MS.1. Inquiry: Design and conduct a scientific investigation utilizing appropriate process skills and technology.
1.c. Collect and display data using simple tools and resources to compare information (using standard, metric, and non-standard measurement). (DOK 2)
1.c.2. Types of data (e.g., linear measures, mass, volume, temperature, area, perimeter)
1.d. Organize data in tables and graphs and analyze data to construct explanations and draw conclusions. (DOK 3)
1.h. Make relationships between evidence and explanations. (DOK 2)
MS.2. Physical Science: Develop an understanding of chemical and physical changes, interactions involving energy, and forces that affect motion of objects.
2.e. Distinguish how various types of longitudinal and transverse waves (e.g., water, light, sound, seismic) transfer energy. (DOK 2)
MS.3. Life Science: Distinguish the characteristics of living things and explain the interdependency between form and function using the systems of the human organism to illustrate this relationship.
3.c. Evaluate how health care technology has improved the quality of human life (e.g., computerized tomography , artificial organs, magnetic resonance imaging [MRI], ultrasound). (DOK 3)
MS.CC.RST.6-8. Reading Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects
Craft and Structure
RST.6-8.4. Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 6-8 texts and topics.
MS.CC.WHST.6-8. Writing Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects
Text Types and Purposes
WHST.6-8.2. Write informative/explanatory texts, including the narration of historical events, scientific procedures/ experiments, or technical processes.
WHST.6-8.2(f) Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the information or explanation presented.