The NGSS in Kentucky

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Skills available for Kentucky sixth-grade science standards

Standards are in black and IXL science skills are in dark green. Hold your mouse over the name of a skill to view a sample question. Click on the name of a skill to practice that skill.

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MS Structure and Properties of Matter

MS Forces and Interactions

  • MS-PS2-1 Apply Newton's Third Law to design a solution to a problem involving the motion of two colliding objects.

  • MS-PS2-2 Plan an investigation to provide evidence that the change in an object's motion depends on the sum of the forces on the object and the mass of the object.

MS Space Systems

  • MS-ESS1-1 Develop and use a model of the Earth-sun-moon system to describe the cyclic patterns of lunar phases, eclipses of the sun and moon, and seasons.

  • MS-ESS1-2 Develop and use a model to describe the role of gravity in the motions within galaxies and the solar system.

  • MS-ESS1-3 Analyze and interpret data to determine scale properties of objects in the solar system.

MS History of Earth

MS Earth's Systems

MS Weather and Climate

  • MS-ESS2-5 Collect data to provide evidence for how the motions and complex interactions of air masses results in changes in weather conditions.

  • MS-ESS2-6 Develop and use a model to describe how unequal heating and rotation of the Earth cause patterns of atmospheric and oceanic circulation that determine regional climates.

MS Matter and Energy in Organisms and Ecosystems

MS Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems