HS.PS: Physical Science

Phases of the Moon

HS.PS.1: Matter and Its Interactions

HS.PS.1.1: Use the periodic table as a model to predict the relative properties of elements based on the patterns of electrons in the outermost energy level of atoms.

Electron Configuration
Element Builder
Periodic Trends

HS.PS.1.2: Construct and revise an explanation for the outcome of a simple chemical reaction based on the outermost electron states of atoms, trends in the periodic table, knowledge of the patterns of chemical properties, and formation of compounds.

Covalent Bonds
Ionic Bonds
Periodic Trends

HS.PS.1.3: Plan and conduct an investigation to gather evidence to compare the structure of substances at the bulk scale to infer the strength of electrical forces between particles.

Melting Points
Polarity and Intermolecular Forces

HS.PS.1.4: Develop a model to illustrate that the release or absorption of energy from a chemical reaction system depends upon the changes in total bond energy.

Feel the Heat
Reaction Energy

HS.PS.1.5: Apply scientific principles and evidence to provide an explanation about the effects of changing the temperature or concentration of the reacting particles on the rate at which a reaction occurs.

Collision Theory

HS.PS.1.6: Refine the design of a chemical system by specifying a change in conditions that would produce increased amounts of products at equilibrium.

Equilibrium and Concentration
Equilibrium and Pressure

HS.PS.1.7: Use mathematical representations to support the claim that atoms, and therefore mass, are conserved during a chemical reaction.

Balancing Chemical Equations
Chemical Changes
Chemical Equations

HS.PS.1.8: Develop models to illustrate the changes in the composition of the nucleus of the atom and the energy released during the processes of fission, fusion, and radioactive decay.

Average Atomic Mass
Nuclear Decay
Nuclear Reactions

HS.PS.2: Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions

HS.PS.2.6: Communicate scientific and technical information about why the molecular-level structure is important in the functioning of designed materials.

Feel the Heat

HS.PS.3: Energy

HS.PS.3.3: Design, build, and refine a device that works within given constraints to convert one form of energy into another form of energy.

Feel the Heat

HS.PS.3.4: Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence that the transfer of thermal energy when two components of different temperature are combined within a closed system results in a more uniform energy distribution among the components in the system (second law of thermodynamics).

Calorimetry Lab
Conduction and Convection
Heat Transfer by Conduction

HS.PS.4: Waves and Their Applications in Technologies for Information Transfer

HS.PS.4.1: Use mathematical representations to describe relationships among the frequency, wavelength, and speed of waves.

Earthquakes 1 - Recording Station
Ripple Tank

HS.PS.4.3: Evaluate the claims, evidence, and reasoning behind the idea that electromagnetic radiation can be described either by a wave model or a particle model, and that for some situations one model is more useful than the other.

Basic Prism
Photoelectric Effect

HS.LS: Life Science

Phases of the Moon

HS.ESS: Earth and Space Science

Phases of the Moon

Correlation last revised: 9/16/2020

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