Performance Expectations
High School Performance Expectations: Physical Science-Waves

1) Waves: Electromagnetic Radiation
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.

Evidence Statements Pertaining to this Performance Expectation
  • 1.c.ii) Students identify the given evidence to be evaluated, including the following phenomena: The photoelectric effect.
  • 2.b) Evaluating Given Evidence and Reasoning: Students evaluate the phenomenon of the photoelectric effect to determine how it supports the argument that electromagnetic radiation can be described by a particle model.

High School Performance Expectations: Earth Science-Natural Resources

2) Earth and Human Activity: Natural Resources
Evaluate or refine a technological solution that reduces impacts of human activities on natural systems.

Evidence Statemens Pertaining to this Performance Expectation
  • 1.a.v) Using Scientific Knowledge to Evaluate Design Solutions: Describe that the solution being refined comes from scientists and engineers in the real world who develop technologies to solve problems of environmental degradation.