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The Standards

Disciplinary Core Ideas

Physical Science (PS)

Listed below are the Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCI) for Physical Science and bullet points for their specific grade band progression.


PS2: Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions

PS2.C: Stability and Instability in Physical Systems

Primary School (K-2)
Elementary School (3-5)
Middle School (6-8)
High School (9-12)
Other Standards That Use This Disciplinary Core Idea


First Grade

Second Grade

Third Grade

Fourth Grade

Fifth Grade

Middle School

High School