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Skills available for Virginia seventh-grade science standards

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PS.1 The student will demonstrate an understanding of scientific reasoning, logic, and the nature of science by planning and conducting investigations in which

PS.2 The student will investigate and understand the nature of matter.

PS.3 The student will investigate and understand the modern and historical models of atomic structure.

PS.4 The student will investigate and understand the organization and use of the periodic table of elements to obtain information.

PS.5 The student will investigate and understand changes in matter and the relationship of these changes to the Law of Conservation of Matter and Energy.

PS.6 The student will investigate and understand forms of energy and how energy is transferred and transformed.

PS.7 The student will investigate and understand temperature scales, heat, and thermal energy transfer.

PS.8 The student will investigate and understand the characteristics of sound waves.

PS.9 The student will investigate and understand the characteristics of transverse waves.

PS.10 The student will investigate and understand the scientific principles of work, force, and motion.

PS.11 The student will investigate and understand basic principles of electricity and magnetism.

  • a static electricity, current electricity, and circuits;

  • b relationship between a magnetic field and an electric current;

  • c electromagnets, motors, and generators and their uses; and

  • d conductors, semiconductors, and insulators.