PS.SPS1: Students will investigate our current understanding of the atom.

PS.SPS1.a: Examine the structure of the atom in terms of

PS.SPS1.a.1: proton, electron, and neutron locations.

 Element Builder

PS.SPS1.a.2: atomic mass and atomic number.

 Element Builder

PS.SPS1.a.3: atoms with different numbers of neutrons (isotopes).

 Element Builder

PS.SPS1.a.4: explain the relationship of the proton number to the element?s identity.

 Element Builder

PS.SPS1.b: Compare and contrast ionic and covalent bonds in terms of electron movement.

 Covalent Bonds
 Ionic Bonds

PS.SPS2: Students will explore the nature of matter, its classifications, and its system for naming types of matter.

PS.SPS2.a: Calculate density when given a means to determine a substance?s mass and volume.

 Density Experiment: Slice and Dice
 Density Laboratory

PS.SPS2.d: Demonstrate the Law of Conservation of Matter in a chemical reaction.

 Chemical Changes
 Chemical Equations

PS.SPS2.e: Apply the Law of Conservation of Matter by balancing the following types of chemical equations:

PS.SPS2.e.1: Synthesis

 Balancing Chemical Equations
 Chemical Equations

PS.SPS2.e.2: Decomposition

 Balancing Chemical Equations
 Chemical Equations

PS.SPS2.e.3: Single Replacement

 Balancing Chemical Equations
 Chemical Equations

PS.SPS2.e.4: Double Replacement

 Balancing Chemical Equations
 Chemical Equations

PS.SPS3: Students will distinguish the characteristics and components of radioactivity.

PS.SPS3.a: Differentiate among alpha and beta particles and gamma radiation.

 Nuclear Decay

PS.SPS3.c: Explain the process half-life as related to radioactive decay.


PS.SPS4: Students will investigate the arrangement of the Periodic Table.

PS.SPS4.a: Determine the trends of the following:

PS.SPS4.a.1: Number of valence electrons

 Electron Configuration

PS.SPS4.a.2: Types of ions formed by representative elements

 Element Builder

PS.SPS4.b: Use the Periodic Table to predict the above properties for representative elements.

 Electron Configuration

PS.SPS6: Students will investigate the properties of solutions.

PS.SPS6.c: Demonstrate that solubility is related to temperature by constructing a solubility curve.

 Solubility and Temperature

PS.SPS7: Students will relate transformations and flow of energy within a system.

PS.SPS7.a: Identify energy transformations within a system (e.g. lighting of a match).

 Energy Conversion in a System
 Inclined Plane - Sliding Objects

PS.SPS7.c: Determine the heat capacity of a substance using mass, specific heat, and temperature.

 Calorimetry Lab
 Energy Conversion in a System

PS.SPS8: Students will determine relationships among force, mass, and motion.

PS.SPS8.a: Calculate velocity and acceleration.

 Free-Fall Laboratory
 Golf Range
 Shoot the Monkey

PS.SPS8.b: Apply Newton?s three laws to everyday situations by explaining the following:

PS.SPS8.b.1: Inertia

 Fan Cart Physics

PS.SPS8.b.2: Relationship between force, mass and acceleration

 Atwood Machine
 Fan Cart Physics
 Free-Fall Laboratory

PS.SPS8.b.3: Equal and opposite forces

 Fan Cart Physics

PS.SPS8.c: Relate falling objects to gravitational force.

 Free-Fall Laboratory

PS.SPS8.e: Calculate amounts of work and mechanical advantage using simple machines.

 Inclined Plane - Simple Machine
 Pulley Lab

PS.SPS9: Students will investigate the properties of waves.

PS.SPS9.d: Investigate the phenomena of reflection, refraction, interference, and diffraction.

 Basic Prism
 Longitudinal Waves
 Ripple Tank
 Sound Beats and Sine Waves

PS.SPS9.f: Explain the Doppler Effect in terms of everyday interactions.

 Doppler Shift
 Doppler Shift Advanced

PS.SPS10: Students will investigate the properties of electricity and magnetism.

PS.SPS10.b: Explain the flow of electrons in terms of

PS.SPS10.b.3: simple series and parallel circuits.

 Circuit Builder

PS.SPS10.c: Investigate applications of magnetism and/or its relationship to the movement of electrical charge as it relates to

PS.SPS10.c.1: electromagnets

 Electromagnetic Induction
 Magnetic Induction

PS.SPS10.c.2: simple motors

 Electromagnetic Induction

Correlation last revised: 1/20/2017

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