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Skills available for Tennessee sixth-grade science standards

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MS-PS3 Energy

MS-LS2 Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics

  • MS-LS2-1 Evaluate and communicate the impact of environmental variables on population size.

  • MS-LS2-2 Determine the impact of competitive, symbiotic, and predatory interactions in an ecosystem.

  • MS-LS2-3 Draw conclusions about the transfer of energy through a food web and energy pyramid in an ecosystem.

  • MS-LS2-4 Using evidence from climate data, draw conclusions about the patterns of abiotic and biotic factors in different biomes, specifically the tundra, taiga, deciduous forest, desert, grasslands, rainforest, marine, and freshwater ecosystems.

  • MS-LS2-5 Analyze existing evidence about the effect of a specific invasive species on native populations in Tennessee and design a solution to mitigate its impact.

  • MS-LS2-6 Research the ways in which an ecosystem has changed over time in response to changes in physical conditions, population balances, human interactions, and natural catastrophes.

  • MS-LS2-7 Compare and contrast auditory and visual methods of communication among organisms in relation to survival strategies of a population.

MS-LS4 Biological Change: Unity and Diversity

MS-ESS2 Earth's Systems

  • MS-ESS2-1 Gather evidence to justify that oceanic convection currents are caused by the sun's transfer of heat energy and differences in salt concentration leading to global water movement.

  • MS-ESS2-2 Diagram convection patterns that flow due to uneven heating of the earth.

  • MS-ESS2-3 Construct an explanation for how atmospheric flow, geographic features, and ocean currents affect the climate of a region through heat transfer.

  • MS-ESS2-4 Apply scientific principles to design a method to analyze and interpret the impact of humans and other organisms on the hydrologic cycle.

  • MS-ESS2-5 Analyze and interpret data from weather conditions, weather maps, satellites, and radar to predict probable local weather patterns and conditions.

  • MS-ESS2-6 Explain how relationships between the movement and interactions of air masses, high and low pressure systems, and frontal boundaries result in weather conditions and severe storms.

MS-ESS3 Earth and Human Activity

MS-ETS1 Engineering Design

  • MS-ETS1-1 Evaluate design constraints on solutions for maintaining ecosystems and biodiversity.

  • MS-ETS1-2 Design and test different solutions that impact energy transfer.