### PSCI.PS1: Matter and Its Interactions

#### PSCI.PS1.1: Using the kinetic molecular theory and heat flow considerations, explain the changes of state for solids, liquids, gases, and plasma.

Phase Changes

#### PSCI.PS1.2: Graphically represent and discuss the results of an investigation involving pressure, volume, and temperature of a gas.

Boyle's Law and Charles's Law

Ideal Gas Law

#### PSCI.PS1.4: Apply scientific principles and evidence to provide explanations about physical and chemical changes.

Chemical Changes

#### PSCI.PS1.5: Trace the development of the modern atomic theory to describe atomic particle properties and position.

Bohr Model of Hydrogen

Bohr Model: Introduction

#### PSCI.PS1.6: Characterize the difference between atoms of different isotopes of an element.

Average Atomic Mass

Element Builder

Isotopes

#### PSCI.PS1.7: Use the periodic table as a model to predict the relative properties of elements.

Periodic Trends

#### PSCI.PS1.8: Using the patterns of electrons in the outermost energy level, predict how elements may combine.

Covalent Bonds

Electron Configuration

Ionic Bonds

#### PSCI.PS1.9: Use the periodic table as a model to predict the formulas of binary ionic compounds. Explain and use the naming conventions for binary ionic and molecular compounds.

Ionic Bonds

#### PSCI.PS1.10: Develop a model to illustrate the claim that atoms and mass are conserved during a chemical reaction (i.e., balancing chemical equations).

Balancing Chemical Equations

Chemical Equations

#### PSCI.PS1.11: Use models to identify chemical reactions as synthesis, decomposition, single-replacement, and double-replacement. Given the reactants, use these models to predict the products of those chemical reactions.

Balancing Chemical Equations

Chemical Equations

Equilibrium and Concentration

#### PSCI.PS1.12: Classify a substance as acidic, basic, or neutral by using pH tools and appropriate indicators.

Mystery Powder Analysis

pH Analysis

pH Analysis: Quad Color Indicator

#### PSCI.PS1.14: 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.

Nuclear Decay

Nuclear Reactions

### PSCI.PS2: Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions

#### PSCI.PS2.1: Use mathematical representations to show how various factors (e.g., position, time, direction of force) affect one-dimensional kinematics parameters (distance, displacement, speed, velocity, acceleration). Determine graphically the relationships among those one-dimensional kinematics parameters.

Crumple Zones

Distance-Time and Velocity-Time Graphs - Metric

Free-Fall Laboratory

#### PSCI.PS2.2: Algebraically solve problems involving constant velocity and constant acceleration in one-dimension.

Crumple Zones

#### PSCI.PS2.3: Use free-body diagrams to illustrate the contact and non-contact forces acting on an object.

Coulomb Force (Static)

Inclined Plane - Rolling Objects

Inclined Plane - Simple Machine

Pith Ball Lab

#### PSCI.PS2.4: Plan and conduct an investigation to gather evidence and provide a mathematical explanation about the relationship between force, mass, and acceleration. Solve related problems using F=ma.

Atwood Machine

Crumple Zones

Fan Cart Physics

Free-Fall Laboratory

#### PSCI.PS2.5: Use mathematical representations to support the claim that the total momentum of a system of objects is conserved when there is no net force on the system.

Air Track

#### PSCI.PS2.6: Apply scientific and engineering ideas to design, evaluate, and refine a device that minimizes the force on an object during a collision.

Crumple Zones

#### PSCI.PS2.7: Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence that an electric current can produce a magnetic field.

Magnetic Induction

### PSCI.PS3: Energy

#### PSCI.PS3.1: Identify and give examples of the various forms of energy (kinetic, gravitational potential, elastic potential) and solve mathematical problems regarding the work-energy theorem and power.

Inclined Plane - Simple Machine

Pulley Lab

#### PSCI.PS3.2: Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence that thermal energy will move as heat between objects of two different temperatures, resulting in a more uniform energy distribution (temperature) among the objects.

Calorimetry Lab

Conduction and Convection

Heat Transfer by Conduction

#### PSCI.PS3.4: Collect data and present your findings regarding the law of conservation of energy and the efficiency, mechanical advantage, and power of the refined device.

Pulley Lab

#### PSCI.PS3.5: Investigate the relationships among kinetic, potential, and total energy within a closed system (the law of conservation of energy).

Energy Conversion in a System

Energy of a Pendulum

Inclined Plane - Sliding Objects

Roller Coaster Physics

Sled Wars

#### PSCI.PS3.6: Determine the mathematical relationships among heat, mass, specific heat capacity, and temperature change using the equation Q = mCp delta T.

Calorimetry Lab

#### PSCI.PS3.7: Demonstrate Ohm's Law through the design and construction of simple series and parallel circuits.

Advanced Circuits

Circuits

#### PSCI.PS3.8: Plan and conduct an experiment using a controlled chemical reaction to transfer thermal energy and/or do mechanical work.

Reaction Energy

### PSCI.PS4: Waves and Their Applications in Technologies for Information Transfer

#### PSCI.PS4.1: Use scientific reasoning to compare and contrast the properties of transverse and longitudinal waves and give examples of each type.

Longitudinal Waves

Ripple Tank

Waves

#### PSCI.PS4.2: Design/conduct an investigation and interpret gathered data to explain how mechanical waves transmit energy through a medium.

Waves

#### PSCI.PS4.3: Develop and use mathematical models to represent the properties of waves including frequency, amplitude, wavelength, and speed.

Ripple Tank

Waves

Correlation last revised: 8/19/2021