NGSS Middle School


The Zingy NGSS middle school program is made up of 55 units, each unit covering a specific NGSS performance expectation. A unit is made up of a number of lessons, with a quiz following each lesson.

We currently offer two versions of the NGSS middle school program: a subject-specific learning progression version and an integrated learning progression version designed for California schools.

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NGSS California Integrated iPad Apps

6th Grade
7th Grade
8th Grade


NGSS Subject-Specific Lessons


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Earth and Space

Unit 1: The water cycle
Lesson 1: Atoms
Lesson 2: Bodies of water
Lesson 3: States of matter
Lesson 4: Changes of state
Lesson 5: Transpiration
Lesson 6: Air
Lesson 7: Mountains

Unit 2: Air masses
Lesson 1: Wind
Lesson 2: Surface temperatures
Lesson 3: Air masses
Lesson 4: Air fronts
Lesson 5: Weather and climate

Unit 3: Atmospheric and Oceanic Circulation
Lesson 1: Temperature and precipitation
Lesson 2: Atmospheric circulation
Lesson 3: Oceanic circulation
Lesson 4: Thermohaline circulation
Lesson 5: US Climate
Lesson 6: Energy

Unit 4: Energy resources
Lesson 1: Fossil fuels
Lesson 2: Electricity
Lesson 3: Pollution
Lesson 4: Alternative energy resources
Lesson 5: Biofuels
Lesson 6: Solutions

Unit 5: Global warming
Lesson 1: Temperature
Lesson 2: Human activity
Lesson 3: Natural processes
Lesson 4: Consequences

Unit 6: Human Population
Lesson 1: Population
Lesson 2: Consumption and Impacts

Unit 7: Rock cycle
Lesson 1: Structure of Earth
Lesson 2: Crystallization
Lesson 3: Weathering and sedimentation
Lesson 4: Deformation
Lesson 5: Melting
Lesson 6: Minerals
Lesson 7: Cycle of matter

Unit 8: Plate tectonics
Lesson 1: Patterns
Lesson 2: Tectonic plates
Lesson 3: Tectonic plate motion
Lesson 4: Oceans
Lesson 5: Evidence of plate tectonics

Unit 9: Earth surface changes
Lesson 1: West Coast
Lesson 2: Himalayas

Unit 10: Volcanoes
Lesson 1: Volcanoes
Lesson 2: Predicting volcanoes

Unit 11: Earth Resources
Lesson 1: Minerals
Lesson 2: Soil
Lesson 3: Fresh water
Lesson 4: Fossil fuels

Unit 12: History of Earth
Lesson 1: Relative rock dating
Lesson 2: Absolute dating of rock
Lesson 3: Fossils
Lesson 4: Geological timescale
Lesson 5: Fossil record

Unit 13: Earth-Sun-Moon system
Lesson 1: Day and Night
Lesson 2: Length of day
Lesson 3: Seasons
Lesson 4: The moon
Lesson 5: Moon phases
Lesson 6: Eclipses
Lesson 7: Tides
Lesson 8: Looking up at the sky
Lesson 9: Distances

Unit 14: Gravity
Lesson 1: The solar system
Lesson 2: Stars and Galaxies
Lesson 3: Gravitational force

Unit 15: The Solar System
Lesson 1: The solar system
Lesson 2: Size

Biology

Unit 16: Cells
Lesson 1: Molecules
Lesson 2: Nucleus
Lesson 3: DNA
Lesson 4: Proteins
Lesson 5: Mitochondria
Lesson 6: Cell membrane
Lesson 7: Endoplasmic reticulum and Golgi apparatus
Lesson 8: Cell Division
Lesson 9: Chloroplast and cell wall

Unit 17: Single and multiple cellular organisms
Lesson 1: Cells
Lesson 2: Cell comparisons
Lesson 3: Cell death
Lesson 4: Viruses

Unit 18: Biological systems
Lesson 1: Tissues, organs and systems
Lesson 2: Digestive system
Lesson 3: Urinary system
Lesson 4: Respiratory and Circulatory systems
Lesson 5: Musculoskeletal and Nervous systems

Unit 19: Sensory receptors
Lesson 1: Seeing
Lesson 2: Hearing
Lesson 3: Tasting, smelling and touching
Lesson 4: The brain

Unit 20: Reproduction
Lesson 1: Reproduction
Lesson 2: Plant and animal relationships
Lesson 3: Birds

Unit 21: Growth
Lesson 1: Environmental growth factors
Lesson 2: Genetic growth factors

Unit 22: Photosynthesis
Lesson 1: Photosynthesis
Lesson 2: Photosynthetic organisms
Lesson 3: Respiration
Lesson 4: Growth
Lesson 5: Evidence for photosynthesis

Unit 23: Respiration and Growth
Lesson 1: Animals and food
Lesson 2: Conservation of matter
Lesson 3: Conservation of energy

Unit 24: Food webs
Lesson 1: Biotic and abiotic
Lesson 2: Producers
Lesson 3: Consumers
Lesson 4: Food web
Lesson 5: Decomposers

Unit 25: Resources
Lesson 1: Populations
Lesson 2: Plant growth factors
Lesson 3: Abundance and scarcity
Lesson 4: Case study

Unit 26: Ecological Interactions
Lesson 1: Predation, mutualism and competition

Unit 27: Ecosystem changes
Lesson 1: Ecosystem changes

Unit 28: Biodiversity and ecosystem services
Lesson 1: Biodiversity
Lesson 2: Soil ecosystem services
Lesson 3: Maintaining healthy soil

Unit 29: Genetics
Lesson 1: Sexual reproduction I
Lesson 2: Sexual reproduction II
Lesson 3: Chromosome pairs
Lesson 4: Genes and traits
Lesson 5: Dominant/Recessive I
Lesson 6: Dominant/Recessive II
Lesson 7: Punnett square
Lesson 8: X/Y chromosomes
Lesson 9: Sexual versus asexual reproduction I
Lesson 10: Sexual versus asexual reproduction II

Unit 30: Mutations
Lesson 1: DNA and protein
Lesson 2: Mutations
Lesson 3: Helpful Mutations
Lesson 4: Our lost gene

Unit 31: Natural Selection
Lesson 1: Natural Selection
Lesson 2: Darwin's finches
Lesson 3: Size

Unit 32: Population genetics
Lesson 1: Population genetics

Unit 33: Artificial selection
Lesson 1: Selective breeding
Lesson 2: Genetic modification
Lesson 3: Gene therapy

Unit 34: Fossil record
Lesson 1: Species
Lesson 2: Fossil record

Unit 35: Anatomical structures
Lesson 1: Comparative Anatomy
Lesson 2: Geological timescale

Unit 36: Embryological development
Lesson 1: Comparative embryological development

Chemistry and Physics

Unit 37: Substances
Lesson 1: Periodic Table
Lesson 2: Size of atoms
Lesson 3: Molecules and extended structures
Lesson 4: States of matter
Lesson 5: Changes of state

Unit 38: Thermal energy transfer
Lesson 1: Temperature
Lesson 2: Energy transfer
Lesson 3: Rate of energy transfer
Lesson 4: Touch

Unit 39: Change in kinetic energy
Lesson 1: Moving molecules
Lesson 2: Changes of state
Lesson 3: Conservation of energy

Unit 40: Temperature and energy
Lesson 1: Different quantities
Lesson 2: Different materials
Lesson 3: Storing energy

Unit 41: Changes of state
Lesson 1: Kinetic energy
Lesson 2: Change of state
Lesson 3: Air pressure

Unit 42: Chemical Reactions
Lesson 1: Properties
Lesson 2: Solubility
Lesson 3: Chemical reactions
Lesson 4: Reactants and products

Unit 43: Conservation of matter
Lesson 1: Conservation of atoms
Lesson 2: Conservation of mass
Lesson 3: Chemical formula

Unit 44: Endothermic and exothermic processes
Lesson 1: Endothermic and exothermic
Lesson 2: Dissolving

Unit 45: Synthetic materials
Lesson 1: Synthetic materials

Unit 46: Forces I
Lesson 1: Speed
Lesson 2: Force
Lesson 3: Balanced and unbalanced forces
Lesson 4: Speed and mass
Lesson 5: Investigation
Lesson 6: Friction

Unit 47: Forces II
Lesson 1: Action and Reaction
Lesson 2: Collisions

Unit 48: Gravitational forces
Lesson 1: Gravitational force
Lesson 2: Weight
Lesson 3: Distance
Lesson 4: Acceleration

Unit 49: Fields
Lesson 1: Magnetic field
Lesson 2: Magnetization
Lesson 3: Electric charges
Lesson 4: Attraction and repulsion
Lesson 5: Electric field
Lesson 6: Field comparisons

Unit 50: Electromagnetic forces
Lesson 1: Electricity
Lesson 2: Generator
Lesson 3: Electromagnets

Unit 51: Kinetic energy
Lesson 1: Conservation of energy
Lesson 2: Kinetic energy
Lesson 3: Falling

Unit 52: Potential energy
Lesson 1: Gravitational Potential energy I
Lesson 2: Gravitational Potential energy II
Lesson 3: Magnetic Potential energy
Lesson 4: Electric Potential energy

Unit 53: Waves
Lesson 1: Waves
Lesson 2: Energy
Lesson 3: Sound

Unit 54: Light and sound
Lesson 1: Light
Lesson 2: Reflection and absorption
Lesson 3: Refraction
Lesson 4: Electromagnetic radiation
Lesson 5: Color and brightness
Lesson 6: Sound

Unit 55: Digital and Analog signals
Lesson 1: Analog signals - Radio
Lesson 2: Digital signals - Cell phone

NGSS California Integrated Lessons


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6th Grade

Unit 1: The water cycle
Lesson 1: Atoms
Lesson 2: Bodies of water
Lesson 3: States of matter
Lesson 4: Changes of state
Lesson 5: Transpiration
Lesson 6: Air
Lesson 7: Mountains

Unit 2: Thermal energy transfer
Lesson 1: Temperature
Lesson 2: Energy transfer
Lesson 3: Rate of energy transfer
Lesson 4: Touch

Unit 3: Change in kinetic energy
Lesson 1: Moving molecules
Lesson 2: Changes of state
Lesson 3: Conservation of energy

Unit 4: Temperature and energy
Lesson 1: Different quantities
Lesson 2: Different materials
Lesson 3: Storing energy

Unit 5: Air masses
Lesson 1: Wind
Lesson 2: Surface temperatures
Lesson 3: Air masses
Lesson 4: Air fronts
Lesson 5: Weather and climate

Unit 6: Atmospheric and Oceanic Circulation
Lesson 1: Temperature and precipitation
Lesson 2: Atmospheric circulation
Lesson 3: Oceanic circulation
Lesson 4: Thermohaline circulation
Lesson 5: US Climate
Lesson 6: Energy

Unit 7: Energy resources
Lesson 1: Fossil fuels
Lesson 2: Electricity
Lesson 3: Pollution
Lesson 4: Alternative energy resources
Lesson 5: Biofuels
Lesson 6: Solutions

Unit 8: Global warming
Lesson 1: Temperature
Lesson 2: Human activity
Lesson 3: Natural processes
Lesson 4: Consequences

Unit 9: Cells
Lesson 1: Molecules
Lesson 2: Nucleus
Lesson 3: DNA
Lesson 4: Proteins
Lesson 5: Mitochondria
Lesson 6: Cell membrane
Lesson 7: Endoplasmic reticulum and Golgi apparatus
Lesson 8: Cell Division
Lesson 9: Chloroplast and cell wall

Unit 10: Single and multiple cellular organisms
Lesson 1: Cells
Lesson 2: Cell comparisons
Lesson 3: Cell death
Lesson 4: Viruses

Unit 11: Biological systems
Lesson 1: Tissues, organs and systems
Lesson 2: Digestive system
Lesson 3: Urinary system
Lesson 4: Respiratory and Circulatory systems
Lesson 5: Musculoskeletal and Nervous systems

Unit 12: Sensory receptors
Lesson 1: Seeing
Lesson 2: Hearing
Lesson 3: Tasting, smelling and touching
Lesson 4: The brain

Unit 13: Reproduction
Lesson 1: Reproduction
Lesson 2: Plant and animal relationships
Lesson 3: Birds

Unit 14: Growth
Lesson 1: Environmental growth factors
Lesson 2: Genetic growth factors

Unit 15: Genetics
Lesson 1: Sexual reproduction I
Lesson 2: Sexual reproduction II
Lesson 3: Chromosome pairs
Lesson 4: Genes and traits
Lesson 5: Dominant/Recessive I
Lesson 6: Dominant/Recessive II
Lesson 7: Punnett square
Lesson 8: X/Y chromosomes
Lesson 9: Sexual versus asexual reproduction I
Lesson 10: Sexual versus asexual reproduction II

7th Grade

Unit 16: Substances
Lesson 1: Periodic Table
Lesson 2: Size of atoms
Lesson 3: Molecules and extended structures
Lesson 4: States of matter
Lesson 5: Changes of state

Unit 17: Changes of state
Lesson 1: Kinetic energy
Lesson 2: Change of state
Lesson 3: Air pressure

Unit 18: Chemical Reactions
Lesson 1: Properties
Lesson 2: Solubility
Lesson 3: Chemical reactions
Lesson 4: Reactants and products

Unit 19: Conservation of matter
Lesson 1: Conservation of atoms
Lesson 2: Conservation of mass
Lesson 3: Chemical formula

Unit 20: Endothermic and exothermic processes
Lesson 1: Endothermic and exothermic
Lesson 2: Dissolving

Unit 21: Synthetic materials
Lesson 1: Synthetic materials

Unit 22: Photosynthesis
Lesson 1: Photosynthesis
Lesson 2: Photosynthetic organisms
Lesson 3: Respiration
Lesson 4: Growth
Lesson 5: Evidence for photosynthesis

Unit 23: Respiration and Growth
Lesson 1: Animals and food
Lesson 2: Conservation of matter
Lesson 3: Conservation of energy

Unit 24: Food webs
Lesson 1: Biotic and abiotic
Lesson 2: Producers
Lesson 3: Consumers
Lesson 4: Food web
Lesson 5: Decomposers

Unit 25: Resources
Lesson 1: Populations
Lesson 2: Plant growth factors
Lesson 3: Abundance and scarcity
Lesson 4: Case study

Unit 26: Ecological Interactions
Lesson 1: Predation, mutualism and competition

Unit 27: Ecosystem changes
Lesson 1: Ecosystem changes

Unit 28: Biodiversity and ecosystem services
Lesson 1: Biodiversity
Lesson 2: Soil ecosystem services
Lesson 3: Maintaining healthy soil

Unit 29: Rock cycle
Lesson 1: Structure of Earth
Lesson 2: Crystallization
Lesson 3: Weathering and sedimentation
Lesson 4: Deformation
Lesson 5: Melting
Lesson 6: Minerals
Lesson 7: Cycle of matter

Unit 30: Plate tectonics
Lesson 1: Patterns
Lesson 2: Tectonic plates
Lesson 3: Tectonic plate motion
Lesson 4: Oceans
Lesson 5: Evidence of plate tectonics

Unit 31: Earth surface changes
Lesson 1: West Coast
Lesson 2: Himalayas

Unit 32: Volcanoes
Lesson 1: Volcanoes
Lesson 2: Predicting volcanoes

Unit 33: Earth Resources
Lesson 1: Minerals
Lesson 2: Soil
Lesson 3: Fresh water
Lesson 4: Fossil fuels

8th Grade

Unit 34: Forces I
Lesson 1: Speed
Lesson 2: Force
Lesson 3: Balanced and unbalanced forces
Lesson 4: Speed and mass
Lesson 5: Investigation
Lesson 6: Friction

Unit 35: Forces II
Lesson 1: Action and Reaction
Lesson 2: Collisions

Unit 36: Gravitational forces
Lesson 1: Gravitational force
Lesson 2: Weight
Lesson 3: Distance
Lesson 4: Acceleration

Unit 37: Fields
Lesson 1: Magnetic field
Lesson 2: Magnetization
Lesson 3: Electric charges
Lesson 4: Attraction and repulsion
Lesson 5: Electric field
Lesson 6: Field comparisons

Unit 38: Electromagnetic forces
Lesson 1: Electricity
Lesson 2: Generator
Lesson 3: Electromagnets

Unit 39: Kinetic energy
Lesson 1: Conservation of energy
Lesson 2: Kinetic energy
Lesson 3: Falling

Unit 40: Potential energy
Lesson 1: Gravitational Potential energy I
Lesson 2: Gravitational Potential energy II
Lesson 3: Magnetic Potential energy
Lesson 4: Electric Potential energy

Unit 41: Waves
Lesson 1: Waves
Lesson 2: Energy
Lesson 3: Sound

Unit 42: Light and sound
Lesson 1: Light
Lesson 2: Reflection and absorption
Lesson 3: Refraction
Lesson 4: Electromagnetic radiation
Lesson 5: Color and brightness
Lesson 6: Sound

Unit 43: Digital and Analog signals
Lesson 1: Analog signals - Radio
Lesson 2: Digital signals- Cell phone

Unit 44: Earth-Sun-Moon system
Lesson 1: Day and Night
Lesson 2: Length of day
Lesson 3: Seasons
Lesson 4: The moon
Lesson 5: Moon phases
Lesson 6: Eclipses
Lesson 7: Tides
Lesson 8: Looking up at the sky
Lesson 9: Distances

Unit 45: Gravity
Lesson 1: The solar system
Lesson 2: Stars and Galaxies
Lesson 3: Gravitational force

Unit 46: The Solar System
Lesson 1: The solar system
Lesson 2: Size

Unit 47: History of Earth
Lesson 1: Relative rock dating
Lesson 2: Absolute dating of rock
Lesson 3: Fossils
Lesson 4: Geological timescale
Lesson 5: Fossil record

Unit 48: Mutations
Lesson 1: DNA and protein
Lesson 2: Mutations
Lesson 3: Helpful Mutations
Lesson 4: Our lost gene

Unit 49: Natural Selection
Lesson 1: Natural Selection
Lesson 2: Darwin's finches
Lesson 3: Size

Unit 50: Population genetics
Lesson 1: Population genetics

Unit 51: Artificial selection
Lesson 1: Selective breeding
Lesson 2: Genetic modification
Lesson 3: Gene therapy

Unit 52: Fossil record
Lesson 1: Species
Lesson 2: Fossil record

Unit 53: Anatomical structures
Lesson 1: Comparative Anatomy
Lesson 2: Geological timescale

Unit 54: Embryological development
Lesson 1: Comparative embryological development

Unit 55: Human Population
Lesson 1: Population
Lesson 2: Consumption and Impacts