1: Elements, Matter, and Interactions

PSI-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

PSI-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

PSI-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

2: Matter in Organisms

PSI-LS1-5: Use a model to illustrate how photosynthesis transforms light energy into stored chemical energy.

 Cell Energy Cycle

PSI-LS1-7: Use a model to illustrate that cellular respiration is a chemical process whereby the bonds of food molecules and oxygen molecules are broken and the bonds in new compounds are formed resulting in a net transfer of energy.

 Cell Energy Cycle

PSI-LS2-4: Use mathematical representations to support claims for the cycling of matter and flow of energy among organisms in an ecosystem.

 Food Chain
 Forest Ecosystem

PSI2-ETS1-2: Design a solution to a complex real-world problem by breaking it down into smaller, more manageable problems that can be solved through engineering.

 Trebuchet

3: Forces and Motion

PSI-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

PSI-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

4: Energy

PSI-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

PSI-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

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

 Trebuchet

PSI-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

5: Waves

PSI-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

PSI-5-ETS1-2: Design a solution to a complex real-world problem by breaking it down into smaller, more manageable problems that can be solved through engineering.

 Trebuchet

6: Interactions of Humans and the Environment

PSI-LS4-5: Evaluate the evidence supporting claims that changes in environmental conditions may result in: (1) increases in the number of individuals of some species, (2) the emergence of new species over time, and (3) the extinction of other species.

 Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors
 Coral Reefs 2 - Biotic Factors
 Rabbit Population by Season
 Rainfall and Bird Beaks

PSI-ESS2-1: Develop a model to illustrate how Earth’s internal and surface processes operate at different spatial and temporal scales to form continental and ocean-floor features.

 Plate Tectonics

PSI6-ETS1-2: Design a solution to a complex real-world problem by breaking it down into smaller, more manageable problems that can be solved through engineering.

 Trebuchet

Correlation last revised: 9/8/2017

This correlation lists the recommended Gizmos for this state's curriculum standards. Click any Gizmo title below for more information.