1: The student, for at least 40% of instructional time, conducts laboratory and field investigations using safe, environmentally appropriate, and ethical practices.

1.A: demonstrate safe practices during laboratory and field investigations; and

 Diffusion

 Lab Safety

1.B: demonstrate an understanding of the use and conservation of resources and the proper disposal or recycling of materials.

 Water Pollution

2: The student uses scientific methods during laboratory and field investigations.

2.A: know the definition of science and understand that it has limitations, as specified in subsection (b)(2) of this section;


 Science and Testability

2.B: plan and implement investigative procedures, including asking questions, formulating testable hypotheses, and selecting equipment and technology;

 Bohr Model: Introduction
 Circuits
 Golf Range
 Inclined Plane - Rolling Objects
 Pendulum Clock
 Real-Time Histogram
 Refraction
 Sight vs. Sound Reactions
 Time Estimation
 Vectors

 Advanced Mechanical Systems
 Hypotheses and Theories
 Lab Safety

2.C: collect data and make measurements with precision;

 Measuring Trees
 Triple Beam Balance

 Recording Data

2.D: organize, analyze, evaluate, make inferences, and predict trends from data; and

 Calorimetry Lab
 Effect of Environment on New Life Form
 Electron Configuration
 Energy Conversion in a System
 Fan Cart Physics
 Pendulum Clock
 Photoelectric Effect
 Ray Tracing (Lenses)
 Simple Harmonic Motion
 Solving Using Trend Lines

2.E: communicate valid conclusions.

 Graphing Skills
 Hearing: Frequency and Volume
 Period of a Pendulum
 Time Estimation

 Science and the Media

3: The student uses critical thinking, scientific reasoning, and problem solving to make informed decisions.

3.A: in all fields of science, analyze, evaluate, and critique scientific explanations by using empirical evidence, logical reasoning, and experimental and observational testing, including examining all sides of scientific evidence of those scientific explanations, so as to encourage critical thinking by the student;


 Evaluating Scientific Explanations
 Science and Testability

3.B: communicate and apply scientific information extracted from various sources such as current events, news reports, published journal articles, and marketing materials;

 Solving Using Trend Lines

 Evaluating Scientific Explanations
 Hypotheses and Theories
 Science and the Media

3.C: draw inferences based on data related to promotional materials for products and services;


 Science and the Media

3.D: evaluate the impact of research on scientific thought, society, and the environment;

 DNA Analysis

 Fundamental Forces

3.F: research and describe the history of physics and chemistry and contributions of scientists.

 Photoelectric Effect

 Fundamental Forces
 Special Relativity and Mass-Energy Equivalence

4: The student knows concepts of force and motion evident in everyday life.

4.A: describe and calculate an object's motion in terms of position, displacement, speed, and acceleration;

 Atwood Machine
 Distance-Time Graphs
 Fan Cart Physics
 Force and Fan Carts
 Free-Fall Laboratory
 Golf Range
 Inclined Plane - Sliding Objects
 Longitudinal Waves
 Measuring Motion
 Orbital Motion - Kepler's Laws
 Period of Mass on a Spring
 Ripple Tank

 Advanced Mechanical Systems

4.B: measure and graph distance and speed as a function of time using moving toys;

 Distance-Time Graphs
 Distance-Time and Velocity-Time Graphs
 Distance-Time and Velocity-Time Graphs
 Force and Fan Carts
 Free-Fall Laboratory
 Inclined Plane - Simple Machine
 Roller Coaster Physics

 Advanced Mechanical Systems

4.C: investigate how an object's motion changes only when a net force is applied, including activities and equipment such as toy cars, vehicle restraints, sports activities, and classroom objects;

 Atwood Machine
 Fan Cart Physics

4.D: assess the relationship between force, mass, and acceleration, noting the relationship is independent of the nature of the force, using equipment such as dynamic carts, moving toys, vehicles, and falling objects;

 Atwood Machine
 Fan Cart Physics
 Force and Fan Carts
 Free-Fall Laboratory

4.E: apply the concept of conservation of momentum using action and reaction forces such as students on skateboards;

 2D Collisions
 Air Track

 Advanced Mechanical Systems

4.F: describe the gravitational attraction between objects of different masses at different distances, including satellites; and

 Gravitational Force
 Gravity Pitch
 Orbital Motion - Kepler's Laws
 Pith Ball Lab

 Fundamental Forces

4.G: examine electrical force as a universal force between any two charged objects and compare the relative strength of the electrical force and gravitational force.

 Charge Launcher
 Coulomb Force (Static)
 Gravitational Force
 Pith Ball Lab

 Fundamental Forces

5: The student recognizes multiple forms of energy and knows the impact of energy transfer and energy conservation in everyday life.

5.A: recognize and demonstrate that objects and substances in motion have kinetic energy such as vibration of atoms, water flowing down a stream moving pebbles, and bowling balls knocking down pins;

 Air Track
 Electromagnetic Induction
 Energy Conversion in a System
 Energy of a Pendulum
 Inclined Plane - Sliding Objects
 Ripple Tank
 Roller Coaster Physics
 Temperature and Particle Motion

 Energy Sources

5.B: demonstrate common forms of potential energy, including gravitational, elastic, and chemical, such as a ball on an inclined plane, springs, and batteries;

 2D Collisions
 Air Track
 Calorimetry Lab
 Cell Energy Cycle
 Circuits
 Determining a Spring Constant
 Energy Conversion in a System
 Energy Conversions
 Energy of a Pendulum
 Inclined Plane - Simple Machine
 Inclined Plane - Sliding Objects
 Period of Mass on a Spring
 Potential Energy on Shelves
 Roller Coaster Physics

 Chemical Energy

5.C: demonstrate that moving electric charges produce magnetic forces and moving magnets produce electric forces;

 Electromagnetic Induction
 Magnetic Induction

5.D: investigate the law of conservation of energy;

 Air Track
 Energy Conversion in a System
 Energy of a Pendulum
 Inclined Plane - Sliding Objects
 Phase Changes
 Roller Coaster Physics

5.E: investigate and demonstrate the movement of thermal energy through solids, liquids, and gases by convection, conduction, and radiation such as in weather, living, and mechanical systems;

 Calorimetry Lab
 Coastal Winds and Clouds
 Conduction and Convection
 Greenhouse Effect
 Heat Absorption
 Heat Transfer by Conduction
 Herschel Experiment
 Phases of Water
 Radiation
 Refraction

 Applications of Quantum Mechanics
 Energy Sources

5.F: evaluate the transfer of electrical energy in series and parallel circuits and conductive materials;

 Advanced Circuits
 Circuit Builder
 Circuits
 Ripple Tank

 Chemical Properties

5.G: explore the characteristics and behaviors of energy transferred by waves, including acoustic, seismic, light, and waves on water as they superpose on one another, bend around corners, reflect off surfaces, are absorbed by materials, and change direction when entering new materials;

 Color Absorption
 Earthquakes 1 - Recording Station
 Earthquakes 2 - Determination of Epicenter
 Electromagnetic Induction
 Heat Absorption
 Herschel Experiment
 Laser Reflection
 Longitudinal Waves
 Penumbra Effect
 Photoelectric Effect
 Ray Tracing (Lenses)
 Ray Tracing (Mirrors)
 Refraction
 Ripple Tank
 Sound Beats and Sine Waves

 Energy Sources
 Resonance

5.H: analyze energy conversions such as those from radiant, nuclear, and geothermal sources; fossil fuels such as coal, gas, oil; and the movement of water or wind; and

 Calorimetry Lab
 Coastal Winds and Clouds
 Energy Conversion in a System
 Energy Conversions
 Hurricane Motion
 Inclined Plane - Sliding Objects
 Ripple Tank
 Weather Maps

 Energy Sources

5.I: critique the advantages and disadvantages of various energy sources and their impact on society and the environment.

 Energy Conversions

 Energy Sources

6: The student knows that relationships exist between the structure and properties of matter.

6.A: examine differences in physical properties of solids, liquids, and gases as explained by the arrangement and motion of atoms, ions, or molecules of the substances and the strength of the forces of attraction between those particles;

 Bohr Model of Hydrogen
 Bohr Model: Introduction
 Boyle's Law and Charles' Law
 Conduction and Convection
 Diffusion
 Heat Transfer by Conduction
 Phase Changes
 Phases of Water
 Refraction
 Solubility and Temperature
 Star Spectra
 Temperature and Particle Motion

 Chemical Properties

6.B: relate chemical properties of substances to the arrangement of their atoms or molecules;

 Collision Theory

 Chemical Energy
 Chemical Properties

6.C: analyze physical and chemical properties of elements and compounds such as color, density, viscosity, buoyancy, boiling point, freezing point, conductivity, and reactivity;

 Calorimetry Lab
 Circuit Builder
 Colligative Properties
 Collision Theory
 Heat Transfer by Conduction
 Magnetism
 Mineral Identification
 Mystery Powder Analysis
 Phase Changes
 pH Analysis

 Chemical Energy
 Chemical Properties

6.D: relate the physical and chemical behavior of an element, including bonding and classification, to its placement on the Periodic Table; and

 Covalent Bonds
 Electron Configuration
 Element Builder
 Ionic Bonds

 Chemical Properties

6.E: relate the structure of water to its function as a solvent and investigate the properties of solutions and factors affecting gas and solid solubility, including nature of solute, temperature, pressure, pH, and concentration.

 Colligative Properties
 Freezing Point of Salt Water
 Pond Ecosystem
 Solubility and Temperature
 pH Analysis

 Chemical Properties

7: The student knows that changes in matter affect everyday life.

7.A: investigate changes of state as it relates to the arrangement of particles of matter and energy transfer;

 Calorimetry Lab
 Phase Changes
 Phases of Water

 Chemical Energy

7.B: recognize that chemical changes can occur when substances react to form different substances and that these interactions are largely determined by the valence electrons;

 Covalent Bonds
 Ionic Bonds
 Mystery Powder Analysis

 Chemical Energy
 Chemical Properties

7.C: demonstrate that mass is conserved when substances undergo chemical change and that the number and kind of atoms are the same in the reactants and products;

 Balancing Chemical Equations
 Chemical Changes
 Chemical Equations
 Limiting Reactants

7.D: analyze energy changes that accompany chemical reactions such as those occurring in heat packs, cold packs, and glow sticks and classify them as exothermic or endothermic reactions;

 Chemical Changes

 Chemical Energy

7.E: describe types of nuclear reactions such as fission and fusion and their roles in applications such as medicine and energy production; and

 Nuclear Decay

 Energy Sources
 Fundamental Forces
 Special Relativity and Mass-Energy Equivalence

7.F: research and describe the environmental and economic impact of the end-products of chemical reactions such as those that may result in acid rain, degradation of water and air quality, and ozone depletion.

 Energy Conversions

 Energy Sources

Correlation last revised: 4/4/2018

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