Massachusetts Science and Technology/Engineering Curriculum Framework

The STANDARDS CORRELATION chart suggests which Massachusetts Science and Technology/Engineering Curriculum Framework standards you can cover using PASSPORT TO THE SOLAR SYSTEM in your classroom. We hope you will discover additional standards you can use. These are the ones our Instructional Materials Development team felt most directly related to the activities contained in PASSPORT TO THE SOLAR SYSTEM.

For additional Massachusetts Science and Technology/Engineering Curriculum Framework standards you can cover see the STANDARDS CORRELATION chart for the following PASSPORT TO KNOWLEDGE projects:

PASSPORT TO ANTARCTICA

PASSPORT TO THE RAINFOREST

PASSPORT TO WEATHER AND CLIMATE

LIVE FROM MARS 2001/2002

PASSPORT TO THE UNIVERSE

Grades Pre K-2,   Grades 3-5,   Grades 6-8,   Grades 9-12

GRADES PreK - 2

Curriculum Framework Learning

Standard 3: Suggest and describe ideas about how, why, and what would happen if?

 

Draw an outline of a shadow at different times of day to show changes in length and direction. (Earth Science #5)

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GRADES 3 - 5

Curriculum Framework Learning

Standard 3: Plan and conduct a simple investigation knowing what is to be compared or sought.

 

Investigate sounds made with objects such as musical instruments, rubber bands, and strings to observe, compare, and describe variables that affect changes in pitch and volume. (Physical Science #7)

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GRADES 6 - 8

Curriculum Framework Learning

Standard 1: Design an investigation or problem, specifying variables to be changed, controlled, and measured.

 

Investigate the effect of an object's color on heat absorption. (Earth Science #5)

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Standard 3: Present and explain data and findings using multiple representations including tables, mathematical and physical models, demonstrations and graphs.

 

Make an engineering presentation, including:

  • Oral presentation
  • Written documentation
  • Prototype
  • Drawings
  • Various media (overheads, photos, presentation software, etc.)

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Standard 4: Communicate scientific procedures, results, and explanations using appropriate science and technology terminology.

 

Make an engineering presentation of the finished product (including an explanation of the scientific principles involved) using print, visual, and electronic media. (Tech/Eng #9)

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Design controlled experiments to show that light is needed for photosynthesis. (Life Science #4)

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High School

Curriculum Framework Learning

Standard 4: Model physical data using multiple representations.

 

Construct a full size or model structure to solve a design challenge. (Tech/Eng #2)

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Updated January 2001