Standard: Physical Science
Students demonstrate an understanding of the composition of physical systems and the concepts and principles that describe and predict physical interactions and events in the natural world. This includes demonstrating an understanding of the structure and properties of matter, the properties of materials and objects, chemical reactions and the conservation of matter. In addition, it includes understanding the nature, transfer and conservation of energy; motion and the forces affecting motion; and the nature of waves and interactions of matter and energy. Students demonstrate an understanding of the historical perspectives, scientific approaches and emerging scientific issues associated with the physical sciences.
Benchmark A: [3-5]
Compare the characteristics of simple physical and chemical changes.
Benchmark B: [3-5]
Identify and describe the physical properties of matter in its various states.
Benchmark C: [3-5]
Describe the forces that directly affect objects and their motion.
Benchmark D: [3-5]
Summarize the way changes in temperature can be produced and thermal energy transferred.
Benchmark E: [3-5]
Trace how electrical energy flows through a simple electrical circuit and describe how the electrical energy can produce thermal energy, light, sound and magnetic forces.
Benchmark F: [3-5]
Describe the properties of light and sound energy.