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Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Middle School - Physical Science


MS-PS1 Matter and Its Interactions


Performance Expectation
Concept
PocketLab Lessons
 

 

MS-PS1-6
Design project on thermal energy release or absorption by chemical processes
 

MS-PS2 Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions


Performance Expectation
Concept
PocketLab Lessons
 
MS-PS2-1
 
Newton's Third Law
MS-PS2-2
 
 
Object's motion depends on the sum of the forces and mass of the object
 
MS-PS2-3
 
 
Strength of electric and magnetic fields
 
MS-PS2-5
 
 
Fields exist between objects exerting forces even when not in contact
Magnetic Bumpers act like Springs (Coming soon)
 

MS-PS3 Energy


Performance Expectation
Concept
PocketLab Lessons
 
MS-PS3-1
 
Kinetic energy relation to mass and speed
 
MS-PS3-2
 
 
Arrangement of objects interacting at a distance can affect the potential energy in a system
 
 
MS-PS3-3
 
Design a device that minimizes or maximizes thermal energy transfer
 
 
MS-PS3-4
 
Kinetic energy of particles measured by temperature

 

MS-PS3-5
Kinetic energy changes due to energy transfer to or from an object
 

MS-PS4 Waves and Their Applications in Technologies for Information Transfer


Performance Expectation
Concept
PocketLab Lessons
 
MS-PS4-1
 
Amplitude and energy of waves
MS-PS4-2
 
 
Waves are reflected, absorbed, or transmitted through materials
 
 
MS-PS4-3
 
Digital and analog signals to encode and transmit information
Morse Code Messages (Coming soon)