Construct an argument that some animals form groups that help members survive.2
Variation of Traits; CANGSSGrade 33-LS3-1Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence that plants and animals have traits inherited from parents and that variation of these traits exists in a group of similar organisms.2
Variation of Traits; CANGSSGrade 33-LS3-2Use evidence to support the explanation that traits can be influenced by the environment.2
Fossils & Extinction; Earth's Landscapes; CANGSSGrade 33-LS4-1Analyze and interpret data from fossils to provide evidence of the organisms and the environments in which they lived long ago.2
Variation of Traits; CANGSSGrade 33-LS4-2Use evidence to construct an explanation for how the variations in characteristics among individuals of the same species may provide advantages in surviving, finding mates, and reproducing.2
Ecosystems; Adaptations and the Environment; CANGSSGrade 33-LS4-3Construct an argument with evidence that in a particular habitat some organisms can survive well, some survive less well, and some cannot survive at all.2
Ecosystems; CANGSSGrade 33-LS4-4Make a claim about the merit of a solution to a problem caused when the environment changes and the types of plants and animals that live there may change.2
Weather vs. Climate; CANGSSGrade 33-ESS2-1Represent data in tables and graphical displays to describe typical weather conditions expected during a particular season.2
Weather vs. Climate; CANGSSGrade 33-ESS2-2Obtain and combine information to describe climates in different regions of the world.2
Extreme Weather Solutions; CANGSSGrade 33-ESS3-1Make a claim about the merit of a design solution that reduces the impacts of a weather-related hazard.2
Balanced & Unbalanced Forces; CANGSSGrade 33-PS2-1Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence of the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces on the motion of an object.2
Patterns of Motion & Friction; CANGSSGrade 33-PS2-2Make observations and/or measurements of an object’s motion to provide evidence that a pattern can be used to predict future motion.2
Magnets & Static Electricity; CANGSSGrade 33-PS2-3Ask questions to determine cause and effect relationships of electric or magnetic interactions between two objects not in contact with each other.2
Magnets & Static Electricity; CANGSSGrade 33-PS2-4Define a simple design problem that can be solved by applying scientific ideas about magnets.2
Renewable vs. Nonrenewable Resources; Extreme Weather Solutions; Natural Disasters; What Is Science? (3-5 Version); CANGSSGrade 33-5-ETS1-1Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.2
Renewable vs. Nonrenewable Resources; Extreme Weather Solutions; Natural Disasters; What Is Science? (3-5 Version); CANGSSGrade 33-5-ETS1-2Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.2
Renewable vs. Nonrenewable Resources; Extreme Weather Solutions; Natural Disasters; What Is Science? (3-5 Version); CANGSSGrade 33-5-ETS1-3Plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify aspects of a model or prototype that can be improved.2
Brain Processing of Senses; Human Body Systems; Structure of Living Things; Adaptations and the Environment; CANGSSGrade 44-LS1-1Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction.2
Brain Processing of Senses; CANGSSGrade 44-LS1-2Use a model to describe that animals receive different types of information through their senses, process the information in their brain, and respond to the information in different ways.2
Earth's Landscapes; CANGSSGrade 44-ESS1-1Identify evidence from patterns in rock formations and fossils in rock formations and fossils in rock layers for changes in a landscape over time to support an explanation for changes in a landscape over time.2
Weathering & Erosion; Interactions of Earth’s Spheres; CANGSSGrade 44-ESS2-1Make observations and/or measurements to provide evidence of the effects of weathering or the rate of erosion by water, ice, wind, or vegetation.2
Natural Disasters; CANGSSGrade 44-ESS2-2Analyze and interpret data from maps to describe patterns of Earth’s features.2
Renewable vs. Nonrenewable Resources; CANGSSGrade 44-ESS3-1Obtain and combine information to describe that energy and fuels are derived from natural resources and their uses affect the environment.2
Extreme Weather Solutions; Natural Disasters; CANGSSGrade 44-ESS3-2Generate and compare multiple solutions to reduce the impacts of natural Earth processes on humans.2
Collisions; CANGSSGrade 44-PS3-1Use evidence to construct an explanation relating the speed of an object to the energy of that object.2
Energy Transfer; Wave Properties; CANGSSGrade 44-PS3-2Make observations to provide evidence that energy can be transferred from place to place by sound, light, heat, and electric currents.2
Collisions; CANGSSGrade 44-PS3-3Ask questions and predict outcomes about the changes in energy that occur when objects collide.2
Renewable vs. Nonrenewable Resources; Energy Transfer; CANGSSGrade 44-PS3-4Apply scientific ideas to design, test, and refine a device that converts energy from one form to another.2
Wave Properties; CANGSSGrade 44-PS4-1Develop a model of waves to describe patterns in terms of amplitude and wavelength and that waves can cause objects to move.2
Light Reflection & Vision; CANGSSGrade 44-PS4-2Develop a model to describe that light reflecting from objects and entering the eye allows objects to be seen.2
Information Transfer; CANGSSGrade 44-PS4-3Generate and compare multiple solutions that use patterns to transfer information.2
Renewable vs. Nonrenewable Resources; Extreme Weather Solutions; Natural Disasters; What Is Science? (3-5 Version); CANGSSGrade 43-5-ETS1-1Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.2
Renewable vs. Nonrenewable Resources; Extreme Weather Solutions; Natural Disasters; What Is Science? (3-5 Version); CANGSSGrade 43-5-ETS1-2Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.2
Renewable vs. Nonrenewable Resources; Extreme Weather Solutions; Natural Disasters; What Is Science? (3-5 Version); CANGSSGrade 43-5-ETS1-3Plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify aspects of a model or prototype that can be improved.2
How Do We Use Food; CANGSSGrade 55-LS1-1Support an argument that plants get the materials they need for growth chiefly from air and water.2
Food Webs; CANGSSGrade 55-LS2-1Develop a model to describe the movement of matter among plants, animals, decomposers, and the environment.2
Sun and Other Stars; CANGSSGrade 55-ESS1-1Support an argument that differences in the apparent brightness of the sun compared to other stars is due to their relative distances from Earth.2
Earth’s Orbit and Rotation; CANGSSGrade 55-ESS1-2Represent data in graphical displays to reveal patterns of daily changes in length and direction of shadows, day and night, and the seasonal appearance of some stars in the night sky.2
Water Cycle (3-5 Version); Interactions of Earth’s Spheres; CANGSSGrade 55-ESS2-1Develop a model using an example to describe ways the geosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and/or atmosphere interact.2
Water Quality & Distribution; CANGSSGrade 55-ESS2-2Describe and graph the amounts and percentages of water and fresh water in various reservoirs to provide evidence about the distribution of water on Earth.2
Water Quality & Distribution; Interactions of Earth’s Spheres; CANGSSGrade 55-ESS3-1Obtain and combine information about ways individual communities use science ideas to protect the Earth’s resources and environment.2
Particle Nature of Matter; CANGSSGrade 55-PS1-1Develop a model to describe that matter is made of particles too small to be seen.2
Conservation of Matter; CANGSSGrade 55-PS1-2Measure and graph quantities to provide evidence that regardless of the type of change that occurs when heating, cooling, or mixing substances, the total weight of matter is conserved.2
Properties of Matter; CANGSSGrade 55-PS1-3Make observations and measurements to identify materials based on their properties.2
Properties of Matter; Chemical vs. Physical Changes; CANGSSGrade 55-PS1-4Conduct an investigation to determine whether the mixing of two or more substances results in new substances.2
Balanced & Unbalanced Forces; CANGSSGrade 55-PS2-1Support an argument that the gravitational force exerted by Earth on objects is directed down.2
How Do We Use Food; Food Webs; CANGSSGrade 55-PS3-1Use models to describe that energy in animals’ food (used for body repair, growth, motion, and to maintain body warmth) was once energy from the sun.2
Renewable vs. Nonrenewable Resources; Extreme Weather Solutions; Natural Disasters; What Is Science? (3-5 Version); CANGSSGrade 53-5-ETS1-1Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.2
Renewable vs. Nonrenewable Resources; Extreme Weather Solutions; Natural Disasters; What Is Science? (3-5 Version); CANGSSGrade 53-5-ETS1-2Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.2
Renewable vs. Nonrenewable Resources; Extreme Weather Solutions; Natural Disasters; What Is Science? (3-5 Version); CANGSSGrade 53-5-ETS1-3Plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify aspects of a model or prototype that can be improved.2
Air Masses & Weather FrontsCANGSSGrade 6MS-ESS2-5Collect data to provide evidence for how the motions and complex interactions of air masses results in changes in weather conditions.3
Atoms & MoleculesCANGSSGrade 7MS-PS1-1Develop models to describe the atomic composition of simple molecules and extended structures.3
BiotechnologyCANGSSGrade 8MS-LS4-5Gather and synthesize information about the technologies that have changed the way humans influence the inheritance of desired traits in organisms.3
Chemical ReactionsCANGSSGrade 7MS-PS1-2Analyze and interpret data on the properties of substances before and after the substances interact to determine if a chemical reaction has occurred.3
Chemical ReactionsCANGSSGrade 7MS-PS1-5Develop and use a model to describe how the total number of atoms does not change in a chemical reaction and thus mass is conserved.3
Climate Zones & Ocean CurrentsCANGSSGrade 6MS-ESS2-6Develop 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.3
Comparative AnatomyCANGSSGrade 8MS-LS4-2Apply 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.3
Comparative AnatomyCANGSSGrade 8MS-LS4-3Analyze 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.3
Competition in EcosystemsCANGSSGrade 6MS-LS1-5Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for how environmental and genetic factors influence the growth of organisms.3
Competition in EcosystemsCANGSSGrade 7MS-LS2-1Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence for the effects of resource availability on organisms and populations of organisms in an ecosystem.3
Competition in EcosystemsCANGSSGrade 7MS-LS2-4Construct an argument supported by empirical evidence that changes to physical or biological components of an ecosystem affect populations.3
Digital vs. Analog SignalsCANGSSGrade 8MS-PS4-3Integrate qualitative scientific and technical information to support the claim that digitized signals are a more reliable way to encode and transmit information than analog signals.3
Electric & Magnetic FieldsCANGSSGrade 8MS-PS2-3Ask questions about data to determine the factors that affect the strength of electric and magnetic forces.3
Electric & Magnetic FieldsCANGSSGrade 8MS-PS2-5Conduct an investigation and evaluate the experimental design to provide evidence that fields exist between objects exerting forces on each other even though the objects are not in contact.3
Engineering Design ProcessCANGSSGrade 6MS-ETS1-1Define 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.3
Engineering Design ProcessCANGSSGrade 7MS-ETS1-1Define 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.3
Engineering Design ProcessCANGSSGrade 8MS-ETS1-1Define 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.3
Engineering Design ProcessCANGSSGrade 6MS-ETS1-2Evaluate competing design solutions using a systematic process to determine how well they meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.3
Engineering Design ProcessCANGSSGrade 7MS-ETS1-2Evaluate competing design solutions using a systematic process to determine how well they meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.3
Engineering Design ProcessCANGSSGrade 8MS-ETS1-2Evaluate competing design solutions using a systematic process to determine how well they meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.3
Engineering Design ProcessCANGSSGrade 6MS-ETS1-3Analyze 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.3
Engineering Design ProcessCANGSSGrade 7MS-ETS1-3Analyze 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.3
Engineering Design ProcessCANGSSGrade 8MS-ETS1-3Analyze 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.3
Engineering Design ProcessCANGSSGrade 6MS-ETS1-4Develop 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.3
Engineering Design ProcessCANGSSGrade 7MS-ETS1-4Develop 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.3
Engineering Design ProcessCANGSSGrade 8MS-ETS1-4Develop 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.3
Food Webs: Cycling of Matter & Flow of EnergyCANGSSGrade 7MS-LS1-7Develop 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.3
Food Webs: Cycling of Matter & Flow of EnergyCANGSSGrade 7MS-LS2-3Develop a model to describe the cycling of matter and flow of energy among living and nonliving parts of an ecosystem.3
Genes & MutationsCANGSSGrade 8MS-LS3-1Develop 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.3
Gravitational Forces Between ObjectsCANGSSGrade 8MS-PS2-4Construct and present arguments using evidence to support the claim that gravitational interactions are attractive and depend on the masses of interacting objects.3
Heat: Transfer of Thermal EnergyCANGSSGrade 6MS-PS3-3Apply scientific principles to design, construct, and test a device that either minimizes or maximizes thermal energy transfer.3
Heat: Transfer of Thermal EnergyCANGSSGrade 6MS-PS3-4Plan 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.3
Human Impacts on the EnvironmentCANGSSGrade 6MS-ESS3-3Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment.3
Human Impacts on the EnvironmentCANGSSGrade 8MS-ESS3-4Construct an argument supported by evidence for how increases in human population and per-capita consumption of natural resources impact Earth’s systems.3
Intro to Climate ChangeCANGSSGrade 6MS-ESS3-5Ask questions to clarify evidence of the factors that have caused the rise in global temperatures over the past century.3
Intro to Thermal EnergyCANGSSGrade 7MS-PS1-4Develop a model that predicts and describes changes in particle motion, temperature, and state of a pure substance when thermal energy is added or removed.3
Intro to Thermal EnergyCANGSSGrade 7MS-PS1-6Undertake a design project to construct, test, and modify a device that either releases or absorbs thermal energy by chemical processes.3
Maintaining BiodiversityCANGSSGrade 7MS-LS2-5Evaluate competing design solutions for maintaining biodiversity and ecosystem services.3
Multicellular OrganismsCANGSSGrade 6MS-LS1-3Use argument supported by evidence for how the body is a system of interacting subsystems composed of groups of cells.3
Multicellular OrganismsCANGSSGrade 6MS-LS1-8Gather and synthesize information that sensory receptors respond to stimuli by sending messages to the brain for immediate behavior or storage as memories.3
Natural Resource DistributionCANGSSGrade 7MS-ESS3-1Construct 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.3
Natural SelectionCANGSSGrade 8MS-LS4-4Construct 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.3
Natural SelectionCANGSSGrade 8MS-LS4-6Use mathematical representations to support explanations of how natural selection may lead to increases and decreases of specific traits in populations over time.3
Newton’s Laws of MotionCANGSSGrade 8MS-PS2-1Apply Newton’s Third Law to design a solution to a problem involving the motion of two colliding objects.3
Newton’s Laws of MotionCANGSSGrade 8MS-PS2-2Plan 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.3
Photosynthesis & RespirationCANGSSGrade 7MS-LS1-6Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for the role of photosynthesis in the cycling of matter and flow of energy into and out of organisms.3
Plant & Animal CellsCANGSSGrade 6MS-LS1-1Conduct an investigation to provide evidence that living things are made of cells, either one cell or many different numbers and types of cells.3
Plant & Animal CellsCANGSSGrade 6MS-LS1-2Develop and use a model to describe the function of a cell as a whole and ways parts of cells contribute to the function.3
Potential vs. Kinetic EnergyCANGSSGrade 8MS-PS3-1Construct 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.3
Potential vs. Kinetic EnergyCANGSSGrade 8MS-PS3-2Develop a model to describe that when the arrangement of objects interacting at a distance changes, different amounts of potential energy are stored in the system.3
Potential vs. Kinetic EnergyCANGSSGrade 6MS-PS3-5Construct, 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.3
Predicting Natural DisastersCANGSSGrade 7MS-ESS3-2Analyze and interpret data on natural hazards to forecast future catastrophic events and inform the development of technologies to mitigate their effects.3
Reproduction of Living ThingsCANGSSGrade 6MS-LS1-4Use 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.3
Reproduction of Living ThingsCANGSSGrade 6MS-LS3-2Develop 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.3
Rock Layers (Geologic Time)CANGSSGrade 8MS-ESS1-4Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence from rock strata for how the geologic time scale is used to organize Earth’s 4.6-billion-year-old history.3
Rocks & Minerals (Including Rock Cycle)CANGSSGrade 7MS-ESS2-1Develop a model to describe the cycling of Earth’s materials and the flow of energy that drives this process.3
Solar & Lunar EclipsesCANGSSGrade 8MS-ESS1-1Develop 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.3
Symbiosis (Interactions Between Organisms)CANGSSGrade 7MS-LS2-2Construct an explanation that predicts patterns of interactions among organisms across multiple ecosystems.3
Synthetic MaterialsCANGSSGrade 7MS-PS1-3Gather and make sense of information to describe that synthetic materials come from natural resources and impact society.3
Tectonic PlatesCANGSSGrade 7MS-ESS2-2Construct an explanation based on evidence for how geoscience processes have changed Earth’s surface at varying time and spatial scales.3
Tectonic PlatesCANGSSGrade 7MS-ESS2-3Analyze and interpret data on the distribution of fossils and rocks, continental shapes, and seafloor structures to provide evidence of the past plate motions.3
The Fossil RecordCANGSSGrade 8MS-LS4-1Analyze 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.3
The Solar SystemCANGSSGrade 8MS-ESS1-2Develop and use a model to describe the role of gravity in the motions within galaxies and the solar system.3
The Solar SystemCANGSSGrade 8MS-ESS1-3Analyze and interpret data to determine scale properties of objects in the solar system.3
Water Cycle (6-8 Version)CANGSSGrade 6MS-ESS2-4Develop a model to describe the cycling of water through Earth’s systems driven by energy from the sun and the force of gravity.3
Wave Reflection, Absorption & TransmittanceCANGSSGrade 8MS-PS4-1Use 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.3
Wave Reflection, Absorption & TransmittanceCANGSSGrade 8MS-PS4-2Develop and use a model to describe that waves are reflected, absorbed, or transmitted through various materials.3

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