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
Pendulum Clock
Temperature and Sex Determination - Metric

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
Seed Germination
Temperature and Sex Determination - Metric

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

Disease Spread
Distance-Time Graphs
Graphing Skills
Seasons Around the World
Temperature and Sex Determination - Metric

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 - Metric
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: 9/24/2019

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