Georgia Science Standards

The STANDARDS CORRELATION chart suggests which Georgia Science Standards you can cover using PASSPORT TO THE UNIVERSE in your classroom. We hope you will discover additional standards you can use. These are the ones our Instructional Materials Development team felt most directly related to the activities contained in PASSPORT TO THE UNIVERSE.

For additional Georgia Science Standards you can cover see the STANDARDS CORRELATION chart for the following PASSPORT TO KNOWLEDGE projects:

PASSPORT TO ANTARCTICA

PASSPORT TO THE RAINFOREST

PASSPORT TO THE SOLAR SYSTEM

PASSPORT TO WEATHER AND CLIMATE

LIVE FROM MARS 2001/2002

Kindergarten,   First Grade,   Second Grade,   Third Grade,   Fourth Grade,   Fifth Grade,   Sixth Grade,   Seventh Grade,   Eighth Grade,   Physical Science,   Biology,   Chemistry,   Physics,  

Kindergarten

Laboratory Safety in the Georgia QCC

Laboratory Safety

 

Identifies and practices safety procedures.

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Physics in the Georgia QCC

Process Skills

 

Asks questions.

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Makes and keeps simple records of observations.

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Sorts objects.

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Communicates with others.

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Makes predictions.

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Uses estimations and measurement.

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Research and Reference Skills in the Georgia QCC

Reference Skills/Research

 

Uses books and other media to obtain information.

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Activities/Tools

 

Engages in learning via hands-on/minds-on activities/experiences.

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First Grade

Laboratory Safety in the Georgia QCC

Laboratory Safety

 

Identifies and practices safety procedures.

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Physics in the Georgia QCC

Process Skills

 

Asks questions.

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Makes and keeps simple records of observations.

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Communicates with others.

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Uses estimations and measurement.

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Classifies objects.

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Makes sketches/diagrams to explain ideas.

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Research and Reference Skills in the Georgia QCC

Reference Skills/Research

 

Uses books and other media to obtain information.

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Activities/Tools

 

Engages in learning via hands-on/minds-on activities/experiences.

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Second Grade

Laboratory Safety in the Georgia QCC

Laboratory Safety

 

Identifies and practices safety procedures.

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Physics in the Georgia QCC

Process Skills

 

Asks questions.

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Communicates with others.

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Makes predictions.

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Makes sketches/diagrams to explain ideas.

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Makes inferences.

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Uses evidence to construct explanations.

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Research and Reference Skills in the Georgia QCC

Reference Skills/Research

 

Uses books and other media to obtain information.

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Activities/Tools

 

Engages in learning via hands-on/minds-on activities/experiences.

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Third Grade

Laboratory Safety in the Georgia QCC

Laboratory Safety

 

Identifies and practices safety procedures.

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Physical Science in the Georgia QCC

Motion and Forces

 

Identifies, defines, gives examples and demonstrates forces.

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Energy: Heat

 

Investigates sources of heat such as fire and electricity

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Identifies heat as a form of energy which is transferred from warmer to cooler

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Describes conduction, convection, and radiation

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Identifies and discusses alternate sources

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Physics in the Georgia QCC

Process Skills

 

Asks questions.

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Communicates with others.

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Makes predictions.

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Makes sketches/diagrams to explain ideas.

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Makes inferences.

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Uses evidence to construct explanations.

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Classifies events.

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Organizes data into tables and charts.

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Uses charts/tables to interpret/formulate simple hypotheses.

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Research and Reference Skills in the Georgia QCC

Reference Skills/Research

 

Uses encyclo., refer. magazines, books, and other media to obtain information.

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Engages in learning via hands-on/minds-on activities/experiences.

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Fourth Grade

Earth Science in the Georgia QCC

Space: Astronomy

 

Compares characteristics of celestial bodies.

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Uses models to relate the movement of the Earth and tilt of axis to the seasons.

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Identifies different technological devices and resources that help us study the universe.

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Laboratory Safety in the Georgia QCC

Laboratory Safety

 

Identifies and practices safety procedures.

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Physics in the Georgia QCC

Process Skills

 

Makes predictions.

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Makes sketches/diagrams to explain ideas.

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Makes inferences.

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Uses evidence to construct explanations.

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Organizes data into tables and charts.

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Uses charts/tables to interpret/formulate simple hypotheses.

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Reads/interprets various types of graphs.

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Controls a limited number of variables.

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Designs a simple experiment.

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Research and Reference Skills in the Georgia QCC

Reference Skills/Research

 

Uses encyclo., refer. magazines, books, and other media to obtain information.

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Activities/Tools

 

Engages in learning via hands-on/minds-on activities/experiences.

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Fifth Grade

Laboratory Safety in the Georgia QCC

Laboratory Safety

 

Identifies and practices safety procedures.

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Physical Science in the Georgia QCC

Motion and Forces

 

Identifies, defines, gives examples and demonstrates forces.

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Defines speed as rates.

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Compare/contrasts speed, velocity, and acceleration.

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Defines inertia.

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Gives examples of effects of gravity.

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Relates gravity to mass and distance.

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Predicts and records data on rate of fall.

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Distinguishes between mass and weight.

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Energy (Work, Power and Machines)

 

Demonstrates PE and KE.

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Physics in the Georgia QCC

Process Skills

 

Makes and keeps simple records of observations.

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Communicates with others.

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Makes predictions.

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Uses estimations and measurement.

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Classifies objects.

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Makes sketches/diagrams to explain ideas.

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Makes inferences.

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Uses evidence to construct explanations.

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Classifies events.

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Organizes data into tables and charts.

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Uses charts/tables to interpret/formulate simple hypotheses.

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Reads/interprets various types of graphs.

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Controls a limited number of variables.

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Designs a simple experiment.

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Research and Reference Skills in the Georgia QCC

Reference Skills/Research

 

Uses encyclo., refer. magazines, books, and other media to obtain information.

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Activities/Tools

 

Engages in learning via hands-on/minds-on activities/experiences.

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Sixth Grade

Laboratory Safety in the Georgia QCC

Laboratory Safety

 

Understands/applies lab safety rules/practices.

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Physical Science in the Georgia QCC

Motion and Forces

 

Identifies, defines, gives examples and demonstrates forces.

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Motion can be described by position, direction, speed.

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States and describes Newton's 3 laws of motion.

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Defines speed as rates.

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Calculates speed, time, and distance and graphs data.

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Compare/contrasts speed, velocity, and acceleration.

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Defines inertia.

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Gives examples of effects of gravity.

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Relates gravity to mass and distance.

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Explains the relationship among force, unbalanced force, motion, & acceleration.

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Defines weightlessness.

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Analyses action and reaction forces.

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Explains conservation of momentum.

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Explains why objects thrown or shot follow a curved path.

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Compares straight line motion with circular motion.

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Energy (Work, Power and Machines)

 

Describes the ability to cause change.

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Describes how energy exists in many forms and can be converted.

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Describes how work is the transfer of energy.

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Describes how work and energy are related.

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Describes how energy and power are related.

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Physics in the Georgia QCC

Process Skills

 

Makes and keeps simple records of observations.

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Communicates with others.

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Makes predictions.

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Uses estimations and measurement.

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Classifies objects.

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Makes inferences.

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Organizes data into tables and charts.

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Uses charts/tables to interpret/formulate simple hypotheses.

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Controls a limited number of variables.

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Designs a simple experiment.

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Analyses data.

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Operationally defines.

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Formulates models.

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Draws conclusions.

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Measurement

 

Defines/identifies standards of measurement.

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Names prefixes used in SI.

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Identifies SI units: length, volume, mass, density, time, and temp.

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Converts measurement among related SI units.

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Utilizes tools for measuring (mass, volume, etc).

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Research and Reference Skills in the Georgia QCC

Reference Skills/Research

 

Selects/uses multiple types of print and non-print sources for information.

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Seventh Grade

Laboratory Safety in the Georgia QCC

Laboratory Safety

 

Understands/applies lab safety rules/practices.

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Physics in the Georgia QCC

Process Skills

 

Makes and keeps simple records of observations.

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Communicates with others.

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Makes predictions.

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Uses estimations and measurement.

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Classifies objects.

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Makes inferences.

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Organizes data into tables and charts.

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Uses charts/tables to interpret/formulate simple hypotheses.

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Controls a limited number of variables.

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Designs a simple experiment.

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Analyses data.

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Operationally defines.

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Formulates models.

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Draws conclusions.

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Measurement

 

Defines/identifies standards of measurement.

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Names prefixes used in SI.

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Identifies SI units: length, volume, mass, density, time, and temp.

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Converts measurement among related SI units.

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Utilizes tools for measuring (mass, volume, etc).

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Research and Reference Skills in the Georgia QCC

Reference Skills/Research

 

Selects/uses multiple types of print and non-print sources for information.

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Eighth Grade

Earth Science in the Georgia QCC

Space: Astronomy

 

Compares and contrasts the Earth and other planets in our Solar System.

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Compares/contrasts asteroids, comets, and meteorites and explains origins.

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Earth Processes: Weather and Climate (Meteorology)

 

Records daily weather observations and changes as they relate to seasonal variations.

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Compares and contrasts differences in weather by seasons.

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Interprets simple weather maps and charts and makes forecasts.

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Differentiates between weather and climate.

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Describes the composition and structure of the Earth's atmosphere/layers/importance.

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Defines and gives examples of microclimates.

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Laboratory Safety in the Georgia QCC

Laboratory Safety

 

Understands/applies lab safety rules/practices.

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Physics in the Georgia QCC

Process Skills

 

Makes and keeps simple records of observations.

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Communicates with others.

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Makes predictions.

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Uses estimations and measurement.

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Classifies objects.

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Makes inferences.

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Organizes data into tables and charts.

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Uses charts/tables to interpret/formulate simple hypotheses.

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Controls a limited number of variables.

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Designs a simple experiment.

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Analyses data.

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Operationally defines.

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Formulates models.

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Draws conclusions.

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Measurement

 

Defines/identifies standards of measurement.

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Names prefixes used in SI.

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Identifies SI units: length, volume, mass, density, time, and temp.

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Converts measurement among related SI units.

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Utilizes tools for measuring (mass, volume, etc).

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Research and Reference Skills in the Georgia QCC

Reference Skills/Research

 

Selects/uses multiple types of print and non-print sources for information.

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Physical Science

Laboratory Safety in the Georgia QCC

Laboratory Safety

 

Conducts safe/accurate lab work.

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Physical Science in the Georgia QCC

Motion and Forces

 

Identifies, defines, gives examples and demonstrates forces.

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Motion can be described by position, direction, speed.

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Defines speed as rates.

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Measures speed, acceleration, and velocity.

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Defines inertia.

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Identifies and measures forces (friction, gravity, etc.).

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Gives examples of effects of gravity.

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Explains the relationship among force, unbalanced force, motion, & acceleration.

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Energy: Waves Light

 

Relationship between frequency, wavelength, and speed.

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Compares wave types: electromagnetic, mechanical, longitudinal, transverse.

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Illustrates wave phenomena with ripple tanks, rope, etc.

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Describes refraction/reflection.

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Uses mirrors to control reflection.

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Energy: Heat

 

Describes conduction, convection, and radiation

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Describes heat and energy conservation

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Physics in the Georgia QCC

Process Skills

 

Makes and keeps simple records of observations.

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Communicates with others.

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Makes predictions.

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Classifies objects.

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Makes inferences.

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Controls a limited number of variables.

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Designs a simple experiment.

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Analyses data.

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Draws conclusions.

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Measurement

 

Defines/identifies standards of measurement.

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Research and Reference Skills in the Georgia QCC

Reference Skills/Research

 

Selects/uses multiple types of print and non-print sources for information.

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Demonstrates appropriate use of reference sources.

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Physics

Laboratory Safety in the Georgia QCC

Laboratory Safety

 

Demonstrates proficiency in proper use of lab equipment.

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Identifies safety equipment/demonstrates proper use.

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Physical Science in the Georgia QCC
Physics in the Georgia QCC

Motion and Forces

 

Identifies, defines, gives examples and demonstrates forces.

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Explains and applies Newton's three laws

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Defines speed as rates.

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Measures speed, acceleration, and velocity.

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Defines inertia.

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Collects, graphs, and analyzes time, distance, displacement, and speed data.

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Investigates problems involving friction forces and coefficients of static/sliding friction.

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Gives examples of effects of gravity.

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Explains Newton's universal law of gravitation.

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Investigates gravitational force, mass, distance, G, and acceleration due to gravity.

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Energy: Waves Light

 

Relationship between frequency, wavelength, and speed.

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Compares wave types: electromagnetic, mechanical, longitudinal, transverse.

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Refraction, Reflection, Diffraction.

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Separates light (diffracts) into a visible spectrum.

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Describes refraction/reflection.

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Uses mirrors to control reflection.

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Observes refraction.

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Interaction with lenses, mirrors, prisms, lasers, optical fibers.

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Investigates reflection with concave and convex mirrors.

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Measures wave length using diffraction grating.

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Labels the 8 sections of the EM spectrum.

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Relates color to frequency.

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Energy: Heat

 

Demonstrates difference between heat and temperature

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Experimentally compares conductors and insulators in heat conductivity

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Relates the effects of thermal energy to kinetic theory

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Calculates heat needed to produce temperature change in a substance

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Describes heat and energy conservation

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Energy: Electricity (Magnetism)

 

Investigates loudness/intensity/freq. using graphs/calculations

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Calculates sound wave velocity, wavelength, freq., and period

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Demonstrates/solves problems involving Doppler effect

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Process Skills

 

Makes and keeps simple records of observations.

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Communicates with others.

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Makes predictions.

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Classifies objects.

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Makes inferences.

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Organizes data into tables and charts.

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Uses charts/tables to interpret/formulate simple hypotheses.

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Controls a limited number of variables.

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Designs a simple experiment.

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Analyses data.

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Operationally defines.

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Identifies variables.

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Produces written reports of lab/field activities.

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Measurement

 

Defines/identifies standards of measurement.

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Research and Reference Skills in the Georgia QCC

Reference Skills/Research

 

Produces written reports of lab/field activities in accepted formats.

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Updated September 2001