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Unifying Themes in Physical Science

Matter (Physical Science Unifying Concept A)
Matter has various states with unique properties that can be used as a basis for organization. The relationship between the properties of matter and its structure is an essential component of study in the physical sciences. The understanding of matter and its properties leads to practical applications, such as the capability to liberate elements from ore, create new drugs, manipulate the structure of genes and synthesize polymers.

Click here to download a practice multiple choice review sheet related to Matter. This 2-page sheet was prepared to assist teacher and student in practicing High School Science Proficiency Exam (HSPE) style questions related to the benchmarks contained within the unifying theme of Matter. The file contains questions, answer key, and Depth of Knowledge (DOK) coding.


Forces and Motion (Physical Science Unifying Concept B)
The laws of motion are used to describe the effects of forces on the movement of objects.

Click here to download a practice multiple choice review sheet related to Forces and Motion. This 2-page sheet was prepared to assist teacher and student in practicing High School Science Proficiency Exam (HSPE) style questions related to the benchmarks contained within the unifying theme of Forces and Motion. The file contains questions, answer key, and Depth of Knowledge (DOK) coding.


Energy (Physical Science Unifying Concept C)
The total energy of the universe is constant. All events involve the transfer of energy in one form or another. In all energy transfers, the overall effect is that the energy is spread out uniformly.

Click here to download a practice multiple choice review sheet related to Energy. This 2-page sheet was prepared to assist teacher and student in practicing High School Science Proficiency Exam (HSPE) style questions related to the benchmarks contained within the unifying theme of Energy. The file contains questions, answer key, and Depth of Knowledge (DOK) coding.


Physical Science Bundle
Click here to download a practice multiple choice review packet related to ALL Physical Science benchmarks. This packet was prepared to assist teacher and student in practicing Middle School Science CRT-style questions related to the benchmarks contained within the subject area of Physical Science. The file contains questions, answer key, and Depth of Knowledge (DOK) coding.