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MS-PS1-3 Matter and its Interactions

Gather and make sense of information to describe that synthetic materials come from natural resources and impact society.

MS-ESS3-3 Earth and Human Activity

Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment.*

MS-ETS1-1 Engineering Design

Define the criteria and constraints of a design problem with sufficient precision to ensure a successful solution, taking into account relevant scientific principles and potential impacts on people and the natural environment that may limit possible solutions.

MS-ETS1-2 Engineering Design

Evaluate competing design solutions using a systematic process to determine how well they meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.

MS-ETS1-3 Engineering Design

Analyze data from tests to determine similarities and differences among several design solutions to identify the best characteristics of each that can be combined into a new solution to better meet the criteria for success.

MS-ETS1-4 Engineering Design

Develop a model to generate data for iterative testing and modification of a proposed object, tool, or process such that an optimal design can be achieved.

Australian Standards:


›   ST2‑4WS investigates their questions and predictions by analyzing collected data, suggesting explanations for their findings, and communicating and reflecting on the processes undertaken

›   ST2‑5WT applies a design process and uses a range of tools, equipment, materials, and techniques to produce solutions that address specific design criteria

›   ST2‑13MW identifies the physical properties of natural and processed materials, and how these properties influence their use

›   ST2‑14BE describes how people interact within built environments and the factors considered in their design and construction


›   MA2‑1WM uses appropriate terminology to describe, and symbols to represent mathematical ideas

›   MA2‑2WM selects and uses appropriate mental or written strategies, or technology, to solve problems

›   MA2-5NA  uses mental and written strategies for addition and subtraction involving two-, three-, four- and five-digit numbers

›   MA2-6NA  uses mental and informal written strategies for multiplication and division

›   MA2‑9MG measures, records, compares and estimates lengths, distances, and perimeters in meters, centimeters, and millimeters, and measures compare and records temperatures

›   MA2‑10MG measures, records, compares and estimates areas using square centimeters and square meters

›   MA2-18SP selects appropriate methods to collect data, and constructs compare, interprets and evaluates data displays, including tables, picture graphs, and column graphs

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