Alignment with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

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According to the NGSS website, “The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)* are K–12 science content standards. Standards set the expectations for what students should know and be able to do. The NGSS were developed by states to improve science education for all students.”

The following quizzes at align with the NGSS Performance Expectations listed below:

HS.Structure and Properties of Matter

HS-PS1-1 Matter and its Interactions. Use the periodic table as a model to predict the relative properties of elements based on the patterns of electrons in the outermost energy level of atoms.

HS-PS1-8 Matter and its Interactions. Develop models to illustrate the changes in the composition of the nucleus of the atom and the energy released during the processes of fission, fusion, and radioactive decay.

HS.Chemical Reactions

HS-PS1-2 Matter and its Interactions. Construct and revise an explanation for the outcome of a simple chemical reaction based on the outermost electron states of atoms, trends in the periodic table, and knowledge of the patterns of chemical properties.

HS-PS1-4 Matter and its Interactions. Develop a model to illustrate that the release or absorption of energy from a chemical reaction system depends upon the changes in total bond energy.

HS-PS1-5 Matter and its Interactions. Apply scientific principles and evidence to provide an explanation about the effects of changing the temperature or concentration of the reacting particles on the rate at which a reaction occurs.

HS-PS1-6 Matter and its Interactions. Refine the design of a chemical system by specifying a change in conditions that would produce increased amounts of products at equilibrium.

HS-PS1-7 Matter and its Interactions. Use mathematical representations to support the claim that atoms, and therefore mass, are conserved during a chemical reaction.


HS-PS3-1 Energy. Create a computational 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.

HS-PS3-2 Energy. Develop and use models to illustrate that energy at the macroscopic scale can be accounted for as a combination of energy associated with the motions of particles (objects) and energy associated with the relative position of particles (objects).

HS.Waves and Electromagnetic Radiation

HS-PS4-1 Waves and their Applications in Technologies for Information Transfer. Use mathematical representations to support a claim regarding relationships among the frequency, wavelength, and speed of waves traveling in various media.

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