6th Grade (SCI) Physical Science Standards [PS1] Matter and Its Interaction
SCI-MS.PS1.02 Analyze and interpret data on the properties of substances before and after an interaction has occurred to determine if a chemical reaction has occurred.
Clarification Statement: Examples of reactions could include burning sugar or steel wool, fat reacting with sodium hydroxide,
and mixing zinc with hydrogen chloride. Disciplinary Core Ideas PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter Each
pure substance has characteristic physical and
chemical properties (for any bulk quantity under
given conditions) that can be used to identify it.
PS1.B: Chemical Reactions
Substances react chemically in characteristic ways.
In a chemical process, the atoms that make up the
original substances are regrouped into different
molecules, and these new substances have
different properties from those of the reactants
Student Learning Targets:
I can identify and define each phase change.
I can identify and define each state of matter.
I can describe the changes in properties (volume, appearance, density, etc) that occur with a phase change.
I can explain the relationship between phase changes and addition/subtraction of thermal energy.
I can infer the temperature at which phase changes occur from a graph.
I can compare the observable physical properties (shape and volume) of solids, liquids, and gases.
Skills (Performance) Targets
I can find mass, volume, density and temperature of an object.
I can create a phase change model using lab data.
The Student can ...
... with help, demonstrate a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
... demonstrate no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
Key Vocabulary:physical change, physical property, chemical change, chemical property, chemical reaction.
“The Standard.” ... demonstrate no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
identifies substances based on chemical & physical properties.
identifies physical properties of a substance.
identifies chemical properties of a substance.
Sample Activity: Student creates a Venn Diagram to compare and contrast physical and chemical properties
... demonstrate in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
States of Matter:
Density - Mass - Volume
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