MS-PS4-2 Waves and their Applications in Technologies for Information Transfer

MS-PS4-2   Waves and Their Applications in Technologies for Information Transfer

Students who demonstrate understanding can:

MS-PS4-2. Develop and use a model to describe that waves are reflected, absorbed, or transmitted through various materials. [Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on both light and mechanical waves. Examples of models could include drawings, simulations, and written descriptions.] [Assessment Boundary: Assessment is limited to qualitative applications pertaining to light and mechanical waves.]
The performance expectation above was developed using the following elements from the NRC document A Framework for K-12 Science Education:

Science and Engineering Practices

Developing and Using Models

Modeling in 6–8 builds on K–5 and progresses to developing, using, and revising models to describe, test, and predict more abstract phenomena and design systems.

Disciplinary Core Ideas

PS4.A: Wave Properties

PS4.B: Electromagnetic Radiation

Crosscutting Concepts

Structure and Function

Connections to other DCIs in this grade-band:

MS.LS1.D

Articulation of DCIs across grade-bands:

4.PS4.B ; HS.PS4.A ; HS.PS4.B ; HS.ESS1.A ; HS.ESS2.A ; HS.ESS2.C ; HS.ESS2.D

Common Core State Standards Connections:

ELA/Literacy -
SL.8.5 Integrate multimedia and visual displays into presentations to clarify information, strengthen claims and evidence, and add interest. (MS-PS4-2)

MS-PS4-2   Waves and Their Applications in Technologies for Information Transfer

Students who demonstrate understanding can:

MS-PS4-2. Develop and use a model to describe that waves are reflected, absorbed, or transmitted through various materials. [Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on both light and mechanical waves. Examples of models could include drawings, simulations, and written descriptions.] [Assessment Boundary: Assessment is limited to qualitative applications pertaining to light and mechanical waves.]
The performance expectation above was developed using the following elements from the NRC document A Framework for K-12 Science Education:

Science and Engineering Practices

Developing and Using Models

Modeling in 6–8 builds on K–5 and progresses to developing, using, and revising models to describe, test, and predict more abstract phenomena and design systems.

Disciplinary Core Ideas

PS4.A: Wave Properties

PS4.B: Electromagnetic Radiation

Crosscutting Concepts

Structure and Function

Connections to other DCIs in this grade-band:

MS.LS1.D

Articulation of DCIs across grade-bands:

4.PS4.B ; HS.PS4.A ; HS.PS4.B ; HS.ESS1.A ; HS.ESS2.A ; HS.ESS2.C ; HS.ESS2.D

Common Core State Standards Connections:

ELA/Literacy -
SL.8.5 Integrate multimedia and visual displays into presentations to clarify information, strengthen claims and evidence, and add interest. (MS-PS4-2)

MS-PS4-2   Waves and Their Applications in Technologies for Information Transfer

Students who demonstrate understanding can:

MS-PS4-2. Develop and use a model to describe that waves are reflected, absorbed, or transmitted through various materials. [Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on both light and mechanical waves. Examples of models could include drawings, simulations, and written descriptions.] [Assessment Boundary: Assessment is limited to qualitative applications pertaining to light and mechanical waves.]
The performance expectation above was developed using the following elements from the NRC document A Framework for K-12 Science Education:

Science and Engineering Practices

Developing and Using Models

Modeling in 6–8 builds on K–5 and progresses to developing, using, and revising models to describe, test, and predict more abstract phenomena and design systems.

Disciplinary Core Ideas

PS4.A: Wave Properties

PS4.B: Electromagnetic Radiation

Crosscutting Concepts

Structure and Function

Connections to other DCIs in this grade-band:

MS.LS1.D

Articulation of DCIs across grade-bands:

4.PS4.B ; HS.PS4.A ; HS.PS4.B ; HS.ESS1.A ; HS.ESS2.A ; HS.ESS2.C ; HS.ESS2.D

Common Core State Standards Connections:

ELA/Literacy -
SL.8.5 Integrate multimedia and visual displays into presentations to clarify information, strengthen claims and evidence, and add interest. (MS-PS4-2)

* The performance expectations marked with an asterisk integrate traditional science content with engineering through a Practice or Disciplinary Core Idea.

The section entitled “Disciplinary Core Ideas” is reproduced verbatim from A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Cross-Cutting Concepts, and Core Ideas. Integrated and reprinted with permission from the National Academy of Sciences.