Standard Course of Study

PS.2.01: Measure and mathematically/graphically analyze motion:

PS.2.01.c: Acceleration.

PS.2.02: Investigate and analyze forces as interactions that can change motion:

PS.2.02.a: In the absence of a force, an object in motion will remain in motion or an object at rest will remain at rest until acted on by an unbalanced force.

Atwood Machine

Fan Cart Physics

PS.2.02.b: Change in motion of an object (acceleration) is directly proportional to the unbalanced outside force and inversely proportional to the mass.

Atwood Machine

Fan Cart Physics

Free-Fall Laboratory

PS.2.02.c: Whenever one object exerts a force on another, an equal and opposite force is exerted by the second on the first.

PS.3.01: Investigate and analyze storage of energy:

PS.3.01.a: Kinetic energy.

PS.3.01.b: Potential energies: gravitational, chemical, electrical, elastic, nuclear.

PS.3.03: Investigate and analyze transfer of energy by heating:

PS.3.03.a: Thermal energy flows from a higher to a lower temperature.

PS.3.03.b: Energy will not spontaneously flow from a lower temperature to a higher temperature.

PS.3.03.c: It is impossible to build a machine that does nothing but convert thermal energy into useful work.

Inclined Plane - Simple Machine

PS.3.04: Investigate and analyze the transfer of energy by waves:

PS.3.04.a: General characteristics of waves: amplitude, frequency/period, wavelength, velocity of propagation.

PS.3.04.d: Electromagnetic waves (radiation).

PS.4.01: Investigate and analyze the nature of static electricity and the conservation of electrical charge:

PS.4.01.b: Opposite charges attract and like charges repel.

Coulomb Force (Static)

Pith Ball Lab

PS.4.02: Investigate and analyze direct current electrical circuits:

PS.4.02.a: Ohm's law.

PS.4.02.b: Series circuits.

Advanced Circuits

Circuit Builder

Circuits

PS.4.02.c: Parallel circuits.

Advanced Circuits

Circuit Builder

Circuits

PS.4.03: Investigate and analyze magnetism and the practical applications of the characteristics of magnets.

PS.4.03.b: Electromagnetism

PS.4.03.c: Movement of electrical charges

PS.5.01: Develop an understanding of how scientific processes have led to the current atomic theory.

PS.5.01.d: Bohr?s planetary model.

Bohr Model of Hydrogen

Bohr Model: Introduction

Element Builder

PS.5.02: Examine the nature of atomic structure:

PS.5.02.a: Protons.

PS.5.02.b: Neutrons.

PS.5.02.c: Electrons.

PS.5.02.e: Atomic number.

PS.5.02.f: Isotopes.

PS.5.03: Identify substances through the investigation of physical properties:

PS.5.03.a: Density.

Density Experiment: Slice and Dice

Density Laboratory

PS.6.01: Analyze the periodic trends in the physical and chemical properties of elements.

PS.6.01.a: Groups (families).

Electron Configuration

Ionic Bonds

PS.6.01.b: Periods.

PS.6.02: Investigate and analyze the formation and nomenclature of simple inorganic compounds.

PS.6.02.a: Ionic bonds (including oxidation numbers).

PS.6.02.b: Covalent bonds.

PS.6.03: Identify the reactants and products of chemical reactions and balance simple equations of various types:

PS.6.03.a: Single replacement.

Balancing Chemical Equations

Chemical Equations

PS.6.03.b: Double replacement.

Balancing Chemical Equations

Chemical Equations

PS.6.03.c: Decomposition.

Balancing Chemical Equations

Chemical Equations

PS.6.03.d: Synthesis.

Balancing Chemical Equations

Chemical Equations

Dehydration Synthesis

PS.6.05: Investigate and analyze the properties and composition of solutions:

PS.6.05.a: Solubility curves.

PS.6.05.b: Concentration.

Correlation last revised: 1/20/2017

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