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CA NGSS Integrated Model (DCI Arrangement)

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CA NGSS Discipline Specific Model (DCI Arrangement)

 


Grade 6 - CA NGSS Integrated Model - DCI Arrangement

Physical Sciences Life Sciences Earth and Space Sciences Engineering
MS-PS3 Energy
(GoogleDoc)

PEs Include:
MS-PS3-3
MS-PS3-4
MS-PS3-5

DCI Components:
PS3.A: Definitions of Energy
PS3.B: Conservation of Energy and Energy Transfer
ETS1.A: Defining and Delimiting an Engineering Problems (secondary)
EST1.B: Developing Possible Solutions (secondary)

MS-LS1 From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
(GoogleDoc)

PEs Include:
MS-LS1-1
MS-LS1-2
MS-LS1-3
MS-LS1-4
MS-LS1-5
MS-LS1-8

DCI Components:
LS1.A: Structure and Function
LS1.B: Growth and Development of Organisms
LS1.D: Information Processing


MS-LS3 Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits
(GoogleDoc)

PEs Include:
MS-LS3-2

DCI Components:
LS1.B: Growth and Development of Organisms (Secondary)
LS3.A: Inheritance of Traits
LS3.B: Variation of Traits

MS-ESS2 Earth’s Systems
(GoogleDoc)

PEs Include:
MS-ESS2-4
MS-ESS2-5
MS-ESS2-6

DCI Components:
ESS2.C: The Roles of Water in Earth’s Surface Processes
ESS2.D: Weather and Climate


MS-ESS3 Earth and Human Activity
(GoogleDoc)

PEs Include:
MS-ESS3-3
MS-ESS3-5

DCI Components:
ESS3.C: Human Impacts on Earth Systems
ESS3.D: Global Climate Change

MS-ETS1 Engineering Design
(GoogleDoc)

PEs Include:
MS-ETS1-1
MS-ETS1-2
MS-ETS1-3
MS-ETS1-4

DCI Components:
ETS1.A: Defining and Delimiting Engineering Problems
ETS1.B: Developing Possible Solutions
ETS1.C: Optimizing the Design Solution

All Grade 6 Standards - Integrated DCI Arrangement (GoogleDoc)



Grade 7 - CA NGSS Integrated Model - DCI Arrangement

Physical Sciences

Life Sciences

Earth and Space Sciences

Engineering Design

MS-PS1 Matter and Its Interactions
(GoogleDoc)

PEs Include:
MS-PS1-1
MS-PS1-2
MS-PS1-3
MS-PS1-4
MS-PS1-5
MS-PS1-6

DCI Components:
PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter
PS1.B: Chemical Reactions
PS3.A: Definitions of Energy (secondary)
ETS1.B: Developing Possible Solutions (secondary)
ETS1.C: Optimizing the Design Solution (secondary)


MS-LS1 From Molecules to Organisms: Structure and Processes
(GoogleDoc)

PEs Include:
MS-LS1-6
MS-LS1-7

DCI Components:
LS1.C: Organization for Matter and Energy Flow in Organisms
PS3.D: Energy in Chemical Processes and Everyday Life


MS-LS2 Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
(GoogleDoc)

 

PEs Include:
MS-LS2-1
MS-LS2-2
MS-LS2-3
MS-LS2-4
MS-LS2-5

DCI Components:
LS2.A: Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems
LS2.B: Cycle of Matter and Energy Transfer in Ecosystems
LS2.C: Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning, and Resilience
LS4.D: Biodiversity and Humans (secondary)
ETS1.B: Developing Possible Solutions (secondary)

MS-ESS2 Earth’s Systems
(GoogleDoc)

PEs Include:
MS-ESS2-1
MS-ESS2-2
MS-ESS2-3

DCI Components:
ESS1.C: The History of Planet Earth (secondary)
ESS2.A: Earth’s Materials and Systems
ESS2.B: Plate Tectonics and Large-Scale System Interactions
ESS2.C: The Roles of Water in Earth’s Surface Processes


MS-ESS3 Earth and Human Activity
(GoogleDoc)

 

PEs Include:
MS-ESS3-1
MS-ESS3-2

DCI Components:
ESS3.A: Natural Resources
ESS3.B: Natural Hazards


MS-ETS1 Engineering Design
(GoogleDoc)

PEs Include:
MS-ETS1-1
MS-ETS1-2
MS-ETS1-3
MS-ETS1-4

DCI Components:
ETS1.A: Defining and Delimiting Engineering Problems
ETS1.B: Developing Possible Solutions
ETS1.C: Optimizing the Design Solution


All Grade 7 Standards - Integrated DCI Arrangement (GoogleDoc)



Grade 8 - CA NGSS Integrated Model - DCI Arrangement

Physical Sciences

Life Sciences

Earth and Space Sciences

Engineering Design

MS-PS2 Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions
(GoogleDoc)

PEs Include:
MS-PS2-1
MS-PS2-2
MS-PS2-3
MS-PS2-4
MS-PS2-5

DCI Components:
PS2.A: Forces and Motion
PS2.B: Types of Interactions


MS-PS3 Energy
(GoogleDoc)

PEs Include:
MS-PS3-1
MS-PS3-2

DCI Components:
PS3.A: Definitions of Energy
PS3.C: Relationship Between Energy and Forces


MS-PS4 Waves and Their Applications in Technologies for Information Transfer
(GoogleDoc)

PEs Include:
MS-PS4-1
MS-PS4-2
MS-PS4-3

DCI Components:
PS4.A: Wave Properties
PS4.B: Electromagnetic Radiation
PS4.C: Information Technologies and Instrumentation

MS-LS3 Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits
(GoogleDoc)

PEs Include:
MS-LS3-1

DCI Components:
LS3.A: Inheritance of Traits
LS3.B: Variation of Traits


MS-LS4 Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
(GoogleDoc)

PEs Include:
MS-LS4-1
MS-LS4-2
MS-LS4-3
MS-LS4-4
MS-LS4-5
MS-LS4-6

DCI Components:
LS4.A: Evidence of Common Ancestry and Diversity
LS4.B: Natural Selection
LS4.C: Adaptation

MS-ESS1 Earth’s Place in the Universe
(GoogleDoc)

PEs Include:
MS-ESS1-1
MS-ESS1-2
MS-ESS1-3
MS-ESS1-4

DCI Components:
ESS1.A: The Universe and Its Stars
ESS1.B: Earth and the Solar System
ESS1.C: The History of Planet Earth


MS-ESS3 Earth and Human Activity
(GoogleDoc)

PEs Include:
MS-ESS3-4

DCI Components:
ESS3.C: Human Impacts on Earth Systems


MS-ETS1 Engineering Design
(GoogleDoc)

PEs Include:
MS-ETS1-1
MS-ETS1-2
MS-ETS1-3
MS-ETS1-4

DCI Components:
ETS1.A: Defining and Delimiting Engineering Problems
ETS1.B: Developing Possible Solutions
ETS1.C: Optimizing the Design Solution


All Grade 8 Standards - Integrated DCI Arrangement (GoogleDoc)



Grade 6 - CA NGSS Integrated Model - Topic Arrangement

Physical Sciences

Life Sciences

Earth and Space Sciences

Engineering Design

Energy
(GoogleDoc)

PEs Include:
MS-PS3-3
MS-PS3-4
MS-PS3-5

DCI Components:
PS3.A: Definitions of Energy
PS3.B: Conservation of Energy and Energy Transfer
ETS1.A: Defining and Delimiting an Engineering Problems (secondary)
EST1.B: Developing Possible Solutions (secondary)


Structure, Function, and Information Processing
(GoogleDoc)

PEs Include:
MS-LS1-1
MS-LS1-2
MS-LS1-3
MS-LS1-8

DCI Components:
LS1.A: Structure and Function
LS1.D: Information Processing


Growth, Development, and Reproduction of Organisms
(GoogleDoc)

PEs Include:
MS-LS1-4
MS-LS1-5
MS-LS3-2

DCI Components:
LS1.B: Growth and Development of Organisms (Secondary)
LS3.B: Variation of Traits

Earth’s Systems
(GoogleDoc)

PEs Include:
MS-ESS2-4

DCI Components:
ESS2.C: The Roles of Water in Earth’s Surface Processes


Weather and Climate
(GoogleDoc)

PEs Include:
MS-ESS2-5
MS-ESS2-6
MS-ESS3-5

DCI Components:
ESS2.C: The Roles of Water in Earth’s Surface Processes
ESS2.D: Weather and Climate
ESS3.D: Global Climate Change


Human Impacts
(GoogleDoc)

PEs Include:
MS-ESS3-3

DCI Components:
ESS3.C: Human Impacts on Earth Systems

Engineering Design
(GoogleDoc)


PEs Include:
MS-ETS1-1
MS-ETS1-2
MS-ETS1-3
MS-ETS1-4

DCI Components:
ETS1.A: Defining and Delimiting Engineering Problems
ETS1.B: Developing Possible Solutions
ETS1.C: Optimizing the Design Solution


All Grade 6 Standards - Integrated Topic Arrangement (GoogleDoc)



Grade 7 - CA NGSS Integrated Model - Topic Arrangement

Physical Sciences

Life Sciences

Earth and Space Sciences

Engineering Design

Structure and Properties of Matter
(GoogleDoc)

PEs Include:
MS-PS1-1
MS-PS1-3
MS-PS1-4

DCI Components:
PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter
PS1.B: Chemical Reactions
PS3.A: Definitions of Energy (secondary)


Chemical Reactions
(GoogleDoc)

PEs Include:
MS-PS1-2
MS-PS1-5
MS-PS1-6

DCI Components:
PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter
PS1.B: Chemical Reactions
ETS1.B: Developing Possible Solutions (secondary)
ETS1.C: Optimizing the Design Solution (secondary)

Matter and Energy in Organisms and Ecosystems
(GoogleDoc)

PEs Include:
MS-LS1-6
MS-LS1-7
MS-LS2-1
MS-LS2-2
MS-LS2-3

DCI Components:
PS3.D: Energy in Chemical Processes and Everyday Life (secondary)
LS1.C: Organization for Matter and Energy Flow in Organisms
LS2.A: Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems
LS2.B: Cycle of Matter and Energy Transfer in Ecosystems
LS2.C: Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning, and Resilience


Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems
(GoogleDoc)

PEs Include:
MS-LS2-2
MS-LS2-5

DCI Components:
LS2.A: Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems
LS2.C: Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning, and Resilience
LS4.D: Biodiversity and Humans (secondary)
ETS1.B: Developing Possible Solutions (secondary)

History of Earth
(GoogleDoc)

PEs Include:
MS-ESS2-2
MS-ESS2-3

DCI Components:
ESS1.C: The History of Planet Earth (secondary)
ESS2.A: Earth’s Materials and Systems
ESS2.B: Plate Tectonics and Large-Scale System Interactions
ESS2.C: The Roles of Water in Earth’s Surface Processes


Earth’s Systems
(GoogleDoc)

PEs Include:
MS-ESS2-1
MS-ESS3-1

DCI Components:
ESS2.A: Earth’s Materials and Systems
ESS3.A: Natural Resources


Human Impacts
(GoogleDoc)

PEs Include:
MS-ESS3-2

DCI Components:
ESS3.B: Natural Hazards


Engineering Design
(GoogleDoc)

PEs Include:
MS-ETS1-1
MS-ETS1-2
MS-ETS1-3
MS-ETS1-4

DCI Components:
ETS1.A: Defining and Delimiting Engineering Problems
ETS1.B: Developing Possible Solutions
ETS1.C: Optimizing the Design Solution


All Grade 7 Standards - Integrated Topic Arrangement (GoogleDoc)



Grade 8 - CA NGSS Integrated Model - Topic Arrangement

Physical Sciences

Life Sciences

Earth and Space Sciences

Engineering Design

Forces and Interactions
(GoogleDoc)

PEs Include:
MS-PS2-1
MS-PS2-2
MS-PS2-3
MS-PS2-4
MS-PS2-5

DCI Components:
PS2.A: Forces and Motion
PS2.B: Types of Interactions


Energy
(GoogleDoc)

PEs Include:
MS-PS3-1
MS-PS3-2

DCI Components:
PS3.A: Definitions of Energy
PS3.C: Relationship Between Energy and Forces


Waves and Electromagnetic Radiation
(GoogleDoc)

PEs Include:
MS-PS4-1
MS-PS4-2
MS-PS4-3

DCI Components:
PS4.A: Wave Properties
PS4.B: Electromagnetic Radiation
PS4.C: Information Technologies and Instrumentation

Growth, Development, and Reproduction of Organisms
(GoogleDoc)

PEs Include:
MS-LS3-1
MS-LS4-5

DCI Components:
LS3.A: Inheritance of Traits
LS3.B: Variation of Traits
LS4.B: Natural Selection


Natural Selection and Adaptations
(GoogleDoc)

PEs Include:
MS-LS4-1
MS-LS4-2
MS-LS4-3
MS-LS4-4
MS-LS4-6

DCI Components:
LS4.A: Evidence of Common Ancestry and Diversity
LS4.B: Natural Selection
LS4.C: Adaptation


Space Systems
(GoogleDoc)

PEs Include:
MS-ESS1-1
MS-ESS1-2
MS-ESS1-3

DCI Components:
ESS1.A: The Universe and Its Stars
ESS1.B: Earth and the Solar System


History of Earth
(GoogleDoc)

PEs Include:
MS-ESS1-4

DCI Components:
ESS1.C: The History of Planet Earth


Human Impacts
(GoogleDoc)

PEs Include:
MS-ESS3-4

DCI Components:
ESS3.C: Human Impacts on Earth Systems

Engineering Design
(GoogleDoc)

PEs Include:
MS-ETS1-1
MS-ETS1-2
MS-ETS1-3
MS-ETS1-4

DCI Components:
ETS1.A: Defining and Delimiting Engineering Problems
ETS1.B: Developing Possible Solutions
ETS1.C: Optimizing the Design Solution


All Grade 8 Standards - Integrated Topic Arrangement (GoogleDoc)



CA NGSS Middle School Discipline Specific - DCI Arrangement

Grade 6 Discipline Specific Arrangement

Grade 7 Discipline Specific Arrangement

Grade 8 Discipline Specific Arrangement

Grade 6 Discipline Specific Arrangement
(GoogleDoc)

MS-ESS1 Earth’s Place in the Universe

PEs Include:
MS-ESS1-1
MS-ESS1-2
MS-ESS1-3
MS-ESS1-4

DCI Components:
ESS1.A: The Universe and Its Stars
ESS1.B: Earth and the Solar System
ESS1.C: The History of Planet Earth


MS-ESS2 Earth’s Systems

PEs Include:
MS-ESS2-1
MS-ESS2-2
MS-ESS2-3

DCI Components:
ESS1.C: The History of Planet Earth (secondary)
ESS2.A: Earth’s Materials and Systems
ESS2.B: Plate Tectonics and Large-Scale System InteractionsESS2.C: The Roles of Water in Earth’s Surface Processes


MS-ESS2 Earth’s Systems

PEs Include:
MS-ESS2-4
MS-ESS2-5
MS-ESS2-6

DCI Components:
ESS2.C: The Roles of Water in Earth’s Surface Processes
ESS2.D: Weather and Climate


MS-ESS3 Earth and Human Activity

PEs Include:
MS-ESS3-1
MS-ESS3-2

DCI Components:
ESS3.A: Natural Resources
ESS3.B: Natural Hazards


MS-ESS3 Earth and Human Activity

PEs Include:
MS-ESS3-4

DCI Components:
ESS3.C: Human Impacts on Earth Systems


MS-ESS3 Earth and Human Activity

PEs Include:
MS-ESS3-3
MS-ESS3-5

DCI Components:
ESS3.C: Human Impacts on Earth Systems
ESS3.D: Global Climate Change


Engineering Design

PEs Include:
MS-ETS1-1
MS-ETS1-2
MS-ETS1-3
MS-ETS1-4

DCI Components:
ETS1.A: Defining and Delimiting Engineering Problems
ETS1.B: Developing Possible Solutions
ETS1.C: Optimizing the Design Solution

Grade 7 Discipline Specific Arrangement
(GoogleDoc)

MS-LS1 From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes

PEs Include:
MS-LS1-1
MS-LS1-2
MS-LS1-3
MS-LS1-4
MS-LS1-5
MS-LS1-8

DCI Components:
LS1.A: Structure and Function
LS1.B: Growth and Development of Organisms
LS1.D: Information Processing


MS-LS1 From Molecules to Organisms: Structure and Processes

PEs Include:
MS-LS1-6
MS-LS1-7

DCI Components:
LS1.C: Organization for Matter and Energy Flow in Organisms
PS3.D: Energy in Chemical Processes and Everyday Life


MS-LS2 Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics

PEs Include:
MS-LS2-1
MS-LS2-2
MS-LS2-3
MS-LS2-4
MS-LS2-5

DCI Components:
LS2.A: Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems
LS2.B: Cycle of Matter and Energy Transfer in Ecosystems
LS2.C: Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning, and Resilience
LS4.D: Biodiversity and Humans (secondary)
ETS1.B: Developing Possible Solutions (secondary)


MS-LS3 Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits

PEs Include:
MS-LS3-1

DCI Components:
LS3.A: Inheritance of Traits
LS3.B: Variation of Traits


MS-LS3 Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits

PEs Include:
MS-LS3-2

DCI Components:
LS1.B: Growth and Development of Organisms (Secondary)
LS3.A: Inheritance of Traits
LS3.B: Variation of Traits


MS-LS4 Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity

PEs Include:
MS-LS4-1
MS-LS4-2
MS-LS4-3
MS-LS4-4
MS-LS4-5
MS-LS4-6

DCI Components:
LS4.A: Evidence of Common Ancestry and Diversity
LS4.B: Natural Selection
LS4.C: Adaptation


Engineering Design

PEs Include:
MS-ETS1-1
MS-ETS1-2
MS-ETS1-3
MS-ETS1-4

DCI Components:
ETS1.A: Defining and Delimiting Engineering Problems
ETS1.B: Developing Possible Solutions
ETS1.C: Optimizing the Design Solution

Grade 8 Discipline Specific Arrangement
(GoogleDoc)

MS-PS1 Matter and Its Interactions

PEs Include:
MS-PS1-1
MS-PS1-2
MS-PS1-3
MS-PS1-4
MS-PS1-5
MS-PS1-6

DCI Components:
PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter
PS1.B: Chemical Reactions
PS3.A: Definitions of Energy (secondary)
ETS1.B: Developing Possible Solutions (secondary)
ETS1.C: Optimizing the Design Solution (secondary)


MS-PS2 Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions

PEs Include:
MS-PS2-1
MS-PS2-2
MS-PS2-3
MS-PS2-4
MS-PS2-5

DCI Components:
PS2.A: Forces and Motion
PS2.B: Types of Interactions


MS-PS3 Energy

PEs Include:
MS-PS3-1
MS-PS3-2

DCI Components:
PS3.A: Definitions of Energy
PS3.C: Relationship Between Energy and Forces


MS-PS3 Energy

PEs Include:
MS-PS3-3
MS-PS3-4
MS-PS3-5

DCI Components:
PS3.A: Definitions of Energy
PS3.B: Conservation of Energy and Energy Transfer
ETS1.A: Defining and Delimiting an Engineering Problems (secondary)
EST1.B: Developing Possible Solutions (secondary)


MS-PS4 Waves and Their Applications in Technologies for Information Transfer

PEs Include:
MS-PS4-1
MS-PS4-2
MS-PS4-3

DCI Components:
PS4.A: Wave Properties
PS4.B: Electromagnetic Radiation
PS4.C: Information Technologies and Instrumentation


Engineering Design

PEs Include:
MS-ETS1-1
MS-ETS1-2
MS-ETS1-3
MS-ETS1-4

DCI Components:
ETS1.A: Defining and Delimiting Engineering Problems
ETS1.B: Developing Possible Solutions
ETS1.C: Optimizing the Design Solution




 

 

 

 

 

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