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Grades 6-8 Physical Science Standards List (No Posters)

Disciplinary Core List of Standards (NGSS) for 6-8 Physical Science

A Disciplinary Core List of Standards (NGSS)

6-8 Physical Science Progression:

PS1.A Structure of Matter
The fact that matter is composed of atoms and molecules can be used to explain the properties of substances, diversity of materials, states of matter, phase changes, and conservation of matter.

PS1.B Chemical Reactions
Reacting substances rearrange to form different molecules, but the number of atoms is conserved. Some reactions release energy and others absorb energy.

PS2.A Forces and Motion
The role of the mass of an object must be qualitatively accounted for in any change of motion due to the application of a force.

PS2.B Types of Interactions
Forces that act at a distance involve fields that can be mapped by their relative strength and effect on an object.

PS3.A Definitions of Energy
Kinetic energy can be distinguished from the various forms of potential energy. Energy changes to and from each type can be tracked through physical or chemical interactions. The relationship between the temperature and the total energy of a system depends on the types, states, and amounts of matter.

PS3.B Conservation of Energy and Energy transfer

Kinetic energy can be distinguished from the various forms of potential energy. Energy changes to and from each type can be tracked through physical or chemical interactions. The relationship between the temperature and the total energy of a system depends on the types, states, and amounts of matter.

PS3.C Relationship Between Energy and Forces
When two objects interact, each one exerts a force on the other, and these forces can transfer energy between them.

PS3.D Energy in Chemical Processes and Everyday Life
6-8 A simple wave model has a repeating pattern with a specific wavelength, frequency, and amplitude, and mechanical waves need a medium through which they are transmitted. This model can explain many phenomena including sound and light. Waves can transmit energy.

PS4.A Wave Properties
A simple wave model has a repeating pattern with a specific wavelength, frequency, and amplitude, and mechanical waves need a medium through which they are transmitted. This model can explain many phenomena including sound and light. Waves can transmit energy.

PS4.B Electromagnetic Radiation
 The construct of a wave is used to model how light interacts with objects.

PS4.C Information Technologies and Instrumentation
Waves can be used to transmit digital information. Digitized information is comprised of a pattern of 1s and 0s.

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