ps2natureofmatter
  Physical Science Teacher/Department Chair
SOL PS.2
VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

The Physical Science standards stress an in-depth understanding of the nature and structure of matter and the characteristics of energy. The standards place considerable emphasis on the technological application of physical science principles. Major areas covered by the standards include the organization and use of the periodic table; physical and chemical changes; nuclear reactions; temperature and heat; sound; light;
electricity and magnetism; and work, force, and motion.

The Physical Science standards continue to focus on student growth in understanding the nature of science. This scientific view defines the idea that explanations of nature are developed and tested using observation, experimentation, models, evidence, and systematic processes. The nature of science includes the concepts that scientific explanations are based on logical thinking; are subject to rules of evidence; are consistent with observational, inferential, and experimental evidence; are open to rational critique; and are
subject to refinement and change with the addition of new scientific evidence. The nature of science includes the concept that science can provide explanations about nature, can predict potential consequences of actions, but cannot be used to answer all questions.

PS.2 The student will investigate and understand the basic nature of matter. Key concepts include
a) the particle theory of matter;
b) elements, compounds, mixtures, acids, bases, and salts;
c) solids, liquids, and gases;
d) characteristics of types of matter based on physical and chemical properties;
e) physical properties (shape, density, solubility, odor, melting point, boiling point, color); and
f) chemical properties (acidity, basicity, combustibility, reactivity).

Science Standards of Learning Virginia Department of Education
http://www.pen.k12.va.us/
My Quia activities and quizzes
KeyTermsPart 1Solids,Liquids,Gases Ch.2 PH or Ch. 8 (Glencoe)
https://www.quia.com/jg/750198.html
Physical and Chemical properties
https://www.quia.com/quiz/750327.html
Matter Challenge
https://www.quia.com/cb/157042.html
Photosynthesis and Respiration
https://www.quia.com/rr/142990.html
Exam Review--First Nine Weeks
https://www.quia.com/hm/221980.html
Solutions
https://www.quia.com/jg/824762.html
Acid/Bases And PH Indicators
https://www.quia.com/jg/824766.html
Acids - Bases and Salts
https://www.quia.com/sh/36668.html
CH.9 Classification of Matter
https://www.quia.com/hm/257597.html
Kinetic Molecular Theory - vocab review
https://www.quia.com/hm/267277.html
Chapter 9 Vocab Games
https://www.quia.com/jg/978243.html
Physical or Chemical Change?
https://www.quia.com/quiz/659316.html
Phases of Matter
https://www.quia.com/quiz/881588.html
Chapter 8 Test - Solids, Liquids and Gases - (copy)
https://www.quia.com/quiz/1178804.html
RETEST Solids, Liquids, and Gases-36 Questions- - (copy for retest)
https://www.quia.com/quiz/1183596.html
Second Quarter Test - Physical Science
https://www.quia.com/quiz/906010.html
Substances vs. Mixtures Test - Physical Science
https://www.quia.com/quiz/1192208.html
RETEST on Substances vs. Mixtures Test - Physical Science - (copy)
https://www.quia.com/quiz/1206489.html
Properties of Matter
https://www.quia.com/jg/2148891.html
Mixtures, elements and compounds
https://www.quia.com/rr/751487.html
MIXTURES AND SOLUTIONS QUIZ
https://www.quia.com/quiz/4708058.html
Useful links
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