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MS-ESS1-1 Proficiency Scale
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This is a task neutral proficiency scale for MS-ESS1-1. Resources used to make this: NGSS.NSTA.org, Appendix E from the NextGenScience site and the actual performance expectations. This scale was created through collaboration with four middle school teachers. Note: Proficiency scales assume learning progression.

Subject:
Applied Science
Environmental Science
Life Science
Physical Science
Atmospheric Science
Material Type:
Assessment
Author:
Maggie Bly
Date Added:
06/10/2019
Solar System SciPack Meteorite and Comet Simulations
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This is a 30 minute lesson where students will be able to:
1. Describe the size, composition, and motion of meteors and comets.
2. Discuss the similarities and differences in comets and meteors.
3. Explain:
a. what happens to meteors as they fall through the atmosphere
b. why comet debris is observed as a meteor shower from the Earth
c. how the planet's gravitational forces affect a comet's orbit.
d. why we see a comet's tail.
e. why a comet disintegrates when it gets close to the sun.

Subject:
Applied Science
Physical Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Maggie Bly
Date Added:
06/20/2018