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Pushes and Pulls;MTContent StandardsKindergartenPS.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;MTContent StandardsKindergartenPS.2Analyze data to determine whether 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;MTContent StandardsKindergartenPS.3Construct an explanation based on observations of the effect of sunlight on earth's surface.1
Sunlight Warms the Earth;MTContent StandardsKindergartenPS.4Use tools and materials to design and build a structure to reduce the warming effect of sunlight on an area.1
Plants Need Water And Light; Animals Need Food; Living vs. Non-Living ;MTContent StandardsKindergartenLS.1Use observations to describe patterns of what plants and animals, including humans, need to survive.1
Living Things Change Their Environment;MTContent StandardsKindergartenESS.1Construct an argument supported by evidence for how plants and animals, including humans, can change the environment to meet their needs.1
Habitats;MTContent StandardsKindergartenESS.2Use a model to represent the relationship between the needs of different plants or animals, including humans, and the places they live.1
Reducing Our Impact on Earth; Natural Resources;MTContent StandardsKindergartenESS.3Communicate ideas about the impact of humans on the land, water, air, or other living things in the local environment.1
Introduction to Weather;MTContent StandardsKindergartenESS.4Use and share observations of local weather conditions to describe patterns over time.1
Introduction to Weather;MTContent StandardsKindergartenESS.5Ask questions to obtain information about the purpose of weather forecasting to predict, prepare for, and respond to weather.1
Introduction to Sound;MTContent StandardsFirst GradePS.1Plan and conduct investigations to provide evidence that vibrating materials can make sound and that sound can cause materials to vibrate.1
Introduction to Light;MTContent StandardsFirst GradePS.2Make observations to construct an evidence-based explanation that objects can be seen only when illuminated.1
Introduction to Light;MTContent StandardsFirst GradePS.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;MTContent StandardsFirst GradePS.4Design a solution or build a device that facilitates communication over distance using light or sound.1
Inspired by Nature (Biomimicry);MTContent StandardsFirst GradeLS.1Use materials to design a solution to a human problem by mimicking plant and animal structures and functions that help them survive, grow, and meet their needs.1
Animals Help Their Babies Survive;MTContent StandardsFirst GradeLS.2Use information from print and other media to identify patterns in behavior of parents and offspring that help offspring survive.1
Introduction to Traits;MTContent StandardsFirst GradeLS.3Make an evidence-based explanation of how young plants and animals are like, but not exactly like, their parents.1
Patterns in the Sky;MTContent StandardsFirst GradeESS.1Use observations of the sun, moon, and stars to describe patterns that can be predicted.1
Four Seasons and Day Length;MTContent StandardsFirst GradeESS.2Make observations at different times of year to relate the amount of daylight to the time of year.1
Classification of Materials; Material Properties and Purposes;MTContent StandardsSecond GradePS.1Plan and conduct an investigation to describe and classify various materials by their observable properties.1
Material Properties and Purposes;MTContent StandardsSecond GradePS.2Conduct an investigation and analyze data to determine which materials have the properties best suited for an intended purpose.1
What is Engineering?;MTContent StandardsSecond GradePS.3Make observations to construct an evidence-based claim of how an object made of a small set of pieces can be disassembled and made into a new object.1
Heating and Cooling;MTContent StandardsSecond GradePS.4Construct an argument with evidence that some changes caused by heating or cooling can be reversed and some cannot.1
Plant Growth Conditions;MTContent StandardsSecond GradeLS.1Plan and conduct a cause and effect investigation to determine whether plants need sunlight and water to grow.1
Pollination and Seed Dispersal;MTContent StandardsSecond GradeLS.2Develop a simple model that mimics the structure and function of an animal in dispersing seeds or pollinating plants.1
Biodiversity of Life on Earth;MTContent StandardsSecond GradeLS.3Make observations of plants and animals to compare and contrast the diversity of life in different habitats.1
Timescale of Earth's Events;MTContent StandardsSecond GradeESS.1Use information from several sources to provide evidence that earth events can occur quickly or slowly.1
Changing the Shape of Land;MTContent StandardsSecond GradeESS.2Construct explanations to compare multiple physical and naturally built designs which impact wind or water's effect on the shape of the land.1
Maps of Landforms;MTContent StandardsSecond GradeESS.3Develop models to represent the shapes and kinds of land and bodies of water in an area.1
Oceans, Lakes and Rivers;MTContent StandardsSecond GradeESS.4Obtain information to identify where water is found on earth and that water can be solid, liquid, or gas.1
Animal Group Behavior;MTContent StandardsThird GradeLS.3Construct a cause and effect argument communicating some animals, including humans, form groups and communities that help members survive.2
Animal & Plant Life Cycles;MTContent StandardsThird GradeLS.5Develop models to describe that organisms have unique and diverse life cycles but all have in common birth, growth, reproduction, and death.2
Balanced & Unbalanced Forces;MTContent StandardsThird GradePS.1Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence of the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces on the motion of an object.2
Balanced & Unbalanced Forces;MTContent StandardsFifth GradePS.6Support an argument that the gravitational force exerted by earth on objects is directed toward the center of the earth.2
Brain Processing of Senses;MTContent StandardsFourth GradeLS.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
Brain Processing of Senses; Human Body Systems; Structure of Living Things; Adaptations and the Environment;MTContent StandardsFourth GradeLS.1Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction.2
Collisions;MTContent StandardsFourth GradePS.1Use evidence to describe the relationship between the speed of an object and the energy of that object.2
Collisions;MTContent StandardsFourth GradePS.3Ask questions and predict outcomes about the changes in energy that occur when objects collide.2
Conservation of Matter;MTContent StandardsFifth GradePS.2Measure and graph quantities to provide evidence that the total mass of matter is conserved regardless of the type of change that occurs when heating, cooling, or mixing substances.2
Earth’s Orbit and Rotation;MTContent StandardsFifth GradeESS.5Graph the daily changes in the length, shape, and direction of shadows; lengths of day and night; and the seasonal appearance of select stars to communicate the patterns of the earth's movement and describe how astronomical knowledge is used by american indians.2
Earth's Landscapes;MTContent StandardsFourth GradeESS.2Identify evidence from patterns in rock formations and fossils in rock layers to support an explanation for changes in a landscape over time.2
Ecosystems;MTContent StandardsThird GradeLS.2Make a claim about the effectiveness of a solution to a problem caused when the environment changes and that the types of plants and animals that live there may change.2
Ecosystems; Adaptations and the Environment;MTContent StandardsThird GradeLS.1Construct 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
Energy Transfer; Wave Properties;MTContent StandardsFourth GradePS.2Make observations to provide evidence of transfer of energy from place to place by sound, light, heat, and electric currents.2
Extreme Weather Solutions;MTContent StandardsThird GradeESS.3Make a claim based on information about the merit of a design solution that reduces the impacts of a weather-related hazard.2
Extreme Weather Solutions; Natural Disasters;MTContent StandardsFourth GradeESS.5Generate and compare multiple solutions to reduce the impacts of natural earth processes on humans.2
Food Webs;MTContent StandardsFifth GradeLS.2Develop and critique a model to describe the movement of matter among plants, animals, decomposers, and the environment.2
Fossils & Extinction; Earth's Landscapes;MTContent StandardsThird GradeLS.4Analyze and interpret data from fossils to provide evidence of the organisms and the environments in which they lived long ago.2
How Do We Use Food;MTContent StandardsFifth GradeLS.1Support an argument that plants get the materials they need for growth chiefly from air and water.2
How Do We Use Food; Food Webs;MTContent StandardsFifth GradePS.5Use models to describe that energy in animals' food was once energy from the sun.2
Information Transfer;MTContent StandardsFourth GradePS.7Generate and compare multiple solutions that use patterns to transfer information.2
Light Reflection & Vision;MTContent StandardsFourth GradePS.6Develop a model communicating that light reflected from objects into the eye allows objects to be seen.2
Magnets & Static Electricty;MTContent StandardsThird GradePS.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;MTContent StandardsThird GradePS.4Define a simple design problem that can be solved by applying scientific ideas about magnets.2
Natural Disasters;MTContent StandardsFourth GradeESS.4Analyze and interpret data from maps as evidence to make a claim about patterns of earth's features.2
Particle Nature of Matter;MTContent StandardsFifth GradePS.1Develop a model to communicate that matter is made of particles too small to be seen.2
Patterns of Motion & Friction;MTContent StandardsThird GradePS.2Observe and record qualitative and quantitative data about an object's motion to provide evidence that a pattern can be used to predict future motion.2
Properties of Matter;MTContent StandardsFifth GradePS.3Observe and record qualitative and quantitative evidence to support identification of materials based on their properties.2
Properties of Matter; Chemical vs. Physical Changes;MTContent StandardsFifth GradePS.4Conduct an investigation that produces quantitative and qualitative data to analyze whether the mixing of two or more substances results in new substances.2
Renewable vs. Nonrenewable Resources;MTContent StandardsFourth GradeESS.1Obtain and combine information from a variety of sources to communicate that energy and fuels are derived from natural resources and their uses affect the environment.2
Renewable vs. Nonrenewable Resources; Energy Transfer;MTContent StandardsFourth GradePS.4Apply scientific ideas to design, test, and refine a device that converts energy from one form to another.2
Sun and Other Stars;MTContent StandardsFifth GradeESS.4Use evidence or models to support the claim that differences in the apparent brightness of the sun compared to other stars is due to their relative distances from earth.2
Variation of Traits;MTContent StandardsThird GradeLS.6Analyze 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;MTContent StandardsThird GradeLS.7Use evidence to support the explanation that traits can be influenced by the environment.2
Variation of Traits;MTContent StandardsThird GradeLS.8Use 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
Water Cycle; Interactions of Earth’s Spheres;MTContent StandardsFifth GradeESS.1Develop a model using an example to describe ways the geosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, or atmosphere interact.2
Water Quality & Distribution;MTContent StandardsFifth GradeESS.2Graph and explain the proportion and quantities of water and fresh water in various natural and human-made reservoirs to provide evidence about the distribution of water on earth.2
Water Quality & Distribution; Interactions of Earth’s Spheres;MTContent StandardsFifth GradeESS.3Obtain and combine information from various sources about ways individual communities use science ideas to protect the earth's resources, environment, and systems and describe examples of how american indians use scientific knowledge and practices to maintain relationships with the natural world.2
Wave Properties;MTContent StandardsFourth GradePS.5Develop a model of waves to describe patterns in terms of amplitude and wavelength and that waves can cause objects to move.2
Weather vs. Climate;MTContent StandardsThird GradeESS.1Obtain and represent data using tables and graphical displays to describe observed and predicted weather conditions during a particular season.2
Weather vs. Climate;MTContent StandardsThird GradeESS.2Obtain and combine information to describe climate patterns in different regions of the world.2
Weathering & Erosion; Interactions of Earth’s Spheres;MTContent StandardsFourth GradeESS.3Make observations or measurements to provide evidence of the effects of weathering or the rate of erosion by water, ice, wind, or vegetation.2

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