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Project NEO Curriculum Map
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BIG GUIDING TOPIC 1: Origins
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Game Convention: Change Earth's Gravity / Make a New Earth
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Science Content DetailsSubjectDisciplinary Core IdeasCode (G, ExG, PB, R )Connected, non-game project-based, problem-solving experiences
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PRIMARY TOPIC: Forces and Interactions
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•Plan and conduct an investigation to compare the effects of different strengths or different directions of pushes and pulls on the motion of an object
•Defining engineering problems -> A situation that people wnat to change or create can be approached as a problem to be solved through engineering.
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K-PS2-1PS2.A: Forces and Motion
•Pushes and pulls can have different strengths and directions. (K-PS2-1),(K-PS2-2)
•Pushing or pulling on an object can change the speed or direction of its motion and can start or stop it. (K-PS2-1),(K-PS2-2)
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•Analyze data to determine if a design solution works as intended to change the speed or direction of an object with a push or a pull.•Planning and carrying out investigations to answer questions or test solutions to problems.
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K-PS2-2PS2.B: Types of Interactions
•When objects touch or collide, they push on one another and can change motion
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PRIMARY TOPIC: Forces and Interactions
•Types of Interactions (when objects touch or collide, they push on one another and can change motion)
•Reaction between energy and motion
•Cause and effect
•Cause and effect
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PRIMARY TOPIC: Structures and Properties of Matter (PS1.A)
•Patterns
•Describing and classifying different types of materials by their properties
•Objects may break into smaller pieces and be put together into larger pieces, or change shapes
•Make observations to contruct an evidence-based account of how an object made of small pieces can be disassembled and made into a new object
•Construct an argument with evidence that some changes caused by heating or colling can be reversed and some cannot
•Grade 2
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2-PS1-1•Planning and carrying out investigations
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2-PS1-2•Events have causes that generate observable patterns
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2-PS1-3•Simple tests can be designed to gather evidence to support or refute student ideas about causes
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2-PS1-4•Construct explanations and design solutions
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•Engage in argument from evidence
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PRIMARY TOPIC: Structure and properties of matter (PS1.A); Chemical Reactions (PS1.B)
•Develop a model to describe that matter is made of particles too small to be seen
•Measure and graph quantities to provide evidence that regardless of the types of change that occurs when heating, cooling, or mixing substances, the total weight of matter is conserved
•Make observations and measurements to identify materials based on their properties
•Conduct an investgation to determine whether the mixing of two or more substances results in new substances
•The amount of matter is conserved when it changes form, even in transitions in which it seems to vanish
•Measurements of a variety of properties can be used to identify materials
•When two or more substances are mixed, a new substance with different properties may be formed
•No matter what reaction or change in properties occurs, the total mass of the substance does not change
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5-PS1-1•Natural objects exist from very small to immensely large
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5-PS1-2•Standard units are used to measure and describe physical quantities such as weight, time, temperature, and volume
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5-PS1-3•Science assumes consistent patterns in natural systems
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PRIMARY TOPIC: Space Systems: Stars and the Solar System
•Support an argument that the gravitational force exerted by Earth on objects is downward
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5-PS2-1•The gravitational force of Earth acting on an object near Earth’s surface pulls that object toward the planet’s center
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PRIMARY TOPIC: Forces and Interactions
•Apply Newton’s Third Law to design a solution to a problem involving the motion of two colliding objects (Newton's 3rd Law: or any pair of interacting objects, the force exerted by the first object on the second object is equal in strength to the force that the second object exerts on the first, but in the opposite direction (Newton’s third law)
•Construct and present arguments using evidence to support the claim that gravitational interactions are attractive and depend on the masses of interacting objects
•Conduct an investigation and evaluate the experimental design to provide evidence that fields exist between objects exerting forces on each other even though the objects are not in contact
•Grade 6-8 (Middle School)
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MS-PS2-1•Models can be used to represent systems and their interactions—such as inputs, processes and outputs—and energy and matter flows within systems
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MS-PS2-4•Forces that act at a distance (electric, magnetic, and gravitational) can be explained by fields that extend through space and can be mapped by their effect on a test object (a charged object, or a ball, respectively)
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PRIMARY TOPIC: Space Systems; The Universe and Its Stars (ESS1.A); Earth and the Solar System (ESS1.B)
•Develop and use a model to describe the role of gravity in the motions within galaxies and the solar system
•Earth and its solar system are part of the Milky Way galaxy, which is one of many galaxies in the universe (ESS1.A)
•Analyze and interpret data to determine scale properties of objects in the solar system (Emphasis is on the analysis of data from Earth-based instruments, space-based telescopes, and spacecraft to determine similarities and differences among solar system objects--i.e., scale properties include the size of objects (radius), sizes of an object’s layers, surface features (such as volcanoes), and orbital radius)
•The solar system consists of the sun and a collection of objects, including planets, their moons, and asteroids that are held in orbit around the sun by its gravitational pull on them. (ESS1.B)
•The solar system appears to have formed from a disk of dust and gas, drawn together by gravity. (ESS1.B)
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MS-ESS1-2•Models can be used to represent systems and their interactions
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MS-ESS1-3•Time, space, and energy phenomena can be observed at various scales using models to study systems that are too large or too small
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•Science assumes that objects and events in natural systems occur in consistent patterns that are understandable through measurement and observation
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PRIMARY TOPIC: Space Systems: Stars and the Solar System
•Support an argument that the gravitational force exerted by Earth on objects is downward
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•In space gravity of an object forms a sphere
•The force of gravity between two objects can be taken to be at the centers
PS2.A, PS2.B, 3-PS2-1; 5-PS2-1 Gravity of Spheredrop objects and watch direction. Web Activity - for viewers (if possible on skype) in US and in China (and other parts of the world) drop object at same time (or recorded) and watch direction. Get world view of gravity.
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•The Earth formed as a spining object
•the Earth formed in a specific temperature range in the solar system
•The Earth formed out of rock and gas
PS2.A,2PS1-1. Earth FormationWhy can't we feel earth spin? Use pendulum to show Earth is spinning.
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•Particular organisms can only survive in particular environments.
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