Mi-STAR has 22 middle school units available for teachers who complete our professional learning pathway

Three enhanced units will be available for the 2021-22 school year. 


^Kits and materials lists are available for these units through Nasco. To order or for more information, please send an email inquiry to Mi-STAR@enasco.com. More kits will be available soon!
 

UNIT


 LENGTH 
 



PEs
                               
 

  MATERIALS LIST^
 6.1The Water Cycle 
Water on the Move
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4-5 weeks 
MS-ESS2-4
MS-PS1-4
MS-ETS1-1*
 
 6.1 materials^
6.2: Investigating and Modeling Body Systems 
The RAD Disease
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7 weeks  MS-LS1-1
MS-LS1-2
MS-LS1-3
MS-ETS1-3* 
 
6.2 materials^
 
6.3: Chemical Processes in Organism Digestion
Food Gives Us Energy
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7 weeks MS-LS1-7
MS-PS1-2
MS-PS1-5
    MS-PS1-6*  
 6.3 materials^
6.4: Forces and Motion
Protect your Cell Phone
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7 weeks MS-PS2-1
MS-PS2-2
MS-ETS1-1*
 6.4 materials^
 
6.5: What Plants Need to Grow
Keeping it Fresh
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6 weeks MS-LS1-5
MS-LS2-1*
 6.5 materials^
 
6.6Interactions within Ecosystems
The Tangled Web We Weave
 *enhanced unit coming soon for beta test 
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5-6 weeks MS-LS2-1*
MS-LS2-2
MS-LS2-4
MS-ETS1-2
 6.6 materials^
6.7: Cycling of Energy and Matter Through Food Webs
Eat Your Garbage?!
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5-6 weeks MS-LS1-6
MS-LS2-3
 6.7 materials^
7.1Off-the-Grid Gaming
 *enhanced unit available now in beta test
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5-6 weeks MS-PS2-3
MS-PS3-1
MS-PS3-2
MS-PS3-5
 
 7.1 materials^
7.2A: Volcanoes
Volcano Vacations!
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7.2B: Earth's Dynamic Surface
Michigan's Shoreline

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5-6 weeks


4 weeks
 MS-ESS2-1
MS-ESS2-2
MS-ESS2-3*
 7.2A materials^


7.2B materials
 


7.3: Moving Thermal Energy
Cooling Hot Dogs

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7 weeks MS-PS3-3
MS-PS3-4
MS-ETS1-4
 
7.3 materials^
 
7.4Life Cycle of Building Materials
The Stuff We Use and Where it Comes From
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5-6 weeks 
MS-PS1-3
MS-ESS3-1
MS-ESS3-4*
MS-PS3-3*
 
 7.4 materials^
Unit 7.5: Our Drinking Water Resources
What's in YOUR water? 
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7-8 weeks MS-PS1-1
MS-ESS3-1
MS-ESS3-3*
MS-ESS3-4
 7.5 materials
7.6: Inheritance of Traits
The Popsicle Vandal
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5-6 weeks MS-LS3-1
MS-LS3-2
MS-LS4-5
 7.6 materials^
8.1: Bugs in the Beds?!
 *enhanced unit available now in beta test
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4-6 weeks   MS-LS3-1* 
MS-LS4-4
MS-LS4-6
 8.1 materials^
 
Unit 8.2: Fossils, Rocks and Change
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4-6 weeks

 
 MS-LS4-1
MS-LS4-2
MS-ESS1-4
 8.2 materials
 
8.3: Brain Waves
How Sound and Light Feed Our Senses

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7 weeks MS-PS4-1
MS-PS4-2
MS-LS1-8
 8.3 materials^
8.4: Force of Gravity in Solar System Motions
Plotting a Cosmic Collision Course
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6-7 weeks MS-ESS1-2
MS-ESS1-3
MS-PS-4
 8.4 materials
8.5A: Regional Climate
World-Wide Foods (WWF) Organic Farmers
8.5B: Weather 
Statewide Snow Day Policy?!

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7-8 weeks MS-ESS1-1
MS-ESS2-5
MS-ESS2-6
 8.5 materials
 
8.6: Reducing the Impact of 
Natural Hazards
 
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5-6 weeks MS-ESS3-2
MS-ESS2-3
 8.6 materials^


8.7: Global Climate Change
Living in Greenhouse Earth
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4-5 weeks 
MS-ESS3-4
MS-ESS3-5
 8.7 materials^
*All PEs other than those marked with (*) thoroughly addressed in units.
 

 

 
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