GA--Performance Standards (GPS)
PS.SCSh2.b: Demonstrate appropriate techniques in all laboratory situations.
PS.SCSh3.b: Develop procedures for solving scientific problems.
PS.SCSh3.c: Collect, organize and record appropriate data.
PS.SCSh5.d: Express appropriate numbers of significant figures for calculated data, using scientific notation where appropriate.
PS.SCSh6.d: Participate in group discussions of scientific investigation and current scientific issues.
PS.SCSh8.a: Scientific investigators control the conditions of their experiments in order to produce valuable data.
PS.SPS1.a: Examine the structure of the atom in terms of
PS.SPS1.a.1: proton, electron, and neutron locations.
PS.SPS1.a.2: atomic mass and atomic number.
PS.SPS1.a.3: atoms with different numbers of neutrons (isotopes).
PS.SPS1.a.4: explain the relationship of the proton number to the element’s identity.
PS.SPS1.b: Compare and contrast ionic and covalent bonds in terms of electron movement.
PS.SPS2.a: Calculate density when given a means to determine a substance’s mass and volume.
PS.SPS2.d: Demonstrate the Law of Conservation of Matter in a chemical reaction.
PS.SPS2.e: Apply the Law of Conservation of Matter by balancing the following types of chemical equations:
PS.SPS2.e.3: Single Replacement
PS.SPS2.e.4: Double Replacement
PS.SPS3.a: Differentiate among alpha and beta particles and gamma radiation.
PS.SPS3.c: Explain the process half-life as related to radioactive decay.
PS.SPS4.a: Determine the trends of the following:
PS.SPS4.a.1: Number of valence electrons
PS.SPS4.a.2: Types of ions formed by representative elements
PS.SPS4.b: Use the Periodic Table to predict the above properties for representative elements.
PS.SPS6.c: Demonstrate that solubility is related to temperature by constructing a solubility curve.
PS.SPS7.a: Identify energy transformations within a system (e.g. lighting of a match).
PS.SPS7.c: Determine the heat capacity of a substance using mass, specific heat, and temperature.
PS.SPS8.a: Calculate velocity and acceleration.
PS.SPS8.b: Apply Newton’s three laws to everyday situations by explaining the following:
PS.SPS8.b.2: Relationship between force, mass and acceleration
PS.SPS8.b.3: Equal and opposite forces
PS.SPS8.c: Relate falling objects to gravitational force.
PS.SPS8.e: Calculate amounts of work and mechanical advantage using simple machines.
PS.SPS9.d: Investigate the phenomena of reflection, refraction, interference, and diffraction.
PS.SPS9.f: Explain the Doppler Effect in terms of everyday interactions.
PS.SPS10.b: Explain the flow of electrons in terms of
PS.SPS10.b.3: simple series and parallel circuits.
PS.SPS10.c: Investigate applications of magnetism and/or its relationship to the movement of electrical charge as it relates to
PS.SPS10.c.2: simple motors
Correlation last revised: 1/11/2017