B: Physical Science
B.1: Physical characteristics of objects can be described using shape, size, and mass. The materials from which objects are made can be described using color, texture, and hardness. These properties can be used to distinguish and separate one substance from another. The student will engage in investigations that integrate the process standards and lead to the discovery of the following objectives:
B.1.1: Substances react chemically with other substances to form new substances with different characteristics (e.g., rusting, burning, reaction between baking soda and vinegar).
B.1.2: Matter has physical properties that can be measured (i.e., mass, volume, temperature, color, texture, density, and hardness). In chemical reactions and physical changes, matter is conserved (e.g., compare and contrast physical and chemical changes).
Density Experiment: Slice and Dice
B.2: The motion of an object can be described by its position, direction of motion, and speed. The student will engage in investigations that integrate the process standards and lead to the discovery of the following objectives:
B.2.1: The motion of an object can be measured. The position of an object, its speed and direction can be represented on a graph.
Free Fall Tower
D: Earth/Space Science
D.4: The earth is mostly rock, three-fourths of its surface is covered by a relatively thin layer of water, and the entire planet is surrounded by a relatively thin blanket of air, and is able to support life. The student will engage in investigations that integrate the process standards and lead to the discovery of the following objectives:
D.4.1: Landforms result from constructive forces such as crustal deformation, volcanic eruption, and deposition of sediment and destructive forces such as weathering and erosion.
D.4.2: The formation, weathering, sedimentation, and reformation of rock constitute a continuing "rock cycle" in which the total amount of material stays the same as its form changes.
D.4.3: Gravity is the force that governs the motion of the solar system and holds us to the earth’s surface.
Correlation last revised: 2/10/2015