High School DCI: Physical Science
SCI.PS1.A: Structures and Properties of Matter
SCI.PS1.A.h: The sub-atomic structural model and interactions between electric charges at the atomic scale can be used to explain the structure and interactions of matter, including chemical reactions and nuclear processes. Repeating patterns of the periodic table reflect patterns of outer electrons. A stable molecule has less energy than the same set of atoms separated; one must provide at least this energy to take the molecule apart.
SCI.PS1.B: Chemical Reactions
SCI.PS1.B.h: Chemical processes are understood in terms of collisions of molecules, rearrangement of atoms, and changes in energy as determined by properties of elements involved.
SCI.PS1.C: Nuclear Processes
SCI.PS1.C.h: Nuclear processes, including fusion, fission, and radioactive decays of unstable nuclei, involve release or absorption of energy.
SCI.PS2.A: Forces and Motion
SCI.PS2.A.h.i: Motion and changes in motion can be quantitatively described using concepts of speed, velocity, and acceleration (including speeding up, slowing down, and/or changing direction).
SCI.PS2.A.h.ii: Newton’s second law of motion (F=ma) and the conservation of momentum can be used to predict changes in the motion of macroscopic objects.
SCI.PS3.B: Conservation of Energy and Energy Transfer
SCI.PS3.B.h: The total energy within a system is conserved. Energy transfer within and between systems can be described and predicted in terms of energy associated with the motion or configuration of particles (objects).
SCI.PS3.D: Energy in Chemical Processes and Everyday Life
SCI.PS3.D.h: Photosynthesis is the primary biological means of capturing radiation from the sun; energy cannot be destroyed, but it can be converted to less useful forms.
SCI.PS4.A: Wave Properties
SCI.PS4.A.h: The wavelength and frequency of a wave are related to one another by the speed of the wave, which depends on the type of wave and the medium through which it is passing. Waves can be used to transmit information and energy.
Correlation last revised: 5/2/2018