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UNIT NAME                       GPS                     STANDARD                     ELEMENT                      SKILLS                  ITEMS
                                                                                                                                        Pre   Post
Unit 1               GPS.9_12.SC.PS.CS.NS.PS.SCSh7   Students will analyze how   a Student will              Describe how
Nature of Science                                    scientific knowledge is     recognize that the          scientific principles
                                                     developed.                  Universe is a vast single   apply universally,
                                                                                 system in which the         citing several
                                                                                 basic principles are the    examples
                                                                                 same everywhere.
                                                                                 b Student will              Explain why universal
                                                                                 recognize that Universal    principles must be
                                                                                 principles are              verified by multiple
                                                                                 discovered through          observations and
                                                                                                                                       N/A   N/A
                                                                                 observation and             investigations
                                                                                 experimental
                                                                                 verification.               List and explain the
                                                                                                             steps in the scientific
                                                                                                             method
                                                                                                             Demonstrate how a
                                                                                                             scientific procedure is
                                                                                                             developed
                                                                                 c From time to time,        Explain why scientific
                                                                                 major shifts occur in the   theories and
                                                                                 scientific view of how      principles may
                                                                                 the world works. More       change over time
                                                                                 often, however, the
                                                                                 changes that take place
                                                                                 in the body of scientific   Describe examples of
                                                                                 knowledge are small         scientific
                                                                                 modifications of prior      theories/principles
                                                                                 knowledge. Major shifts     that have changed as
                                                                                 in scientific views         a result of new
                                                                                 typically occur after the   knowledge.
                                                                                 observation of a new
                                                                                 phenomenon or an
                                                                                 insightful interpretation   Describe examples of
                                                                                 of existing data by an      scientific
                                                                                 individual or research      theories/principles
                                                                                 group.                      that have changed as
                                                                                                             a result of different
                                                                                                             interpretations of
                                                                                                             existing knowledge.
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Unit 1                                               d Hypotheses often         Explain why scientists   N/A   N/A
Nature of Science                                    cause scientists to        would need to
                                                     develop new                develop new
                                                     experiments that           procedure and
                                                     produce additional data    experiments in order
                                                                                to test hypotheses.


                                                                                Explain a specific
                                                                                situation in which
                                                                                scientists had to
                                                                                develop a new
                                                                                experiment in order to
                                                                                test a hypothesis.

                     GPS.9_12.SC.PS.CS.NS.PS.SCSh7   e. Testing revising, and   Explain the
                                                     occasionally rejecting     circumstances under
                                                     new and old theories       which a new theory
                                                     never ends.                would be rejected.

                                                                                Explain the
                                                                                circumstances under
                                                                                which an old theory
                                                                                would be rejected or
                                                                                revised.

                                                                                Describe an example
                                                                                of an old theory which
                                                                                was revisited and
                                                                                rejected.

                                                                                Explain why theories
                                                                                are continually
                                                                                revisited and
                                                                                retested.
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Unit 1               GPS.9_12.SC.PS.CS.NS.PS.SCSh8   Students will understand    a Scientific                 Differentiate between
Nature of Science                                    important features of the   investigators control the    dependent and
                                                     process of scientific       conditions of their          independent variables
                                                     inquiry.                    experiments in order to      in an experiment.
                                                                                 produce valuable data.

                                                                                                              Explain why all
                                                                                                              conditions must be
                                                                                                              controlled during a
                                                                                                              valid experiment.


                                                                                                              Describe one
                                                                                                              circumstance in which
                                                                                                              an uncontrolled
                                                                                                              variable could negate
                                                                                                              the results of an
                                                                                                              experiment.
                                                                                 b Scientific researchers     Analyze sources of
                                                                                 are expected to critically   data to determine
                                                                                 assess the quality of        quality and validity.
                                                                                 data including possible
                                                                                 sources of bias in their
                                                                                 investigations,
                                                                                 hypotheses,
                                                                                 observations, data
                                                                                 analyses, and
                                                                                 interpretations.

                                                                                 c Scientists use             Explain why peer
                                                                                 practices such as peer       review is necessary
                                                                                 review and publication       to maintain and            N/A    N/A
                                                                                 to reinforce the integrity   reinforce the integrity
                                                                                 of scientific activity and   of scientific
                                                                                 reporting.                   investigations and
                                                                                                              reporting.
                                                                                                                                        N/A    N/A
                                                                                                              Differentiate between
                                                                                                              peer-reviewed
                                                                                                              publications and non-
                                                                                                              peer-reviewed
                                                                                                              publications.
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                                                                                  d The merit of a new         Explain why a theory
                                                                                  theory is judged by how      must fit all observed
                                                                                  well scientific data are     phenomena and data.
                                                                                  explained by the new
                                                                                  theory.
                                                                                                               Describe a situation
                                                                                                               in which failure to
                                                                                                               verify scientific data
                                                                                                               resulted in the
                                                                                                               rejection of a new
                                                                                                               theory.
Unit 1               GPS.9_12.SC.PS.CS.NS.PS.SCSh8                                e The ultimate goal of       Explain why biases
Nature of Science                                                                 science is to develop an     have no place in
                                                                                  understanding of the         scientific theories and
                                                                                  natural Universe which       investigations
                                                                                  is free of biases.
                                                                                                               Describe one
                                                                                                               instance in which         N/A   N/A
                                                                                                               scientific and cultural
                                                                                                               biases resulted in the
                                                                                                               acceptance of a
                                                                                                               principle that was
                                                                                                               later disproven.
                                                                                  f Science disciplines        Describe the different    N/A   N/A
                                                                                  and traditions differ from   outcomes sought in
                                                                                  one another in what is       the major categories
                                                                                  studied, techniques          of science (earth
                                                                                  used, and outcomes           science, life science,
                                                                                  sought.                      physical science)
                     GPS.9_12.SC.PS.CS.NS.PS.SCSh1   Students will evaluate the   a Students will exhibit      Explain the
                                                     importance of curiosity,     curiosity, honesty,          importance of
                                                     honesty, openness, and       openness, and                honesty and
                                                     skepticism in science.       skepticism in their own      openness when
                                                                                  scientific activities.       conducting scientific
                                                                                                               investigations.

                                                                                                               Describe situations in
                                                                                                               which lack of honesty
                                                                                                               can negatively
                                                                                                               influence the outcome
                                                                                                               of scientific
                                                                                                               experiments.
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                                                             b Recognize that           Explain how different
                                                             different explanations     explanations may be
                                                             often can be given for     given for the same
                                                             the same evidence.         set of data and how
                                                                                        this might affect the
                                                                                        outcome of an
                                                                                        investigation.
                                                             c Explain that further     Explain how different
                                                             understanding of           experimental designs
                                                             scientific problems        may result in different          N/A
                                                             relies on the design and   outcomes and               N/A
                                                             execution of new           reinforce opposing
                                                             experiments which may      explanations and
                                                             reinforce or weaken        theories.
                                                             opposing explanations.
 GPS.9_12.SC.PS.CS.HM.PS.SCSh2   Students will use           a. Follow correct          Demonstrate correct        N/A   N/A
                                 standard safety practices   procedures for use of      safety procedures for
                                 for all classroom           scientific apparatus.      common types of lab
                                 laboratory and field                                   equipment.
                                 investigations

                                                                                        Explain specific
                                                                                        examples of how
                                                                                        using inappropriate
                                                                                        procedures with
                                                                                        various pieces of
                                                                                        equipment may result
                                                                                        in hazardous
                                                                                        conditions.
                                                             b Demonstrate              Demonstrate               NA     N/A
                                                             appropriate techniques     appropriate common
                                                             in all laboratory          laboratory techniques
                                                             situations.                in class.
                                                             .b Demonstrate             Explain why
                                                             appropriate techniques     inappropriate
                                                             in all laboratory          techniques may result
                                                             situations.                in hazardous
                                                                                        conditions.
                                                             c Follow correct           Describe several
                                                             protocol for identifying   examples of safety
                                                             and reporting safety       problems and
                                                             problems and violations.   violations which may
                                                                                        occur in laboratory
                                                                                        situations.
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 GPS.9_12.SC.PS.CS.HM.PS.SCSh3   Students will identify and   a Suggest reasonable       Given a situational
                                 investigate problems         hypotheses for             problem, suggest
                                 scientifically.              identified problems.       reasonable
                                                                                         hypothesis(es).

                                                                                         Given a set of
                                                                                         observations and
                                                                                         several possible
                                                                                         procedures to be
                                                                                         used in solving it,
                                                                                         choose the best one.
                                                              b Develop procedures       Given a problem,
                                                              for solving scientific     design a procedure
                                                              problems.                  for testing and
                                                                                         solving.

                                                                                         Given a problem and
                                                                                         several possible
                                                                                         procedures to be
                                                                                         used in solving it,
                                                                                         choose the best one.
                                                              c Collect, organize and    Given a problem and
                                                              record appropriate data.   procedure, collect,
                                                                                         organize and record
                                                                                         the associated
                                                                                         appropriately.


                                                              d Graphically compare      After recording data
 GPS.9_12.SC.PS.CS.HM.PS.SCSh3   Students will identify and   and analyze data points    from a procedure,        N/A   NA
                                 investigate problems         and/or summary             enter into an
                                 scientifically.              statistics.                appropriate graph.


                                                                                         Compare data and
                                                                                         summary statistics
                                                                                         using various types of
                                                                                         graphs.
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                                                                                e Develop reasonable      Given a problem and
                                                                                conclusions based on      a set of collected
                                                                                data collected.           data, develop a
                                                                                                          reasonable
                                                                                                          conclusion.


                                                                                                          Given a problem and
                                                                                                          a set of collected
                                                                                                          data, choose the
                                                                                                          most reasonable
                                                                                                          conclusion from a list
                                                                                f Evaluate whether        Given sets of data
                                                                                conclusions are           and accompanying
                                                                                reasonable by reviewing   conclusions,
                                                                                the process and           determine whether
                                                                                checking against other    conclusions are
                                                                                available information     reasonable based on
                                                                                                          research of similar
                                                                                                          procedures and
                                                                                                          information.
                     GPS.9_12.SC.PS.CS.HM.PS.SCSh3                                                        Given procedures,
                                                                                                          sets of data and
                                                                                                          accompanying
                                                                                                          conclusions,
                                                                                                          determine whether
                                                                                                          conclusions are
                                                                                                          reasonable based on
                                                                                                          research of similar
                                                                                                          procedures and
                                                                                                          information.
Unit 1               GPS.9_12.SC.PS.CS.HM.PS.SCSh4   Students will use tools    a Develop and use         Given a set of data,
Nature of Science                                    and instruments for        systematic procedures     choose and produce
                                                     observing, measuring,      for recording and         appropriate tables,
                                                     and manipulating           organizing information.   graphs, etc.
                                                     scientific equipment and   b Use technology to       Given a set of data,     N/A   N/A
                                                     materials.                 produce tables and        use graphing
                                                                                graphs.                   software to produce
                                                                                                          appropriate graphs
                                                                                                          and tables.
                                                                                c Use technology to       Given a set of data,
                                                                                develop, test, and        predict a trend of
                                                                                revise experimental or    pattern, the using
                                                                                mathematical models.      graphing software to
                                                                                                          develop the model for
                                                                                                          comparison.
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 GPS.9_12.SC.PS.CS.HM.PS.SCSh5   Students will demonstrate   a Trace the source on      Given a problem,
                                 the computation and         any large disparity        predict answers then
                                 estimation skills           between estimated and      calculate,
                                 necessary for analyzing     calculated answers to      investigating and
                                 data and developing         problems.                  explaining any large
                                 reasonable scientific                                  differences.
                                 explanations.
                                                             b Consider possible        Given a set of data
                                                             effects of measurement     with measurement
                                                             errors on calculations.    errors, predict then
                                                                                        determine effects on
                                                                                        final calculations.
                                                             c Recognize the            Given sets of
                                                             relationship between       measurements,
                                                             accuracy and precision.    differentiate between
                                                                                        those that are
                                                                                        accurate and those
                                                                                        that are precise,
                                                                                        explaining their
                                                                                        relationships.
                                                             d Express appropriate      Given sets of data for
                                                             numbers of significant     problems, determine
                                                             figures for calculated     the appropriate
                                                             data, using scientific     number of significant
                                                             notation where             figures for the final
                                                             appropriate.               calculation.
                                                                                        Given sets of
                                                                                        numbers (and related
                                                                                        significant figures) put
                                                                                        numbers into
                                                                                        scientific notation
                                                                                        when appropriate.
                                                             e Solve scientific         Given problems,
                                                             problems by substituting   solve, using
                                                             quantitative values,       appropriate formulas.
                                                             using dimensional
                                                             analysis and/or simple
                                                             algebraic formulas as
                                                             appropriate.
 GPS.9_12.SC.PS.CS.HM.PS.SCSh6   Students will               a Write clear, coherent    Given scientific           N/A   N/A
                                 communicate scientific      laboratory reports         procedures and sets
                                 investigations and          related to scientific      of data, write concise,
                                 information clearly.        investigations.            coherent laboratory
                                                                                        reports in appropriate
                                                                                        format.
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                                                               b Write clear, coherent      Given a specific topic,
                                                               accounts of current          research available
                                                               scientific issues            data and articles,
                                                               including possible           writing a concise,
                                                               alternative                  cohesive report to
                                                               interpretations of the       include a section of
                                                               data.                        alternative points of
                                                                                            view.
                                                               c Use data as evidence       Given a particular
                                                               to support scientific        point of view of some
                                                               arguments and claims         scientific theory,        N/A   N/A
                                                               in written or oral           present argument
                                                               presentations.               for/against supported
                                                                                            by appropriate data.
                                                               d Participate in group       Given a particular        N/A   N/A
                                                               discussions of scientific    topic in science,
                                                               investigation and            prepare to articulate
                                                               current scientific issues.   current theories and
                                                                                            trends in science,
                                                                                            based on research.
Unit 2    GPS.9_12.SC.PS.C.PS.SPS8   Students will determine   a Calculate velocity         Given problems in
Motion                               relationships between     and acceleration.            word form, calculate
                                     force, mass, and motion                                velocity and
                                                                                            acceleration, using
                                                                                            appropriate formulas
                                                                                            and units.


                                                                                            Given specific
                                                                                            scenario, collect and
                                                                                            organize data, then
                                                                                            calculate velocity and
                                                                                            acceleration using
                                                                                            appropriate formulas
                                                                                            and units.
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                            b.1.2.&3 Apply              Explain Newton’s 3
                            Newton’s three laws to      laws, describing
                            everyday situations by      specific examples of
                            explaining the following:   each
                              -inertia
                              -relationship
                                between force,          Given a list of
                                mass and                situations/events,
                                acceleration            match which of
                              -equal and                Newton’s laws
                               opposite forces          applies/is present

                                                        Describe inertia,
                                                        explaining what
                                                        affects it and how it
                                                        affects motion (giving
                                                        specific examples)

                                                        Explain the
                                                        relationships among
                                                        force, mass and
                                                        acceleration, both in
                                                        word form and in
                                                        formula form.

                                                        Given a list of forces
                                                        (action, name and
                                                        describe the reaction
                                                        force, explaining the
                                                        requirements for
                                                        action-reaction
                                                        forces.

                                                        Given word problems,
                                                        solve for force, mass
                                                        or acceleration, using
                                                        appropriate formulas
                                                        and units
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                                     c Relate falling objects   Describe gravitational
                                     to gravitational force.    forces and the
                                                                variables that
                                                                determine their
                                                                strengths.

                                                                Demonstrate that,
                                                                on/near the Earth,
                                                                objects fall with a
                                                                constant acceleration,
                                                                regardless of mass.

                                                                Given word problems,
                                                                correctly solve for
                                                                time of fall, final
                                                                velocity of object,
Unit 2    GPS.9_12.SC.PS.C.PS.SPS8                              and/or height from
Motion                                                          which object fell,
                                                                using appropriate
                                                                formulas and units.

                                                                Given situational
                                                                specifics, collect and
                                                                organize data, then
                                                                calculate time of fall,
                                                                final velocity of object,
                                                                and/or height from
                                                                which object fell,
                                                                using appropriate
                                                                formulas and units.

                                                                Demonstrate that
                                                                horizontal velocity
                                                                and vertical velocity
                                                                and acceleration are
                                                                independent.
                                     d Explain the difference   Explain the difference
                                     in mass and weight.        between mass and
                                                                weight, including
                                                                different units.

                                                                Given mass or weight
                                                                of an object, calculate
                                                                the other, using
                                                                appropriate formula
                                                                and units.
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Unit 2                                                          Given specific
Motion                                                          situation, determine
                                                                the mass or weight of
                                                                an object in a
                                                                laboratory setting,
                                                                record data
                                                                appropriately, then
                                                                calculate the other
                                                                quantity, using
                                                                appropriate formula
                                                                and nits; check
                                                                calculations using
                                                                laboratory procedures
                                                                (and account for any
                                                                errors).
                                     b Apply Newton’s three     Explain what a force
                                     laws to everyday           is, providing everyday
                                     situations by explaining   examples.
                                     the following:
                                       -inertia                 Demonstrate
                                       -relationship            balanced and
                                        between force,          unbalanced forces,
                                        mass and                describing their
                                        acceleration            effects on motion
                                       -equal and
                                        opposite forces         Explain how force
                                                                affects motion and
                                                                what must be present
                                                                in order for their to be
                                                                an acceleration
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Unit 3    GPS.9_12.SC.PS.C.PS.SPS8   Students will determine   c Relate falling objects   Explain what a
Forces                               relationships between     to gravitational force.    gravitational force is
                                     force, mass and                                      and what it depends
                                     acceleration.                                        on.

                                                                                          Describe how
                                                                                          different locations in
                                                                                          the Universe affect
                                                                                          gravitational force
                                                                                          and gravitational
                                                                                          acceleration

                                                                                          Given problems,
                                                                                          calculate gravitational
                                                                                          force, mass(es),
                                                                                          distance of some
                                                                                          combination, using
                                                                                          appropriate
                                                                                          formula(s) and units.

                                                                                          Develop a method for
                                                                                          measuring the
                                                                                          gravitational
                                                                                          acceleration on/near
                                                                                          Earth, follow
                                                                                          developed
                                                                                          procedures to
                                                                                          measure, using
                                                                                          appropriate laboratory
                                                                                          techniques, collect
                                                                                          and record data, and
                                                                                          calculate unknown,
                                                                                          using appropriate
                                                                                          formula(s) and units.
                                                               d Explain the difference   Explain the difference
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                                                                  in mass and weight.        between mass and
                                                                                             weight.

                                                                                             Given mass or
                                                                                             weight, calculate the
                                                                                             other, using
                                                                                             appropriate formula
                                                                                             and units.

                                                                                             Describe the effect of
                                                                                             gravitational force on
                                                                                             mass and on weight.

                                                                                             Explain why different
                                                                                             locations in the
                                                                                             Universe result in
                                                                                             different weights for
                                                                                             the same object.
Unit 4    GPS.9_12.SC.PS.C.PS.SPS7   Students will relate         a Identify energy          Given specific
Energy                               transformations and flow     transformations within a   examples, identify
                                     of energy within a system.   system (e.g. lighting of   type of energy
                                                                  a match)                   transformation
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                            b Investigate molecular   Explain what thermal
                            motion as it relates to   energy is and what
                            thermal energy changes    can change it within a
                            in terms of conduction,   substance/object
                            convection, and
                            radiation                 Describe molecular
                                                      motion of solids,
                                                      liquids, and gases

                                                      Explain how an
                                                      increase/decrease in
                                                      thermal energy
                                                      affects the motion of
                                                      the
                                                      molecules/particles of
                                                      a substance/object

                                                      Describe and
                                                      demonstrate the
                                                      difference between
                                                      thermal energy and
                                                      heat

                                                      Describe the
                                                      differences among
                                                      conduction,
                                                      convection and
                                                      radiation and the type
                                                      of substance in which
                                                      you are most likely to
                                                      find each.
                            c Determine the heat      Explain what the
                            capacity of a substance   specific heat of a
                            using mass, specific      substance is and why
                            heat, and temperature.    each substance has a
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                                                      different specific heat.

                                                      Given appropriate
                                                      data (including mass,
                                                      specific heat, and/or
                                                      temperature)
                                                      calculate the
                                                      unknown, using
                                                      appropriate formula
                                                      and units.

                                                      Given various
                                                      objects, determine
                                                      mass and
                                                      temperature change,
                                                      collecting and
                                                      organizing data, then
                                                      calculate specific
                                                      heat. Compare to
                                                      known values from
                                                      table and account for
                                                      any large disparity.
                            d Explain the flow of     Given a specific
                            energy in phase           situation, create a
                            changes through the       phase diagram (flow
                            use of a phase diagram.   chart) diagramming
                                                      the appropriate phase
                                                      changes; write a brief
                                                      paragraph
                                                      explaining/justifying
                                                      your choices.
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Unit 5      GPS.9_12.SC.PS.C.PS.SPS8   Students will determine     e Calculate amounts of   Explain the difference
Machines                               relationships between       work and mechanical      between work and
                                       force, mass and             advantage using simple   power.
                                       acceleration.               machines.
                                                                                            Describe mechanical
                                                                                            advantage and the
                                                                                            variables that affect it,
                                                                                            giving appropriate
                                                                                            formulas.

                                                                                            Given specific data,
                                                                                            calculate work, force,
                                                                                            distance moved,
                                                                                            mechanical
                                                                                            advantage, power
                                                                                            and/or efficiency,
                                                                                            using appropriate
                                                                                            formulas and units.

                                                                                            Given a specific
                                                                                            situation, develop and
                                                                                            follow a procedure to
                                                                                            measure and
                                                                                            calculate the amount
                                                                                            of work done and
                                                                                            power used in a
                                                                                            specific example.
Unit 7      GPS.9_12.SC.PS.C.PS.SPS9   Students will investigate   a Recognize that all     Describe waves in
Waves                                  the properties of waves.    waves transfer energy.   terms of energy
                                                                                            movement thru matter
                                                                                            or space.
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                                     b Relate frequency and      Explain the
                                     wavelength to the           differences between
                                     energy of different types   electromagnetic
                                     of electromagnetic          waves and
                                     waves and mechanical        mechanical waves
                                     waves.
                                                                 Describe the different
                                                                 areas of the
                                                                 electromagnetic
                                                                 spectrum in terms of
                                                                 different frequencies
                                                                 and wavelengths.

                                                                 Describe the different
                                                                 types of mechanical
                                                                 waves in terms of the
                                                                 materials through
                                                                 which they will move.
Unit 7                               c Compare and               Compare
Waves                                contrast the                electromagnetic and
                                     characteristics of          mechanical (sound)
                                     electromagnetic and         waves in terms of
                                     mechanical (sound)            -frequencies
                                     waves                         -wavelengths
                                                                   -media
                                                                   -speeds
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                            d Investigate the         Explain the
                            phenomena of              differences among
                            reflection, refraction,   reflection, refraction,
                            interference, and         interference, and
                            diffraction.              diffraction with
                                                      respect to lenses and
                                                      mirrors.

                                                      Using different types
                                                      and sizes of lenses,
                                                      with pencil and paper
                                                      draw and measure
                                                      the different angles
                                                      that result for
                                                      reflection and
                                                      refraction.

                                                      Using a wave tank
                                                      (ripple tank) or some
                                                      reasonable facsimile
                                                      of one, produce
                                                      constructive and
                                                      destructive
                                                      interference,
                                                      producing different
                                                      amplitude and
                                                      frequency waves to
                                                      determine the effects
                                                      on interference.

                                                      Determine the effects
                                                      of size and opening
                                                      and frequency and
                                                      amplitude of waves
                                                      on diffraction, using
                                                      light shining around a
                                                      corner and/or waves
                                                      striking a barrier.
                            e Relate the speed of     Explain why sound
                            sound to different        travels at different
                            mediums.                  speeds in different
                                                      media.
                                      1ST NINE WEEKS
                   CURRICULUM MAP-----GRADE: 10 SUBJECT: Phy Science
                                                                                                       Determine in which
                                                                                                       media sound travels
                                                                                                       the fastest (if
                                                                                                       possible,
                                                                                                       experimentally; if not,
                                                                                                       through research)
                                                                            f Explain the Doppler      Describe what occurs
                                                                            effect in terms of         to produce the
                                                                            everyday interactions.     Doppler effect,
                                                                                                       including the
                                                                                                       conditions that must
                                                                                                       be present

                                                                                                       Describe at least two
                                                                                                       everyday examples of
                                                                                                       the Doppler effect
Unit 6              GPS.9_12.SC.PS.C.PS.SPS10   Students will investigate   a Investigate static       Explain what
Electricity-                                    the properties of           electricity in terms of    electricity is and what
Electromagnetism                                electricity and magnetism   friction, induction, and   must happen for it to
                                                                            conduction                 be present

                                                                                                       Describe the
                                                                                                       differences between
                                                                                                       current electricity and
                                                                                                       static electricity

                                                                                                       Demonstrate the
                                                                                                       build-up of static
                                                                                                       electricity using
                                                                                                       friction between
                                                                                                       materials

                                                                                                       Differentiate between
                                                                                                       the build-up of electric
                                                                                                       charges by
                                                                                                       conduction and
                                                                                                       induction

                                                                                                       Give at least one
                                                                                                       everyday example of
                                                                                                       static electricity
                                                                                                       produced by
                                                                                                       conduction and one
                                                                                                       everyday example of
                                                                                                       static electricity
                                                                                                       produced by
                                                                                                       conduction
                   1ST NINE WEEKS
CURRICULUM MAP-----GRADE: 10 SUBJECT: Phy Science
                            b.1.2.3 Explain the flow   Explain the conditions
                            of electrons in terms of   that must be present
                              -alternating and         in order for an electric
                                direct current         current to flow
                              -the relationship
                               Among voltage,          Explain the
                               resistance and          differences between
                               current                 alternating and direct
                              -simple series           current, citing
                               and parallel            examples of each.
                               circuits
                                                       Explain Ohm’s law
                                                       and demonstrate how
                                                       it can be used to
                                                       determine voltage,
                                                       resistance or current
                                                       n simple circuits.

                                                       Explain the
                                                       differences between
                                                       series and parallel
                                                       circuits.

                                                       Demonstrate how to
                                                       construct simple
                                                       series circuits,
                                                       explaining how the
                                                       quantities in the
                                                       power supply are split
                                                       up among the loads

                                                       Demonstrate how to
                                                       construct simple
                                                       series circuits,
                                                       explaining how the
                                                       quantities in the
                                                       power supply are split
                                                       up among the loads.

                                                       Explain the
                                                       advantages to using
                                                       parallel circuits in
                                                       homes and other
                                                       buildings.
                   1ST NINE WEEKS
CURRICULUM MAP-----GRADE: 10 SUBJECT: Phy Science
                            c.1.2.3 Investigate       Describe the
                            applications of           interdependence of
                            magnetism and/or its      electricity and
                            relationship to the       magnetism and how
                            movement of electrical    this can be used to
                            charge as it relates to   generate electricity
                              -electromagnets
                              -simple motors          Explain the
                              -permanent              differences between
                               Motors                 electromagnets and
                                                      permanent magnets,
                                                      citing the advantages
                                                      of electromagnets

                                                      Explain the steps
                                                      used to produce
                                                      electricity in power
                                                      plants, specifically
                                                      what
                                                      equipment/material is
                                                      needed for each step

                                                      Draw and label a
                                                      simple electric
                                                      generator, citing the
                                                      energy change
                                                      present and the
                                                      desired outcome
                                                      Draw and label a
                                                      simple electric motor,
                                                      citing the energy
                                                      change present and
                                                      the desired outcome

                                                      Permanent magnets
                                                      (composed of Ni, Fe
                                                      or Co) retain their
                                                      magnetic properties
                                                      unless heated or
                                                      dropped

				
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