PS.1: The student will demonstrate an understanding of scientific reasoning, logic, and the nature of science by planning and conducting investigations in which

PS.1.b: length, mass, volume, density, temperature, weight, and force are accurately measured;

 Beam to Moon (Ratios and Proportions)
 Density Laboratory
 Measuring Trees
 Measuring Volume

PS.1.d: triple beam and electronic balances, thermometers, metric rulers, graduated cylinders, probeware, and spring scales are used to gather data;

 Triple Beam Balance

PS.1.f: independent and dependent variables, constants, controls, and repeated trials are identified;

 Diffusion
 Effect of Environment on New Life Form
 Pendulum Clock

PS.1.g: data tables showing the independent and dependent variables, derived quantities, and the number of trials are constructed and interpreted;

 Diffusion
 Effect of Temperature on Gender
 Pendulum Clock

PS.1.h: data tables for descriptive statistics showing specific measures of central tendency, the range of the data set, and the number of repeated trials are constructed and interpreted;

 Diffusion
 Effect of Temperature on Gender
 Seed Germination

PS.1.i: frequency distributions, scatterplots, line plots, and histograms are constructed and interpreted;

 Disease Spread
 Distance-Time Graphs
 Effect of Temperature on Gender
 Graphing Skills
 Seasons Around the World

PS.1.k: research methods are used to investigate practical problems and questions;

 Diffusion
 Effect of Environment on New Life Form
 Hearing: Frequency and Volume
 Pendulum Clock
 Sight vs. Sound Reactions

PS.1.l: experimental results are presented in appropriate written form;

 Pendulum Clock

PS.2: The student will investigate and understand the nature of matter.

PS.2.b: elements, compounds, mixtures, acids, bases, and salts;

 Mineral Identification
 pH Analysis
 pH Analysis: Quad Color Indicator

PS.2.d: physical properties;

 Density Experiment: Slice and Dice
 Mineral Identification

PS.2.f: characteristics of types of matter based on physical and chemical properties.

 Density Experiment: Slice and Dice
 Mineral Identification

PS.4: The student will investigate and understand the organization and use of the periodic table of elements to obtain information.

PS.4.a: symbols, atomic numbers, atomic mass, chemical families (groups), and periods;

 Element Builder
 Ionic Bonds

PS.4.c: formation of compounds through ionic and covalent bonding.

 Covalent Bonds
 Ionic Bonds

PS.5: The student will investigate and understand changes in matter and the relationship of these changes to the Law of Conservation of Matter and Energy.

PS.5.a: physical changes;

 Chemical Changes
 Energy Conversion in a System

PS.5.b: chemical changes; and

 Chemical Changes
 Chemical Equations

PS.6: The student will investigate and understand forms of energy and how energy is transferred and transformed.

PS.6.a: potential and kinetic energy; and

 Energy of a Pendulum
 Inclined Plane - Sliding Objects
 Potential Energy on Shelves
 Roller Coaster Physics
 Sled Wars

PS.6.b: mechanical, chemical, electrical, thermal, radiant, and nuclear energy.

 2D Collisions
 Energy Conversion in a System
 Energy of a Pendulum
 Heat Absorption
 Inclined Plane - Sliding Objects
 Radiation
 Roller Coaster Physics

PS.7: The student will investigate and understand temperature scales, heat, and thermal energy transfer.

PS.7.b: phase change, freezing point, melting point, boiling point, vaporization, and condensation;

 Phase Changes
 Phases of Water

PS.7.c: conduction, convection, and radiation; and

 Conduction and Convection
 Heat Absorption
 Heat Transfer by Conduction
 Herschel Experiment
 Radiation

PS.7.d: applications of thermal energy transfer.

 Energy Conversion in a System

PS.8: The student will investigate and understand the characteristics of sound waves.

PS.8.a: wavelength, frequency, speed, amplitude, rarefaction, and compression;

 Longitudinal Waves

PS.8.b: resonance;

 Longitudinal Waves

PS.8.c: the nature of compression waves; and

 Longitudinal Waves
 Ripple Tank
 Sound Beats and Sine Waves

PS.9: The student will investigate and understand the characteristics of transverse waves.

PS.9.a: wavelength, frequency, speed, amplitude, crest, and trough;

 Ripple Tank

PS.9.b: the wave behavior of light;

 Refraction
 Ripple Tank

PS.9.c: images formed by lenses and mirrors;

 Ray Tracing (Lenses)
 Ray Tracing (Mirrors)

PS.10: The student will investigate and understand the scientific principles of work, force, and motion.

PS.10.a: speed, velocity, and acceleration;

 Free Fall Tower
 Free-Fall Laboratory
 Measuring Motion

PS.10.b: Newton?s laws of motion;

 Fan Cart Physics
 Force and Fan Carts

PS.10.c: work, force, mechanical advantage, efficiency, and power; and

 Inclined Plane - Sliding Objects
 Pulley Lab

PS.10.d: technological applications of work, force, and motion.

 Electromagnetic Induction

PS.11: The student will investigate and understand basic principles of electricity and magnetism.

PS.11.a: static electricity, current electricity, and circuits;

 Advanced Circuits
 Circuit Builder
 Circuits
 Electromagnetic Induction

PS.11.b: relationship between a magnetic field and an electric current;

 Magnetic Induction

PS.11.c: electromagnets, motors, and generators and their uses; and

 Electromagnetic Induction

PS.11.d: conductors, semiconductors, and insulators.

 Circuit Builder
 Electromagnetic Induction

Correlation last revised: 4/4/2018

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