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HS-PS2-6 Evidence Statement

Physical Science: Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions - Evidence Statement 6

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

[Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on the attractive and repulsive forces that determine the functioning of the material. Examples could include why electrically conductive materials are often made of metal, flexible but durable materials are made up of long chained molecules, and pharmaceuticals are designed to interact with specific receptors.] [Assessment Boundary: Assessment is limited to provided molecular structures of specific designed materials.]

Source: http://www.nextgenscience.org/

For more specific information, including ways this performance expectation can achieve three-dimensional learning, please see this NGSS Evidence Statement.

* The performance expectations marked with an asterisk integrate traditional science content with engineering through a Practice or Disciplinary Core Idea.

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