Benjamin Franklin International School

6-10 Curriculum Crosswalk


Grade 6 

Unit 1: Observation and Experimentation


Unit 2: Energy

MS-PS2-3: Electric and Magnetic Forces
MS-PS2-5: Electric, Magnetic, and Gravitational Fields*
MS-PS3-1: Kinetic Energy of an Object
MS-PS3-2: Potential Energy of the System
MS-PS3-3: Thermal Energy Transfer Solution*
MS-PS3-4: Thermal Energy Transfer
MS-PS3-5: Energy Transfer to or from an Object

Unit 3: Weather and Climate

MS-ESS2-5: Interacting Air Masses and Weather
MS-ESS2-6: Atmospheric and Oceanic Circulation
MS-ESS3-2: Natural Hazards*
MS-ESS3-3: Human Impact on the Environment
MS-ESS3-5: Causes of Global Warming

Unit 4: Characteristics & Diversity of Life

MS-LS1-1: Cell Theory
MS-LS1-2: Cell Parts and Function
MS-LS1-4: Animal Behaviors and Plant Structures - Reproductive Success*
MS-LS1-6: Photosynthesis - Matter Cycling and Energy Flow*
MS-LS2-2: Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems*


Grade 7 

Unit 1: Observation and Experimentation

Unit 2: Properties of Matter

MS-PS1-1: Atomic Composition Model
MS-PS1-4: Thermal Energy and Particle Motion
MS-PS1-2: Chemical Properties and Reactions
MS-PS1-5: Conservation of Atoms in Reactions

Unit 3: Human Body Systems

MS-LS1-7: Food and Chemical Reactions*
MS-LS1-3: Interacting Body Systems*
MS-LS3-2: Asexual and Sexual Reproduction*

Unit 4: Recycling of Earth’s Materials

MS-ESS1-4: Geologic Time Scale*
MS-ESS2-1: Cycling of Earth’s Materials
MS-ESS2-2: Geoscience Processes at Varying Scales*
MS-ESS2-3: Evidence of Plate Tectonics*
MS-ESS2-4: Cycling of Water Through Earth’s Systems
MS-ESS3-1: Uneven Distribution of Earth’s Resources*
MS-LS4-1: Fossil Evidence of Common Ancestry and Diversity*


Grade 8 

Unit 1: Observation and Experimentation

Unit 2: Cell Body

MS-LS1-1: Cell Theory
MS-LS1-2: Cell Parts and Function
MS-LS1-6: Photosynthesis - Matter Cycling and Energy Flow*

Unit 3: Astronomy

MS-ESS1-1: Earth-Sun-Moon System
MS-ESS1-2: Gravity and Motions in Space*
MS-ESS1-3: Scale Properties in the Solar System
MS-PS2-4: Gravitational Interactions

Unit 4: Motion and Forces

MS-PS2-1: Collision Design Solution
MS-PS2-2: Forces, Mass and the Motion of an Object


Grade 9

Unit 1: Observation and Experimentation

Unit 2: Ecology

HS-LS2-1: Carrying Capacity of Ecosystems
HS-LS2-2: Biodiversity and Populations in Ecosystems*
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HS-LS2-7: Human Impact Reduction Solution
HS-ESS2-6: Carbon Cycling in Earth’s Systems
HS-ESS3-5: Climate Change and Future Impacts*
MS-ESS3-4: Human Consumption of Natural Resources*
HS-LS4-2: Four Factors of Natural Selection*
HS-LS4-4: Natural Selection Leads to Adaptation

Unit 3: Physical Processes

HS-PS1-1: Valence Electrons and Properties of Elements
HS-PS1-2: Simple Chemical Reactions

Unit 4: Heat

HS-PS3-1: Energy Change in Components of a System*
HS-PS3-2: Macroscopic Energy Due to Particle Position and Motion
HS-PS4-4: Absorption of Electromagnetic Radiation

Unit 5: Plate Tectonics & Erosion

HS-PS3-1: Energy Change in Components of a System*
HS-PS3-2: Macroscopic Energy Due to Particle Position and Motion
HS-PS4-4: Absorption of Electromagnetic Radiation


Grade 10

Unit 1: Experimentation

Unit 2: Motion, Force and Energy

HS-PS2-1: Newton’s Second Law of Motion
HS-PS2-3: Reducing Force in Collisions Device*
HS-PS3-3: Energy Conversion Device Design

Unit 3: Heredity, Evolution and Reproduction

HS-LS1-1: Genes, Proteins, and Tissues*
HS-LS1-4: Cellular Division and Differentiation*
HS-LS3-1: Chromosomal Inheritance
HS-LS3-2: Inheritable Genetic Variation
HS-LS3-3: Variation and Distribution of Traits
HS-LS4-1: Evidence of Common Ancestry and Diversity
HS-LS4-3: Adaptation of Populations
HS-LS4-5: Environmental Change - Speciation and Extinction
HS-ESS2-7: Coevolution of Life and Earth’s Systems*


Unit 4: Chemical Processes

HS-PS1-1: Valence Electrons and Properties of Elements
HS-PS1-2: Simple Chemical Reactions
HS-PS1-4: Total Bond Energy Change in Chemical Reactions
HS-PS1-5: Collision Theory and Rates of Reaction*
HS-PS1-7: Conservation of Atoms in Chemical Reactions
HS-PS1-8: Fission, Fusion, and Radioactive Decay*
HS-PS2-6: Molecular-Level Structure of Designed Materials*

Unit 5: Weather & Climate

HS-ESS2-2: Feedback in Earth’s Systems*
HS-ESS2-4: Energy Variation and Climate Change*
HS-ESS3-6: Human Impacts on Earth SystemsH



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