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)

This is a table of the Disciplinary Core Ideas of Physical Science. If coming from a Standard the specific bullet point used is highlighted and additional performance Expectations that make use of the Disciplinary Core Idea can be found below the table. To see all Disciplinary Core Ideas, click on the title "Disciplinary Core Ideas."

Other Standards That Use This Disciplinary Core Idea:


First Grade

Second Grade

Third Grade

Fourth Grade

Fifth Grade

Middle School

High School