Physical Science Teacher/Department Chair

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
My Quia activities and quizzes
KeyTermsPart 1Solids,Liquids,Gases Ch.2 PH or Ch. 8 (Glencoe)
Physical and Chemical properties
Matter Challenge
Photosynthesis and Respiration
Exam Review--First Nine Weeks
Acid/Bases And PH Indicators
Acids - Bases and Salts
CH.9 Classification of Matter
Kinetic Molecular Theory - vocab review
Chapter 9 Vocab Games
Physical or Chemical Change?
Phases of Matter
Chapter 8 Test - Solids, Liquids and Gases - (copy)
RETEST Solids, Liquids, and Gases-36 Questions- - (copy for retest)
Second Quarter Test - Physical Science
Substances vs. Mixtures Test - Physical Science
RETEST on Substances vs. Mixtures Test - Physical Science - (copy)
Properties of Matter
Mixtures, elements and compounds
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