Eight units are now available to teachers who complete our professional learning. Read more about these units below. 

 

UNIT


 LENGTH 
 


PEs
                               
 

  MATERIALS LIST
 6.1The Water Cycle 
Water on the Move
More information / public preview
4-5 weeks 
MS-ESS2-4
MS-PS1-4
MS-ETS1-1 (ETS1.A)
 
 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* (ETS1-B)
 
6.2 materials
 
6.6Interactions within Ecosystems
The Tangled Web We Weave
More information / public preview

Example Lessons
5-6 weeks MS-LS2-1
MS-LS2-2
MS-LS2-4
MS-ETS1-2
 6.6 materials
7.1Creating an Energy Plan
Off the Energy Grid
More information / public preview
5-6 weeks MS-PS2-3
MS-PS3-1
MS-PS3-2
MS-PS3-5
 
 7.1 materials


7.3: Moving Thermal Energy*
Cooling Hot Dogs

More information
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
More information / public preview
5-6 weeks MS-ESS3-1
MS-ESS3-4 (ESS3.C)
MS-PS3-3 (PS3.A,B)
MS-PS1-3
 7.4 materials
8.6Natural Hazards 
Reducing the Impacts of Natural Hazards
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4-5 weeks MS-ESS3-2
MS-ESS2-3* (*partial)
 8.6 materials
8.7: Climate Change
Living in Greenhouse Earth
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4-5 weeks 
       MS-ESS3-4      
MS-ESS3-5
 8.7 materials

*Note that the unit “Moving Thermal Energy” (formerly 7.4) will be switching position in the Mi-STAR Unit Progression Model with the unit “Life Cycle of Building Materials” (formerly 7.3). The change is based on pilot feedback.


 
Four additional units will be available by September 2018 to teachers who complete our professional learning. Read more about these units below.
 
 
                                                         UNIT LENGTH      PEs        MATERIALS LIST     
6.3: Chemical Processes in Organism Digestion
Food Gives Us Energy
More information
7 weeks MS-LS1-7
MS-PS1-2
MS-PS1-5
          MS-PS1-6                  
 6.3 materials
*subject to change
6.4: Forces and Motion
Protect your Cell Phone
More information
7 weeks MS-PS2-1
MS-PS2-2
MS-ETS1-1*
 6.4 materials
*subject to change
6.5: Plant Growth
Keeping it Fresh
More information
6 weeks MS-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

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