NGSS Life Science Middle School Bundle of Activities Labs Lessons

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    NGSS Unit Template


    This NGSS Next Generation Science Standards for Middle School Science is a life science bundle of all of my NGSS aligned life science worksheets, labs, activities, assessments and other resources combined into one product! These activities are sure to fit perfectly into your biology and/or ecology units and come at a bundled discount! It offers OVER A MONTH of lessons and activities! You will have access to over 360 pages of resources that are sure to engage and challenge your students!

    Simply print out lessons or attach them to Google Classroom as PDFs (or whatever platform you use!)

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    NOTE: This is a slow growing bundle and I CANNOT guarantee a time frame for additions! But check out what has been recently added below. Either way, it's a deal!

    Added in summer 2019: MS-LS1 Assessments and Tasks, Is It Living CER Activity, Claim/Evidence/Reasoning Bulletin Board Set, and Back-to-School Science Scavenger Hunt!

    Added in Fall 2019: All MS-LS (LS2, LS3, LS4) Assessments and Tasks!

    Added in Jan 2020: Funny Science Thank You Cards

    Added in April 2020: Hide a Beetle Camouflage Activity, Scavenger Hunts for Life/Physical/Earth Science

    Added in Sept. 2020 Life and Engineering Design Performance Expectations Posters

    Added in Nov. 2020: Digital Interactive Notebook for the Invasive Species Activity

    Added in July 2021: Engineering Design Bulletin Board

    I have included my best-selling NGSS Unit Template as a bonus resource for FREE!!!

    In this bundle, students:

    • investigate the characteristics of life (made of cells)
    • distinguish between living and nonliving (made of cells) and then use teacher-provided (editable) materials to conduct an investigation to prove it in CER format
    • draw the levels of organization of cells, tissues, organs, systems as well as the levels of ecosystems (organism, population, community, ecosystem)
    • research and create analogies for cell parts and functions
    • critique design solutions for maintaining biodiversity
    • read a story (Wolf Island) and draw models of food chains
    • draw and revise models of energy flow (food webs)
    • create a Biomimetic product modeled after an organism's adaptation
    • draw, hide, and hunt beetles in a CER lab to gather evidence for natural selection
    • read an article with evidence on how whales grew in size based on resource availability
    • read and article with evidence on how drought affects organisms
    • read and share invasive species and their impact (new DIN added!)
    • conduct an experiment using Elodea water plants to prove carbon dioxide and sunlight are required for photosynthesis (CER) and draw a model of photosynthesis in a simple project
    • (NEWLY ADDED) are challenged and assessed on MS-LS1 Performance Expectations through assessment tasks and questions which can be used on pre-assessments, tests, quizzes, or for check-ins
    • (NEWLY ADDED) Claim, Evidence, and Reasoning Bulletin Board Set
    • (NEWLY ADDED) Back-to-School Science Scavenger Hunt!
    • (NEWLY ADDED) are challenged and assessed on MS-LS2, LS3, and LS4 Performance Expectations through assessment tasks and questions which can be used on pre-assessments, tests, quizzes, or for check-ins
    • (NEWLY ADDED) are instructed to color and hide a beetle into the background of their house to learn about camouflage and adaptations
    • Added Jan 2021: Google slides for each of the scavenger hunts

    Please see individual product titles and descriptions for exact NGSS PEs. These resources do not cover ALL of the PEs. This bundle addresses the following NGSS life science performance expectations:











    All of MS-LS Assessment Questions and Tasks

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