PS: Physical Science

PS.1: Measurement and Symbolic Representation

PS.1.2: Gather and organize data in charts, tables, and graphs

 Earthquakes 1 - Recording Station
 Identifying Nutrients
 Seasons Around the World

PS.1.3: Distinguish among symbols for atoms, ions, molecules, and equations for chemical reactions

 Chemical Equations

PS.1.4: Name and write chemical formulas using symbols and subscripts

 Chemical Equations

PS.2: Atomic Structure

PS.2.5: Identify the three subatomic particles of an atom by location, charge, and relative mass

 Element Builder

PS.2.6: Determine the number of protons, neutrons, and electrons of elements by using the atomic number and atomic mass from the periodic table

 Element Builder

PS.2.7: Describe the results of loss/gain of electrons on charges of atoms

 Element Builder

PS.2.10: Identify the number of valence electrons of the first 20 elements based on their positions in the periodic table

 Electron Configuration
 Element Builder

PS.3: The Structure and Properties of Matter

PS.3.15: Using selected elements from atomic numbers 1 to 20, draw Bohr models

 Bohr Model of Hydrogen
 Bohr Model: Introduction
 Element Builder

PS.3.16: Name and write the formulas for simple ionic and covalent compounds

 Covalent Bonds
 Ionic Bonds

PS.3.17: Name and predict the bond type formed between selected elements based on their locations in the periodic table

 Covalent Bonds
 Electron Configuration
 Ionic Bonds

PS.3.19: Analyze and interpret a graph that relates temperature and heat energy absorbed during phase changes of water

 Phase Changes

PS.3.20: Predict the particle motion as a substance changes phases

 Phase Changes

PS.4: Chemical Reactions

PS.4.21: Classify changes in matter as physical or chemical

 Chemical Changes

PS.4.22: Identify evidence of chemical changes

 Chemical Changes

PS.4.23: Classify unknowns as acidic, basic, or neutral using indicators

 Mystery Powder Analysis
 Titration
 pH Analysis
 pH Analysis: Quad Color Indicator

PS.4.24: Identify balanced equations as neutralization, combination, and decomposition reactions

 Balancing Chemical Equations
 Chemical Equations

PS.4.25: Determine the effect of various factors on reaction rate (e.g., temperature, surface area, concentration, agitation)

 Collision Theory

PS.4.26: Illustrate the laws of conservation of matter and energy through balancing simple chemical reactions

 Balancing Chemical Equations
 Chemical Equations

PS.4.27: Distinguish between endothermic and exothermic reactions

 Chemical Changes

PS.5: Forces and Motion

PS.5.30: Compare the characteristics and strengths of forces in nature (e.g., gravitational, electrical, magnetic, nuclear)

 Coulomb Force (Static)
 Determining a Spring Constant
 Gravitational Force
 Pith Ball Lab

PS.5.31: Differentiate between speed and velocity

 Golf Range
 Shoot the Monkey

PS.5.32: Plot and compare line graphs of acceleration and velocity

 Free-Fall Laboratory

PS.5.34: Demonstrate Newton’s three laws of motion (e.g., inertia, net force using F = ma, equal and opposite forces)

 Atwood Machine
 Fan Cart Physics

PS.5.35: Describe and demonstrate the motion of common objects in terms of the position of the observer

 Free-Fall Laboratory

PS.6: Energy

PS.6.36: Measure and calculate the relationships among energy, work, and power

 Pulley Lab

PS.6.37: Model and explain how momentum is conserved during collisions

 2D Collisions
 Air Track

PS.6.38: Analyze diagrams to identify changes in kinetic and potential energy

 Energy of a Pendulum

PS.6.40: Demonstrate energy transformation and conservation in everyday actions

 Energy Conversion in a System
 Inclined Plane - Sliding Objects

PS.7: Interactions of Energy and Matter

PS.7.41: Identify the parts and investigate the properties of transverse and compression waves

 Longitudinal Waves
 Refraction
 Ripple Tank
 Sound Beats and Sine Waves

PS.7.43: Investigate and construct diagrams to illustrate the laws of reflection and refraction

 Basic Prism
 Refraction

PS.7.45: Evaluate diagrams of series and parallel circuits to determine the flow of electricity

 Advanced Circuits
 Circuit Builder
 Circuits

PS.7.47: Explain how electricity and magnetism are related

 Electromagnetic Induction
 Magnetic Induction

PS.7.49: Describe the Doppler effect on sound

 Doppler Shift
 Doppler Shift Advanced

Correlation last revised: 5/11/2018

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