Processes that Shape the Earth


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


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

Energy and Waves


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


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


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

Structure and Properties of Matter


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


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


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


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


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


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

An Animal's Life


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