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Use mathematical representations to support a claim regarding relationships among the frequency, wavelength, and speed of waves traveling in various media.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
High School (9-12)
Evaluate questions about the advantages of using digital transmission and storage of information.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
High School (9-12)
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.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
High School (9-12)
Evaluate the validity and reliability of claims in published materials of the effects that different frequencies of electromagnetic radiation have when absorbed by matter.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
High School (9-12)
Communicate technical information about how some technological devices use the principles of wave behavior and wave interactions with matter to transmit and capture information and energy.*

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
High School (9-12)
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.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
High School (9-12)
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.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
High School (9-12)
Evaluate evidence of the past and current movements of continental and oceanic crust and the theory of plate tectonics to explain the ages of crustal rocks.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
High School (9-12)
Apply scientific reasoning and evidence from ancient Earth materials, meteorites, and other planetary surfaces to construct an account of Earth’s formation and early history.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
High School (9-12)

DCI Arrangements

Grade: 
High School (9-12)