NGSS: Performance Expectations

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.

Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence that the transfer of thermal energy when two components of different temperature are combined within a closed system results in a more uniform energy distribution among the components in the system (second law of thermodynamics).

Use mathematical representations to support a claim regarding relationships among the frequency, wavelength, and speed of waves traveling in various media.