S.HS.PS: Physical Science Content

(Framing Text): Structure and Properties of Matter

WV.NGCSO.SCI.S.HS.PS.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

WV.NGCSO.SCI.S.HS.PS.3: 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.

 Nuclear Decay

(Framing Text): Chemical Reactions

S.HS.PS.5: 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

WV.NGCSO.SCI.S.HS.PS.7: apply scientific principles and evidence to provide an explanation about the effects of changing the temperature or concentration of the reacting particles on the rate at which a reaction occurs.

 Collision Theory

WV.NGCSO.SCI.S.HS.PS.8: 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

WV.NGCSO.SCI.S.HS.PS.9: 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

(Framing Text): Forces and Interactions

S.HS.PS.10: 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

WV.NGCSO.SCI.S.HS.PS.11: 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

WV.NGCSO.SCI.S.HS.PS.12: apply scientific and engineering ideas to design, evaluate, and refine a device that minimizes the force on a macroscopic object during a collision.

 Free Fall Tower

WV.NGCSO.SCI.S.HS.PS.13: 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

WV.NGCSO.SCI.S.HS.PS.14: plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence that an electric current can produce a magnetic field and that a changing magnetic field can produce an electric current.

 Electromagnetic Induction
 Magnetic Induction

(Framing Text): Energy

S.HS.PS.15: 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 - Sliding Objects

S.HS.PS.16: 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 positions of particles (objects).

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

WV.NGCSO.SCI.S.HS.PS.17: 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

S.HS.PS.18: plan and conduct 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

WV.NGCSO.SCI.S.HS.PS.19: 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
 Pith Ball Lab

(Framing Text): Waves and Electromagnetic Radiation

S.HS.PS.20: 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
 Ripple Tank

S.HS.PS.22: 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)

WV.NGCSO.SCI.S.HS.PS.23: evaluate the validity and reliability of claims in published materials of the effects that different frequencies of electromagnetic radiation have when absorbed by matter.

 Herschel Experiment

Correlation last revised: 4/4/2018

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