PS.2: The student will investigate and understand the basic nature of matter.

PS.2.a: the particle theory of matter;

 Temperature and Particle Motion

PS.2.d: characteristics of types of matter based on physical and chemical properties;

 Density Experiment: Slice and Dice
 Mineral Identification

PS.2.e: physical properties (shape, density, solubility, odor, melting point, boiling point, color); and

 Color Absorption
 Density Experiment: Slice and Dice
 Density Laboratory
 Heat Absorption
 Mineral Identification

PS.2.f: chemical properties (acidity, basicity, combustibility, reactivity).

 Mineral Identification
 pH Analysis
 pH Analysis: Quad Color Indicator

PS.3: The student will investigate and understand the modern and historical models of atomic structure.

PS.3.a: the contributions of Dalton, Thomson, Rutherford, and Bohr in understanding the atom; and

 Element Builder

PS.3.b: the modern model of atomic structure.

 Element Builder

PS.4: The student will investigate and understand the organization and use of the periodic table of elements to obtain information.

PS.4.a: symbols, atomic number, atomic mass, chemical families (groups), and periods;

 Element Builder
 Ionic Bonds

PS.5: The student will investigate and understand changes in matter and the relationship of these changes to the Law of Conservation of Matter and Energy.

PS.5.c: chemical changes (types of reactions, reactants and products, and balanced equations).

 Chemical Equations

PS.6: The student will investigate and understand states and forms of energy and how energy is transferred and transformed.

PS.6.a: potential and kinetic energy;

 Energy Conversion in a System
 Energy of a Pendulum
 Inclined Plane - Sliding Objects
 Roller Coaster Physics

PS.6.b: mechanical, chemical, and electrical energy; and

 2D Collisions

PS.6.c: heat, light, and sound.

 Conduction and Convection
 Heat Absorption
 Heat Transfer by Conduction
 Radiation

PS.7: The student will investigate and understand temperature scales, heat, and heat transfer.

PS.7.b: phase change, freezing point, melting point, boiling point, vaporization, and condensation;

 Calorimetry Lab
 Colligative Properties
 Conduction and Convection
 Heat Absorption
 Heat Transfer by Conduction
 Phase Changes
 Radiation

PS.7.c: conduction, convection, radiation, and

 Conduction and Convection
 Heat Absorption
 Heat Transfer by Conduction
 Herschel Experiment
 Radiation

PS.7.d: applications of heat transfer (heat engines, thermostats, refrigeration, and heat pumps).

 Conduction and Convection
 Heat Absorption
 Heat Transfer by Conduction
 Radiation

PS.8: The student will investigate and understand characteristics of sound and technological applications of sound waves.

PS.8.a: wavelength, frequency, speed, and amplitude;

 Longitudinal Waves
 Ripple Tank

PS.8.b: resonance;

 Longitudinal Waves

PS.8.c: the nature of mechanical waves; and

 Longitudinal Waves

PS.9: The student will investigate and understand the nature and technological applications of light.

PS.9.a: the wave behavior of light (reflection, refraction, diffraction, and interference);

 Basic Prism
 Refraction

PS.9.b: images formed by lenses and mirrors; and

 Laser Reflection
 Ray Tracing (Lenses)
 Ray Tracing (Mirrors)

PS.9.c: the electromagnetic spectrum.

 Basic Prism

PS.10: The student will investigate and understand scientific principles and technological applications of work, force, and motion.

PS.10.b: Newton’s laws of motion;

 Fan Cart Physics

PS.10.c: work, force, mechanical advantage, efficiency, and power; and

 Pulley Lab

PS.10.d: applications (simple machines, compound machines, powered vehicles, rockets, and restraining devices).

 Pulley Lab

PS.11: The student will investigate and understand basic principles of electricity and magnetism.

PS.11.a: static electricity, current electricity, and circuits;

 Advanced Circuits
 Circuit Builder
 Circuits
 Electromagnetic Induction

PS.11.b: magnetic fields and electromagnets; and

 Electromagnetic Induction
 Magnetic Induction

PS.11.c: motors and generators.

 Electromagnetic Induction

Correlation last revised: 8/8/2016

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