Six units are currently available to teachers who complete our professional learning. Read more about these units below.
 
Note that teachers and districts are strongly encouraged to begin using the Mi-STAR curriculum with unit 6.1, 7.1, or 8.6 depending on the grade being taught. 
 

UNIT


  LENGTH  


PEs


  MATERIALS LIST
6.1Water on the Move
The Water Cycle
More information / public preview
4-5 weeks
MS-ESS2-4
MS-PS1-4
MS-ETS1-1 (ETS1.A)
 
6.1 materials
6.6Interactions within Ecosystems
The Tangled Web We Weave
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Example Lessons
5-6 weeksMS-LS2-1
MS-LS2-2
MS-LS2-4
MS-ETS1-2
6.6 materials
7.1: Off the Energy Grid
 Creating an Energy Plan
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5-6 weeksMS-PS2-3
MS-PS3-1
MS-PS3-2
MS-PS3-5
 
7.1 materials
7.3Life Cycle of Building Materials 
The Stuff We Use and Where it Comes From
More information / public preview
5-6 weeksMS-ESS3-1
MS-ESS3-4 (ESS3.C)
MS-PS3-3 (PS3.A,B)
MS-PS1-3
7.3 materials
8.6Natural Hazards 
Reducing the Impacts of Natural Hazards
More information / public preview
4-5 weeksMS-ESS3-2
MS-ESS2-3* (*partial)
8.6 materials
8.7: Climate Change
Living in Greenhouse Earth
More information / public preview

 
4-5 weeks
       MS-ESS3-4      
MS-ESS3-5
8.7 materials
 
 
 
Six additional units will be available by August 2018 to teachers who complete our professional learning. Read more about these units below.
These 6 units are being pilot tested during the 2017-18 school year. More information, including materials lists, will be made available here once revisions from the pilot tests are completed. Check back soon. 

 
                                                         UNIT LENGTH     PEs      MATERIALS LIST             
6.2: Investigating and Modeling Body Systems 
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 7 weeks    MS-LS1-1
MS-LS1-2
MS-LS1-3
MS-ETS1-3* (ETS1-B)                  
                     
6.2 materials
*subject to change
                                
6.3: How Our Bodies Use Food
More information
7 weeksMS-LS1-7
MS-PS1-2
MS-PS1-5
MS-PS1-6
Coming soon
6.4: Protecting Devices from Everyday Forces
More information
7 weeksMS-PS2-1
MS-PS2-2
MS-ETS1-1*
6.4 materials
*subject to change
6.5: What Plants Need to Grow
More information
6 weeksMS-LS1-5
MS-LS2-1*
6.5 materials
*subject to change
6.7: Cycling of Energy and Matter Through Food Webs
More information
5-6 weeks        MS-LS1-6
MS-LS2-3
Coming soon
7.4: Designing a Device to Regulate Thermal Energy Transfer
More information
7 weeksMS-PS3-3
MS-PS3-4
MS-ETS1-4
7.4 materials
*subject to change

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