Physical Science MS Concept Map

MS-PS Nature of Science
The Crosscutting Concepts & Science Engineering Practices in Middle School Science. 
Science and Engineering Practices: Asking Questions and Defining Problems | Developing and Using Models | Planning and Carrying Out Investigations | Analyzing and Interpreting Data | Using Mathematics and Computational Thinking | Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions | Engaging in Argument from Evidence | Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Information
Typically, these are broad topics that should be covered with students before starting a course so that they have a foundation in the terminology (concepts) needed for success. 

Big Science Ideas (Unit 0)
  • MS-PS.11 - Metric System
    • Concepts: Metric vs Imperial (English Standard), International System of Units, Base Unit, Prefix, Common Base Units in Middle School, Factors of 10, Moving the Decimal 
    • MS-PS.11i - Building a Metric Slider
      • Concepts: Base Units: gram, Liter, meter | Prefixes: kilo-, hecto-, deka-, NONE (Base Unit), deci-, centi-, milli-, Common uses, why is time not listed? 
      • Changing Time Print - Could also be added to the Metric Slider
    • MS-PS.11ii(1) - Practice with Metric #1
      • 8 Examples with a walk-through for students
      • Student Print
    • MS-PS.11ii(2) - Practice with Metric #2
      • 8 Examples with a walk-through for students
      • Student Print
  • MS-PS.12 - Parts of a Graph in Science
    • Concepts: X-Axis (Independent or Manipulated), Y-Axis (Dependent or Responding), Scale, Units, Title
  • MS-PS.13 - Types of Graphs & when to use them
    • Concepts: PENDING
  • MS-PS.14 - Scatter-plots & Trends, reading a Graph
    • Concepts: PENDING
How can one explain the structure, properties, and interactions of matter?
Evidence Based Statements in this Section: MS-PS1-1 MS-PS1-2 MS-PS1-3 | MS-PS1-4 MS-PS1-5 | MS-PS1-6
Disciplinary Core Ideas in this Section: MS-PS1.A | MS-PS1.B | MS-PS1.C

Structure and Properties of Matter (Unit 2)
  • MS-PS1.21 - Atoms
  • MS-PS1.22 - Classifying Matter
    • Concepts: Classification of Matter, Pure Substances (Elements, Compounds or Molecules), Mixtures (Heterogeneous, Homogeneous)
    • Disciplinary Core Ideas - MS-PS1.A
    • Performance Expectations - MS-PS1-2MS-PS1-3
    • Crosscutting Concepts - 
  • MS-PS1.23 - Physical vs Chemical
    • Concepts: Physical Properties (Density, Melting Point, Boiling Point), Chemical Properties (Solubility, Flammability, Odor)
    • Disciplinary Core Ideas - MS-PS1.A
    • Performance Expectations - MS-PS1-2MS-PS1-3
    • Crosscutting Concepts - 
  • MS-PS1.24 - States of Matter
    • Concepts: Temperature (Kinetic Molecular Theory), States of Matter, Solid, Liquids, Gasses, Plasma, Pressure
    • Disciplinary Core Ideas - MS-PS1.AMS-PS1.C
    • Performance Expectations - MS-PS1-4
    • Crosscutting Concepts - 
Chemical Reactions & Energy (Unit 3)
  • MS-PS1.31 Chemical Reactions

    • Concepts: Chemical Reactions, Reactants, Products, Conservation of Matter
      Disciplinary Core Ideas - MS-PS1.B,
    • Performance Expectations - MS-PS1-2MS-PS1-3MS-PS1-5 
    • Crosscutting Concepts - 
  • MS-PS1.32 Reactions & Energy
    • Concepts: Chemical Reactions, Energy, Store Energy (Chemical Potential Energy), Release Energy (Exothermic Reaction), Absorb Energy (Endothermic Reaction)
    • Disciplinary Core Ideas - MS-PS1.BMS-PS1.C
    • Performance Expectations - MS-PS1-6
    • Crosscutting Concepts - 
  • MS-PS1.33 Heat vs Temperature

    • Concepts: Heat, Temperature, Changes to State, Atoms & Molecules
      Disciplinary Core Ideas - MS-PS1.AMS-PS1.C
    • Performance Expectations - MS-PS1-6
    • Crosscutting Concepts - 
MS-PS2 Motion & Stability: Forces and Interactions
How can one explain and predict interactions between objects and within systems of objects?
Evidence Based Statements in this Section:
Disciplinary Core Ideas in this Section:

Forces & Motion (Unit 4)
  • MS-PS2.41 - Parts of Motion
    • Concepts: Rate (speed), Velocity