HS-PS1: Matter and Its Interactions

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 and the composition of the nucleus 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.

 Covalent Bonds
 Equilibrium and Concentration
 Ionic Bonds

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

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.

 Nuclear Decay

HS-PS2: Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions

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-PS2-5: 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

HS-PS3: Energy

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 positions 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.


HS-PS3-4: 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

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
 Pith Ball Lab

HS-PS4: Waves and Their Applications

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
 Ripple Tank

HS-PS4-4: Evaluate the validity and reliability of claims in published materials regarding the effects that different frequencies of electromagnetic radiation have when absorbed by matter.

 Herschel Experiment
 Photoelectric Effect

Correlation last revised: 8/23/2017

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