PS: Physical Science

PS.1: develop and critique models that describe the atomic composition of simple molecules and extended structures

 Chemical Changes
 Covalent Bonds
 Dehydration Synthesis
 Ionic Bonds

PS.2: analyze and interpret data on the properties of substances before and after the substances interact to determine if a chemical reaction has occurred

 Chemical Changes

PS.4: develop a model that predicts and describes changes in particle motion, temperature, and state of a pure substance when thermal energy is added or removed

 Phase Changes
 Phases of Water
 Temperature and Particle Motion

PS.5: develop, use, and critique a model to describe how the total number of atoms does not change in a chemical reaction and thus mass is conserved

 Balancing Chemical Equations
 Chemical Changes
 Chemical Equations

PS.7: apply Newton's Third Law of Motion to design a solution to a problem involving the motion of two colliding objects

 Air Track

PS.8: plan an investigation to provide evidence that the change in an object's motion depends on the sum of the forces on the object and the mass of the object

 Fan Cart Physics
 Force and Fan Carts
 Free-Fall Laboratory
 Gravity Pitch
 Shoot the Monkey

PS.9: ask questions about data to determine the factors affecting electric and magnetic force strengths

 Charge Launcher
 Coulomb Force (Static)
 Magnetic Induction
 Magnetism
 Pith Ball Lab

PS.10: construct and present arguments using evidence to support the claim that gravitational interactions are attractive and depend on the mass of interacting objects

 Gravitational Force
 Gravity Pitch

PS.11: design and conduct an investigation to provide evidence that fields exist between objects exerting forces on each other even though the objects are not in contact

 Charge Launcher
 Coulomb Force (Static)
 Magnetic Induction
 Magnetism
 Pith Ball Lab

PS.12: construct and interpret graphic displays of data to describe the relationships of kinetic energy to the mass of an object and to the speed of an object

 Air Track
 Energy of a Pendulum
 Inclined Plane - Sliding Objects
 Roller Coaster Physics
 Sled Wars
 Trebuchet

PS.13: develop and critique models to describe that when the arrangement of objects interacting at a distance changes, different amounts of potential energy are stored in the system

 Energy Conversion in a System
 Energy of a Pendulum
 Inclined Plane - Sliding Objects
 Potential Energy on Shelves
 Roller Coaster Physics
 Trebuchet

PS.15: plan an investigation to determine the relationships among the energy transferred, the type of matter, the mass, and the change in the average kinetic energy of the particles as measured by the temperature of the sample

 Calorimetry Lab
 Energy Conversion in a System
 Heat Transfer by Conduction
 Phase Changes

PS.16: construct, use, and present arguments to support the claim that when the kinetic energy of an object changes, energy is transferred to or from the object

 Air Track
 Inclined Plane - Sliding Objects
 Sled Wars

PS.17: use mathematical representations to describe a simple model for waves that includes how the amplitude and wavelength of a wave is related to the energy in a wave

 Waves

PS.18: develop and use a model to describe that waves are reflected, absorbed, or transmitted through various materials

 Basic Prism
 Color Absorption
 Earthquakes 1 - Recording Station
 Heat Absorption
 Laser Reflection
 Longitudinal Waves
 Radiation
 Refraction
 Ripple Tank
 Waves

LS: Life Science

LS.2: develop and use a model to describe the structure and function of a cell as a whole and ways parts of cells contribute to the function

 Cell Energy Cycle
 Cell Structure
 Osmosis
 Paramecium Homeostasis
 RNA and Protein Synthesis

LS.3: use argument supported by evidence for how the body is a system of interacting subsystems composed of groups of cells

 Circulatory System
 Digestive System

LS.4: construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for the role of photosynthesis in the cycling of matter and flow of energy into and out of organisms

 Cell Energy Cycle
 Food Chain
 Photosynthesis Lab
 Plants and Snails
 Pond Ecosystem

LS.5: develop a model to describe how food is rearranged through chemical reactions forming new molecules that support growth, release energy, or both, as this matter moves through an organism

 Cell Energy Cycle
 Dehydration Synthesis
 Digestive System

LS.6: analyze and interpret data to provide evidence for the effects of resource availability on organisms and populations of organisms in an ecosystem and analyze scientific concepts used by American Indians to maintain healthy relationships with environmental sources

 Food Chain
 Prairie Ecosystem
 Rabbit Population by Season

LS.7: develop a model to describe the cycling of matter and flow of energy among living and nonliving parts of an ecosystem

 Carbon Cycle
 Food Chain
 Forest Ecosystem

LS.8: construct an explanation that predicts patterns of interactions among organisms across multiple ecosystems

 Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors
 Coral Reefs 2 - Biotic Factors
 Food Chain
 Forest Ecosystem
 Pond Ecosystem
 Prairie Ecosystem

LS.10: use argument based on empirical evidence and scientific reasoning to support an explanation for how characteristic animal behaviors and specialized plant structures affect the probability of successful reproduction of animals and plants respectively

 Flower Pollination
 Seed Germination

LS.11: construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for how environmental and genetic factors influence the growth and development of organisms

 Effect of Temperature on Gender
 Growing Plants
 Inheritance
 Measuring Trees
 Seed Germination

LS.12: develop and use a model to describe why structural changes to genes, such as mutations, may affect proteins and may result in harmful, beneficial, or neutral effects to the structure and function of the organism

 Building DNA
 Evolution: Mutation and Selection
 Human Karyotyping
 RNA and Protein Synthesis

LS.13: develop and use a model to describe why asexual reproduction results in offspring with identical genetic information and sexual reproduction results in offspring with genetic variation

 Chicken Genetics
 Inheritance
 Mouse Genetics (One Trait)
 Mouse Genetics (Two Traits)

LS.14: gather and synthesize information about the technologies that have changed the way humans influence the inheritance of desired traits in organisms

 Evolution: Natural and Artificial Selection

LS.15: analyze and interpret data for patterns in the fossil record that document the existence, diversity, extinction, and change of life forms throughout the history of life on Earth under the assumption that natural laws operate today as in the past

 Human Evolution - Skull Analysis

LS.16: apply scientific ideas to construct an explanation for the anatomical similarities and differences among modern organisms and between modern and fossil organisms to infer evolutionary relationships

 Human Evolution - Skull Analysis

LS.18: construct an explanation based on evidence that describes how genetic variations of traits in a population increase some individuals' probability of surviving and reproducing in a specific environment

 Evolution: Mutation and Selection
 Evolution: Natural and Artificial Selection
 Microevolution

LS.19: use mathematical representations to support explanations of how natural selection may lead to increases and decreases of specific traits in populations over time

 Evolution: Mutation and Selection
 Evolution: Natural and Artificial Selection
 Microevolution
 Natural Selection

ESS: Earth and Space Science

ESS.1: develop and use a model of the Earth-sun-moon system to describe the cyclic patterns of lunar phases, eclipses of the sun and moon, and seasons

 2D Eclipse
 3D Eclipse
 Eclipse
 Moonrise, Moonset, and Phases
 Phases of the Moon
 Seasons Around the World
 Seasons in 3D
 Seasons: Earth, Moon, and Sun
 Seasons: Why do we have them?
 Summer and Winter

ESS.2: develop and use a model to describe the role of gravity in the motions within galaxies and the solar system

 Comparing Earth and Venus
 Gravity Pitch
 Solar System
 Solar System Explorer

ESS.3: analyze and interpret data to determine scale properties of objects in the solar system

 Solar System
 Solar System Explorer
 Weight and Mass

ESS.5: construct an explanation based on evidence for how geoscience processes have changed Earth's surface at varying time scales and spatial scales

 Plate Tectonics
 Rock Cycle

ESS.6: analyze and interpret data on the distribution of fossils and rocks, continental shapes, and seafloor structures to provide evidence of the past plate motions

 Building Pangaea
 Plate Tectonics

ESS.7: develop a model to describe the cycling of earth's materials and the flow of energy that drives this process

 Carbon Cycle
 Cell Energy Cycle
 Plate Tectonics
 Rock Cycle

ESS.8: develop a model to describe the cycling of water through Earth's systems driven by energy from the sun and the force of gravity

 Energy Conversions
 Water Cycle

ESS.9: construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for how the uneven distributions of Earth's mineral, energy, and groundwater resources are the result of past and current geoscience processes

 Carbon Cycle

ESS.10: collect data to provide evidence for how the motions and complex interactions of air masses result in changes in weather conditions

 Coastal Winds and Clouds
 Hurricane Motion
 Weather Maps

ESS.12: ask questions to clarify evidence of the factors that have caused the rise in global temperatures over the past century

 Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors
 Coral Reefs 2 - Biotic Factors
 Greenhouse Effect

Correlation last revised: 9/8/2017

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