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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 Electricity; 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 Electricity; 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 (3-5 Version); 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
Atoms & Molecules; MTContent StandardsGrades 6-8PS.1Develop and critique models that describe the atomic composition of simple molecules and extended structures
Chemical Reactions; MTContent StandardsGrades 6-8PS.2Analyze and interpret data on the properties of substances before and after the substances interact to determine if a chemical reaction has occurred
Synthetic Materials; MTContent StandardsGrades 6-8PS.3Gather information to describe that synthetic materials come from natural resources and impact society
Intro to Thermal Energy; MTContent StandardsGrades 6-8PS.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
Chemical Reactions; MTContent StandardsGrades 6-8PS.5Develop, use, and critique a model to describe how the total number of atoms does not change in a chemical reaction and thus mass is conserved
Intro to Thermal Energy; MTContent StandardsGrades 6-8PS.6Undertake a design project to construct, test, and modify a device that either releases or absorbs thermal energy by chemical processes
Newton’s Laws of Motion; MTContent StandardsGrades 6-8PS.7Apply Newton's Third Law of Motion to design a solution to a problem involving the motion of two colliding objects
Newton’s Laws of Motion; MTContent StandardsGrades 6-8PS.8Plan 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
Electric & Magnetic Fields; MTContent StandardsGrades 6-8PS.9Ask questions about data to determine the factors affecting electric and magnetic force strengths
Gravitational Forces Between Objects; MTContent StandardsGrades 6-8PS.10Construct and present arguments using evidence to support the claim that gravitational interactions are attractive and depend on the mass of interacting objects
Electric & Magnetic Fields; MTContent StandardsGrades 6-8PS.11Design and conduct an investigation to provide evidence that fields exist between objects exerting forces on each other even though the objects are not in contact
Potential vs. Kinetic Energy; MTContent StandardsGrades 6-8PS.12Construct and interpret graphic displays of data to describe the relationships of kinetic energy to the mass of an object and to the speed of an object
Potential vs. Kinetic Energy; MTContent StandardsGrades 6-8PS.13Develop and critique models to describe that when the arrangement of objects interacting at a distance changes, different amounts of potential energy are stored in the system
Heat: Transfer of Thermal Energy; MTContent StandardsGrades 6-8PS.14Apply scientific principles to design, construct, and test a device that minimizes or maximizes thermal energy transfer
Heat: Transfer of Thermal Energy; MTContent StandardsGrades 6-8PS.15Plan 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
Potential vs. Kinetic Energy; MTContent StandardsGrades 6-8PS.16Construct, 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
Wave Reflection, Absorption & Transmittance; MTContent StandardsGrades 6-8PS.17Use mathematical representations to describe a simple model for waves that includes how the amplitude and wavelength of a wave is related to the energy in a wave
Wave Reflection, Absorption & Transmittance; MTContent StandardsGrades 6-8PS.18Develop and use a model to describe that waves are reflected, absorbed, or transmitted through various materials
Plant & Animal Cells; MTContent StandardsGrades 6-8LS.1Conduct an investigation to provide evidence that living things are made of cells, either one cell or many different numbers and types of cells
Plant & Animal Cells; MTContent StandardsGrades 6-8LS.2Develop and use a model to describe the structure and function of a cell as a whole and ways parts of cells contribute to the function
Multicellular Organisms; MTContent StandardsGrades 6-8LS.3Use argument supported by evidence for how the body is a system of interacting subsystems composed of groups of cells
Photosynthesis & Respiration; MTContent StandardsGrades 6-8LS.4Construct 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
Food Webs: Cycling of Matter & Flow of Energy; MTContent StandardsGrades 6-8LS.5Develop a model to describe how food is rearranged through chemical reactions forming new molecules that support growth, release energy, or both, as this matter moves through an organism
Competition in Ecosystems; MTContent StandardsGrades 6-8LS.6Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence for the effects of resource availability on organisms and populations of organisms in an ecosystem and analyze scientific concepts used by American Indians to maintain healthy relationships with environmental sources
Food Webs: Cycling of Matter & Flow of Energy; MTContent StandardsGrades 6-8LS.7Develop a model to describe the cycling of matter and flow of energy among living and nonliving parts of an ecosystem
Symbiosis (Interactions Between Organisms); MTContent StandardsGrades 6-8LS.8Construct an explanation that predicts patterns of interactions among organisms across multiple ecosystems
Maintaining Biodiversity; MTContent StandardsGrades 6-8LS.9Evaluate competing design solutions for maintaining biodiversity and ecosystem services
Reproduction of Living Things; MTContent StandardsGrades 6-8LS.10Use 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
Competition in Ecosystems; MTContent StandardsGrades 6-8LS.11Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for how environmental and genetic factors influence the growth and development of organisms
Genes & Mutations;MTContent StandardsGrades 6-8LS.12Develop and use a model to describe why structural changes to genes, such as mutations, may affect proteins and may result in harmful, beneficial, or neutral effects to the structure and function of the organism
Reproduction of Living Things; MTContent StandardsGrades 6-8LS.13Develop 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
Biotechnology; MTContent StandardsGrades 6-8LS.14Gather and synthesize information about the technologies that have changed the way humans influence the inheritance of desired traits in organisms
The Fossil Record; MTContent StandardsGrades 6-8LS.15Analyze 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
Comparative Anatomy; MTContent StandardsGrades 6-8LS.16Apply 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
Comparative Anatomy; MTContent StandardsGrades 6-8LS.17Analyze 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
Natural Selection; MTContent StandardsGrades 6-8LS.18Construct 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
Natural Selection; MTContent StandardsGrades 6-8LS.19Use mathematical representations to support explanations of how natural selection may lead to increases and decreases of specific traits in populations over time
Solar & Lunar Eclipses; MTContent StandardsGrades 6-8ESS.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
The Solar System; MTContent StandardsGrades 6-8ESS.2Develop and use a model to describe the role of gravity in the motions within galaxies and the solar system
The Solar System; MTContent StandardsGrades 6-8ESS.3Analyze and interpret data to determine scale properties of objects in the solar system
Rock Layers (Geologic Time); MTContent StandardsGrades 6-8ESS.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
Tectonic Plates; MTContent StandardsGrades 6-8ESS.5Construct an explanation based on evidence for how geoscience processes have changed Earth's surface at varying time scales and spatial scales
Tectonic Plates; MTContent StandardsGrades 6-8ESS.6Analyze and interpret data on the distribution of fossils and rocks, continental shapes, and seafloor structures to provide evidence of the past plate motions
Rocks & Minerals (Including Rock Cycle); MTContent StandardsGrades 6-8ESS.7Develop a model to describe the cycling of earth's materials and the flow of energy that drives this process
Water Cycle (6-8 Version); MTContent StandardsGrades 6-8ESS.8Develop a model to describe the cycling of water through Earth's systems driven by energy from the sun and the force of gravity
Natural Resource Distribution; MTContent StandardsGrades 6-8ESS.9Construct 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
Air Masses & Weather Fronts; MTContent StandardsGrades 6-8ESS.10Collect data to provide evidence for how the motions and complex interactions of air masses result in changes in weather conditions
Climate Zones & Ocean Currents; MTContent StandardsGrades 6-8ESS.11Develop 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
Intro to Climate Change; MTContent StandardsGrades 6-8ESS.12Ask questions to clarify evidence of the factors that have caused the rise in global temperatures over the past century
Predicting Natural Disasters; MTContent StandardsGrades 6-8ESS.13Analyze and interpret data on natural hazards to forecast future catastrophic events and inform the development of technologies to mitigate their effects
Human Impacts on the Environment; MTContent StandardsGrades 6-8ESS.14Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment
Human Impacts on the Environment; MTContent StandardsGrades 6-8ESS.15Construct an argument supported by evidence for how increases in human population and per-capita consumption of natural resources impact Earth's systems including indigenous populations

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