Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Science

The STANDARDS CORRELATION chart suggests which Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for 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.

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Elementary Standards: Kindergarten,   Grade 1,   Grade 2,   Grade 3,   Grade 4,   Grade 5,  
Middle School Standards: Grade 6,   Grade 7,   Grade 8,  
High School Standards: Integrated Physics and Chemistry,   Chemistry,   Astronomy

Kindergarten

(K.1)

Scientific processes. The student participates in classroom and field investigations following home and school safety procedures.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

demonstrate safe practices during classroom and field investigations; and

video
hands-on
online

(B)

learn how to use and conserve resources and materials.

video
hands-on
online

(K.2)

Scientific processes. The student develops abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry in the field and the classroom.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

ask questions about organisms, objects, and events;

video
hands-on
online

(B)

plan and conduct simple descriptive investigations;

video
hands-on
online

(C)

gather information using simple equipment and tools to extend the senses;

video
hands-on
online

(D)

construct reasonable explanations using information; and

video
hands-on
online

(E)

communicate findings about simple investigations.

video
hands-on
online

(K.3)

Scientific processes. The student knows that information and critical thinking are used in making decisions.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

make decisions using information;

video
hands-on
online

(B)

discuss and justify the merits of decisions; and

video
hands-on
online

(C)

explain a problem in his/her own words and propose a solution.

video
hands-on
online

(K.4)

Scientific processes. The student uses age-appropriate tools and models to verify that organisms and objects and parts of organisms and objects can be observed, described, and measured.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

identify and use senses as tools of observation; and

video
hands-on
online

(B)

make observations using tools including hand lenses, balances, cups, bowls, and computers.

video
hands-on
online

(K.5)

Scientific concepts. The student knows that organisms, objects, and events have properties and patterns.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

describe properties of objects and characteristics of organisms;

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hands-on
online

(B)

observe and identify patterns including seasons, growth, and day and night and predict what happens next; and

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hands-on
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(C)

recognize and copy patterns seen in charts and graphs.

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hands-on
online

(K.6)

Scientific concepts. The student knows that systems have parts and are composed of organisms and objects.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

sort organisms and objects into groups according to their parts and describe how the groups are formed;

video
hands-on
online

(D)

identify parts that, when separated from the whole, may result in the part or the whole not working, such as cars without wheels and plants without roots; and

video
hands-on
online

(E)

manipulate parts of objects such as toys, vehicles, or construction sets that, when put together, can do things they cannot do by themselves.

video
hands-on
online

(K.7)

Scientific concepts. The student knows that many types of change occur.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

observe, describe, and record changes in size, mass, color, position, quantity, time, temperature, sound, and movement;

video
hands-on
online

(B)

identify that heat causes change, such as ice melting or the Sun warming the air and compare objects according to temperature;

video
hands-on
online

(K.9)

Scientific concepts. The student knows that living organisms have basic needs.
The student is expected to:

 

(C)

identify ways that the Earth can provide resources for life.

video
hands-on
online

(K.10)

Scientific concepts. The student knows that the natural world includes rocks, soil, and water.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

observe and describe properties of rocks, soil, and water; and

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hands-on
online

(B)

give examples of ways that rocks, soil, and water are useful.

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hands-on
online


Grade 1

(1.1)

Scientific processes. The student conducts classroom and field investigations following home and school safety procedures.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

demonstrate safe practices during classroom and field investigations; and

video
hands-on
online

(B)

learn how to use and conserve resources and materials.

video
hands-on
online

(1.2)

Scientific processes. The student develops abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry in the field and the classroom.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

ask questions about organisms, objects, and events;

video
hands-on
online

(B)

plan and conduct simple descriptive investigations;

video
hands-on
online

(C)

gather information using simple equipment and tools to extend the senses;

video
hands-on
online

(D)

construct reasonable explanations and draw conclusions; and

video
hands-on
online

(E)

communicate explanations about investigations.

video
hands-on
online

(1.3)

Scientific processes. The student knows that information and critical thinking are used in making decisions.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

make decisions using information;

video
hands-on
online

(B)

discuss and justify the merits of decisions; and

video
hands-on
online

(C)

explain a problem in his/her own words and identify a task and solution related to the problem.

video
hands-on
online

(1.4)

Scientific processes. The student uses age-appropriate tools and models to verify that organisms and objects and parts of organisms and objects can be observed, described, and measured.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

collect information using tools including hand lenses, clocks, computers, thermometers, and balances;

video
hands-on
online

(B)

record and compare collected information; and

video
hands-on
online

(C)

measure organisms and objects and parts of organisms and objects, using non-standard units such as paper clips, hands, and pencils.

video
hands-on
online

(1.5)

Scientific concepts. The student knows that organisms, objects, and events have properties and patterns.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

sort objects and events based on properties and patterns; and

video
hands-on
online

(B)

identify, predict, and create patterns including those seen in charts, graphs, and numbers.

video
hands-on
online

(1.6)

Scientific concepts. The student knows that systems have parts and are composed of organisms and objects.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

sort organisms and objects according to their parts and characteristics;

video
hands-on
online

(C)

manipulate objects such as toys, vehicles, or construction sets so that the parts are separated from the whole which may result in the part or the whole not working; and

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hands-on
online

(D)

identify parts that, when put together, can do things they cannot do by themselves, such as a working camera with film, a car moving with a motor, and an airplane flying with fuel.

video
hands-on
online

(1.7)

Scientific concepts. The student knows that many types of change occur.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

observe, measure, and record changes in size, mass, color, position, quantity, sound, and movement;

video
hands-on
online

(B)

identify and test ways that heat may cause change such as when ice melts;

video
hands-on
online

(1.9)

Scientific concepts. The student knows that living organisms have basic needs.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

identify characteristics of living organisms that allow their basic needs to be met; and

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hands-on
online

(B)

compare and give examples of the ways living organisms depend on each other for their basic needs.

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hands-on
online


Grade 2

(2.1)

Scientific processes. The student conducts classroom and field investigations following home and school safety procedures.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

demonstrate safe practices during classroom and field investigations; and

video
hands-on
online

(B)

learn how to use and conserve resources and dispose of materials.

video
hands-on
online

(2.2)

Scientific processes. The student develops abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry in the field and the classroom.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

ask questions about organisms, objects, and events;

video
hands-on
online

(B)

plan and conduct simple descriptive investigations;

video
hands-on
online

(C)

compare results of investigations with what students and scientists know about the world;

video
hands-on
online

(D)

gather information using simple equipment and tools to extend the senses;

video
hands-on
online

(E)

construct reasonable explanations and draw conclusions using information and prior knowledge; and

video
hands-on
online

(F)

communicate explanations about investigations.

video
hands-on
online

(2.3)

Scientific processes. The student knows that information and critical thinking are used in making decisions.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

make decisions using information;

video
hands-on
online

(B)

discuss and justify the merits of decisions; and

video
hands-on
online

(C)

explain a problem in his/her own words and identify a task and solution related to the problem.

video
hands-on
online

(2.4)

Scientific processes. The student uses age-appropriate tools and models to verify that organisms and objects and parts of organisms and objects can be observed, described, and measured.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

collect information using tools including rulers, meter sticks, measuring cups, clocks, hand lenses, computers, thermometers, and balances; and

video
hands-on
online

(B)

measure and compare organisms and objects and parts of organisms and objects, using standard and non-standard units.

video
hands-on
online

(2.5)

Scientific concepts. The student knows that organisms, objects, and events have properties and patterns.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

classify and sequence organisms, objects, and events based on properties and patterns; and

video
hands-on
online

(B)

identify, predict, replicate, and create patterns including those seen in charts, graphs, and numbers.

video
hands-on
online

(2.6)

Scientific concepts. The student knows that systems have parts and are composed of organisms and objects.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

manipulate, predict, and identify parts that, when separated from the whole, may result in the part or the whole not working, such as flashlights without batteries and plants without leaves;

video
hands-on
online

(B)

manipulate, predict, and identify parts that, when put together, can do things they cannot do by themselves, such as a guitar and guitar strings;

video
hands-on
online

(2.7)

Scientific concepts. The student knows that many types of change occur.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

observe, measure, record, analyze, predict, and illustrate changes in size, mass, temperature, color, position, quantity, sound, and movement;

video
hands-on
online

(B)

identify, predict, and test uses of heat to cause change such as melting and evaporation;

video
hands-on
online

(C)

demonstrate a change in the motion of an object by giving the object a push or a pull; and

video
hands-on
online


Grade 3

(3.1)

Scientific processes. The student conducts field and laboratory investigations following home and school safety procedures and environmentally appropriate and ethical practices.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

demonstrate safe practices during field and laboratory investigations; and

video
hands-on
online

(B)

make wise choices in the use and conservation of resources and the disposal or recycling of materials.

video
hands-on
online

(3.2)

Scientific processes.The student uses scientific inquiry methods during field and laboratory investigations.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

plan and implement descriptive investigations including asking well-defined questions, formulating testable hypotheses, and selecting and using equipment and technology;

video
hands-on
online

(B)

collect information by observing and measuring;

video
hands-on
online

(C)

analyze and interpret information to construct reasonable explanations from direct and indirect evidence;

video
hands-on
online

(D)

communicate valid conclusions; and

video
hands-on
online

(E)

construct simple graphs, tables, maps, and charts to organize, examine and evaluate information.

video
hands-on
online

(3.3)

Scientific processes. The student knows that information, critical thinking, and scientific problem solving are used in making decisions.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

analyze, review, and critique scientific explanations, including hypotheses and theories, as to their strengths and weaknesses using scientific evidence and information;

video
hands-on
online

(B)

draw inferences based on information related to promotional materials for products and services;

video
hands-on
online

(C)

represent the natural world using models and identify their limitations;

video
hands-on
online

(D)

evaluate the impact of research on scientific thought, society, and the environment; and

video
hands-on
online

(E)

connect Grade 3 science concepts with the history of science and contributions of scientists.

video
hands-on
online

(3.4)

Scientific processes. The student knows how to use a variety of tools and methods to conduct science inquiry.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

collect and analyze information using tools including calculators, microscopes, cameras, safety goggles, sound recorders, clocks, computers, thermometers, hand lenses, meter sticks, rulers, balances, magnets, and compasses; and

video
hands-on
online

(B)

demonstrate that repeated investigations may increase the reliability of results.

video
hands-on
online

(3.5)

Scientific concepts. The student knows that systems exist in the world.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

observe and identify simple systems such as a sprouted seed and a wooden toy car; and

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hands-on
online

(B)

observe a simple system and describe the role of various parts such as a yo-yo and string.

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hands-on
online

(3.6)

Scientific concepts. The student knows that forces cause change.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

measure and record changes in the position and direction of the motion of an object to which a force such as a push or pull has been applied; and

video
hands-on
online

(B)

identify that the surface of the Earth can be changed by forces such as earthquakes and glaciers.

video
hands-on
online

(3.7)

Scientific concepts. The student knows that matter has physical properties.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

gather information including temperature, magnetism, hardness, and mass using appropriate tools to identify physical properties of matter; and

video
hands-on
online

(B)

identify matter as liquids, solids, and gases.

video
hands-on
online

(3.11)

Scientific concepts. The student knows that the natural world includes earth materials and objects in the sky.
The student is expected to:

 

(C)

identify the planets in our solar system and their position in relation to the Sun; and

video
hands-on
online

(D)

describe the characteristics of the Sun.

video
hands-on
online


Grade 4

(4.1)

Scientific processes. The student conducts field and laboratory investigations following home and school safety procedures and environmentally appropriate and ethical practices.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

demonstrate safe practices during field and laboratory investigations; and

video
hands-on
online

(B)

make wise choices in the use and conservation of resources and the disposal or recycling of materials.

video
hands-on
online

(4.2)

Scientific processes. The student uses scientific inquiry methods during field and laboratory investigations.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

plan and implement descriptive investigations including asking well-defined questions, formulating testable hypotheses, and selecting and using equipment and technology;

video
hands-on
online

(B)

collect information by observing and measuring;

video
hands-on
online

(C)

analyze and interpret information to construct reasonable explanations from direct and indirect evidence;

video
hands-on
online

(D)

communicate valid conclusions; and

video
hands-on
online

(E)

construct simple graphs, tables, maps, and charts to organize, examine, and evaluate information.

video
hands-on
online

(4.3)

Scientific processes. The student uses critical thinking and scientific problem solving to make informed decisions.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

analyze, review, and critique scientific explanations, including hypotheses and theories, as to their strengths and weaknesses using scientific evidence and information;

video
hands-on
online

(B)

draw inferences based on information related to promotional materials for products and services;

video
hands-on
online

(C)

represent the natural world using models and identify their limitations;

video
hands-on
online

(D)

evaluate the impact of research on scientific thought, society, and the environment; and

video
hands-on
online

(E)

connect Grade 4 science concepts with the history of science and contributions of scientists.

video
hands-on
online

(4.4)

Scientific processes. The student knows how to use a variety of tools and methods to conduct science inquiry.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

collect and analyze information using tools including calculators, safety goggles, microscopes, cameras, sound recorders, computers, hand lenses, rulers, thermometers, meter sticks, timing devices, balances, and compasses; and

video
hands-on
online

(B)

demonstrate that repeated investigations may increase the reliability of results.

video
hands-on
online

(4.5)

Scientific concepts. The student knows that complex systems may not work if some parts are removed.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

identify and describe the roles of some organisms in living systems such as plants in a schoolyard, and parts in nonliving systems such as a light bulb in a circuit; and

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hands-on
online

(B)

predict and draw conclusions about what happens when part of a system is removed.

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hands-on
online

(4.6)

Scientific concepts. The student knows that change can create recognizable patterns.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

identify patterns of change such as in weather, metamorphosis, and objects in the sky;

video
hands-on
online

(B)

illustrate that certain characteristics of an object can remain constant even when the object is rotated like a spinning top, translated like a skater moving in a straight line, or reflected on a smooth surface; and

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hands-on
online

(C)

use reflections to verify that a natural object has symmetry.

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hands-on
online

(4.11)

Scientific concepts. The student knows that the natural world includes earth materials and objects in the sky.
The student is expected to:

 

(C)

identify the Sun as the major source of energy for the Earth and understand its role in the growth of plants, in the creation of winds, and in the water cycle.

video
hands-on
online


Grade 5

(5.1)

Scientific processes. The student conducts field and laboratory investigations following home and school safety procedures and environmentally appropriate and ethical practices.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

demonstrate safe practices during field and laboratory investigations; and

video
hands-on
online

(B)

make wise choices in the use and conservation of resources and the disposal or recycling of materials.

video
hands-on
online

(5.2)

Scientific processes. The student uses scientific methods during field and laboratory investigations.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

plan and implement descriptive and simple experimental investigations including asking well-defined questions, formulating testable hypotheses, and selecting and using equipment and technology;

video
hands-on
online

(B)

collect information by observing and measuring;

video
hands-on
online

(C)

analyze and interpret information to construct reasonable explanations from direct and indirect evidence;

video
hands-on
online

(D)

communicate valid conclusions; and

video
hands-on
online

(E)

construct simple graphs, tables, maps, and charts using tools including computers to organize, examine, and evaluate information.

video
hands-on
online

(5.3)

Scientific processes. The student uses critical thinking and scientific problem solving to make informed decisions.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

analyze, review, and critique scientific explanations, including hypotheses and theories, as to their strengths and weaknesses using scientific evidence and information;

video
hands-on
online

(B)

draw inferences based on information related to promotional materials for products and services;

video
hands-on
online

(C)

represent the natural world using models and identify their limitations;

video
hands-on
online

(D)

evaluate the impact of research on scientific thought, society, and the environment; and

video
hands-on
online

(E)

connect Grade 5 science concepts with the history of science and contributions of scientists.

video
hands-on
online

(5.4)

Scientific processes. The student knows how to use a variety of tools and methods to conduct science inquiry.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

collect and analyze information using tools including calculators, microscopes, cameras, sound recorders, computers, hand lenses, rulers, thermometers, compasses, balances, hot plates, meter sticks, timing devices, magnets, collecting nets, and safety goggles; and

video
hands-on
online

(B)

demonstrate that repeated investigations may increase the reliability of results.

video
hands-on
online

(5.5)

Scientific concepts. The student knows that a system is a collection of cycles, structures, and processes that interact.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

describe some cycles, structures, and processes that are found in a simple system; and

video
hands-on
online

(B)

describe some interactions that occur in a simple system.

video
hands-on
online

(5.6)

Scientific concepts. The student knows that some change occurs in cycles.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

identify events and describe changes that occur on a regular basis such as in daily, weekly, lunar, and seasonal cycles;

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hands-on
online

(B)

identify the significance of the water, carbon, and nitrogen cycles; and

video
hands-on
online

(5.7)

Scientific concepts. The student knows that matter has physical properties.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

classify matter based on its physical properties including magnetism, physical state, and the ability to conduct or insulate heat, electricity, and sound;

video
hands-on
online

(B)

demonstrate that some mixtures maintain the physical properties of their ingredients;

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hands-on
online

(C)

identify changes that can occur in the physical properties of the ingredients of solutions such as dissolving sugar in water; and

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hands-on
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(D)

observe and measure characteristic properties of substances that remain constant such as boiling points and melting points.

video
hands-on
online

(5.8)

Scientific concepts. The student knows that energy occurs in many forms.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

differentiate among forms of energy including light, heat, electrical, and solar energy;

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hands-on
online

(B)

identify and demonstrate everyday examples of how light is reflected, such as from tinted windows, and refracted, such as in cameras, telescopes, and eyeglasses;

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hands-on
online

(C)

demonstrate that electricity can flow in a circuit and can produce heat, light, sound, and magnetic effects; and

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hands-on
online

(D)

verify that vibrating an object can produce sound.

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hands-on
online

(5.12)

Scientific concepts. The student knows that the natural world includes earth materials and objects in the sky.
The student is expected to:

 

(C)

identify the physical characteristics of the Earth and compare them to the physical characteristics of the moon; and

video
hands-on
online

(D)

identify gravity as the force that keeps planets in orbit around the Sun and the moon in orbit around the Earth.

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hands-on
online


Grade 6

(6.1)

Scientific processes. The student conducts field and laboratory investigations using safe, environmentally appropriate, and ethical practices.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

demonstrate safe practices during field and laboratory investigations; and

video
hands-on
online

(B)

make wise choices in the use and conservation of resources and the disposal or recycling of materials.

video
hands-on
online

(6.2)

Scientific processes. The student uses scientific inquiry methods during field and laboratory investigations.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

plan and implement investigative procedures including asking questions, formulating testable hypotheses, and selecting and using equipment and technology;

video
hands-on
online

(B)

collect data by observing and measuring;

video
hands-on
online

(C)

analyze and interpret information to construct reasonable explanations from direct and indirect evidence;

video
hands-on
online

(D)

communicate valid conclusions; and

video
hands-on
online

(E)

construct graphs, tables, maps, and charts using tools including computers to organize, examine, and evaluate data.

video
hands-on
online

(6.3)

Scientific processes. The student uses critical thinking and scientific problem solving to make informed decisions.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

analyze, review, and critique scientific explanations, including hypotheses and theories, as to their strengths and weaknesses using scientific evidence and information;

video
hands-on
online

(B)

draw inferences based on data related to promotional materials for products and services;

video
hands-on
online

(C)

represent the natural world using models and identify their limitations;

video
hands-on
online

(D)

evaluate the impact of research on scientific thought, society, and the environment; and

video
hands-on
online

(E)

connect Grade 6 science concepts with the history of science and contributions of scientists.

video
hands-on
online

(6.4)

Scientific processes. The student knows how to use a variety of tools and methods to conduct science inquiry.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

collect, analyze, and record information using tools including beakers, petri dishes, meter sticks, graduated cylinders, weather instruments, timing devices, hot plates, test tubes, safety goggles, spring scales, magnets, balances, microscopes, telescopes, thermometers, calculators, field equipment, compasses, computers, and computer probes; and

video
hands-on
online

(B)

identify patterns in collected information using percent, average, range, and frequency.

video
hands-on
online

(6.5)

Scientific concepts. The student knows that systems may combine with other systems to form a larger system.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

identify and describe a system that results from the combination of two or more systems such as in the solar system; and

video
hands-on
online

(B)

describe how the properties of a system are different from the properties of its parts.

video
hands-on
online

(6.6)

Scientific concepts. The student knows that there is a relationship between force and motion.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

identify and describe the changes in position, direction of motion, and speed of an object when acted upon by force;

video
hands-on
online

(B)

demonstrate that changes in motion can be measured and graphically represented; and

video
hands-on
online

(C)

identify forces that shape features of the Earth including uplifting, movement of water, and volcanic activity.

video
hands-on
online

(6.7)

Scientific concepts. The student knows that substances have physical and chemical properties.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

demonstrate that new substances can be made when two or more substances are chemically combined and compare the properties of the new substances to the original substances; and

video
hands-on
online

(B)

classify substances by their physical and chemical properties.

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hands-on
online

(6.8)

Scientific concepts. The student knows that complex interactions occur between matter and energy.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

define matter and energy;

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hands-on
online

(6.13)

Scientific concepts. The student knows components of our solar system.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

identify characteristics of objects in our solar system including the Sun, planets, meteorites, comets, asteroids, and moons; and

video
hands-on
online

(B)

describe types of equipment and transportation needed for space travel.

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hands-on
online


Grade 7

(7.1)

Scientific processes. The student conducts field and laboratory investigations using safe, environmentally appropriate, and ethical practices.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

demonstrate safe practices during field and laboratory investigations; and

video
hands-on
online

(B)

make wise choices in the use and conservation of resources and the disposal or recycling of materials.

video
hands-on
online

(7.2)

Scientific processes. The student uses scientific inquiry methods during field and laboratory investigations.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

plan and implement investigative procedures including asking questions, formulating testable hypotheses, and selecting and using equipment and technology;

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hands-on
online

(B)

collect data by observing and measuring;

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hands-on
online

(C)

organize, analyze, make inferences, and predict trends from direct and indirect evidence;

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hands-on
online

(D)

communicate valid conclusions; and

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hands-on
online

(E)

construct graphs, tables, maps, and charts using tools including computers to organize, examine, and evaluate data.

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hands-on
online

(7.3)

Scientific processes. The student uses critical thinking and scientific problem solving to make informed decisions.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

analyze, review, and critique scientific explanations, including hypotheses and theories, as to their strengths and weaknesses using scientific evidence and information;

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hands-on
online

(B)

draw inferences based on data related to promotional materials for products and services;

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hands-on
online

(C)

represent the natural world using models and identify their limitations;

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hands-on
online

(D)

evaluate the impact of research on scientific thought, society, and the environment; and

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hands-on
online

(E)

connect Grade 7 science concepts with the history of science and contributions of scientists.

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hands-on
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(7.4)

Scientific processes. The student knows how to use tools and methods to conduct science inquiry.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

collect, analyze, and record information to explain a phenomenon using tools including beakers, petri dishes, meter sticks, graduated cylinders, weather instruments, hot plates, dissecting equipment, test tubes, safety goggles, spring scales, balances, microscopes, telescopes, thermometers, calculators, field equipment, computers, computer probes, timing devices, magnets, and compasses; and

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hands-on
online

(B)

collect and analyze information to recognize patterns such as rates of change.

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hands-on
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(7.6)

Scientific concepts. The student knows that there is a relationship between force and motion.
The student is expected to:

 

(B)

demonstrate that an object will remain at rest or move at a constant speed and in a straight line if it is not being subjected to an unbalanced force; and

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hands-on
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(7.7)

Scientific concepts. The student knows that substances have physical and chemical properties.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

identify and demonstrate everyday examples of chemical phenomena such as rusting and tarnishing of metals and burning of wood;

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(B)

describe physical properties of elements and identify how they are used to position an element on the periodic table; and

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hands-on
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(C)

recognize that compounds are composed of elements.

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hands-on
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(7.8)

Scientific concepts. The student knows that complex interactions occur between matter and energy.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

illustrate examples of potential and kinetic energy in everyday life such as objects at rest, movement of geologic faults, and falling water; and

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hands-on
online

(B)

identify that radiant energy from the Sun is transferred into chemical energy through the process of photosynthesis.

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hands-on
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(7.13)

Scientific concepts. The student knows components of our solar system.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

identify and illustrate how the tilt of the Earth on its axis as it rotates and revolves around the Sun causes changes in seasons and the length of a day; and

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(B)

relate the Earth's movement and the moon's orbit to the observed cyclical phases of the moon.

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Grade 8

(8.1)

Scientific processes. The student conducts field and laboratory investigations using safe, environmentally appropriate, and ethical practices.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

demonstrate safe practices during field and laboratory investigations; and

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hands-on
online

(B)

make wise choices in the use and conservation of resources and the disposal or recycling of materials.

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hands-on
online

(8.2)

Scientific processes. The student uses scientific inquiry methods during field and laboratory investigations.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

plan and implement investigative procedures including asking questions, formulating testable hypotheses, and selecting and using equipment and technology;

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hands-on
online

(B)

collect data by observing and measuring;

video
hands-on
online

(C)

organize, analyze, evaluate, make inferences, and predict trends from direct and indirect evidence;

video
hands-on
online

(D)

communicate valid conclusions; and

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hands-on
online

(E)

construct graphs, tables, maps, and charts using tools including computers to organize, examine, and evaluate data.

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hands-on
online

(8.3)

Scientific processes. The student uses critical thinking and scientific problem solving to make informed decisions.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

analyze, review, and critique scientific explanations, including hypotheses and theories, as to their strengths and weaknesses using scientific evidence and information;

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hands-on
online

(B)

draw inferences based on data related to promotional materials for products and services;

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hands-on
online

(C)

represent the natural world using models and identify their limitations;

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hands-on
online

(D)

evaluate the impact of research on scientific thought, society, and the environment; and

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hands-on
online

(E)

connect Grade 8 science concepts with the history of science and contributions of scientists.

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hands-on
online

(8.4)

Scientific processes. The student knows how to use a variety of tools and methods to conduct science inquiry.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

collect, record, and analyze information using tools including beakers, petri dishes, meter sticks, graduated cylinders, weather instruments, hot plates, dissecting equipment, test tubes, safety goggles, spring scales, balances, microscopes, telescopes, thermometers, calculators, field equipment, computers, computer probes, water test kits, and timing devices; and

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(B)

extrapolate from collected information to make predictions.

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hands-on
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(8.5)

Scientific concepts. The student knows that relationships exist between science and technology.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

identify a design problem and propose a solution;

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(B)

design and test a model to solve the problem; and

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hands-on
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(C)

evaluate the model and make recommendations for improving the model.

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hands-on
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(8.7)

Scientific concepts. The student knows that there is a relationship between force and motion.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

demonstrate how unbalanced forces cause changes in the speed or direction of an object's motion; and

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hands-on
online

(B)

recognize that waves are generated and can travel through different media.

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hands-on
online

(8.8)

Scientific concepts. The student knows that matter is composed of atoms.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

describe the structure and parts of an atom; and

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(B)

identify the properties of an atom including mass and electrical charge.

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hands-on
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(8.9)

Scientific concepts. The student knows that substances have chemical and physical properties.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

demonstrate that substances may react chemically to form new substances;

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(B)

interpret information on the periodic table to understand that physical properties are used to group elements;

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hands-on
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(C)

recognize the importance of formulas and equations to express what happens in a chemical reaction; and

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(D)

identify that physical and chemical properties influence the development and application of everyday materials such as cooking surfaces, insulation, adhesives, and plastics.

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(8.10)

Scientific concepts. The student knows that complex interactions occur between matter and energy.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

illustrate interactions between matter and energy including specific heat;

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hands-on
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(B)

describe interactions among solar, weather, and ocean systems; and

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hands-on
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(C)

identify and demonstrate that loss or gain of heat energy occurs during exothermic and endothermic chemical reactions.

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hands-on
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(8.13)

Scientific concepts. The student knows characteristics of the universe.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

describe characteristics of the universe such as stars and galaxies;

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hands-on
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(B)

explain the use of light years to describe distances in the universe; and

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(C)

research and describe historical scientific theories of the origin of the universe.

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High School

Integrated Physics and Chemistry

(1)

Scientific processes. The student, for at least 40% of instructional time, conducts field and laboratory investigations using safe, environmentally appropriate, and ethical practices.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

demonstrate safe practices during field and laboratory investigations; and

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hands-on
online

(B)

make wise choices in the use and conservation of resources and the disposal or recycling of materials.

video
hands-on
online

(2)

Scientific processes. The student uses scientific methods during field and laboratory investigations.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

plan and implement investigative procedures including asking questions, formulating testable hypotheses, and selecting equipment and technology;

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hands-on
online

(B)

collect data and make measurements with precision;

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hands-on
online

(C)

organize, analyze, evaluate, make inferences, and predict trends from data; and

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hands-on
online

(D)

communicate valid conclusions.

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hands-on
online

(3)

Scientific processes. The student uses critical thinking and scientific problem solving to make informed decisions.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

analyze, review, and critique scientific explanations, including hypotheses and theories, as to their strengths and weaknesses using scientific evidence and information;

video
hands-on
online

(B)

draw inferences based on data related to promotional materials for products and services;

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hands-on
online

(C)

evaluate the impact of research on scientific thought, society, and the environment;

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hands-on
online

(D)

describe connections between physics and chemistry, and future careers; and

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hands-on
online

(E)

research and describe the history of physics, chemistry, and contributions of scientists.

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hands-on
online

(4)

Scientific concepts. The student knows concepts of force and motion evident in everyday life.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

calculate speed, momentum, acceleration, work, and power in systems such as in the human body, moving toys, and machines;

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hands-on
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(B)

investigate and describe applications of Newton's laws such as in vehicle restraints, sports activities, geological processes, and satellite orbits;

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hands-on
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(C)

analyze the effects caused by changing force or distance in simple machines as demonstrated in household devices, the human body, and vehicles; and

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hands-on
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(D)

investigate and demonstrate mechanical advantage and efficiency of various machines such as levers, motors, wheels and axles, pulleys, and ramps.

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hands-on
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(5)

Scientific concepts. The student knows the effects of waves on everyday life.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

demonstrate wave types and their characteristics through a variety of activities such as modeling with ropes and coils, activating tuning forks, and interpreting data on seismic waves;

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hands-on
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(B)

demonstrate wave interactions including interference, polarization, reflection, refraction, and resonance within various materials;

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hands-on
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(C)

identify uses of electromagnetic waves in various technological applications such as fiber optics, optical scanners, and microwaves; and

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hands-on
online

(D)

demonstrate the application of acoustic principles such as in echolocation, musical instruments, noise pollution, and sonograms.

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hands-on
online

(6)

Scientific concepts. The student knows the impact of energy transformations in everyday life.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

describe the law of conservation of energy;

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hands-on
online

(B)

investigate and demonstrate the movement of heat through solids, liquids, and gases by convection, conduction, and radiation;

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hands-on
online

(C)

analyze the efficiency of energy conversions that are responsible for the production of electricity such as from radiant, nuclear, and geothermal sources, fossil fuels such as coal, gas, oil, and the movement of water or wind;

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hands-on
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(D)

investigate and compare economic and environmental impacts of using various energy sources such as rechargeable or disposable batteries and solar cells;

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(E)

measure the thermal and electrical conductivity of various materials and explain results;

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hands-on
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(F)

investigate and compare series and parallel circuits;

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(G)

analyze the relationship between an electric current and the strength of its magnetic field using simple electromagnets; and

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hands-on
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(H)

analyze the effects of heating and cooling processes in systems such as weather, living, and mechanical.

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hands-on
online

(7)

Scientific concepts. The student knows relationships exist between properties of matter and its components.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

investigate and identify properties of fluids including density, viscosity, and buoyancy;

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hands-on
online

(B)

research and describe the historical development of the atomic theory;

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hands-on
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(C)

identify constituents of various materials or objects such as metal salts, light sources, fireworks displays, and stars using spectral-analysis techniques;

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hands-on
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(D)

relate the chemical behavior of an element including bonding, to its placement on the periodic table; and

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hands-on
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(E)

classify samples of matter from everyday life as being elements, compounds, or mixtures.

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hands-on
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(8)

Scientific concepts. The student knows that changes in matter affect everyday life.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

distinguish between physical and chemical changes in matter such as oxidation, digestion, changes in states, and stages in the rock cycle;

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hands-on
online

(B)

analyze energy changes that accompany chemical reactions such as those occurring in heat packs, cold packs, and glow sticks to classify them as endergonic or exergonic reactions;

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hands-on
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(C)

investigate and identify the law of conservation of mass;

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hands-on
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(D)

describe types of nuclear reactions such as fission and fusion and their roles in applications such as medicine and energy production; and

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hands-on
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(E)

research and describe the environmental and economic impact of the end-products of chemical reactions.

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hands-on
online

(9)

Scientific concepts. The student knows how solution chemistry is a part of everyday life.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

relate the structure of water to its function as the universal solvent;

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hands-on
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(B)

relate the concentration of ions in a solution to physical and chemical properties such as pH, electrolytic behavior, and reactivity;

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hands-on
online

(C)

simulate the effects of acid rain on soil, buildings, statues, or microorganisms;

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(D)

demonstrate how various factors influence solubility including temperature, pressure, and nature of the solute and solvent; and

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(E)

demonstrate how factors such as particle size, influence the rate of dissolving.

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Chemistry:

(1)

Scientific processes. The student, for at least 40% of instructional time, conducts field and laboratory investigations using safe, environmentally appropriate, and ethical practices.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

demonstrate safe practices during field and laboratory investigations; and

video
hands-on
online

(B)

make wise choices in the use and conservation of resources and the disposal or recycling of materials.

video
hands-on
online

(2)

Scientific processes. The student uses scientific methods during field and laboratory investigations.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

plan and implement investigative procedures including asking questions, formulating testable hypotheses, and selecting equipment and technology;

video
hands-on
online

(B)

collect data and make measurements with precision;

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hands-on
online

(C)

express and manipulate chemical quantities using scientific conventions and mathematical procedures such as dimensional analysis, scientific notation, and significant figures;

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hands-on
online

(D)

organize, analyze, evaluate, make inferences, and predict trends from data; and

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hands-on
online

(E)

communicate valid conclusions.

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hands-on
online

(3)

Scientific processes. The student uses critical thinking and scientific problem solving to make informed decisions.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

analyze, review, and critique scientific explanations, including hypotheses and theories, as to their strengths and weaknesses using scientific evidence and information;

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hands-on
online

(B)

make responsible choices in selecting everyday products and services using scientific information;

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hands-on
online

(C)

evaluate the impact of research on scientific thought, society, and the environment;

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hands-on
online

(D)

describe the connection between chemistry and future careers; and

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hands-on
online

(E)

research and describe the history of chemistry and contributions of scientists.

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hands-on
online

(4)

Scientific concepts. The student knows the characteristics of matter.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

differentiate between physical and chemical properties of matter;

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hands-on
online

(B)

analyze examples of solids, liquids, and gases to determine their compressibility, structure, motion of particles, shape, and volume;

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hands-on
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(C)

investigate and identify properties of mixtures and pure substances; and

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hands-on
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(D)

describe the physical and chemical characteristics of an element using the periodic table and make inferences about its chemical behavior.

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hands-on
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(5)

Scientific concepts. The student knows that energy transformations occur during physical or chemical changes in matter.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

identify changes in matter, determine the nature of the change, and examine the forms of energy involved;

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hands-on
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(B)

identify and measure energy transformations and exchanges involved in chemical reactions; and

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hands-on
online

(C)

measure the effects of the gain or loss of heat energy on the properties of solids, liquids, and gases.

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hands-on
online

(6)

Scientific concepts. The student knows that atomic structure is determined by nuclear composition, allowable electron cloud, and subatomic particles.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

describe the existence and properties of subatomic particles;

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hands-on
online

(B)

analyze stable and unstable isotopes of an element to determine the relationship between the isotope's stability and its application; and

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hands-on
online

(C)

summarize the historical development of the periodic table to understand the concept of periodicity.

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hands-on
online

(7)

Scientific concepts. The student knows the variables that influence the behavior of gases.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

describe interrelationships among temperature, particle number, pressure, and volume of gases contained within a closed system; and

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hands-on
online

(B)

illustrate the data obtained from investigations with gases in a closed system and determine if the data are consistent with the Universal Gas Law.

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hands-on
online

(8)

Scientific concepts. The student knows how atoms form bonds to acquire a stable arrangement of electrons.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

identify characteristics of atoms involved in chemical bonding;

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hands-on
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(B)

investigate and compare the physical and chemical properties of ionic and covalent compounds;

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(C)

compare the arrangement of atoms in molecules, ionic crystals, polymers, and metallic substances; and

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hands-on
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(D)

describe the influence of intermolecular forces on the physical and chemical properties of covalent compounds.

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hands-on
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(9)

Scientific concepts. The student knows the processes, effects, and significance of nuclear fission and nuclear fusion.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

compare fission and fusion reactions in terms of the masses of the reactants and products and the amount of energy released in the nuclear reactions;

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hands-on
online

(B)

investigate radioactive elements to determine half-life;

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hands-on
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(C)

evaluate the commercial use of nuclear energy and medical uses of radioisotopes; and

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hands-on
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(D)

evaluate environmental issues associated with the storage, containment, and disposal of nuclear wastes.

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hands-on
online

(10)

Scientific concepts. The student knows common oxidation-reduction reactions.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

identify oxidation-reduction processes; and

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hands-on
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(B)

demonstrate and document the effects of a corrosion process and evaluate the importance of electroplating metals.

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hands-on
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(11)

Scientific concepts. The student knows that balanced chemical equations are used to interpret and describe the interactions of matter.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

identify common elements and compounds using scientific nomenclature;

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hands-on
online

(B)

demonstrate the use of symbols, formulas, and equations in describing interactions of matter such as chemical and nuclear reactions; and

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hands-on
online

(C)

explain and balance chemical and nuclear equations using number of atoms, masses, and charge.

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hands-on
online

(12)

Scientific concepts. The student knows the factors that influence the solubility of solutes in a solvent.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

demonstrate and explain effects of temperature and the nature of solid solutes on the solubility of solids;

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hands-on
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(B)

develop general rules for solubility through investigations with aqueous solutions; and

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hands-on
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(C)

evaluate the significance of water as a solvent in living organisms and in the environment.

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hands-on
online

(13)

Scientific concepts. The student knows relationships among the concentration, electrical conductivity, and colligative properties of a solution.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

compare unsaturated, saturated, and supersaturated solutions;

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hands-on
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(B)

interpret relationships among ionic and covalent compounds, electrical conductivity, and colligative properties of water; and

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hands-on
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(C)

measure and compare the rates of reaction of a solid reactant in solutions of varying concentration.

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hands-on
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(14)

Scientific concepts. The student knows the properties and behavior of acids and bases.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

analyze and measure common household products using a variety of indicators to classify the products as acids or bases;

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(B)

demonstrate the electrical conductivity of acids and bases;

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(C)

identify the characteristics of a neutralization reaction; and

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(D)

describe effects of acids and bases on an ecological system.

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hands-on
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(15)

Scientific concepts. The student knows factors involved in chemical reactions.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

verify the law of conservation of energy by evaluating the energy exchange that occurs as a consequence of a chemical reaction; and

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hands-on
online

(B)

relate the rate of a chemical reaction to temperature, concentration, surface area, and presence of a catalyst.

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hands-on
online


Astronomy:

(1)

Scientific processes. The student, for at least 40% of instructional time, conducts field and laboratory investigations using safe, environmentally appropriate, and ethical practices.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

demonstrate safe practices during field and laboratory investigations; and

video
hands-on
online

(B)

make wise choices in the use and conservation of resources and the disposal or recycling of materials.

video
hands-on
online

(2)

Scientific processes. The student uses scientific methods during field and laboratory investigations.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

plan and implement investigative procedures including asking questions, formulating testable hypotheses, and selecting equipment and technology;

video
hands-on
online

(B)

collect data and make measurements with precision;

video
hands-on
online

(C)

collect data and make measurements with precision;

video
hands-on
online

(D)

organize, analyze, evaluate, make inferences, and predict trends from data; and

video
hands-on
online

(E)

communicate valid conclusions.

video
hands-on
online

(3)

Scientific processes. The student uses critical thinking and scientific problem solving skills to make informed decisions.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

analyze, review, and critique scientific explanations, including hypotheses and theories, as to their strengths and weaknesses using scientific evidence and information;

video
hands-on
online

(B)

draw inferences based on data related to promotional materials for products and services;

video
hands-on
online

(C)

evaluate the impact of research on scientific thought, society, and the environment;

video
hands-on
online

(D)

describe the connection between astronomy and future careers; and

video
hands-on
online

(E)

esearch and describe the history of astronomy and contributions of scientists.

video
hands-on
online

(4)

Scientific concepts. The student knows scientific information about the universe.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

observe and record data about lunar phases and uses that information to model the earth, moon, and sun system; and

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hands-on
online

(B)

describe characteristics of galaxies.

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hands-on
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(5)

Scientific concepts. The student knows the scientific theories of the evolution of the universe.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

research and analyze scientific empirical data on the estimated age of the universe;

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hands-on
online

(B)

research and describe the historical development of the Big Bang Theory; and

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hands-on
online

(C)

interpret data concerning the formation of galaxies and our solar system.

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hands-on
online

(6)

Scientific concepts. The student knows the characteristics and the life cycle of stars.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

describe nuclear reactions in stars;

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hands-on
online

(B)

identify the characteristics of stars such as temperature, age, relative size, composition, and radial velocity using spectral analysis; and

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hands-on
online

(C)

identify the stages in the life cycle of stars by examining the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram.

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hands-on
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(7)

Scientific concepts. The student knows how mathematical models, computer simulations, and exploration can be used to study the universe.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

demonstrate the use of units of measurement in astronomy such as light year and Astronomical Units;

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hands-on
online

(B)

research and describe the historical development of the laws of universal gravitation and planetary motion and the theory of special relativity;

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hands-on
online

(C)

analyze a model that simulates planetary motion and universal gravitation;

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hands-on
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(D)

identify the historical origins of the perceived patterns of constellations and their role in ancient and modern navigation; and

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hands-on
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(E)

analyze the impact of the space program on the collection of data about the Earth and the universe.

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hands-on
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(8)

Scientific concepts. The student knows the role of the Sun in our solar system.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

identify the approximate mass, size, motion, temperature, structure, and composition of the Sun;

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hands-on
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(B)

identify the source of energy within the Sun and explain that the Sun is the major source of energy for the Earth; and

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hands-on
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(C)

describe the Sun's effects on the Earth.

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(9)

Scientific concepts. The student knows that planets of different size, composition, and surface features orbit around the Sun.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

observe the night-time sky to determine movement of the planets relative to stars;

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hands-on
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(B)

compare the planets in terms of orbit, size, composition, rotation, atmosphere, moons, and geologic activity;

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hands-on
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(C)

identify objects, other than planets, that orbit the Sun; and

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(D)

relate the role of gravitation to the motion of the planets around the Sun and to the motion of moons and satellites around the planets.

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(10)

Scientific concepts. The student knows how life on Earth is affected by its unique placement and orientation in our solar system.
The student is expected to:

 

(A)

compare the factors essential to life on Earth such as temperature, water, mass, and gases to conditions on other planets;

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(B)

determine the effects of the Earth's rotation, revolution, and tilt on its environment; and

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(C)

identify the effects of the moon on tides.

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