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Properties of Matter9%
Structure of Matter9%
Matter and Energy9%
Unifying Themes5%
Force and Motion of Particles and Rigid Bodies9%
Energy Storage and Transformations: Conservation Laws9%
Heat and Heat Transfer9%
Electrical and Magnetic Energy9%
Nature of Waves9%
Unifying Themes5%
Science as Inquiry9%
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  • Two-Part Items: 34
  • Vocabulary Terms: 351
  • Performance Tasks: 248
  • Instructional Videos: 132

Test Standards

Properties of Matter
1. (3.2.10.A1.a.)  Periodic Properties
2. (3.2.10.A1.b.)  Properties And Sample Size
3. (3.2.C.A1.a.)  Physical And Chemical Properties
4. (3.2.C.A1.b.)  Pure Substances VS. Mixtures
5. (3.2.C.A1.c.)  Periodicity
6. (3.2.C.A1.d..)  Electronegativity And Bonding
7. (3.2.12.A1.a.)  Colligative Properties
8. (3.2.12.A1.b.)  Properties Of Water
Structure of Matter
1. (3.2.10.A2.a.)  Bonding
2. (3.2.10.A2.b.)  Elements Form Compounds
3. (3.2.C.A2.a.)  Electron Configuration
4. (3.2.C.A2.b.)  Electrons And Reactivity
5. (3.2.C.A2.c.)  Ionic And Covalent Bonds
6. (3.2.C.A2.d.)  Predict Chemical Formulas
7. (3.2.C.A2.e.)  Lewis Dot Structures
8. (3.2.C.A2.f.)  Formulas
9. (3.2.C.A2.g.)  Mole Concept
10. (3.2.C.A2.h.)  Percent Composition
11. (3.2.12.A2.a.)  Isotopes
12. (3.2.12.A2.b.)  Radioactive Decay
13. (3.2.12.A2.c.)  Spectra
Matter and Energy
1. (3.2.10.A3.a.)  Kinetic Energy And Phase Of Matter
2. (3.2.C.A3.a.)  Description States Of Matter
3. (3.2.C.A3.b.)  Types Of Radioactive Decay
4. (3.2.C.A3.c.)  Half-Life
5. (3.2.C.A3.d.)  Fission VS. Fusion
6. (3.2.12.A3.a.)  Nuclear Reactions
1. (3.2.10.A4.a.)  Arrangements And Chemical Reactions
2. (3.2.10.A4.b.)  Predict Products And Reactants
3. (3.2.10.A4.c.)  Endothermic And Exothermic Reactions
4. (3.2.10.A4.d.)  Reaction Rate
5. (3.2.C.A4.a.)  Physical And Chemical Changes
6. (3.2.C.A4.b.)  Conservation Of Mass
7. (3.2.C.A4.c.)  Balance Chemical Equations
8. (3.2.C.A4.d.)  Classify Chemical Reactions
9. (3.2.C.A4.e.)  Stoichiometry
10. (3.2.12.A4.a.)  Electrochemical Reactions.
11. (3.2.12.A4.b.)  Acid-Base Interactions
Unifying Themes
1. (3.2.10.A5.a.)  Atomic Models
2. (3.2.10.A5.b.)  Mole Concept
3. (3.2.C.A5.a.)  Scientists And Theory Development
4. (3.2.C.A5.b.)  Gold Foil Experiment
5. (3.2.12.A5.a.)  VSPER
6. (3.2.12.A5.b.)  Equilibrium
Force and Motion of Particles and Rigid Bodies
1. (3.2.10.B1.a.)  Newton's Second Law
2. (3.2.10.B1.b.)  Law Of Universal Gravitation
3. (3.2.10.B1.c.)  Newton's Third Law
4. (3.2.10.B1.d.)  Conservation Of Momentum
5. (3.2.P .B1.a.)  Differentiate Motion
6. (3.2.P .B1.b.)  Transitional Or Harmonic Motion
7. (3.2.P .B1.c.)  Rotational Motion
8. (3.2.12.B1.a.)  Angular Momentum And Torque
Energy Storage and Transformations: Conservation Laws
1. (3.2.10.B2.a.)  Energy In A System
2. (3.2.10.B2.b.)  Work-Energy Theorem
3. (3.2.10.B2.c.)  Work And Power
4. (3.2.C.B2.a.)  Entropy
5. (3.2.P .B2.a,)  Explain Translation And Harmonic Motion
6. (3.2.P .B2.b.)  Conservation And Angular Momentum
7. (3.2.P .B2.c.)  Forces And Rotational Motion
8. (3.2.12.B2.a.)  Lost Energy
9. (3.2.12.B2.b.)  Conservation Laws And Motion
Heat and Heat Transfer
1. (3.2.10.B3.a.)  Heat Energy And Equilibrium
2. (3.2.10.B3.b.)  Heat Transfer
3. (3.2.C.B3.a.)  Conservation Of Energy
4. (3.2.C.B3.b.)  Endothermic VS. Exothermic
5. (3.2.P .B3.a.)  Factors Influencing Heat Transfer
6. (3.2.12.B3.a.)  Kinetic Energy And Temperature
Electrical and Magnetic Energy
1. (3.2.10.B4.a.)  Ohm's Law
2. (3.2.10.B4.b.)  Electromagnetic Force
3. (3.2.P.B4.a.)  Moving Particles
4. (3.2.P.B4.b.)  Qualitative And Qualitative Understanding Of Electricity
5. (3.2.P.B4.c.)  Electrical Induction
6. (3.2.12.B4.a.)  Law Of Attraction
Nature of Waves
1. (3.2.10.B5.a.)  Waves Transfer Energy
2. (3.2.10.B5.b.)  Compare Light And Sound
3. (3.2.10.B5.c.)  Electromagnetic Spectrum
4. (3.2.10.B5.d.)  Sound And Light Waves
5. (3.2.P.B5.a.)  Waves Carry Information
6. (3.2.P .B5.b.)  Wave Properties
7. (3.2.12.B5.a.)  Wave Transmission And Technology
8. (3.2.12.B5.b.)  Use In Technology
Unifying Themes
1. (3.2.10.B6.a.)  Models, Constancy And Change
2. (3.2.P .B6.a.)  Constancy And Change
3. (3.2.12.B6.a.)  Constancy And Change
Science as Inquiry
1. (3.2.P.B7.a.)  Compare Theories
2. (3.2.P.B7.b.)  Direct And Indirect Observation
3. (3.2.P.B7.c.)  Research Questions
4. (3.2.P.B7.d.)  Revise Explanations And Models
5. (3.2.P.B7.e.)  Analyze Explanations And Models
6. (3.2.12.B7.a.)  Existing Theories
7. (3.2.12.B7.b.)  Experimental Information
8. (3.2.12.B7.c.)  Conclusions
9. (3.2.12.B7.d.)  Interpret Results
10. (3.2.12.B7.e.)  Defend An Argument