Fifteen units are now available to teachers who complete our professional learning. Two more units will be available September 2019.

Unit release dates:
  • Unit 7.2A: Cycling of Energy and Matter by Volcanoes - now available
  • Unit 7.6: Inheritance of Traits - now available
  • Unit 8.1: Natural Selection - now available
  • Unit 7.2B: Earth's Dynamic Surface- by September 2020
  • Unit 8.3: Sound and Light Waves -  by Wednesday, August 21
  • Unit 8.5A: Understanding Climate- by Tuesday, September 24
  • Unit 8.5B: Making Weather Predictions- by Tuesday, September 24

^Kits and materials lists are now available for Mi-STAR units 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, 6.7, 7.1, 7.3, 7.4, 8.6, and 8.7 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
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
More information / public preview

 
7 weeks  MS-LS1-1
MS-LS1-2
MS-LS1-3
MS-ETS1-3* (ETS1-B)
(*partial)
 
6.2 materials^
 
6.3: Chemical Processes in Organism Digestion
Food Gives Us Energy
More information / public preview
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
More information / public preview
7 weeks MS-PS2-1
MS-PS2-2
MS-ETS1-1*
(*partial)
 6.4 materials^
 
6.5: Plant Growth
Keeping it Fresh
More information / public preview
6 weeks MS-LS1-5
MS-LS2-1*
(*partial)
 6.5 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^
6.7: Cycling of Energy and Matter Through Food Webs
More information / public preview
5-6 weeks MS-LS1-6
MS-LS2-3
 6.7 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^
Unit 7.2A: Cycling of Energy and Matter by Volcanoes
More information / public preview
5-6 weeks MS-ESS2-1
MS-ESS2-2 MS-ESS2-3*
(ESS2.B)
 7.2A materials
(subject to change)


7.3: Moving Thermal Energy#
Cooling Hot Dogs

More information / public preview
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^
Unit 7.6: Inheritance of Traits
The Popsicle Vandal
More information / public preview

 
5-6 weeks MS-LS3-1
MS-LS3-2
MS-LS4-5
 7.6 materials
Unit 8.1: Natural Selection# 
Adaptation and Natural Selection
More information / public preview
4-6 weeks MS-LS3-1* (LS3.B)
MS-LS4-4
MS-LS4-6
 8.1 materials
 
8.6Natural Hazards 
Reducing the Impacts of Natural Hazards
More information / public preview
4-5 weeks MS-ESS3-2
MS-ESS2-3* (*partial)
 8.6 materials^
8.7Climate Change
Living in Greenhouse Earth
More information / public preview

 
4-5 weeks 
 MS-ESS3-4
MS-ESS3-5
 8.7 materials^
^

#Note that the unit “Moving Thermal Energy” (formerly 7.4) switched 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.


 
 UNIT
LENGTH                   
 
PEs                                
  MATERIALS   LIST               
Unit 7.2B: Earth's Dynamic Surface
5-6 weeks MS-ESS2-1
MS-ESS2-2 MS-ESS2-3*
(ESS2.B)  
 
 7.2 materials
(subject to change)
Unit 8.3: Sound and Light Waves 7 weeks MS-PS4-1
MS-PS4-2
MS-LS1-8
 
 8.3 materials
(subject to change)
8.5A: Understanding Climate
8.5B: Making Weather Predictions
7-8 weeks MS-ESS1-1
MS-ESS2-5 MS-ESS2-6
 8.5 materials
(subject to change)
 
 
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