PS: Physical Science

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

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

PS.5: construct and revise an explanation for outcomes of simple chemical reactions based on outer electron states of atoms, trends in the periodic table, and patterns of chemical properties

 Covalent Bonds
 Equilibrium and Concentration
 Ionic Bonds

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

PS.8: refine the design of a chemical system by specifying changes in conditions that would alter the amount of products at equilibrium

 Equilibrium and Concentration
 Equilibrium and Pressure

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
 Stoichiometry

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

PS.11: use mathematical representations to demonstrate how total momentum of a system is conserved when there is no net force on the system

 2D Collisions
 Air Track

PS.13: use a mathematical representation of Newton's Law of Gravitation and Coulomb's Law to explain gravitational and electrostatic forces between objects

 Coulomb Force (Static)
 Gravitational Force
 Pith Ball Lab

PS.14: plan and conduct investigations to provide evidence that electric currents can produce magnetic fields and changing magnetic fields can produce electric currents

 Electromagnetic Induction
 Magnetic Induction

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 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

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 and energy associated with the relative position of particles

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

PS.17: design, build, and refine a device that works within given constraints to convert one form of energy into another form of energy

 Trebuchet

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

 Calorimetry Lab
 Conduction and Convection
 Heat Transfer by Conduction

PS.19: develop and use a model of two objects interacting through electric or magnetic fields to illustrate the forces between objects and the change in energy of the objects due to the interaction

 Charge Launcher
 Electromagnetic Induction
 Magnetic Induction
 Magnetism
 Pith Ball Lab

PS.20: use mathematical representations to support a claim regarding relationships among the frequency, amplitude, wavelength, and speed of waves traveling in various media

 Earthquakes 1 - Recording Station
 Refraction
 Ripple Tank
 Waves

PS.21: 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
 Photoelectric Effect

PS.22: 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
 Photoelectric Effect
 Radiation

LS: Life Science

LS.1: construct an explanation based on evidence for how the structure of DNA determines the structure of proteins which carry out the essential functions of life through systems of specialized cells

 Building DNA
 RNA and Protein Synthesis

LS.2: develop and use a model to illustrate the organizational structure of interacting systems that provide specific functions within multicellular organisms

 Circulatory System
 Digestive System

LS.3: plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence that feedback mechanisms maintain homeostasis

 Homeostasis
 Human Homeostasis
 Paramecium Homeostasis

LS.4: use a model to illustrate how photosynthesis transforms light energy into stored chemical energy

 Cell Energy Cycle

LS.5: construct an explanation based on evidence from multiple sources for how carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, phosphorus, and sulfur may combine with other elements to form organic macromolecules with different structures and functions

 Dehydration Synthesis

LS.6: 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

LS.8: use mathematical representations to support claims for the cycling of matter and flow of energy among organisms in an ecosystem

 Food Chain
 Forest Ecosystem

LS.9: use mathematical or computational representations to support arguments about environmental factors that affect carrying capacity, biodiversity, and populations in ecosystems

 Food Chain

LS.10: evaluate the claims, evidence, and reasoning that the complex interactions in ecosystems maintain relatively consistent numbers and types of organisms in stable conditions, but changing conditions may result in a new ecosystem

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

LS.13: make and defend a claim based on evidence from multiple sources that inheritable genetic variations may result from: new genetic combinations through meiosis, viable errors occurring during replication, mutations caused by environmental factors

 Chicken Genetics
 Evolution: Mutation and Selection

LS.14: apply concepts of statistics and probability to explain the variation and distribution of expressed traits in a population

 Chicken Genetics
 Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium
 Microevolution
 Mouse Genetics (One Trait)
 Mouse Genetics (Two Traits)

LS.15: evaluate and communicate scientific information about how common ancestry and biological evolution are supported by multiple lines of empirical evidence

 Human Evolution - Skull Analysis
 Natural Selection
 RNA and Protein Synthesis
 Rainfall and Bird Beaks

LS.16: construct an explanation based on evidence that the process of evolution by natural selection primarily results from four factors: the potential for a species to increase in number, the heritable genetic variation of individuals in a species due to mutation and sexual reproduction, competition for limited resources, the proliferation of those organisms that are better able to survive and reproduce in the environment

 Evolution: Mutation and Selection
 Natural Selection
 Rainfall and Bird Beaks

LS.17: apply concepts of statistics and probability to support explanations that organisms with an advantageous heritable trait tend to increase in proportion to organisms lacking this trait

 Evolution: Mutation and Selection
 Microevolution
 Rainfall and Bird Beaks

LS.18: construct an explanation based on evidence for how natural selection leads to adaptation of populations over time

 Evolution: Mutation and Selection
 Microevolution
 Natural Selection

LS.19: evaluate the evidence supporting claims that changes in environmental conditions may result in: changes in the number of individuals of some species, the emergence of new species over time, the extinction of other species, investigate and explain American Indian perspectives on changes in environmental conditions and their impacts

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

ESS: Earth and Space Science

ESS.1: develop a model based on evidence to illustrate the life span of the sun and the role of nuclear fusion in the sun's core to release energy that eventually reaches Earth in the form of radiation

 H-R Diagram

ESS.4: use mathematical or computational representations to predict the motion of orbiting objects in the solar system

 Orbital Motion - Kepler's Laws
 Solar System Explorer

ESS.7: develop a model to illustrate how earth's internal and surface processes operate at different spatial and time scales to form continental and ocean-floor features

 Plate Tectonics

ESS.8: analyze geoscience data to make the claim that one change to Earth's surface can create feedbacks that cause changes to other earth systems

 Carbon Cycle

ESS.9: develop a model based on evidence of Earth's interior to describe the cycling of matter by thermal convection

 Conduction and Convection
 Plate Tectonics

ESS.10: plan and conduct an investigation of the properties of water and its effects on earth materials and surface processes

 Water Cycle

ESS.11: develop a quantitative model to describe the cycling of carbon among the hydrosphere, atmosphere, geosphere, and biosphere

 Carbon Cycle
 Cell Energy Cycle

ESS.13: use a model to describe how variations in the flow of energy into and out of Earth's systems result in changes in climate

 Greenhouse Effect

ESS.14: analyze geoscience data and the results from global climate models to make an evidence-based forecast of the current rate of global or regional climate change and associated future impacts to Earth systems

 Greenhouse Effect

ESS.17: create a computational simulation to illustrate the relationships among management of natural resources, the sustainability of human populations, biodiversity, and investigate and explain how some American Indian tribes use scientific knowledge and practices in managing natural resources

 Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors
 Coral Reefs 2 - Biotic Factors
 Pond Ecosystem
 Water Pollution

Correlation last revised: 9/8/2017

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