High School (SCI) Physical Science Standards
[PS3] Energy

SCI-HS.PS3.01 Create a mathematical model to calculate the change in the energy of one component in a system when the change in energy of the other component(s) and energy flows in and out of the system are known.

Clarification Statement: Physical Science: Emphasis is on basic algebraic expressions or computations; to systems of two or three
components; and to thermal energy, kinetic energy, and potential energy.
Chemistry: Emphasis is on explaining the meaning of mathematical expressions used in the model. Focus is on
basic algebraic expression or computations, systems of two or three components, and thermal energy.
Physics: Emphasis is on explaining the meaning of mathematical expressions used in the model. Focus is on
basic algebraic expression or computations; systems of two or three components; and thermal energy, kinetic
energy, and/or the energies in gravitational, magnetic, or electric fields Disciplinary Core Ideas PS3.A: Definitions of Energy
A system’s total energy is conserved within its
system and surroundings.
PS3.B: Conservation of Energy and Energy
Transfer
Energy cannot be created or destroyed, but it can
be transferred.
Mathematical expressions, including potential and
kinetic energy allow the concept of conservation of
energy to be used to describe a system.
The availability of energy limits what can occur in
any system.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

I can

Reasoning Targets

I can

Skills (Performance) Targets

I can

Product Targets

I can

Proficiency Scale

The Student can ...

1 Beginning

... 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).

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2 Developing

... 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).

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3 Proficient

“The Standard.” ... demonstrate no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.

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4 Advanced

... demonstrate in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.

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