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.
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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)
MS ESS1 Earth's Place in the Universe
MS ESS1-1: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.
MS ESS1-2: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.
MS ESS1-3: 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.
MS ESS1-4: 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.
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