PS: Physical Science Core

PS.1: Recognize periodic trends of elements, including the number of valence electrons, atomic size, and reactivity.

PS.1.2: Differentiating between families and periods

Electron Configuration
Element Builder
Ionic Bonds

PS.1.3: Using atomic number and mass number to identify isotopes

Element Builder

PS.2: Identify solutions in terms of components, solubility, concentration, and conductivity.

PS.2.3: Describing factors that affect solubility and rate of solution, including nature of solute and solvent, temperature, agitation, surface area, and pressure on gases

Solubility and Temperature

PS.4: Use nomenclature and chemical formulas to write balanced chemical equations.

PS.4.1: Explaining the law of conservation of matter

Chemical Equations

PS.4.2: Identifying chemical reactions as composition, decomposition, single replacement, or double replacement

Balancing Chemical Equations
Chemical Equations
Equilibrium and Concentration

PS.5: Describe physical and chemical changes in terms of endothermic and exothermic processes.

Chemical Changes

PS.7: Relate velocity, acceleration, and kinetic energy to mass, distance, force, and time.

PS.7.1: Interpreting graphical representations of velocity versus time and distance versus time

Distance-Time Graphs
Distance-Time and Velocity-Time Graphs
Free-Fall Laboratory

PS.7.2: Solving problems for velocity, acceleration, force, work, and power

Free-Fall Laboratory
Golf Range
Pulley Lab
Shoot the Monkey

PS.7.3: Describing action and reaction forces, inertia, acceleration, momentum, and friction in terms of Newton's three laws of motion

2D Collisions
Air Track
Atwood Machine
Fan Cart Physics

PS.7.5: Solving problems for efficiency and mechanical advantage of simple machines

Inclined Plane - Simple Machine
Pulley Lab

PS.8: Relate the law of conservation of energy to transformations of potential energy, kinetic energy, and thermal energy.

PS.8.1: Identifying the relationship between thermal energy and the temperature of a sample of matter

Energy Conversion in a System

PS.8.3: Explaining how thermal energy is transferred by radiation, conduction, and convection

Herschel Experiment

PS.8.4: Relating simple formulas to the calculation of potential energy, kinetic energy, and work

Energy of a Pendulum
Pulley Lab
Roller Coaster Physics

PS.9: Compare methods of energy transfer by mechanical and electromagnetic waves.

PS.9.1: Distinguishing between transverse and longitudinal mechanical waves

Longitudinal Waves

PS.10: Explain the relationship between electricity and magnetism.

PS.10.2: Differentiating between induction and conduction

Electromagnetic Induction

PS.10.3: Identifying mechanical, magnetic, and chemical methods used to create an electrical charge

Electromagnetic Induction
Magnetic Induction

PS.10.4: Describing electrical circuits in terms of Ohm's law

Advanced Circuits

PS.12: Identify metric units for mass, distance, time, temperature, velocity, acceleration, density, force, energy, and power.

Density Laboratory

Correlation last revised: 1/20/2017

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