Middle School DCI: Physical Science
SCI.PS1.A: Structures and Properties of Matter
SCI.PS1.A.m: The fact that matter is composed of atoms and molecules can be used to explain the properties of substances, diversity of materials, states of matter, phase changes, and conservation of matter.
SCI.PS1.B: Chemical Reactions
SCI.PS1.B.m: Reacting substances rearrange to form different molecules, but the number of atoms is conserved. Some reactions release energy and others absorb energy.
SCI.PS2.A: Forces and Motion
SCI.PS2.A.m.i: Motion and changes in motion can be qualitatively described using concepts of speed, velocity, and acceleration (including speeding up, slowing down, and/or changing direction).
SCI.PS2.A.m.ii: The role of the mass of an object must be qualitatively accounted for in any change of motion due to the application of a force (Newton’s first and second law).
SCI.PS2.A.m.iii: For any pair of interacting objects, the force exerted by the first object on the second object is equal in strength to the force that the second object exerts on the first, but in the opposite direction (Newton’s third law).
SCI.PS3.A: Definitions of Energy
SCI.PS3.A.m: Kinetic energy can be distinguished from the various forms of potential energy.
SCI.PS3.B: Conservation of Energy and Energy Transfer
SCI.PS3.B.m: Energy changes to and from each type can be tracked through physical or chemical interactions. The relationship between the temperature and the total energy of a system depends on the types, states, and amounts of matter.
SCI.PS3.D: Energy in Chemical Processes and Everyday Life
SCI.PS3.D.m: Sunlight is captured by plants and used in a chemical reaction to produce sugar molecules for storing this energy. This stored energy can be released by respiration or combustion, which can be reversed by burning those molecules to release energy.
SCI.PS4.A: Wave Properties
SCI.PS4.A.m: A simple wave model has a repeating pattern with a specific wavelength, frequency, and amplitude, and mechanical waves need a medium through which they are transmitted. This model can explain many phenomena including sound and light. Waves can transmit energy.
Correlation last revised: 5/2/2018