NCES.PSc.1: Forces and Motion

NCES.PSc.1.1: Understand motion in terms of speed, velocity, acceleration and momentum.

NCES.PSc.1.1.1: Explain motion in terms of frame of reference, distance, and displacement.

Feed the Monkey (Projectile Motion)
Free-Fall Laboratory
Golf Range

NCES.PSc.1.1.2: Compare speed, velocity, acceleration and momentum using investigations, graphing, scalar quantities and vector quantities.

Roller Coaster Physics

NCES.PSc.1.2: Understand the relationship between forces and motion.

NCES.PSc.1.2.1: Explain how gravitational force affects the weight of an object and the velocity of an object in freefall.

Feed the Monkey (Projectile Motion)
Free-Fall Laboratory
Golf Range

NCES.PSc.1.2.2: Classify frictional forces into one of four types: static, sliding, rolling, and fluid.

Inclined Plane - Sliding Objects

NCES.PSc.1.2.3: Explain forces using Newton’s three laws of motion.

Atwood Machine
Fan Cart Physics

NCES.PSc.2: Matter: Properties and Change

NCES.PSc.2.1: Understand types, properties, and structure of matter.

NCES.PSc.2.1.2: Explain the phases of matter and the physical changes that matter undergoes.

Phase Changes

NCES.PSc.2.1.3: Compare physical and chemical properties of various types of matter.

Density Experiment: Slice and Dice

NCES.PSc.2.2: Understand chemical bonding and chemical interactions.

NCES.PSc.2.2.4: Exemplify the law of conservation of mass by balancing chemical equations.

Balancing Chemical Equations
Chemical Equations

NCES.PSc.2.2.6: Summarize the characteristics and interactions of acids and bases.

pH Analysis
pH Analysis: Quad Color Indicator

NCES.PSc.2.3: Understand the role of the nucleus in radiation and radioactivity.

NCES.PSc.2.3.1: Compare nuclear reactions including alpha decay, beta decay and gamma decay; nuclear fusion and nuclear fission.

Nuclear Decay

NCES.PSc.2.3.2: Exemplify the radioactive decay of unstable nuclei using the concept of half-life.


NCES.PSc.3: Energy: Conservation and Transfer

NCES.PSc.3.1: Understand the types of energy, conservation of energy and energy transfer.

NCES.PSc.3.1.1: Explain thermal energy and its transfer.

Energy Conversion in a System

NCES.PSc.3.1.2: Explain the law of conservation of energy in a mechanical system in terms of kinetic energy, potential energy and heat.

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

NCES.PSc.3.1.3: Explain work in terms of the relationship among the applied force to an object, the resulting displacement of the object and the energy transferred to an object.

Pulley Lab

NCES.PSc.3.2: Understand the nature of waves.

NCES.PSc.3.2.2: Compare waves (mechanical, electromagnetic, and surface) using their characteristics.

Ripple Tank

NCES.PSc.3.2.4: Illustrate the wave interactions of reflection, refraction, diffraction, and interference.

Basic Prism
Sound Beats and Sine Waves

NCES.PSc.3.3: Understand electricity and magnetism and their relationship.

NCES.PSc.3.3.1: Summarize static and current electricity.

Electromagnetic Induction

NCES.PSc.3.3.2: Explain simple series and parallel DC circuits in terms of Ohm’s law.

Advanced Circuits

NCES.PSc.3.3.4: Explain magnetism in terms of domains, interactions of poles, and magnetic fields.

Magnetic Induction

Correlation last revised: 9/15/2020

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