Next Generation Science Standards Aligned with Historical Entries

HS. Structure and Properties of Matter
(Grades 9–12)

Links to Historical Entries

HS-PS1-1: Use the periodic table as a model to predict the relative properties of elements based on the patterns of electrons in the outermost energy level of atoms.

Svante Arrhenius
Niels Bohr
Michael Faraday
Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev
Robert A. Millikan
Henry G. W. Moseley
Linus Pauling
Ernest Rutherford
J.J. Thomson

HS-PS1-2: Construct and revise an explanation for the outcome of a simple chemical reaction based on the outermost electron states of atoms, trends in the periodic table, and knowledge of the patterns of chemical properties.

Svante Arrhenius
Jons Jacob Berzelius
John Dalton
Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev
Henry G. W. Moseley
Linus Pauling

HS-PS1-3: Plan and conduct an investigation to gather evidence to compare the structure of substances at the bulk scale to infer the strength of electrical forces between particles.

Jons Jacob Berzelius
August Kekulé von Stradonitz

HS-PS1-4: Develop models to illustrate that the release or absorption of energy from a chemical reaction system depends on the changes in total bond energy.

Niels Bohr
Linus Pauling

HS-PS1-5: Apply scientific principles and evidence to provide an explanation about the effects of changing the temperature or concentration of the reacting particles on the rate at which the reaction occurs.

Svante Arrhenius

HS-PS1-6: Refine the design of a chemical system by specifying a change in conditions that would produce increased amounts of products at equilibrium.

Svante Arrhenius

HS-PS1-7: Use mathematical representations to support the claim that atoms, and therefore mass, are conserved during a chemical reaction.

Jons Jacob Berzelius
John Dalton
Linus Pauling

HS-PS1-8: Develop models to illustrate the changes in the composition of the nucleus of the atom and the energy released during the process of fission, fusion, and radioactive decay.

Marie Curie
Ernest Rutherford
J.J. Thomson

HS-PS2-6: Communicate scientific and technical information about why the molecular-level structure is important in the function of designed materials

Svante Arrhenius
Jons Jacob Berzelius
August Kekulé von Stradonitz

HS-LS2-7: Design, evaluate, and refine a solution for reducing the impacts of human activities on the environment and biodiversity.

Svante Arrhenius

 

 

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