The Mi-STAR curriculum will include 22 units addressing all NGSS performance expectations (PEs) for grades 6-8. See the Mi-STAR Unit Progression Model below for more information. 

The following Mi-STAR units will be available in fall 2017 to teachers that will be trained by Mi-STAR Professional Learning Facilitators.  
 

UNIT


LENGTH


PEs


MATERIALS LIST
6.1Protecting Our Community's Water through Land Use Planning4-5 weeks
MS-ESS2-4
MS-PS1-4
MS-ETS1-1 (ETS1.A)
 
6.1 materials
6.6Managing Invasive Species to Protect Ecosystem Interactions5-6 weeksMS-LS2-1
MS-LS2-2
MS-LS2-4
MS-ETS1-2
6.6 materials
7.1Generating Electricity5-6 weeksMS-PS2-3
MS-PS3-1
MS-PS3-2
MS-PS3-5
 
7.1 materials
7.3Selecting Sustainable Building Materials by Modeling Their Life Cycle5-6 weeksMS-ESS3-1
MS-ESS3-4 (ESS3.C)
MS-PS3-3 (PS3.A,B)
MS-PS1-3
7.3 materials
8.6Predicting Natural Hazards and Reducing Their Impacts4-5 weeksMS-ESS3-2
MS-ESS2-3
8.6 materials
8.7Investigating and Addressing Climate Change4-5 weeks               MS-ESS3-4               MS-ESS3-58.7 materials
 

The Mi-STAR Unit Progression Model outlines the bundling and and sequencing of the NGSS performance expectations for grades 6-8, along with associated themes and unifying crosscutting concepts.

Click here to download a .pdf of the Mi-STAR Unit Progression Model. 

The progression model is available for use by all educators who are transitioning to NGSS or related standards. Please attribute Mi-STAR when using in any manner.

Suggested citation: 
Bergman, B.G., S.C. Tubman, E. Gochis, J.E.Huntoon. 2016. A progression and bundling model for developing integrated, socially-relevant science and engineering curricula aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards, Grades 6-8. Journal of the Michigan Science Teachers Association. Volume 61.2.

Want more information? A paper on the progression model is available online on p. 25 of the Fall 2016 Volume of the Journal of Michigan Science Teachers Association (Volume 61.2).

 
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