SPS1: Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information from the Periodic Table to explain the relative properties of elements based on patterns of atomic structure.

SPS1.a: Develop and use models to compare and contrast the structure of atoms, ions and isotopes.

 Element Builder

SPS1.c: Use the Periodic Table as a model to predict the above properties of main group elements.

 Electron Configuration
 Element Builder

SPS2: Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to explain how atoms bond to form stable compounds.

SPS2.b: Develop and use models to predict formulas for stable, binary ionic compounds based on balance of charges.

 Ionic Bonds

SPS2.c: Use the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) nomenclature for translating between chemical names and chemical formulas.

 Chemical Equations

SPS3: Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to support the Law of Conservation of Matter.

SPS3.a: Plan and carry out investigations to generate evidence supporting the claim that mass is conserved during a chemical reaction.

 Chemical Changes
 Chemical Equations

SPS3.b: Develop and use a model of a chemical equation to illustrate how the total number of atoms is conserved during a chemical reaction.

 Chemical Changes
 Chemical Equations

SPS4: Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to explain the changes in nuclear structure as a result of fission, fusion and radioactive decay.

SPS4.b: Use mathematics and computational thinking to explain the process of half-life as it relates to radioactive decay.

 Half-life

SPS6: Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to explain the properties of solutions.

SPS6.c: Analyze and interpret data from a solubility curve to determine the effect of temperature on solubility.

 Solubility and Temperature

SPS7: Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to explain transformations and flow of energy within a system.

SPS7.a: Construct explanations for energy transformations within a system.

 Energy Conversion in a System
 Inclined Plane - Sliding Objects

SPS7.c: Analyze and interpret specific heat data to justify the selection of a material for a practical application (e.g., insulators and cooking vessels).

 Calorimetry Lab

SPS7.d: Analyze and interpret data to explain the flow of energy during phase changes using heating/cooling curves.

 Calorimetry Lab
 Phase Changes

SPS8: Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to explain the relationships among force, mass, and motion.

SPS8.a: Plan and carry out an investigation and analyze the motion of an object using mathematical and graphical models.

 Free-Fall Laboratory
 Golf Range
 Shoot the Monkey

SPS8.b: Construct an explanation based on experimental evidence to support the claims presented in Newton’s three laws of motion.

 Atwood Machine
 Fan Cart Physics
 Free-Fall Laboratory

SPS8.c: Analyze and interpret data to identify the relationship between mass and gravitational force for falling objects.

 Free-Fall Laboratory

SPS8.d: Use mathematics and computational thinking to identify the relationships between work, mechanical advantage, and simple machines.

 Inclined Plane - Simple Machine
 Pulley Lab

SPS9: Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to explain the properties of waves.

SPS9.c: Develop models based on experimental evidence that illustrate the phenomena of reflection, refraction, interference, and diffraction.

 Basic Prism
 Longitudinal Waves
 Refraction
 Ripple Tank
 Sound Beats and Sine Waves

SPS9.d: Analyze and interpret data to explain how different media affect the speed of sound and light waves.

 Ripple Tank

SPS9.e: Develop and use models to explain the changes in sound waves associated with the Doppler Effect.

 Doppler Shift
 Doppler Shift Advanced

SPS10: Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to explain the properties of and relationships between electricity and magnetism.

SPS10.b: Develop and use models to illustrate and explain the conventional flow (direct and alternating) of current and the flow of electrons in simple series and parallel circuits.

 Circuit Builder

SPS10.c: Plan and carry out investigations to determine the relationship between magnetism and the movement of electrical charge.

 Electromagnetic Induction
 Magnetic Induction

Correlation last revised: 1/19/2017

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