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High School Physical Science - Science Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE)

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Physical Science Georgia Standards of Excellence

*New Physical Science Self-Evaluation Checklist​: Consider using this resource to support students progressing towards standard mastery. 

GSE Clarifications​

 Distance Learning

These plans were specifically designed for use during these uncertain times as support for school districts, administrators, teachers, and parents who are working tirelessly to provide students with quality content in a remote format. The plans include both "plugged and unplugged" activities.

Physical Science Distance Learning Plan: Atomic Structure and Bonding

​​Physical Science Distance Learning Plan: Wave Properties and Behavior​

Physical Science Distance Learning Plan: Conservation of Matter​

Instructional Resources

Physical Science Curriculum Map

Physical Science Pacing Guides

1. Introduction: How do cars or rockets go?
2. Properties of Matter
3. Reactions
4. Energy
5. Force and Motion
6. Waves
7. Capstone:  Energy

Instructional Segments

1. Introduction:

How do cars or rockets go?
Data Log

2. Properties of Matter

3. Reactions

Part One: Where Oh Where Did My Candle Go?

Part Two: The Case of the Exploding Chip Bag

Part Three: What's Inside Our Drinks?

Part Four: Acids and Bases in Everyday Life

4. Energy

Part One: Changes in Nuclear Structure

Part Two: Transformers

Part Three: Limit the Resistance to Learn About Electricity

5. Force and Motion

6. Waves

7. Capstone: 

Claims, Evidence, and Reasoning Handout


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