The FULL Mi-STAR curriculum is now available for the 2020-21 school year to teachers who complete our professional learning


^Kits and materials lists are available for Mi-STAR units 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, 6.7, 7.1, 7.2A, 7.3, 7.4, 7.6, 8.1, 8.3, 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
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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
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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^
7.1Creating an Energy Plan
Off the Grid
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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
(subject to change)
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: Adaptation and Natural Selection 
...Don't Let the Bed Bugs Bite!
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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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