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Documentation :: Teachers :: Science Standards Alignments :: Alignment with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

According to the NGSS website, “The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)* are K–12 science content standards. Standards set the expectations for what students should know and be able to do. The NGSS were developed by states to improve science education for all students.”

The following quizzes at **PhysQuiz.net** align with the NGSS Performance Expectations listed below:

### HS-PS1: Matter and Its Interactions

**HS-PS1-8 Matter and its Interactions.** Develop models to illustrate the changes in the composition of the nucleus of the atom and the energy released during the processes of fission, fusion, and radioactive decay.

### HS-PS2: Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions

**HS-PS2-1 Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions.** Analyze data to support the claim that Newton’s second law of motion describes the mathematical relationship among the net force on a macroscopic object, its mass, and its acceleration.

**HS-PS2-2 Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions.** Use mathematical representations to support the claim that the total momentum of a system of objects is conserved when there is no net force on the system.

**HS-PS2-4 Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions.** Use mathematical representations of Newton’s Law of Gravitation and Coulomb’s Law to describe and predict the gravitational and electrostatic forces between objects.

**HS-PS2-5 Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions.** Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence that an electric current can produce a magnetic field and that a changing magnetic field can produce an electric current.

### HS-PS3: Energy

**HS-PS3-1 Energy.** Create a computational model to calculate the change in the energy of one component in a system when the change in energy of the other component(s) and energy flows in and out of the system are known.

**HS-PS3-2 Energy.** Develop and use models to illustrate that energy at the macroscopic scale can be accounted for as a combination of energy associated with the motions of particles (objects) and energy associated with the relative position of particles (objects).

**HS-PS3-5 Energy.** Develop and use a model of two objects interacting through electric or magnetic fields to illustrate the forces between objects and the changes in energy of the objects due to the interaction.

### HS-PS4: Waves and Their Applications in Technologies for Information Transfer

**HS-PS4-1 Waves and their Applications in Technologies for Information Transfer.** Use mathematical representations to support a claim regarding relationships among the frequency, wavelength, and speed of waves traveling in various media.

**HS-PS4-3 Waves and their Applications in Technologies for Information Transfer.** 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.

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