Processes that Shape the Earth

4ENG

Students explore the cause and effect relationship of weathering and erosion to Earth’s surfaces. They explore changes over time due to Earth’s forces and natural hazards.

NEW! Structure, Function, and Information Processing

4LNG

Students determine how internal and external structures support the survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction of plants and animals.

Energy and Waves

4PNG

Students explore how energy moves from place to place and is observable through sound, light, heat transfer, motion, and electric currents.

Earth and Space Systems

5ENG

Students develop a model to describe ways that the geosphere, atmosphere, and hydrosphere interact. They describe and graph data to provide evidence about the distribution of water on Earth.

NEW! Matter and Energy in an Ecosystem

5LNG

Students explore how plants and animals get their food for survival.

Structure and Properties of Matter

5PNG

Students explore matter in terms of measurable properties and as made up of particles too small to be seen.

Students develop an understanding that the number of particles and weight of matter does not change regardless of the changes it goes through.

Weather, Climate, and Human Impact

MSENG2

Weather, Climate, and Human Impact is geared toward Middle School students and is designed so that students figure out the phenomenon of severe weather, climate across the globe, and how human activities affect weather and climate.

Forces: Contact and Non-Contact

MSPNG-1

Forces: Contact and Non-Contact focuses on helping students understand ideas related to why some objects will keep moving, why objects fall to the ground, and why some materials are attracted to each other while others are not. Students answer the question “How can one describe physical interactions between objects and within systems of objects?”

Particles of Matter and Chemical Reactions

MSPNG-2

Particles of Matter and Chemical Reactions focuses on helping students understand ideas related to the particles that make up matter and how they behave during temperature change and when different substances are combined.

Energy and the Electromagnetic Spectrum

MSPNG-3

In Energy and the Electromagnetic Spectrum, middle school students continue their exploration into energy by delving into the concept of energy and energy transfer through the exploration of the transfer of energy between kinetic energy and potential energy within the system of a roller coaster.

Weather Watchers

PreNGSS - 1ES

Weather Watchers unit is taught in 2 quarters to span seasons and increase observations in changes in weather and seasons.

An Animal's Life

PreNGSS - 1LS

Students study the basic needs of animals for survival and the life cycle of animals.