Courses of Study: Credit Recovery Science

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Credit Recovery Science (2005)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Physical Science
All Resources: 2
Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 2
Multimedia: 0
Unit Plans: 0
1.) Recognize periodic trends of elements, including the number of valence electrons, atomic size, and reactivity.

•  Categorizing elements as metals, nonmetals, metalloids, and noble gases
•  Differentiating between families and periods
•  Using atomic number and mass number to identify isotopes
Credit Recovery Science (2005)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Physical Science
All Resources: 3
Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 3
Multimedia: 0
Unit Plans: 0
2.) Identify solutions in terms of components, solubility, concentration, and conductivity.

•  Comparing saturated, unsaturated, and supersaturated solutions
•  Comparing characteristics of electrolytes and nonelectrolytes
•  Describing factors that affect solubility and rate of solution, including nature of solute and solvent, temperature, agitation, surface area, and pressure on gases
Credit Recovery Science (2005)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Physical Science
All Resources: 0
Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 0
Multimedia: 0
Unit Plans: 0
3.) Contrast the formation of ionic and covalent bonds based on the transfer or sharing of valence electrons.

•  Demonstrating the formation of positive and negative monatomic ions by using electron dot diagrams
Credit Recovery Science (2005)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Physical Science
All Resources: 3
Learning Activities: 1
Lesson Plans: 2
Multimedia: 0
Unit Plans: 0
4.) Use nomenclature and chemical formulas to write balanced chemical equations.

•  Explaining the law of conservation of matter
•  Identifying chemical reactions as composition, decomposition, single replacement, or double replacement
•  Defining the role of electrons in chemical reactions
Credit Recovery Science (2005)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Physical Science
All Resources: 4
Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 4
Multimedia: 0
Unit Plans: 0
5.) Describe physical and chemical changes in terms of endothermic and exothermic processes.

Credit Recovery Science (2005)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Physical Science
All Resources: 2
Learning Activities: 2
Lesson Plans: 0
Multimedia: 0
Unit Plans: 0
6.) Identify characteristics of gravitational, electromagnetic, and nuclear forces.

Credit Recovery Science (2005)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Physical Science
All Resources: 11
Learning Activities: 2
Lesson Plans: 9
Multimedia: 0
Unit Plans: 0
7.) Relate velocity, acceleration, and kinetic energy to mass, distance, force, and time.

•  Interpreting graphic representations of velocity versus time and distance versus time
•  Solving problems for velocity, acceleration, force, work, and power
•  Describing action and reaction forces, inertia, acceleration, momentum, and friction in terms of Newton's three laws of motion
•  Determining the resultant of collinear forces acting on a body
Example: solving problems involving the effect of a tailwind or headwind on an airplane

•  Solving problems for efficiency and mechanical advantage of simple machines
Credit Recovery Science (2005)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Physical Science
All Resources: 6
Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 6
Multimedia: 0
Unit Plans: 0
8.) Relate the law of conservation of energy to transformations of potential energy, kinetic energy, and thermal energy.

•  Identifying the relationship between thermal energy and the temperature of a sample of matter
•  Describing the flow of thermal energy between two samples of matter
•  Explaining how thermal energy is transferred by radiation, conduction, and convection
•  Relating simple formulas to the calculation of potential energy, kinetic energy, and work
Credit Recovery Science (2005)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Physical Science
All Resources: 11
Learning Activities: 1
Lesson Plans: 10
Multimedia: 0
Unit Plans: 0
9.) Compare methods of energy transfer by mechanical and electromagnetic waves.

•  Distinguishing between transverse and longitudinal mechanical waves
•  Relating physical properties of sound and light to wave characteristics
Examples: loudness to amplitude, pitch to frequency, color to wavelength and frequency

Credit Recovery Science (2005)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Physical Science
All Resources: 1
Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 1
Multimedia: 0
Unit Plans: 0
10.) Explain the relationship between electricity and magnetism.

Example: using a moving charge to create a magnetic field and using a moving magnetic field to induce a current in a closed wire loop

•  Differentiating between induction and conduction
•  Identifying mechanical, magnetic, and chemical methods used to create an electrical charge
Examples:

- mechanical—rubbing materials together,

- magnetic—moving a closed loop of wire across a magnetic field,

- chemical—using batteries

•  Describing electrical circuits in terms of Ohm's law
Credit Recovery Science (2005)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Physical Science
All Resources: 2
Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 2
Multimedia: 0
Unit Plans: 0
11.) Describe the nuclear composition of unstable isotopes and the resulting changes to their nuclear composition.

•  Identifying types of nuclear emissions, including alpha particles, beta particles, and gamma radiation
•  Differentiating between fission and fusion
•  Identifying uses and possible negative side effects of nuclear technology
Examples:

- uses—nuclear power generation, medical applications, space travel;

- negative effects—radioactive contamination, nuclear fuel waste and waste storage

Credit Recovery Science (2005)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Physical Science
All Resources: 5
Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 5
Multimedia: 0
Unit Plans: 0
12.) Identify metric units for mass, distance, time, temperature, velocity, acceleration, density, force, energy, and power.