SPS1: Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information from the Periodic Table to explain the relative properties of elements based on patterns of atomic structure.
SPS1.a: Develop and use models to compare and contrast the structure of atoms, ions and isotopes.
Average Atomic Mass
SPS1.b: Analyze and interpret data to determine trends of the following: Number of valence electrons; Types of ions formed by main group elements; Location and properties of metals, nonmetals, and metalloids; Phases at room temperature.
SPS1.c: Use the Periodic Table as a model to predict the above properties of main group elements.
SPS2: Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to explain how atoms bond to form stable compounds.
SPS2.b: Develop and use models to predict formulas for stable, binary ionic compounds based on balance of charges.
SPS2.c: Use the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) nomenclature for translating between chemical names and chemical formulas.
SPS3: Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to support the Law of Conservation of Matter.
SPS3.a: Plan and carry out investigations to generate evidence supporting the claim that mass is conserved during a chemical reaction.
SPS3.b: Develop and use a model of a chemical equation to illustrate how the total number of atoms is conserved during a chemical reaction.
SPS4: Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to explain the changes in nuclear structure as a result of fission, fusion and radioactive decay.
SPS4.a: Develop a model that illustrates how the nucleus changes as a result of fission and fusion.
SPS4.b: Use mathematics and computational thinking to explain the process of half-life as it relates to radioactive decay.
SPS5: Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to compare and contrast the phases of matter as they relate to atomic and molecular motion.
SPS5.b: Plan and carry out investigations to identify the relationships among temperature, pressure, volume, and density of gases in closed systems.
Boyle's Law and Charles's Law
SPS6: Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to explain the properties of solutions.
SPS6.c: Analyze and interpret data from a solubility curve to determine the effect of temperature on solubility.
Solubility and Temperature
SPS7: Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to explain transformations and flow of energy within a system.
SPS7.a: Construct explanations for energy transformations within a system.
Energy Conversion in a System
Inclined Plane - Sliding Objects
SPS7.c: Analyze and interpret specific heat data to justify the selection of a material for a practical application (e.g., insulators and cooking vessels).
SPS7.d: Analyze and interpret data to explain the flow of energy during phase changes using heating/cooling curves.
SPS8: Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to explain the relationships among force, mass, and motion.
SPS8.a: Plan and carry out an investigation and analyze the motion of an object using mathematical and graphical models.
Distance-Time Graphs - Metric
Feed the Monkey (Projectile Motion)
SPS8.b: Construct an explanation based on experimental evidence to support the claims presented in Newton’s three laws of motion.
Fan Cart Physics
SPS8.c: Analyze and interpret data to identify the relationship between mass and gravitational force for falling objects.
SPS8.d: Use mathematics and computational thinking to identify the relationships between work, mechanical advantage, and simple machines.
Inclined Plane - Simple Machine
SPS9: Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to explain the properties of waves.
SPS9.a: Analyze and interpret data to identify the relationships among wavelength, frequency, and energy in electromagnetic waves and amplitude and energy in mechanical waves.
SPS9.c: Develop models based on experimental evidence that illustrate the phenomena of reflection, refraction, interference, and diffraction.
Sound Beats and Sine Waves
SPS9.d: Analyze and interpret data to explain how different media affect the speed of sound and light waves.
SPS9.e: Develop and use models to explain the changes in sound waves associated with the Doppler Effect.
Doppler Shift Advanced
SPS10: Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to explain the properties of and relationships between electricity and magnetism.
SPS10.b: Develop and use models to illustrate and explain the conventional flow (direct and alternating) of current and the flow of electrons in simple series and parallel circuits.
SPS10.c: Plan and carry out investigations to determine the relationship between magnetism and the movement of electrical charge.
Correlation last revised: 9/16/2020