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    Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions

Students who demonstrate understanding can:

Performance Expectations

  1. Analyze data to determine if a design solution works as intended to change the speed or direction of an object with a push or a pull. K-PS2-2

    Clarification Statement and Assessment Boundary

A Peformance Expectation (PE) is what a student should be able to do to show mastery of a concept. Some PEs include a Clarification Statement and/or an Assessment Boundary. These can be found by clicking the PE for "More Info." By hovering over a PE, its corresponding pieces from the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts will be highlighted.

By clicking on a specific Science and Engineering Practice, Disciplinary Core Idea, or Crosscutting Concept, you can find out more information on it. By hovering over one you can find its corresponding elements in the PEs.

Planning Curriculum

Common Core State Standards Connections


  • RI.K.1 - With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text. (K-PS2-2)
  • SL.K.3 - Ask and answer questions in order to seek help, get information, or clarify something that is not understood. (K-PS2-2)

Model Course Mapping

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Resources & Lesson Plans

  • More resources added each week!
    A team of teacher curators is working to find, review, and vet online resources that support the standards. Check back often, as NSTA continues to add more targeted resources.
  • This resource highlights that many of the science investigations that teachers are currently using in their classrooms can easily be adapted to engage students in engineering design.  In this article the authors share two examples of how they ad ...

  • This 5E inquiry-based energy lesson engages K–2 students to learn about energy flow in everyday life. Students observe and investigate potential and kinetic energy and use these investigations to formulate their evidence-based explanations abou ...

  • This article provides insight on an a first grade derby car engineering activity.  First graders build derby cars while enhancing their communication skills. This lesson illustrates how the engineering design process, coupled with differentiatio ...

  • This is a multi-day lesson plan that has students design, build, and test their own ramps. Students are introduced to a variety of materials and explore putting them together. Students engage in an inquiry-based learning experience to reinforce math, ...

  • A lesson plan based on the book Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! by Candace Fleming where bunnies keep getting a farmer’s vegetable garden and eating his vegetables. Students will design and build something to prevent the bunnies from getting into the veget ...

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  • This is the design brief for teacher use for the maze that kindergarteners will create (and re-create) for Henrietta.

  • Free NGSS-Aligned Stem Curriculum for K12 Teachers

  • This folder contains lesson plans for elementary classes to complete a STEM project over the period of one week. It also contains resources for the STEM week. Rubrics for each grade level are included. Google Slides that explain the week to teachers ...

  • Grade: Kindergarten. Duration: As much or as little time as you choose to have students spend. Type: PBS Website with a linked science game/video from the Ruff Ruffman Show. I love that students get to use science inquiry to predict forces of movemen...

Planning Curriculum gives connections to other areas of study for easier curriculum creation.