HS-PS: Physical Science

HS-PS1-1: Use the periodic table as a model to predict the relative properties of elements based on the patterns of electrons in the outermost energy level of atoms.

 Electron Configuration
 Element Builder

HS-PS1-2: Construct and revise an explanation for the outcome of a simple chemical reaction based on the outermost electron states of atoms, trends in the periodic table, and knowledge of the patterns of chemical properties.

 Balancing Chemical Equations
 Covalent Bonds
 Equilibrium and Concentration
 Ionic Bonds

HS-PS1-5: Construct an explanation based on evidence about the effects of changing the temperature or concentration of the reacting particles on the rate at which a reaction occurs.

 Collision Theory

HS-PS1-6: Refine the design of a chemical system by specifying a change in conditions that would produce increased amounts of products at equilibrium.

 Equilibrium and Concentration
 Equilibrium and Pressure

HS-PS1-7: Use mathematical representations to support the claim that atoms, and therefore mass, are conserved during a chemical reaction.

 Balancing Chemical Equations
 Chemical Changes
 Chemical Equations
 Stoichiometry

HS-PS1-8: Develop models to illustrate the changes in the composition of the nucleus of the atom and the energy released during the processes of fission, fusion, and radioactive decay.

 Half-life
 Nuclear Decay

HS-PS2-1: Analyze data to support the claim that Newton’s Second Law of motion describes the mathematical relationship among the net force on a macroscopic object, its mass, and its acceleration.

 Atwood Machine
 Fan Cart Physics
 Free-Fall Laboratory

HS-PS2-2: Use mathematical representations to support the claim that the total momentum of a system of objects is conserved when there is no net force on the system.

 2D Collisions
 Air Track

HS-PS2-3: Design, evaluate, and refine a device that minimizes the force on a macroscopic object during a collision.

 Free Fall Tower

HS-PS2-4: Use mathematical representations of Newton’s Law of Gravitation and Coulomb’s Law to describe and predict the gravitational and electrostatic forces between objects.

 Coulomb Force (Static)
 Gravitational Force
 Pith Ball Lab

HS-PS.C: Repeating patterns of the periodic table can be used as a tool to explain and predict the properties of elements.

 Electromagnetic Induction
 Magnetic Induction

HS-PS3-1: Create a computational model to calculate the change in the energy of one component in a system when the change in energy of the other component(s) and energy flows in and out of the system are known.

 Energy Conversion in a System
 Energy of a Pendulum
 Inclined Plane - Rolling Objects
 Inclined Plane - Simple Machine
 Inclined Plane - Sliding Objects

HS-PS3-2: Develop and use models to illustrate that energy at the macroscopic scale can be accounted for as a combination of energy associated with the motions of particles (objects) and energy associated with the relative position of particles (objects).

 Energy Conversion in a System
 Energy of a Pendulum
 Inclined Plane - Sliding Objects
 Potential Energy on Shelves

HS-PS3-3: Design, build, and refine a device that works within given constraints to convert one form of energy into another form of energy.

 Energy Conversion in a System
 Trebuchet

HS-PS3-4: Plan and carry out an investigation to provide evidence that the transfer of thermal energy when two components of different temperature are combined within a closed system results in a more uniform energy distribution among the components in the system (Second Law of Thermodynamics).

 Calorimetry Lab
 Conduction and Convection
 Heat Transfer by Conduction

HS-PS3-5: Develop and use a model of two objects interacting through electric or magnetic fields to illustrate the forces between objects and the changes in energy of the objects due to the interaction.

 Charge Launcher
 Electromagnetic Induction
 Magnetic Induction
 Magnetism
 Pith Ball Lab

HS-PS4-1: Use mathematical representations to support a claim regarding relationships among the frequency, wavelength, and speed of waves traveling in various media.

 Earthquakes 1 - Recording Station
 Refraction
 Ripple Tank
 Waves

HS-PS4-3: Evaluate the claims, evidence, and reasoning behind the idea that electromagnetic radiation can be described either by a wave model or a particle model, and that for some situations one model is more useful than the other.

 Basic Prism
 Bohr Model of Hydrogen
 Bohr Model: Introduction
 Photoelectric Effect
 Ray Tracing (Lenses)
 Ray Tracing (Mirrors)

HS-PS.D: A stable molecule has less energy than the same set of atoms separated: one must provide at least this energy to take apart a molecule.

 Herschel Experiment
 Photoelectric Effect
 Radiation

Correlation last revised: 1/19/2017

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