NC Essential Science Standards

NC Essential Science Standards - NGSS Science and Engineering Practices

NGSS Disciplinary Core Ideas - NGSS Cross Cutting Concepts - STEM Rubric


PHYSICAL SCIENCE


FORCES AND MOTION
Understand motion in terms of speed, velocity, acceleration and momentum

  • Eyes In The Skies

Understand the relationship between forces and motion

  • Riding the Wind
  • Understanding Four Types of Friction


MATTER: PROPERTIES AND CHANGE
Understand types, properties and structure of Matter

  • Futuristic Fibers

Understand chemical bonding and chemical interactions

  • Textile Trials

Understand the role of the nucleus in radiation and radioactivity

ENERGY: CONSERVATION AND TRANSFER
Understand the types of energy, conservation of energy and energy transfer

  • Explainer: Art Under a New Wavelength
  • Power to the Pedal

Understand the nature of waves

  • Ocean Energy

Understand electricity and magnetism and their relationship


BIOLOGY


STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION OF LIVING ORGANISMS

  • Explainer: The Slow Life
  • Explainer: The Snake Doctor
  • Explainer: Self-Healing Muscles
  • The Great Migration
  • Micro Organs
  • The Liver Takes It All
  • Just Moving Along
  • Sensational Singing Mice
  • Cicada Secrets
  • A Model Foot

Understand the relationship between the structure and function of cells and their organelles

  • Understanding Tissues and Cells

Analyze the cell as a living system

  • A Long Look at Longevity


ECOSYSTEMS
Analyze the interdependence of living organisms within their environment

  • Explainer: Invasion of the Lionfish
  • Explainer: The Horse-Human Relationship
  • Explainer: Fish Tagging
  • New Hope For Hemlocks
  • Grave School Lessons
  • Small Creatures/Large Lessons
  • Leaping Lemurs
  • Acorns Count
  • The Bee-utiful Bee
  • Oh Shuck!
  • Where In The World Is Ms. Palma?
  • Shark Tagging

Understand the impact of human activities on the environment (one generation affects the next)

  • Explainer: Decomposers at Work
  • Explainer: Where the Wild Things Are
  • Oh Christmas Tree

EVOLUTION AND GENETICS

  • Explainer: A Model Fish

Explain how traits are determined by the structure and function of DNA
Understand how the environment and/or interaction of alleles influences the expression of genes

  • The Bone Lab

Understand the application of DNA technology

  • Explainer: Rapid Water Testing
  • Vaccine Hunters
  • Just A Spoonful of Soybeans
  • New Fields For Food
  • Vaccine Hunting: Applying Nucleic Acid Technology
  • Precision Medicine

Explain the theory of evolution by natural selection for how species change over time

  • Stop and Listen

Analyze how classification systems are developed based upon speciation

  • Explainer: Digging Dinos

MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
Understand how biological molecules are essential to the survival of living organisms

  • Explainer: Fruit Infusion
  • Explainer: Library of Plants
  • Explainer: The 99% Solution
  • Understanding the Small Biological Molecules
  • The Peanut Solution
  • Super Fruit Science
  • What A Pain!

Analyze the relationships between biochemical processes and energy use in the cell.

  • Explainer: Biochemistry of Beer
  • Keep Your Body In Motion


CHEMISTRY


MATTER: PROPERTIES AND CHANGE
Analyze the structure of atoms and ions
Understand bond type, strength, and properties

  • Medical Metals

Understand the physical and chemical properties of atoms in the periodic table

ENERGY: CONSERVATION AND TRANSFER
Understand the relationship among pressure, temperature, volume, and phase
Analyze chemical reactions in terms of quantities, product formation, and energy

  • Reinventing the Toilet


INTERACTIONS OF ENERGY AND MATTER
Understand the factors affecting the rate of reaction and chemical equilibrium
Understand solutions and the solution process


PHYSICS


FORCES AND MOTION
Analyze the motion of objects
Analyze systems of forces and their interaction with matter
Analyze the motion of objects based on the principles of conservation of momentum, conservation of energy and impulse

ENERGY: CONSERVATION AND TRANSFER
Understand the concepts of work, energy, power, as well as the relationship among them
Analyze the behavior of waves

  • Marvelous Music Machine

Analyze the nature of moving charges and electric circuits

INTERACTIONS OF ENERGY AND MATTER
Explain charges and electrostatic systems
Explain the concept of magnetism


EARTH & ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE


EARTH IN THE UNIVERSE

  • Real Star Power

Explain the Earth’s role as a body in space

EARTH SYSTEMS, STRUCTURES AND PROCESSES
Explain how process and forces affect the lithosphere

  • Dinosaur GPS
  • Real Dirt About Clay

Understand how human influences impact the lithosphere
Explain the structure and processes within the hydrosphere

  • Predict the Rip
  • Tracing the Coastline

Evaluate how humans use water

  • Explainer: Raincatchers
  • Explainer: Greening the Golf Course
  • We All Live Downstream
  • Catching The Rain

Understand the structure and processes within our atmosphere

  • Explainer: Forecasting Storm Surge with Big Data

Analyze patterns of global climate change over time

  • The Air We Breathe
  • Wondering About The Weather
  • Here Comes the Sea

Explain how the lithosphere, hydrosphere, and atmosphere affect the biosphere

  • Understanding a Research Question from Antarctica
  • Secrets of Tidal Creeks
  • Science From The Bottom Of The World

Evaluate human behaviors that ensure the ability to live sustainably on Earth

  • Explainer: Gray Seal Tracking
  • Aquaponics: Farming For The Future
  • New Use For Coal Ash
  • Reef Life
  • Seeking Sea Power






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