6.MS-ESS: Earth and Space Sciences

6.MS-ESS1: Earth’s Place in the Universe

6.MS-ESS1-1a: Develop and use a model of the Earth-Sun-Moon system to explain the causes of lunar phases and eclipses of the Sun and Moon.

2D Eclipse
3D Eclipse
Moonrise, Moonset, and Phases
Phases of the Moon
Seasons Around the World
Seasons in 3D
Seasons: Earth, Moon, and Sun
Seasons: Why do we have them?
Summer and Winter

6.MS-ESS2: Earth’s Systems

6.MS-ESS2-3: Analyze and interpret maps showing the distribution of fossils and rocks, continental shapes, and seafloor structures to provide evidence that Earth’s plates have moved great distances, collided, and spread apart.

Building Pangaea
Plate Tectonics

6.MS-LS: Life Science

6.MS-LS1: From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes

6.MS-LS1-1: Provide evidence that all organisms (unicellular and multicellular) are made of cells.

Cell Types
Embryo Development

6.MS-LS1-2: Develop and use a model to describe how parts of cells contribute to the cellular functions of obtaining food, water, and other nutrients from its environment, disposing of wastes, and providing energy for cellular processes.

Cell Energy Cycle
Cell Structure
Cell Types
RNA and Protein Synthesis

6.MS-LS1-3: Construct an argument supported by evidence that the body systems interact to carry out essential functions of life.

Cell Types
Circulatory System
Digestive System

6.MS-LS4: Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity

6.MS-LS4-1: Analyze and interpret evidence from the fossil record to describe organisms and their environment, extinctions, and changes to life forms throughout the history of Earth.

Human Evolution - Skull Analysis

6.MS-LS4-2: Construct an argument using anatomical structures to support evolutionary relationships among and between fossil organisms and modern organisms.

Embryo Development
Human Evolution - Skull Analysis

6.MS-PS: Physical Science

6.MS-PS1: Matter and Its Interactions

6.MS-PS1-6: Plan and conduct an experiment involving exothermic and endothermic chemical reactions to measure and describe the release or absorption of thermal energy.

Feel the Heat

6.MS-PS1-7(MA): Use a particulate model of matter to explain that density is the amount of matter (mass) in a given volume. Apply proportional reasoning to describe, calculate, and compare relative densities of different materials.

Density Experiment: Slice and Dice
Density Laboratory

6.MS-PS2: Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions

6.MS-PS2-4: Use evidence to support the claim that gravitational forces between objects are attractive and are only noticeable when one or both of the objects have a very large mass.

Gravitational Force
Gravity Pitch
Weight and Mass

6.MS-PS4: Waves and Their Applications in Technologies for Information Transfer

6.MS-PS4-1: Use diagrams of a simple wave to explain that (a) a wave has a repeating pattern with a specific amplitude, frequency, and wavelength, and (b) the amplitude of a wave is related to the energy of the wave.


6.MS-PS4-2: Use diagrams and other models to show that both light rays and mechanical 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

6.MS.ETS: Technology/Engineering

6.MS-ETS1: Engineering Design

6.MS-ETS1-1: Define the criteria and constraints of a design problem with sufficient precision to ensure a successful solution. Include potential impacts on people and the natural environment that may limit possible solutions.

Crumple Zones
Feel the Heat
GMOs and the Environment
Genetic Engineering
Pendulum Clock

6.MS-ETS2: Materials, Tools, and Manufacturing

6.MS-ETS2-1(MA): Analyze and compare properties of metals, plastics, wood, and ceramics, including flexibility, ductility, hardness, thermal conductivity, electrical conductivity, and melting point.

Circuit Builder

Correlation last revised: 9/16/2020

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