PS: Physical Science

PS.1: Properties and Changes of Properties in Matter

PS.1.1: Measure and record the volume and mass of substances in metric system units

 Measuring Volume
 Weight and Mass

PS.1.2: Calculate the density of large and small quantities of a variety of substances (e.g., aluminum foil, water, copper, clay, rock)

 Density Laboratory

PS.1.3: Construct models that replicate atomic structure for selected common elements from the periodic table

 Element Builder

PS.1.5: Compare physical and chemical changes

 Chemical Changes

PS.1.10: Identify the average atomic masses of given elements using the periodic table

 Element Builder

PS.1.11: Compare the masses of reactants and products of a chemical reaction

 Chemical Equations

PS.2: Motions and Forces

PS.2.14: Construct and analyze graphs that represent one-dimensional motion (i.e., motion in a straight line) and predict the future positions and speed of a moving object

 Free-Fall Laboratory

PS.2.15: Explain why velocity is expressed in both speed and direction

 Golf Range
 Shoot the Monkey

PS.2.16: Compare line graphs of acceleration, constant speed, and deceleration

 Free-Fall Laboratory

PS.2.17: Describe and demonstrate that friction is a force that acts whenever two surfaces or objects move past one another

 Force and Fan Carts
 Free Fall Tower
 Free-Fall Laboratory
 Golf Range
 Inclined Plane - Sliding Objects

PS.2.18: Explain how the resistance of materials affects the rate of electrical flow

 Circuit Builder

PS.2.19: Identify forces acting on all objects

 Free Fall Tower
 Free-Fall Laboratory

PS.2.22: Demonstrate that an object will remain at rest or move at a constant speed and in a straight line if it is not subjected to an unbalanced force

 Force and Fan Carts

PS.2.23: Predict the direction of a force applied to an object and how it will change the speed and direction of the object

 Force and Fan Carts

PS.3: Transformations of Energy

PS.3.25: Compare forms of energy (e.g., light, heat, sound, electrical, nuclear, mechanical)

 Energy Conversion in a System
 Energy Conversions
 Radiation

PS.3.26: Describe and summarize observations of the transmission, reflection, and absorption of sound, light, and heat energy

 Color Absorption
 Heat Absorption
 Herschel Experiment
 Longitudinal Waves
 Radiation
 Subtractive Colors

PS.3.27: Explain the relationship between work input and work output by using simple machines

 Ants on a Slant (Inclined Plane)

PS.3.28: Explain the law of conservation of energy

 Air Track
 Energy Conversion in a System
 Energy Conversions
 Inclined Plane - Sliding Objects

PS.3.29: Compare and/or investigate the relationships among work, power, and efficiency

 Ants on a Slant (Inclined Plane)

PS.3.30: Trace energy transformations in a simple system (e.g., flashlight)

 Energy Conversion in a System
 Energy Conversions
 Inclined Plane - Sliding Objects

PS.3.32: Identify and illustrate key characteristics of waves (e.g., wavelength, frequency, amplitude)

 Ripple Tank

PS.3.33: Predict the direction in which light will refract when it passes from one transparent material to another (e.g., from air to water, from prism to air)

 Basic Prism

PS.3.34: Apply the law of reflection and law of refraction to demonstrate everyday phenomena (e.g., how light is reflected from tinted windows, how light is refracted by cameras, telescopes, eyeglasses)

 Basic Prism
 Longitudinal Waves
 Ripple Tank

PS.3.35: Determine through experimentation whether light is reflected, transmitted, and/or absorbed by a given object or material

 Color Absorption
 Heat Absorption

PS.3.37: Compare how heat is transferred by conduction, convection, and radiation

 Conduction and Convection
 Heat Transfer by Conduction
 Radiation

PS.3.38: Identify conditions under which thermal energy tends to flow from a system of higher energy to a system of lower energy

 Conduction and Convection
 Heat Absorption
 Heat Transfer by Conduction
 Radiation

PS.3.39: Describe how electricity can be produced from other types of energy (e.g., magnetism, solar, mechanical)

 Energy Conversions

PS.4: Science and the Environment

PS.4.42: Identify energy types from their source to their use and determine if the energy types are renewable, nonrenewable, or inexhaustible

 Energy Conversions

Correlation last revised: 1/20/2017

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