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Topic: Nuclear reactions and forces 

Science

 Standard 9.  Understands the sources and properties of energy
  Level III (Grade 6-8)
   Benchmark 6.Knows that most chemical and nuclear reactions involve a transfer of energy (e.g., heat, light, mechanical motion, electricity)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows that most chemical reactions involve a transfer of energy
     2.Knows that chemical reactions can involve a transfer of heat
     3.Knows that chemical reactions can involve a transfer of light
     4.Knows that chemical reactions can involve a transfer of mechanical motion
     5.Knows that chemical reactions can involve a transfer of electricity
     6.Knows that most nuclear reactions involve a transfer of energy
     7.Knows that nuclear reactions can involve a transfer of heat
     8.Knows that nuclear reactions can involve a transfer of light
     9.Knows that nuclear reactions can involve a transfer of mechanical motion
     10.Knows that nuclear reactions can involve a transfer of electricity
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 5.Knows that nuclear reactions convert a fraction of the mass of interacting particles into energy (fission involves the splitting of a large nucleus into smaller pieces; fusion is the joining of two nuclei at extremely high temperature and pressure) and release much greater amounts of energy than atomic interactions
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows that nuclear reactions convert a fraction of the mass of interacting particles into energy
     2.Knows that fission involves the splitting of a large nucleus into smaller pieces
     3.Knows that fusion is the joining of two nuclei at extremely high temperature and pressure
     4.Knows that nuclear reactions release a much greater amount of energy than atomic interactions
 Standard 10.  Understands forces and motion
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 2.Knows that nuclear forces are much stronger than electromagnetic forces, which are vastly stronger than gravitational forces; the strength of nuclear forces explains why great amounts of energy are released from the nuclear reactions in atomic or hydrogen bombs, and in the Sun and other stars
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows that nuclear forces are stronger than electromagnetic forces
     2.Knows that electromagnetic forces are stronger than gravitational forces
     3.Knows that the strength of nuclear force explains the great amounts of energy released from nuclear reactions in atomic bombs
     4.Knows that the strength of nuclear force explains the great amounts of energy released from nuclear reactions in hydrogen bombs
     5.Knows that the strength of nuclear force explains the release of energy from nuclear reactions in the Sun

Geography

 Standard 1.  Understands the characteristics and uses of maps, globes, and other geographic tools and technologies
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 1.Understands the advantages and disadvantages of using maps from different sources and different points of view (e.g., maps developed by the media, business, government, industry and military to show how a recently closed military installation can be utilized for civilian purposes)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     13.Understands the advantages and disadvantages of using maps developed by the military