6th Grade (SCI) Physical Science Standards [PS3] Energy
SCI-MS.PS3.03 Apply scientific principles to design, construct, and test a device that either
minimizes or maximizes thermal energy transfer.
Clarification Statement: Examples of devices could include an insulated box, a solar cooker, and a Styrofoam cup (scientific
principles could include the science and engineering practices or the engineering design process). Disciplinary Core Ideas PS3.A: Definitions of Energy
Temperature is a measure of the average kinetic
energy of particles of matter. The relationship
between the temperature and the total energy of a
system depends on the types, states, and amounts
of matter present.
PS3.B: Conservation of Energy and Energy Transfer
Energy is spontaneously transferred out of hotter
regions or objects and into colder ones.
ETS1.A: Defining and Delimiting an Engineering
The more precisely a design task’s criteria and
constraints can be defined, the more likely it is that
the designed solution will be successful.
Student Learning Targets:
Skills (Performance) Targets
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).
“The Standard.” ... demonstrate no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
... demonstrate in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
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