MPS Standards


 Physical Science Standards High School

Changes in Materials, Living Things, Earth's Features, and Stars
* science themes * atomic interactions
* chemical interactions * nuclear interactions
* physical interactions
Evaluate how the environment is impacted by energy resources, pollution, and waste management.
Relate the physical and chemical properties of matter.
 Investigate evidence of Physical and Chemical change.
 Investigate chemical reactions


 Earth and Space Science Standards High School

 Understand that all life depends on water.


 Science and Society

 Policy Analysis
* Validity * Evidence * Reasoning * Implications, both short and long-term
Evaluate the impact of Chemistry on Personal development and
Daily Life.


 Science Processes Standards

When studying science content, ask questions suggested by current social issues, scientific literature, and observations of phenomena, build hypothesis that might answer some of these questions, design possible investigations, and describe results that might emerge from such investigations
Identify issues from an area of science study, write questions that could be investigated, review previous research on these questions, and design and conduct responsible and safe investigations to help answer the questions.
Evaluate the data collected during an investigation, critique the data collection procedures and results, and suggest ways to make any needed improvements.
During investigations, choose the best data-collection procedures and materials available, use them competently, and calculate the degree of precision of the resulting data..
Use the explanations and models found in the earth and space, life and environmental, and physical sciences to develop likely explanations for the results of their investigations.
Present the results of investigations to groups concerned with he issues, explain the meaning and implications of the results, and answer question in terms the audience can understand.
Evaluate the articles and reports in the popular press, in scientific journals, on television, and on the Internet, using criteria related to accuracy, degree of error, sampling, treatment of data, and other standards of experimental
Advocate a solution or combination of solutions to a problem in science or technology.
Investigate impact of current plans or proposals concerning resource management, scientific knowledge, or technological development on the environment, ecology and quality of life in a community or region.
Evaluate data and sources of information when using scientific information to make decision
Construct a plan that includes the use of current scientific knowledge and scientific reasoning. 
Relate the major themes of science to human progress in understanding science and the world.
Apply the underlying themes of science to develop defensible visions of the future.
Show how conflicting assumptions about science themes lead to different opinions and decisions about such topics as evolution, health, population, longevity, education, and use of resources, and show* how these opinions and decisions have diverse effects on an individual, a community, and a country, both now and in the future.
Give examples that show* how partial systems, models and explanations are used to give quick and reasonable solutions that are accurate enough for basic needs. 
Construct arguments that show how conflicting models and explanations of events can start with similar evidence.
Show how the ideas and themes of science can be used to make real-life decisions.

 Attitudes and Personal Development

 Scientific Method
Ask specific questions that can be researched and tested.
 Design and perform investigations.
Collect, organize, and display data in a variety of ways.
Interpret and analyze data to formulate a conclusion.
 Use different techniques to clearly communicate the results
of investigations.
 Measurements and Tools
Select and properly use appropriate equipment and technology  to gather data  and  perform science investigations. 
Use metric measuring devices accurately to make observations and collect data. 
Apply appropriate math skills to scientific investigations.
Apply appropriate SI units.
 Critical Thinking
 Define and use the methods of science.
 Gather supporting information and present a defensible  position on a scientific  or environmental issue which impacts  society.
 Communicate knowledge of chemistry using various
technological methods.

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