Each resource inside this bundle was handpicked to cover all aspects of the MS-ESS1 NGSS (MS-ESS1-1 to MS-ESS1-4). The resources found inside will ensure your students fulfill each requirement of the standard and keep them interested and engaged throughout. A description of how each standard is covered is broken down below. This bundle will save you time and money, the two things every teacher needs more of. There are 31 classroom-tested resources included which individually would cost over $180. You'll save 65% by purchasing them through this bundle not to mention tens or even hundreds of hours of prep time.
What you get
• Make sure your students are on track
• Each lesson comes with a teacher and student version to keep them focused
• Lessons come with videos embedded right into your slides
• Includes 5E lessons
• Lab Stations
• Digital Scavenger Hunts
• Scientific readings on engaging subjects
• Digital Interactive Notebooks
• Task Cards
• Bell Ringers, Class Warm-ups and Exit Tickets
• Speed Quizzing
• The Moon and its Phases (1-1)
• Eclipses (1-1)
• Seasons (1-1)
• Our Solar System (1-1, 1-2, 1-3)
• Gravity (1-2)
• The Size of the Solar System (1-2, 1-3)
• Earth’s History (1-4)
• Fossils and Geologic Time (1-4)
This Package Includes:
• Carl Sagan Reading (1-1, 1-2)
• Earth Season’s 5E Lesson Bundle (1-1)
o Earth’s Seasons Scavenger Hunt
o The Seasons and What Causes Them Reading
o Earth’s Seasons Lesson
o Earth’s Seasons Lab Station Activity
• Eclipses 5E Lesson Bundle (1-1)
o Eclipses Scavenger Hunt
o Eclipses Lesson
o Eclipses Lab Station Activity
o What Creates a Total Solar Eclipse Engagement Activity
o Eclipses Quiz
• Eclipses Digital Interactive Notebook Pages (1-1)
• Eclipses Grade 5-7 Reading (1-1)
• Eclipses Grade 6-7 Lesson (1-1)
• Eclipses Grade 8 and Up Reading (1-1)
• Fossils and Geologic Time 5E Lesson Bundle (1-4)
o Fossils Reading
o Fossils and Geologic Time Lesson
o Fossils and Geologic Time Lab Station Activity
o Fossil Rock Anthem Engagement Activity
o Fossils and Geologic Time Quiz
• Galaxies, Other Objects, and the Universe Digital Interactive Notebook Pages (1-2, 1-3)
• Galaxies, Other Objects, and the Universe Lesson (1-2, 1-3)
• Galileo Galilei Reading (1-1, 1-2)
• Geologic Time Grade 8 and Up Reading (1-4)
• The Immensity of the Universe Digital Interactive Notebook Pages (1-3)
• The Immensity of the Universe Lesson (1-3)
• Our Solar System 5E Lesson Bundle (1-1, 1-2, 1-3)
o Our Solar System Scavenger Hunt
o Space Newsletter Activity
o Model Solar System Activity
o Our Solar System Lesson
o Our Solar System Lab Station Activity
• Our Solar System Grade 6-7 Lesson (1-1, 1-2, 1-3)
• Our Solar System Digital Interactive Notebook Pages (1-1, 1-2, 1-3)
• Planets Grade 5-7 Reading (1-2, 1-3)
• Planets Grade 8 and Up Reading (1-2, 1-3)
• Space Bell Ringers, Class Warm-Ups, and Exit Tickets (1-1, 1-2, 1-3)
• Space Grade 6-7 Lesson (1-1, 1-2, 1-3)
• Space Jeopardy-Like Review Game (1-1, 1-2, 1-3)
• Space Lesson (1-1, 1-2, 1-3)
• Space Speed Quizzing (1-1, 1-2, 1-3)
• Space Task Card Review Game (1-1, 1-2, 1-3)
• Stephen Hawking Reading (1-2)
• The Moon Digital Interactive Notebook Pages (1-1)
• The Moon 5E Lesson Bundle (1-1)
o The Moon Scavenger Hunt
o The Moon Lesson
o The Moon and Its Phases Lab Station Activity
o Is the Moon Important Engagement Activity
o The Moon Illusion Engagement Activity
o The Moon Quiz
• The Moon Grade 6-7 Lesson (1-1)
• The Seasons Digital Interactive Notebook Pages (1-1)
• The Seasons Grade 6-7 Lesson (1-1)
Here are additional NGSS bundles I have prepared:
• MS LS1 From Molecules to Organisms
• MS LS2 Ecosystems
• MS LS3 Heredity
• MS LS4 Biological Evolution
• MS PS1 - Matter and its Interactions
••• MS PS1-1 Unit
••• MS PS1-2 Unit
• MS PS2 Motion and Stability
• MS PS3 Energy
• MS PS4 Waves
• HS PS1 - Matter and its Interactions
• HS PS2 - Motion and Stability
• HS PS3 - Energy
• MS ESS1 - Earth's Place in the Universe
• MS ESS2 - Earth's Systems
• MS ESS3 - Earth and Human Activity
MS ESS1 Earth's Place in the Universe
Develop and use a model of the Earth-sun-moon system to describe the cyclic patterns of lunar phases, eclipses of the sun and moon, and seasons.
Examples of models can be physical, graphical, or conceptual.
Develop and use a model to describe the role of gravity in the motions within galaxies and the solar system.
Emphasis for the model is on gravity as the force that holds together the solar system and Milky Way galaxy and controls orbital motions within them. Examples of models can by physical (such as the analogy of distance along a football field or computer visualizations of elliptical orbits) or conceptual (such as mathematical proportions relative to the size of familiar objects such as students’ school or state).
Assessment Boundary: Assessment does not include Kepler’s Laws of orbital motion or the apparent retrograde motion of the planets as viewed from Earth.
Analyze and interpret data to determine scale properties of objects in the solar system.
Emphasis is on the analysis of data from Earth-based instruments, space-based telescopes, and spacecraft to determine similarities and differences among solar system objects. Examples of scale properties include the size of an object’s layers (such as crust and atmosphere), surface features (such as volcanoes), and orbital radius. Examples of data include statistical information, drawings and photographs, and models.
Assessment Boundary: Assessment does not include recalling facts about properties of the planets and other solar system bodies.
Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence from rock strata for how the geologic time scale is used to organize Earth’s 4.6-billion-year-old history.
Emphasis is on how analyses of rock formations and the fossils they contain are used to establish relative ages of major events in Earth’s history. Example of Earth’s major events could range from being very recent (such as the last Ice Age or the earliest fossils of Homo sapiens) to very old (such as the formation of Earth or the earliest evidence of life). Examples can include the formation of mountain chains and ocean basins, the evolution or extinction of particular living organisms, or significant volcanic eruptions.
Assessment Boundary: Assessment does not include recalling the names of specific periods or epochs and events within them.
No prep, no formatting, no issues. Simply download, print (or upload to your class site) and you're all set. Each resource is fully editable and classroom tested.