Instruction and Assessment Connection for South Dakota Science Standards
Sheltered Chemistry (V01) - Semester One
Earth and Space Science (ESS)
Core Idea 1: Earth’s Place in the Universe
Learning Standard Test Questions
HS-ESS1-1 Develop a model based on evidence to illustrate the life span of the sun and the role of nuclear fusion in the sun’s core to release energy that eventually reaches Earth in the form of radiation. 7
HS-ESS1-3 Communicate scientific ideas about the way stars, over their life cycle, produce elements. 8, 9
Core Idea 2: Earth’s Systems
Learning Standard Test Questions
HS-ESS2-4 Plan and carry out an investigation of the properties of water and its effects on Earth materials and surface processes. 33, 34, 35, 36, 37
Core Idea 3: Earth and Human Activity
Learning Standard Test Questions
HS-ESS3-2 Evaluate competing design solutions for developing, managing, and utilizing energy and mineral resources based on cost-benefit ratios. 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50
Physical Science (PS)
Core Idea 1: Matter and Its Interactions
Learning Standard Test Questions
HS-PS1-1 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. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 13, 14, 15, 24, 25, 26, 27
HS-PS1-2 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. 16, 17, 18, 19, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32
HS-PS1-3 Plan and carry out an investigation to gather evidence to compare the structure of substances at the bulk scale to infer the strength of electrical forces between particles. 20, 21, 22, 23
HS-PS1-8 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. 10, 11, 12


Multiple Choice: 50 points
Performance Task: 18 points
Overall: 68 points