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

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

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

PS.1.5: Compare physical and chemical changes

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

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

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

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

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

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

PS.2.19: Identify forces acting on all objects

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

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

PS.3: Transformations of Energy

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

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

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

PS.3.28: Explain the law of conservation of energy

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

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

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

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)

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)

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

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

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

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

Correlation last revised: 5/11/2018

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