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Survey of Physics (V02) Semester Two
Instruction and Assessment Connection for South Dakota Science Standards
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. 36, 37, 38, 39, 40
HS-ESS1-2 Construct an explanation of the Big Bang Theory based on astronomical evidence of light spectra, motion of distant galaxies, and composition of matter in the universe. 41, 42, 43, 44
HS-ESS1-4 Use mathematical or computational representations to predict the motion of orbiting objects in the solar system. 5, 6, 7, 8
Earth and Space Science (ESS)
Core Idea 2: Earth’s Systems
Learning Standard Test Questions
HS-ESS2-3 Use a model to describe how variations in the flow of energy into and out of Earth’s systems result in changes in climate. 45, 46, 47, 48
Physical Science (PS)
Core Idea 2: Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions
Learning Standard Test Questions
HS-PS2-4 Use mathematical representations of Newton’s Law of Gravitation and Coulomb’s Law to describe and predict the gravitational and electrostatic forces between objects. 1, 2, 3, 4
HS-PS2-5 Plan and carry out an investigation to provide evidence that an electric current can produce a magnetic field and that a changing magnetic field can produce an electric current. 13, 14, 15, 16
HS-PS2-6 Communicate scientific and technical information about why the molecular-level structure is important in the functioning of designed materials. 49, 50, 51, 52
Physical Science (PS)
Core Idea 3: Energy
Learning Standard Test Questions
HS-PS3-3 Design, build, and refine a device that works within given constraints to convert one form of energy into another form of energy. 9, 10, 11, 12
HS-PS3-5 Develop and use a model of two objects interacting through electric or magnetic fields to illustrate the forces between objects and the changes in energy of the objects due to the interaction. 17, 18, 19, 20
Physical Science (PS)
Core Idea 4: Waves and Their Applications in Technology for Information Transfer
Learning Standard Test Questions
HS-PS4-1 Use mathematical representations to support a claim regarding relationships among the frequency, wavelength, and speed of waves traveling in various media. 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26
HS-PS4-3 Evaluate the claims, evidence, and reasoning behind the idea that electromagnetic radiation can be described either by a wave model or a particle model, and that for some situations one model is more useful than the other. 27, 28, 29, 30
HS-PS4-4 Evaluate the validity and reliability of claims in published materials of the effects that different frequencies of electromagnetic radiation have when absorbed by matter. 31, 32, 33, 34, 35

Total: 52 points
Performance Task: 13 points
Overall: 65 points