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.
Global Science video, ClosedCaptions Why is a Full Moon So Bright? text page, free, checked Review Space-6 practice Review Space-7 practice Review Space-9 practice Review Space-12 practice
MS-ESS1-2 Develop and use a model to describe the role of gravity in the motions within galaxies and the solar system.
Planets and Pennies video, ClosedCaptions Review Space-13 quest Review Space-10 practice
MS-ESS1-3 Analyze and interpret data to determine scale properties of objects in the solar system.
Making a Scale Model of the Solar System video, ClosedCaptions Global Science video, ClosedCaptions Planets and Pennies video, ClosedCaptions How Far is That Planet? text page Review Space-3 practice Review Space-2 practice Review Space-4 practice
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.
Imagining Geologic Time video Reading the Rocks: Law of Superposition video Reading the Rocks: Law of Crosscutting video What is a Rock? video, learnalong, checked Reading the Rocks: The Present is the Key to the Past video, ClosedCaptions Homemade Fossil Dig text page
MS-ESS2 Earth’s Systems
MS-ESS2-1 Develop a model to describe the cycling of Earth’s materials and the flow of energy that drives this process.
Evaporites video, learnalong, checked Definition of a Mineral video, checked Igneous Rocks and Bubbles video, free, learnalong, Updated What is a Mineral? video, checked Identifying Minerals video, learnalong Sedimentary Rocks video, learnalong What is a Rock? video, learnalong, checked The Rock Cycle video, learnalong Bioclastics: Rocks With No Minerals video Light and Dark Minerals text page, learnalong Review Rocks-9 practice Review Rocks-7 practice Review Rocks-10 practice Review Rocks-10 practice Review Rocks-10 practice Review Rocks-1 practice Review Rocks-2 practice Review Rocks-3 practice Review Rocks-4 practice Review Rocks-5 practice Review Rocks-6 practice Review Rocks-8 practice
MS-ESS2-2 Construct an explanation based on evidence for how geoscience processes have changed Earth’s surface at varying time and spatial scales.
Faults video, free, Updated Change: Fast and Slow video Erosion video, checked Continuous Change video, checked Weathering and Erosion video, learnalong, checked Understanding the Richter Scale text page, free Making Fault Blocks text page
MS-ESS2-3 Analyze and interpret data on the distribution of fossils and rocks, continental shapes, and seafloor structures to provide evidence of the past plate motions.
Sedimentary Rocks video, learnalong
MS-ESS2-4 Develop a model to describe the cycling of water through Earth’s systems driven by energy from the sun and the force of gravity.
Cloud Formation, part 2 video Making a Solar Still video Wonderful Water video, checked Cloud Formation, part 1 video, ClosedCaptions, checked The Water Cycle video, checked A Model of the Water Cycle video, ClosedCaptions, checked Review Weather-8 practice Review Weather-10 practice
MS-ESS2-5 Collect data to provide evidence for how the motions and complex interactions of air masses results in changes in weather conditions.
Cloud Types video Nephoscope video, checked Cloud Formation, part 1 video, ClosedCaptions, checked Pine Cone Weather text page, free Review Weather-1 practice Review Weather-2 practice Review Weather-6 practice Review Weather-4 practice Review Weather-3 practice
MS-ESS2-6 Develop and use a model to describe how unequal heating and rotation of the Earth cause patterns of atmospheric and oceanic circulation that determine regional climates.
Cloud Formation, part 2 video Global Science video, ClosedCaptions Weather and Climate video Review Weather-9 practice
MS-ESS3 Earth and Human Activity
MS-ESS3-1 Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for how the uneven distributions of Earth’s mineral, energy, and groundwater resources are the result of past and current geoscience processes.
Evaporites video, learnalong, checked What is a Mineral? video, checked Identifying Minerals video, learnalong Definition of a Mineral video, checked Review Energy-1 practice
MS-ESS3-2 Analyze and interpret data on natural hazards to forecast future catastrophic events and inform the development of technologies to mitigate their effects.
Review Weather-5 practice
MS-ESS3-3 Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment.
Investigating Acid Rain video, checked Color Changing Flowers video, checked
MS-ESS3-4 Construct an argument supported by evidence for how increases in human population and per-capita consumption of natural resources impact Earth’s systems.
MS-ESS3-5 Ask questions to clarify evidence of the factors that have caused the rise in global temperatures over the past century.