SPS1: Scientific Inquiry and Critical Thinking Skills (INQ)

SPS1..1: Making Observations and Asking Questions.

SPS1..1.S.SPS1.12.1.1: Define and delimit problems to facilitate investigation.

Pendulum Clock

SPS1..1.S.SPS1.12.1.4: Ask questions about relationships between and among observable variables as well as theoretical entities.

Pendulum Clock
Sight vs. Sound Reactions

SPS1..3: Conducting Scientific Investigations

SPS1..3.S.SPS1.12.3.1: Carry out procedures controlling major variables and adapting or extending procedures where required.

Pendulum Clock
Real-Time Histogram

SPS2: Unifying Concepts of Science.

SPS2..4: Patterns of Change (POC)

SPS2..4.S.SPS2.12.4.2: Realize that most systems above the molecular level involve so many parts and forces and are so sensitive to tiny differences in conditions that their precise behavior is unpredictable, even if all the rules for change are known. Predictable or not, the precise future of a system is not completely determined by its present state and circumstances but also on the fundamentally uncertain outcomes of events on the atomic scale.

Pith Ball Lab

SPS4: Science Skills for Information, Communication and Media Literacy (from ICT Literacy Map for Science, www.21stcenturyskills.org)

SPS4.1: Information and Media Literacy

SPS4.1.S.SPS4.12.1.1: Select and analyze information from various sources (including electronic resources, print resources, community resources) and personally collected data to answer questions being investigated.

Pendulum Clock

SPS4.2: Communication Skills

SPS4.2.S.SPS4.12.2.2: Create written reports and journals to share and communicate scientific ideas, plans, results, and conclusions resulting from observations and investigations.


SPS4.3: Critical Thinking and Systems Thinking

SPS4.3.S.SPS4.12.3.1: Pursue scientific inquiry such as observation, measurement, hypothesis formation and analysis, and value "habits of mind" such as persistence, accuracy, and collaboration.

Pendulum Clock

SPS4.4: Problem Identification, Formulation, and Solution

SPS4.4.S.SPS4.12.4.1: Formulate scientific questions about an issue and define experimental procedures for finding answers.

Sight vs. Sound Reactions

ESS2: The Earth is part of a solar system, made up of distinct parts, which have temporal and spatial interrelationships.

ESS2.3: Solar System

Tides - Metric

LS2: Energy flows and matter recycles through an ecosystem.

LS2.1: Environment

Food Chain

PS2: Energy is necessary for change to occur in matter. Energy can be stored, transferred and transformed, but cannot be destroyed.

PS2.2: Conservation

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

PS3: The motion of an object is affected by force.

PS3.1: Forces

PS3.1.S.PS3.12.1.1: Understand the four fundamental forces found in nature: gravitation, electromagnetism, strong nuclear force, and weak nuclear force.

Free-Fall Laboratory
Gravitational Force
Pith Ball Lab

Correlation last revised: 9/16/2020

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