VT.PS. Physical Science
Enduring Knowledge: All living and non-living things are composed of matter having characteristic properties that distinguish one substance from another.
S9-12:10. Students demonstrate their understanding of the Properties of Matter by:
S9-12:10.2. Comparing the characteristics of three major components of all atoms (protons, electrons, neutrons) their location within an atom, their relative size and their charge. (DOK 2)
Enduring Knowledge: The nucleus of some atoms is unstable and may spontaneously decay.
S9-12:17. Students demonstrate their understanding of Nuclear Change by:
S9-12:17.1. Explaining the organization of an atomic nucleus and identifying the universal forces from strongest to weakest. (DOK 2)