PS: Physical Science

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

Dehydration Synthesis

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

Melting Points
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.6: undertake a design project to construct, test, and modify a device that either releases or absorbs thermal energy by chemical processes

Feel the Heat

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

Crumple Zones

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

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

Charge Launcher
Magnetic Induction
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
Weight and Mass

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.14: apply scientific principles to design, construct, and test a device that minimizes or maximizes thermal energy transfer

Feel the Heat

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
Energy Conversion in a System
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.1: conduct an investigation to provide evidence that living things are made of cells, either one cell or many different numbers and types of cells

Cell Types
Embryo Development

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
Cell Types
Osmosis
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

Cell Types
Circulatory System
Digestive System
Senses

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
Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors
Coral Reefs 2 - Biotic Factors
Food Chain
Forest Ecosystem
Pond Ecosystem
Prairie 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.9: evaluate competing design solutions for maintaining biodiversity and ecosystem services

GMOs and the Environment

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
Honeybee Hive

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

Fast Plants® 1 - Growth and Genetics
Growing Plants
Inheritance
Measuring Trees
Seed Germination
Temperature and Sex Determination - Metric

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

Evolution: Mutation and Selection
Genetic Engineering
Human Karyotyping

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
Genetic Engineering

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

Cladograms
Embryo Development
Human Evolution - Skull Analysis

LS.17: analyze displays of pictorial data to compare patterns of similarities in the embryological development across multiple species to identify relationships not evident in the fully formed anatomy

Embryo Development

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
Natural Selection
Rainfall and Bird Beaks - Metric

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

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

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

Erosion Rates
Plate Tectonics
River Erosion
Rock Cycle
Weathering

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
Weathering

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

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 - Metric
Hurricane Motion - Metric
Weather Maps - Metric

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

Carbon Cycle
Greenhouse Effect - Metric

ESS.13: analyze and interpret data on natural hazards to forecast future catastrophic events and inform the development of technologies to mitigate their effects

Hurricane Motion - Metric

ESS.14: apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment

GMOs and the Environment

ESS.15: construct an argument supported by evidence for how increases in human population and per-capita consumption of natural resources impact Earth's systems including indigenous populations

Carbon Cycle
Coral Reefs 2 - Biotic Factors

Correlation last revised: 9/24/2019

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