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Sun and Other Stars;MENGSSFifth Grade5-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;MENGSSFifth Grade5-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; Interactions of Earth’s Spheres;MENGSSFifth Grade5-ESS2-1Develop a model using an example to describe ways the geosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and/or atmosphere interact.2
Water Quality & Distribution;MENGSSFifth Grade5-ESS2-2Describe and graph the amounts of salt 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;MENGSSFifth Grade5-ESS3-1Obtain and combine information about ways individual communities use science ideas to protect the Earth’s resources and environment.2
How Do We Use Food;MENGSSFifth Grade5-LS1-1Support an argument that plants get the materials they need for growth chiefly from air and water.2
Food Webs;MENGSSFifth Grade5-LS2-1Develop a model to describe the movement of matter among plants, animals, decomposers, and the environment.2
Particle Nature of Matter;MENGSSFifth Grade5-PS1-1Develop a model to describe that matter is made of particles too small to be seen.2
Conservation of Matter;MENGSSFifth Grade5-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;MENGSSFifth Grade5-PS1-3Make observations and measurements to identify materials based on their properties.2
Properties of Matter; Chemical vs. Physical Changes;MENGSSFifth Grade5-PS1-4Conduct an investigation to determine whether the mixing of two or more substances results in new substances.2
Balanced & Unbalanced Forces;MENGSSFifth Grade5-PS2-1Support an argument that the gravitational force exerted by Earth on objects is directed down.2
How Do We Use Food; Food Webs;MENGSSFifth Grade5-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
Patterns in the Sky;MENGSSFirst Grade1-ESS1-1Use observations of the sun, moon, and stars to describe patterns that can be predicted.1
Four Seasons and Day Length;MENGSSFirst Grade1-ESS1-2Make observations at different times of year to relate the amount of daylight to the time of year.1
Inspired by Nature (Biomimicry);MENGSSFirst Grade1-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;MENGSSFirst Grade1-LS1-2Read texts and use media to determine patterns in behavior of parents and offspring that help offspring survive.1
Introduction to Traits;MENGSSFirst Grade1-LS3-1Make observations to construct an evidence-based account that young plants and animals are like, but not exactly like, their parents.1
Introduction to Sound;MENGSSFirst Grade1-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;MENGSSFirst Grade1-PS4-2Make observations to construct an evidence-based account that objects can be seen only when illuminated.1
Introduction to Light;MENGSSFirst Grade1-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;MENGSSFirst Grade1-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
Earth's Landscapes;MENGSSFourth Grade4-ESS1-1Identify evidence from patterns in rock formations and fossils in rock layers to support an explanation for changes in a landscape over time.2
Weathering & Erosion; Interactions of Earth’s Spheres;MENGSSFourth Grade4-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;MENGSSFourth Grade4-ESS2-2Analyze and interpret data from maps to describe patterns of Earth's features.2
Renewable vs. Nonrenewable Resources;MENGSSFourth Grade4-ESS3-1Obtain and combine information to describe that energy and fuels are derived from natural resources and that their uses affect the environment.2
Extreme Weather Solutions; Natural Disasters;MENGSSFourth Grade4-ESS3-2Generate and compare multiple solutions to reduce the impacts of natural Earth processes on humans.2
Brain Processing of Senses; Human Body Systems; Structure of Living Things; Adaptations and the Environment;MENGSSFourth Grade4-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;MENGSSFourth Grade4-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
Collisions;MENGSSFourth Grade4-PS3-1Use evidence to construct an explanation relating the speed of an object to the energy of that object.2
Energy Transfer; Wave Properties;MENGSSFourth Grade4-PS3-2Make observations to provide evidence that energy can be transferred from place to place by sound, light, heat, and electric currents.2
Collisions;MENGSSFourth Grade4-PS3-3Ask questions and predict outcomes about the changes in energy that occur when objects collide.2
Renewable vs. Nonrenewable Resources; Energy Transfer;MENGSSFourth Grade4-PS3-4Apply scientific ideas to design, test, and refine a device that converts energy from one form to another.2
Wave Properties;MENGSSFourth Grade4-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;MENGSSFourth Grade4-PS4-2Develop a model to describe that light reflecting from objects and entering the eye allows objects to be seen.2
Information Transfer;MENGSSFourth Grade4-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?;MENGSSGrades 3-5 Engineering Design3-5-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?;MENGSSGrades 3-5 Engineering Design3-5-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?;MENGSSGrades 3-5 Engineering Design3-5-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
What is Engineering?;MENGSSGrades K-2 Engineering DesignK-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?;MENGSSGrades K-2 Engineering DesignK-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?;MENGSSGrades K-2 Engineering DesignK-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
Introduction to Weather;MENGSSKindergartenK-ESS2-1Use and share observations of local weather conditions to describe patterns over time.1
Living Things Change Their Environment;MENGSSKindergartenK-ESS2-2Construct an argument supported by evidence for how plants and animals (including humans) can change the environment to meet their needs.1
Habitats;MENGSSKindergartenK-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;MENGSSKindergartenK-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;MENGSSKindergartenK-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
Living vs. Non-Living Things; Plants Need Water And Light; Animals Need Food;MENGSSKindergartenK-LS1-1Use observations to describe patterns of what plants and animals (including humans) need to survive.1
Pushes and Pulls;MENGSSKindergartenK-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;MENGSSKindergartenK-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;MENGSSKindergartenK-PS3-1Make observations to determine the effect of sunlight on Earth's surface.1
Sunlight Warms the Earth;MENGSSKindergartenK-PS3-2Use tools and materials to design and build a structure that will reduce the warming effect of sunlight on an area.1
Timescale of Earth's Events;MENGSSSecond Grade2-ESS1-1Use information from several sources to provide evidence that Earth events can occur quickly or slowly.1
Changing the Shape of Land;MENGSSSecond Grade2-ESS2-1Compare multiple solutions designed to slow or prevent wind or water from changing the shape of the land.1
Maps of Landforms;MENGSSSecond Grade2-ESS2-2Develop a model to represent the shapes and kinds of land and bodies of water in an area.1
Oceans, Lakes and Rivers;MENGSSSecond Grade2-ESS2-3Obtain information to identify where water is found on Earth and that it can be solid or liquid.1
Plant Growth Conditions;MENGSSSecond Grade2-LS2-1Plan and conduct an investigation to determine if plants need sunlight and water to grow.1
Pollination and Seed Dispersal;MENGSSSecond Grade2-LS2-2Develop a simple model that mimics the function of an animal in dispersing seeds or pollinating plants.1
Biodiversity of Life on Earth;MENGSSSecond Grade2-LS4-1Make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats.1
Solids, Liquids and Gases; Classification of Materials; Material Properties and Purposes;MENGSSSecond Grade2-PS1-1Plan and conduct an investigation to describe and classify different kinds of materials by their observable properties.1
Material Properties and Purposes;MENGSSSecond Grade2-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?;MENGSSSecond Grade2-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;MENGSSSecond Grade2-PS1-4Construct an argument with evidence that some changes caused by heating or cooling can be reversed and some cannot.1
Weather vs. Climate;MENGSSThird Grade3-ESS2-1Represent data in tables and graphical displays to describe typical weather conditions expected during a particular season.2
Weather vs. Climate;MENGSSThird Grade3-ESS2-2Obtain and combine information to describe climates in different regions of the world.2
Extreme Weather Solutions;MENGSSThird Grade3-ESS3-1Make a claim about the merit of a design solution that reduces the impacts of a weather-related hazard.2
Animal & Plant Life Cycles;MENGSSThird Grade3-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;MENGSSThird Grade3-LS2-1Construct an argument that some animals form groups that help members survive.2
Variation of Traits;MENGSSThird Grade3-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;MENGSSThird Grade3-LS3-2Use evidence to support the explanation that traits can be influenced by the environment.2
Fossils & Extinction; Earth's Landscapes;MENGSSThird Grade3-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;MENGSSThird Grade3-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;MENGSSThird Grade3-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;MENGSSThird Grade3-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
Balanced & Unbalanced Forces;MENGSSThird Grade3-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;MENGSSThird Grade3-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 Electricty;MENGSSThird Grade3-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 Electricty;MENGSSThird Grade3-PS2-4Define a simple design problem that can be solved by applying scientific ideas about magnets.2

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