Science – G & S

Goals and Standards

300 – General Science

STATE GOALS:
As a result of General Science, students will be able to do the following:

11: Understand the processes of scientific inquiry and technological design to investigate questions, conduct experiments and solve problems.
A. Know and apply the concepts, principles and processes of scien­tific inquiry.
12: Understand the fundamental concepts, principles and interconnections of the life, physical and earth/space sciences.
E. Know and apply concepts that describe the features and processes of the Earth and its resources.
13: Understand the relationships among science, technology and society in historical and contemporary contexts.
A. Know and apply the accepted practices of science.
B. Know and apply concepts that describe the interaction between science, technology and society.

ACT SCIENCE STANDARDS FOR TRANSITION: 

As a result of Physical Science and technology, students will be able to do the following:

Interpretation of Data

A. Select two or more pieces of data from a simple data presentation
B. Understand basic scientific terminology
C. Find basic information in a brief body of text.
D. Determine how the value of one variable changes as the value of another variable changes in a
simple data presentation.
Scientific Investigation
A. Understand the methods and tools used in a moderately complex experiment
B. Understand a simple experimental design
C. Identify a control in an experiment

Evaluation of Models, Inferences, and Experimental Results

A.  Select a simple hypothesis, prediction, or conclusion that is supported by a
     data presentation or a model

LOCAL LEARNER OUTCOMES:

As a result of General Science, students will be able to do the following:
A. Know and apply scientific terms
B. Use the scientific method to analyze and solve problems
C. Comprehend directions
D. Write thoughts and answers clearly
E. Know and understand the basic principles of weather and how weather is formed
F. Know and understand how the rock cycle, earthquakes, and volcanoes are formed and change the earth.
Revised course description:

301 – Biology I

STATE GOALS:
As a result of Biology I class, students will be able to do the following:
11: Understand the processes of scientific inquiry and technological design to investigate questions, conduct experiments and solve problems.
A.   Know and apply the concepts, principles and processes of scien­tific inquiry.
12: Understand the fundamental concepts, principles and interconnections of the life, physical and earth/space sciences.
A.   Know and apply concepts that explain how living things func­tion, adapt
      and change.
B.   Know and apply concepts that describe how living things interact with each
      other and with their environ­ment.
13: Understand the relationships among science, technology and society in historical and contemporary contexts.
A.   Know and apply the accepted practices of science.
B.   Know and apply concepts that describe the interaction between science,
      technology and society.
ACT SCIENCE STANDARDS FOR TRANSITION
As a result of Biology I class, students will be able to do the following:
Interpretation of data.
A.   Select two or more pieces of data from a simple data presentation
B.   Understand basic scientific terminology
C.   Find basic information in a brief body of text
D.   Determine how the value of one variable changes as the value of another variable changes in a simple
data presentation
Scientific Investigation
A.   Understand the methods and tools used in a moderately complex experiment
B.   Understand a simple experimental design
C.   Identify a control in an experiment
D.   Identify similarities and differences between experiments
Evaluation of Models, Inferences and Experimental Results.
A.   Select a simple hypothesis, prediction, or conclusion that is supported by a data presentation or a model
B.   Identify key issues or assumptions in a model

LOCAL LEARNER OUTCOMES
1.    Display integrity in work and personal conduct
2.    Develop reasoning skills
3.    Read and follow instructions independently
4.    Communicate effectively through speech and writing
5.    Work well in team situations
6.    Show persistence when working on difficult problems
7.    Use appropriate technologies
8.    Know and apply the steps of the scientific method
9.    Use proper methods and techniques in laboratory work
10.  Develop skills for reading, interpreting, and developing graphs and tables
11.  Develop a general working vocabulary to facilitate the understanding of the material covered
12.  Have a general understanding of the cell structure and function
13.  Develop an understanding of how genes are passed from one generation to another and a general
understanding of the patterns of inheritance
14.   Have a general understanding of how energy is used by a cell
15.   Develop the ability to classify organisms within their kingdoms based upon their structures and functions.
16.   Have a basic understanding of the difference between the organisms in the 5
        kingdoms
17.   Have a basic understanding of the evolutionary history of the geological time line.

303 – Honors Biology I

STATE GOALS:

As a result of Honors Biology I class, students will be able to do the following:

11: Understand the processes of scientific inquiry and technological design 
to investigate questions, conduct experiments and solve problems.
A.   Know and apply the concepts, principles, and processes of scientific inquiry.

12: Understand the fundamental concepts, principles and interconnections 
of the life, physical and earth/space sciences.
A.   Know and apply concepts that explain how living things function, adapt, and     change.
B.   Know and apply the concepts that describe how living things interact with each other and their environment.
13: Understand the relationships among science, technology and society in historical and contemporary contexts.
A.   Know and apply the accepted practices of science.
B.   Know and apply concepts that describe the interaction between science, technology and society.

ACT SCIENCE STANDARDS FOR TRANSITION    
As a result of Honors Biology I class, students will be able to do the following:

Interpretation of data.
A.   Select two or more pieces of data from a simple data presentation
B.   Understand basic scientific terminology
C.   Find basic information in a brief body of text
D.   Determine how the value of one variable changes as the value of another variable changes in a
simple data presentation

Scientific investigation
A.   Understand the methods and tools used in a simple experiment

Evaluation of Models, Inferences, and Experimental Results
A.   Select a simple hypothesis, prediction, or conclusion that is supported by a data presentation or a model
B.   Identify key issues or assumptions in a model
LOCAL LEARNER OUTCOMES
1.   Display integrity in work and personal conduct
2.   Develop reasoning skills
3.   Read and follow instructions independently
4.   Communicate effectively through speech and writing
5.   Work well in team situations
6.   Show persistence when working on difficult problems
7.   Use appropriate technologies
8.   Know and apply the steps of the scientific method
9.   Use proper methods and techniques in laboratory work
10. Develop skills for reading, interpreting, and developing graphs and tables
11. Develop a general working vocabulary to facilitate the understanding of the material covered
12. Have a general understanding of the cell structure and function
13. Develop an understanding of how genes are passed from one generation to another and a general
understanding of the patterns of inheritance
14.  Have a general understanding of how energy is used by a cell
15.  Have a basic understanding of hwy organisms are classified the way they are
16.  Have a basic understanding of the difference between the organisms in the 5 kingdoms
17.  Develop the ability to design and carry out an experiment

305 – Honors Human Anatomy and Physiology

STATE GOALS:
As a result of the Human Anatomy & Physiology class, students will be able to do the following:
11: Understand the processes of scientific inquiry and technological design to investigate questions, conduct experiments and solve problems.
A.   Know and apply the concepts, principles and processes of scien­tific inquiry.
B.   Know and apply the concepts, principles and processes of technological design.
12: Understand the fundamental concepts, principles and interconnections of the life, physical and earth/space sciences.
A.   Know and apply concepts that explain how living things func­tion, adapt and change.
B.   Know and apply concepts that describe how living things interact with each other and with their environ­ment.
13: Understand the relationships among science, technology and society in historical and contemporary contexts.
A.   Know and apply the accepted practices of science.
B.   Know and apply concepts that describe the interaction between science, technology and society.
ACT SCIENCE STANDARDS FOR TRANSITION
As a result of Human Anatomy & Physiology class, students will be able to do the following:
Interpretation of data.
A.   Compare or combine data from two or more simple data presentations (e.g., categorize data from a table
using a scale from another table)
B.   Compare or combine data from a complex data presentation
C.   Interpolate between data points in a table or graph
D.   Determine how the value of one variable changes as the value of another variable changes in a complex
data presentation
E.    Identify and/or use a simple (e.g., linear) mathematical relationship between data
F.    Analyze given information when presented with new, simple information
Scientific Investigation
A.   Understand the methods and tools used in a complex experiment
B.   Understand a complex experimental design
C.   Predict the results of an additional trial or measurement in an experiment
D.   Determine the experimental conditions that would produce specified results
Evaluation of Models, Inferences and Experimental Results.
A.   Select a complex hypothesis, prediction, or conclusion that is supported by two or more data presentations
or models
B.   Determine whether given information supports or contradicts a complex hypothesis or conclusion, and why
C.   Use new information to make a prediction based on a model

LOCAL LEARNER OUTCOMES
1.   Display integrity in work and personal conduct
2.   Develop reasoning skills
3.   Read and follow instructions independently
4.   Communicate effectively through speech and writing
5.   Work well in team situations
6.   Show persistence when working on difficult problems
7.   Use appropriate technologies
8.   Know and apply the steps of the scientific method
9.   Use proper methods and techniques in laboratory work
10. Develop skills for reading, interpreting, and developing graphs and tables
11. Develop a basic working medical vocabulary needed to understand the material covered
12. Have a basic understanding of the relationship between the form and   function of the different structures
of the human body.
13.  Have a basic understanding of how the body systems interact with one another.
14.  Have a general understanding of how energy is used by the body
15.  Have the ability to synthesize a group of symptoms and develop a possible clinical diagnosis.
16.  Be able to perform a laboratory dissection and to distinguish the different structures found in the process

306 – Physical Science and Technology

STATE GOALS:
As a result of Physical Science and technology, students will be able to do the following:

11: Understand the processes of scientific inquiry and technological
design to investigate questions, conduct experiments and solve problems.
A.   Know and apply the concepts, principles and processes of scien­tific inquiry.
12: Understand the fundamental concepts, principles and interconnections of the life, physical and earth/space sciences.
C.   Know and apply concepts that describe properties of matter and energy and the interactions between them.
D.   Know and apply concepts that describe force and motion and the principles that explain them.
13: Understand the relationships among science, technology and society in historical and contemporary contexts.
A.   Know and apply the accepted practices of science.
B.   Know and apply concepts that describe the interaction between science, technology and society.

ACT SCIENCE STANDARDS FOR TRANSITION
As a result of Physical Science and technology, students will be able to do the following:

Interpretation of Data
A.   Select two or more pieces of data from a simple data presentation
B.   Understand basic scientific terminology
C.   Find basic information in a brief body of text.
D.   Determine how the value of one variable changes as the value of another variable changes in a
simple data presentation
E.   Translate information into a table, graph, or diagram
Scientific Investigation
A.   Understand the methods and tools used in a moderately complex experiment
B.   Understand a simple experimental design
C.   Identify a control in an experiment
D.   Identify similarities and differences between experiments

Evaluation of Models, Inferences, and Experimental Results

A. Select a simple hypothesis, prediction, or conclusion that is supported by a data presentation or a model

LOCAL LEARNER OUTCOMES
As a result of Physical Science and technology, students will be able to do the following:
A.   Know and apply scientific terms
B.   Use the scientific method to analyze and solve problems
C.   Demonstrate proper laboratory techniques to analyze and data
D.   Know and understand the principles of forces, motion, and energy
E.   Know and understand the basic concepts of chemistry

307 – Chemistry I

STATE GOALS:

 As a result of Chemistry I class, students will be able to do the following:

11: Understand the processes of scientific inquiry and technological design to investigate questions, conduct experiments and solve problems.

A.   Know and apply the concepts, principles and processes of scien­tific inquiry.


12: Understand the fundamental concepts, principles and interconnections of the life, physical and earth/space sciences.

C.   Know and apply concepts that describe properties of matter and energy and the

13: Understand the relationships among science, technology and society in historical and contemporary contexts.

A.   Know and apply the accepted practices of science.
B.   Know and apply concepts that describe the interaction between science, technology and society.
ACT SCIENCE STANDARDS FOR TRANSITION
As a result of Chemistry I class, students will be able to do the following:

Interpretation of data.

A.   Select data from a simple data presentation (e.g., a table or graph with more than three variables;
a phase diagram).
B.   Compare or combine data from a simple data presentation.
C.   Translate information into a table, graph, or diagram.
 
Scientific Investigation.
A.   Understand the methods and tools used in a moderately complex experiment.
B.   Understand a simple experimental design.
C.   Identify a control in an experiment.
D.   Identify similarities and differences between experiments.
Evaluation of Models, Inferences, and Experimental Results.
A.   Select a simple hypothesis, prediction, or conclusion that is supported by a data presentation or model.
B.   Determine whether given information supports or contradicts a simple hypothesis or conclusion, and why.
C.   Select a data presentation or a model that supports or contradicts a hypothesis, prediction, or conclusion.

LOCAL LEARNER OUTCOMES
As a result of Chemistry I class, students will:
A.   have an expanded vocabulary of science terms and their meanings.
B.   be able to use the steps of the scientific method to analyze graphs & charts and solve problems in both
the classroom and chemistry laboratory.
C.   be able to use scientific laws and their accompanying formulas to answer questions pertaining to both
classroom topics and data collected in the chemistry laboratory.
D.   have an increased awareness of the names and uses of equipment used in the chemistry laboratory.
E.    be able to safely use the equipment available in the chemistry laboratory to collect data needed to analyze
specific topics discussed in the classroom.
F.     be able to write a laboratory report that neatly and concisely conveys to the reader what was done in
the chemistry laboratory, why it was done, and a complete analysis of the collected data.

308 – Honors Chemistry I

STATE GOALS:
As a result of Honors Chemistry I class, students will be able to do the following:

11: Understand the processes of scientific inquiry and technological
design to investigate questions, conduct experiments and solve problems.
A.   Know and apply the concepts, principles and processes of scien­tific inquiry.
12: Understand the fundamental concepts, principles and interconnections of the life, physical and earth/space sciences.
C.   Know and apply concepts that describe properties of matter and energy and the interactions between them.
13: Understand the relationships among science, technology and society in historical and contemporary contexts.
A.   Know and apply the accepted practices of science.
B.   Know and apply concepts that describe the interaction between science, technology and society.
ACT SCIENCE STANDARDS FOR TRANSITION
As a result of Honors Chemistry I class, students will be able to do the following:
Interpretation of data.
A.   Select data from a complex data presentation (e.g., a table or graph with more
      than three variables; a phase diagram)
B.   Compare or combine data from a simple data presentation (e.g., order or sum
      data from a table)
C.   Translate information into a table, graph, or diagram
Scientific Investigation.
A.   Understand the methods and tools used in a moderately complex experiment
B.   Understand a simple experimental design
C.   Identify a control in an experiment
D.   Identify similarities and differences between experiments
Evaluation of Models, Inferences and Experimental Results.
A.   Select a simple hypothesis, prediction, or conclusion that is supported by a data presentation or a model
B.   Identify key issues or assumptions in a model
LOCAL LEARNER OUTCOMES
As a result of Honors Chemistry I class, students will be able to do the following:
A.   Display integrity in work and personal conduct
B.   Develop reasoning skills
C.   Read and follow instructions independently
D.   Communicate effectively through speech and writing
E.    Work well in team situations
F.    Show persistence when working on difficult problems
G.   Use appropriate technologies
H.   Know and apply the vocabulary and concepts associated with chemistry
I.    Use proper methods and techniques in laboratory work
J.    Develop skills for reading, interpreting and developing graphs and tables

309 – Honors Chemistry II

STATE GOALS:
As a result of Honors Chemistry II class, students will be able to do the following:

11: Understand the processes of scientific inquiry and technological 
design to investigate questions, conduct experiments and solve problems.
A.   Know and apply the concepts, principles of scientific inquiry.
B.   Know and apply the concepts, principles and processes of tech­nological design.
12: Understand the fundamental concepts, principles and interconnections of the life, physical and earth/space sciences.
C.   Know and apply concepts that describe properties of matter and energy and the
      interactions between them.
13: Understand the relationships among science, technology and society in
       historical and contemporary contexts.
A.   Know and apply the accepted practices of science.
B.   Know and apply concepts that describe the interaction between science, technology
      and society.
ACT SCIENCE STANDARDS FOR TRANSITION
As a result of Honors Chemistry II class, students will be able to do the following:
Interpretation of Data
A.   Compare or combine data from two or more simple data presentations (e.g.,
      categorize data from a table using a scale from another table)
B.   Compare or combine data from a complex data presentation
C.   Interpolate between data points in a table or graph
D.   Determine how the value of one variable changes as the value of another variable changes in a
complex data presentation
E.   Identify and/or use a simple (e.g., linear) mathematical relationship between data
F.   Analyze given information when presented with new, simple information
Scientific Investigation
A.   Understand the methods and tools used in a complex experiment
B.   Understand a complex experimental design
C.   Predict the results of an additional trial or measurement in an experiment
D.   Determine the experimental conditions that would produce specified results
Evaluation of Models, Inferences, and Experimental Results.
A.   Select a simple hypothesis, prediction, or conclusion that is supported by two or more data
presentations or models
B.   Determine whether given information supports or contradicts a simple hypothesis or conclusion, and why
C.   Identify strengths and weaknesses in one or more models
D.   Identify similarities and differences between models
E.    Determine which model(s) is(are) supported or weakened by new information
F.    Select a data presentation or a model that supports or contradicts a hypothesis, prediction, or conclusion
LOCAL LEARNER OUTCOMES
As a result of Honors Chemistry I class, students will be able to do the following:
A.       Display integrity in work and personal conduct
B.       Develop reasoning skills
C.      Read and follow instructions independently
D.      Communicate effectively through speech and writing
E.       Work well in team situations
F.       Show persistence when working on difficult problems
G.      Use appropriate technologies
H.      Know and apply the vocabulary and concepts associated with chemistry
I.          Use proper methods and techniques in laboratory work
J.        Develop skills for reading, interpreting and developing graphs and tables

312 – Biology II

STATE GOALS:
As a result of Biology II class, students will be able to do the following:

11: Understand the processes of scientific inquiry and technological design 
to investigate questions, conduct experiments and solve problems.
A.   Know and apply the concepts, principles, and processes of scientific inquiry.

12: Understand the fundamental concepts, principles and interconnections 
of the life, physical and earth/space sciences.
A.   Know and apply concepts that explain how living things function, adapt, and     change.
B.   Know and apply the concepts that describe how living things interact with each other and their environment.
E.   Know and apply concepts that describe the features and processes of the Earth and
      its resources

13: Understand the relationships among science, technology and society
in historical and contemporary contexts.
A.   Know and apply the accepted practices of science.
B.   Know and apply concepts that describe the interaction between science, technology and society.

ACT SCIENCE STANDARDS FOR TRANSITION    
As a result of Biology II class, students will be able to do the following:

Interpretation of data.
A.   Compare or combine data from two or more simple data presentations
B.   Compare or combine data from a complex data presentation
C.   Interpolate between data points in a table or graph
D.   Determine how the value of one variable changes as the value of another variable changes in a
complex data presentation
E.   Identify and/or use a simple mathematical relationship between data
F.   Analyze given information when presented with new, simple information

Scientific investigation
A.   Understand the methods and tools used in a complex experiment
B.   Understand a complex experimental design
C.   Predict the results of an additional trial or measurement in an experiment
D.   Determine the experimental conditions that would produce specified results

Evaluation of Models, Inferences, and Experimental Results
A.   Select a simple hypothesis, prediction, or conclusion that is supported by two or more data
presentations or model
B.   Determine whether given information supports or contradicts a simple hypothesis or    conclusion, and why
C.   Identify strengths and weaknesses in one or more models
D.   Identify similarities and differences between models
E.    Determine which model(s) is (are) supported or weakened by new information
F.    Select a data presentation or a model that supports or contradicts a hypothesis, prediction, or conclusion

LOCAL LEARNER OUTCOMES
a.   Display integrity in work and personal conduct
b.   Develop reasoning skills
c.   Read and follow instructions independently
d.   Communicate effectively through speech and writing
e.   Work well in team situations
f.    Show persistence when working on difficult problems
g.   Use appropriate technologies
h.   Know and apply the steps of the scientific method
i.    Use proper methods and techniques in laboratory work
j.    Develop skills for reading, interpreting, and developing graphs and tables
k.   Develop a general working vocabulary to facilitate the understanding of the material covered
l.    Develop an understanding of the classification, structure and function of plants
m.  Develop an understanding of how genes are passed from one generation to another and a general
understanding of the patterns of inheritance
n.   Develop an understanding of the classification, structure and function of animals
o.   Develop the ability to design and carry out an experiment
p.   Develop an understanding of ecosystems and how organisms interact with each other and their environment.

314 – Physics I

STATE GOALS:

As a result of Physics I class, students will be able to do the following:
11: Understand the processes of scientific inquiry and technological design to investigate questions, conduct experiments and solve problems.
A.   Know and apply the concepts, principles and processes of scien­tific inquiry.
B.   Know and apply the concepts, principles and processes of tech­nological design.

12: Understand the fundamental concepts, principles and interconnections of
the life, physical and earth/space sciences.
C.   Know and apply concepts that describe properties of matter and energy and the interactions between them.
D.   Know and apply concepts that describe force and motion and the principles that explain them.

13: Understand the relationships among science, technology and society in historical
and contemporary contexts.
A.   Know and apply the accepted practices of science.
B.   Know and apply concepts that describe the interaction between science, technology and society.

ACT SCIENCE STANDARDS FOR TRANSITION
As a result of Physics I class, students will be able to do the following:
Interpretation of data.
A.   Select data from a complex data presentation (e.g., a table or graph with more than three variables;
a phase diagram).
B.   Compare or combine data from a complex data presentation interpolate between data points in a
table or graph.
C.   Determine how the value of one variable changes as the value of another variable changes in a complex
data presentation.
D.   Identify and/or use a simple (e.g., linear) mathematical relationship between data.
E.   Analyze given information when presented with new, simple information.
Scientific Investigation.
A.   Understand the methods and tools used in a complex experiment.
B.   Predict the results of an additional trial or measurement in an experiment.
C.   Determine the experimental conditions that would produce specified results.

Evaluation of Models, Inferences, and Experimental Results.
A.   Select a simple hypothesis, prediction, or conclusion that is supported by two or more data presentations
or models.
B.   Determine whether given information supports or contradicts a simple hypothesis or conclusion, and why.
C.   Select a data presentation or a model that supports or contradicts a hypothesis, prediction, or conclusion.
LOCAL LEARNER OUTCOMES
As a result of Physics I class, students will:
·   have an expanded vocabulary of science terms and their meanings.
·   be able to use the steps of the scientific method to analyze graphs & charts and solve problems in both
the classroom and physics laboratory.
·   be able to use scientific laws and their accompanying formulas to answer questions pertaining to both
classroom topics and data collected in the physics laboratory.
·   be able to safely use the equipment available in the physics laboratory to collect data needed to analyze
specific topics discussed in the classroom.

315 – Honors Physics I

STATE GOALS:

As a result of Honors Physics I class, students will be able to do the following:

11: Understand the processes of scientific inquiry and technological design to investigate questions, conduct experiments and solve problems.
A.   Know and apply the concepts, principles and processes of scien­tific inquiry.
12: Understand the fundamental concepts, principles and interconnections of the life, physical and earth/space sciences.
C.   Know and apply concepts that describe properties of matter and energy and the interactions between them.
D.   Know and apply concepts that describe force and motion and the principles that explain them.
E.    Know and apply concepts that explain the composition and struc­ture of the universe and Earth’s place in it.
 
13: Understand the relationships among science, technology and society in historical and contemporary contexts.
A.   Know and apply the accepted practices of science.
B.   Know and apply concepts that describe the interaction between science, technology and society.
ACT SCIENCE STANDARDS FOR TRANSITION
As a result of Honors Physics I class, students will be able to do the following:

Interpretation of data.
A.   Compare or combine data from two or more simple data presentations (e.g., categorize data from a
table using a scale from another table)
B.   Compare or combine data from a complex data presentation
C.   Translate information into a table, graph, or diagram
D.   Interpolate between data points in a table or graph
E.   Determine how the value of one variable changes as the value of another variable changes in a complex
data presentation
F.   Identify and/or use a simple (e.g., linear) mathematical relationship between data
G.   Identify and/or use a complex (e.g., nonlinear) mathematical relationship between data
Scientific Investigation.
A.   Understand the methods and tools used in a moderately complex experiment
B.   Understand a complex experimental design
C.   Predict the results of an additional trial or measurement in an experiment
D.   Determine the experimental conditions that would produce specified results

Evaluation of Models, Inferences and Experimental Results.
A.   Select a simple hypothesis, prediction, or conclusion that is supported by two or more data presentations
or models
B.   Identify key issues or assumptions in a model
C.   Determine whether given information supports or contradicts a simple hypothesis or conclusion, and why
D.   Determine which model(s) is(are) supported or weakened by new information
E.    Select a data presentation or a model that supports or contradicts a hypothesis, prediction, or conclusion
LOCAL DISTRICT GOALS
As a result of Honors Physics I class, students should:
A.   Have an expanded vocabulary of science terms and their meanings.
B.   Be able to use the steps of the scientific method to analyze (charts & graphs) and solve problems in both
the classroom and physics laboratory.
C.   Be able to use scientific laws and their accompanying formulas to answer questions pertaining to both
classroom topics and data collected in the physics laboratory.
D.   Be able to safely use the equipment available in the physics laboratory to collect data needed to
analyze (graphs & charts) specific topics discussed in the classroom.
E.    Be able to write a laboratory report that neatly and concisely conveys to the reader what was done in
the physics laboratory, why it was done, and a complete analysis of the collected data (graphs & charts).
F.    Have expanded reasoning skills.
G.   Work well in team situations.
H.   Communicate effectively in informal presentations of homework and experimental results.
I.    Understand the physical world by constructing and using scientific models to describe, to explain, to
predict and to control physical phenomena.
J.    Use basic conceptual tools for modeling physical objects and processes, especially mathematical, graphical
and diagrammatic representations.
K.   Understand a set of basic models as the content core of physics.

316 – Honors Physics II

STATE GOALS
As a result of Honors Physics II class, students will be able to do the following:
11: Understand the processes of scientific inquiry and technological design to investigate questions, conduct experiments and solve problems.
A.   Know and apply the concepts, principles and processes of scien­tific inquiry.
B.   Know and apply the concepts, principles and processes of tech­nological design.
12: Understand the fundamental concepts, principles and interconnections of the life, physical and earth/space sciences.
C.   Know and apply concepts that describe properties of matter and energy and the interactions between them.
D.   Know and apply concepts that describe force and motion and the principles that explain them.
E.    Know and apply concepts that explain the composition and struc­ture of the universe and Earth’s place in it.
13: Understand the relationships among science, technology and society in historical and contemporary contexts.
A.    Know and apply the accepted practices of science.
B.    Know and apply concepts that describe the interaction between science, technology and society.
ACT SCIENCE STANDARDS FOR TRANSITION
As a result of Honors Physics II class, students will be able to do the following:

Interpretation of data.
A.   Compare or combine data from a simple data presentation with data from a complex data presentation
B.   Identify and/or use a complex (e.g., nonlinear) mathematical relationship between data
C.   Determine how the value of one variable changes as the value of another variable changes in a complex
data presentation

Scientific Investigation
A.   Understand the methods and tools used in a complex experiment
B.   Understand a complex experimental design
C.   Determine the hypothesis for an experiment
D.   Identify an alternate method for testing a hypothesis
Evaluation of Models, Inferences and Experimental Results.
A.   Select a complex hypothesis, prediction, or conclusion that is supported by a data presentation or model
B.   Determine whether given information supports or contradicts a complex hypothesis or conclusion, and why
C.   Identify strengths and weaknesses in one or more models
D.   Identify similarities and differences between models
E.    Determine which model(s) is(are) supported or weakened by new information
F.    Select a data presentation or a model that supports or contradicts a hypothesis, prediction, or conclusion
LOCAL DISTRICT GOALS
As a result of Honors Physics II class, students should:
A.   Be prepared for the degree of difficulty of early college level physics and engineering courses.
B.   Have an expanded vocabulary of science terms and their meanings.
C.   Be able to use the steps of the scientific method to analyze (charts & graphs) and solve problems in both
the classroom and physics laboratory.
D.   Be able to use scientific laws and their accompanying formulas to answer questions pertaining to both
classroom topics and data collected in the physics laboratory.
E.    Be able to safely use the equipment available in the physics laboratory to collect data needed to
analyze (graphs & charts) specific topics discussed in the classroom.
F.    Be able to write a laboratory report that neatly and concisely conveys to the reader what was done in
the physics laboratory, why it was done, and a complete analysis of the collected data (graphs & charts).
G.   Have expanded reasoning skills.
H.   Work well in team situations.
I.    Communicate effectively in informal presentations of homework and experimental results.
J.    Understand the physical world by constructing and using scientific models to describe, to explain, to
predict and to control physical phenomena.
K.   Use basic conceptual tools for modeling physical objects and processes, especially mathematical, graphical
and diagrammatic representations.