Gwinnett, GA: Physical Science

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2: obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to explain how atoms bond to form stable compounds

2.a: analyze and interpret data to predict properties of ionic and covalent compounds (properties include: binary ionic and binary covalent bonds, identify common chemical symbols and formulas, and conductivity)

 Covalent Bonds
 Ionic Bonds

2.b: develop and use models to predict formulas for stable, binary ionic compounds based on balance of charges

 Ionic Bonds

3: obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to support the Law of Conservation of Mass/Matter

3.a: plan and carry out investigations to generate evidence supporting the claim that mass is conserved during a chemical reaction (types of reactions limited to: synthesis, decomposition, simple/single replacement, and double replacement)

 Chemical Changes

3.b: develop and use a model of chemical equation to illustrate how the total number of atoms and how mass is conserved during a chemical reaction/chemical change (limit to chemical equations that include binary ionic and covalent compounds and does include equations containing polyatomic ions)

 Chemical Changes

4: obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to explain the changes in nuclear structure as a result of fission, fusion, and radioactive decay

4.a: develop a model that illustrates how the nucleus changes as a result of fission and fusion

 Nuclear Decay

4.b: use mathematics and computational thinking to explain the process of half-life as it relates to radioactive decay (limit calculations to those with whole half-lives)

 Half-life

5: obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to compare and contrast the phases of matter as they relate to atomic and molecular motion

5.a: compare and contrast models depicting the particle arrangement and motion in solids, liquids, gases, and plasmas

 Phases of Water

5.b: plan and carry out investigations to demonstrate the relationships among temperature pressure, volume, and density of gases in closed systems

 Boyle's Law and Charles' Law

6: obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to explain the properties of solutions

6.a: develop and use models to explain the properties of solutions, which focuses on solute/solvent, conductivity, and concentration- unsaturated, saturated, supersaturated

 Colligative Properties

6.c: analyze and interpret data from a solubility curve to determine the effect of temperature on solubility

 Solubility and Temperature

6.d: construct an explanation regarding the relationship between the structure and properties of acids and bases (e.g., pH and color change in the presence of an indicator - universal, litmus paper and cabbage juice)

 pH Analysis
 pH Analysis: Quad Color Indicator

6.e: plan and carry out investigations to detect patterns in order to classify common household substances as acidic, basic, or neutral

 Mystery Powder Analysis

7: obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to explain transformations and flow of energy within a system

7.a: construct explanations for energy transformations within a system (closed or open) including chemical, mechanical (potential and kinetic energy), electromagnetic, light, sound, thermal, electrical, and nuclear energies

 Chemical Changes

7.b: use mathematics and computational thinking to identify the relationships between potential and kinetic energies as applied to the Law of Conservation of Energy

 Roller Coaster Physics

7.c: plan and carry out investigations to describe how molecular motion relates to thermal energy changes in terms of conduction, convection, and radiation

 Diffusion
 Temperature and Particle Motion

7.f: analyze and interpret data to explain the flow of energy during phase changes using heating/cooling curves (not to include triple point diagrams)

 Conduction and Convection

8: obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to explain the relationships among force, mass, and motion

8.a: plan and carry out an investigation and analyze the motion of an object using mathematical and graphical models

 Air Track
 Distance-Time Graphs
 Distance-Time and Velocity-Time Graphs
 Fan Cart Physics
 Golf Range
 Roller Coaster Physics
 Sled Wars

8.b: construct an explanation based on the relationships between force, mass, velocity, and acceleration to support the claims presented in Newton's Three Laws of Motion

 2D Collisions
 Air Track
 Fan Cart Physics
 Force and Fan Carts
 Gravitational Force

8.c: analyze and interpret data to identify the relationship between mass and gravitational force for falling objects

 Free-Fall Laboratory

8.d: use mathematics and computational thinking to identify the relationships between work, mechanical advantage, and simple machines, i.e. calculate and give examples of the force-distance trade off that occurs when a machine is used

 Ants on a Slant (Inclined Plane)
 Inclined Plane - Simple Machine
 Levers
 Pulley Lab
 Pulleys
 Trebuchet
 Wheel and Axle

9: obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to explain the properties of waves

9.a: analyze and interpret data to identify the relationships among wavelength, frequency, and energy in electromagnetic waves and amplitude (loudness) and energy in mechanical waves (sound and seismic)

 Earthquakes 1 - Recording Station
 Earthquakes 2 - Determination of Epicenter
 Hearing: Frequency and Volume
 Longitudinal Waves
 Ripple Tank
 Sound Beats and Sine Waves
 Waves

9.c: develop models based on experimental evidence that illustrate the phenomena of reflection, refraction, interference, and diffraction as applied to mechanical and electromagnetic waves

 Refraction
 Ripple Tank
 Sound Beats and Sine Waves

9.d: analyze and interpret data to explain how different media affect the speed of sound and light waves

 Refraction

9.e: develop and use models to explain the changes in sound waves associated with the Doppler Effect

 Doppler Shift
 Doppler Shift Advanced

10: obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to explain the properties of and relationships between electricity and magnetism

10.a: use mathematical and computational thinking to support a claim regarding the relationships between voltage, current, and resistance

 Advanced Circuits
 Circuit Builder
 Circuits

10.b: develop and use models to illustrate and explain the conventional flow (direct and alternating) of current and the flow of electrons in simple series and parallel circuits

 Advanced Circuits
 Circuits

10.c: plan and carry out investigations using motors, generators, and electromagnets to determine the relationship between magnetism and the movement of electrical charge

 Electromagnetic Induction

Content correlation last revised: 8/15/2018