“The Structure of the Atom” Unit Alignment Document by OCymerman

Grade and Strand

Standard

Code/Benchmark

Curriculum

Assessment

9-12

Physical Science

1. The structure of the atom determines chemical properties of elements.

9.2.1.1.1  Describe the relative charges, masses, and locations of the protons, neutrons, and electrons in an atom of an element.

9-12

Physical Science

1. The structure of the atom determines chemical properties of elements.

9.2.1.1.2  Describe how experimental evidence led Dalton, Rutherford, Thompson, Chadwick and Bohr to develop increasingly accurate models of the atom.

9-12

Physical Science

1. The structure of the atom determines chemical properties of elements.

9.2.1.1.3  Explain the arrangement of the elements on the Periodic Table, including the relationships among elements in a given column or row.

9-12

Physical Science

1. The structure of the atom determines chemical properties of elements.

9.2.1.1.4  Explain that isotopes of an element have different numbers of neutrons and that some are unstable and emit particles and/or radiation. For example: Some rock formations and building materials emit radioactive radon gas.  Another example: The predictable rate of decay of radioactive isotopes makes it possible to estimate the age of some materials, and makes them useful in some medical procedures.

9-12

The Nature of Science and Engineering

1. Science is a way of knowing about the natural world that is characterized by empirical criteria, logical argument and skeptical review.

9.1.1.1.6  Describe how changes in scientific knowledge generally occur in incremental steps that include and build on earlier knowledge.

9-12

The Nature of Science and Engineering

1. Science is a way of knowing about the natural world that is characterized by empirical criteria, logical argument and skeptical review.

9.1.1.1.7  Explain how scientific and technological innovations-as well as new evidence-can challenge portions of, or entire accepted theories and models including, but not limited to: cell theory, atomic theory, theory of evolution, plate tectonic theory, germ theory of disease, and the big bang theory.

9-12

The Nature of Science and Engineering

4. Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics rely on each other to enhance knowledge and understanding.

9.1.3.4.3  Select and use appropriate numeric, symbolic, pictorial, or graphical representation to communicate scientific ideas, procedures and experimental results.

K-12

National

Educational Technology

Standards (NETS)

1. Creativity and Innovation

Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology. Students:

b. create original works as a means of personal or group expression.

K-12

National

Educational Technology

Standards (NETS)

2. Communication and Collaboration

Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others. Students:

a. interact, collaborate, and publish with peers, experts, or others employing a variety of digital environments and media.

b. communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats.

K-12

National

Educational Technology

Standards (NETS)

3. Research and Information Fluency

Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information. Students:

a. plan strategies to guide inquiry.

b. locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically use information from a variety of sources and media.

c. evaluate and select information sources and digital tools based on the appropriateness to specific tasks.

d. process data and report results.

All of the unit curriculum contents apply.

All unit assessments apply.

K-12

National

Educational Technology

Standards (NETS)

4. Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making

Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources. Students:

b. plan and manage activities to develop a solution or complete a project.