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Georgia Standards of Excellence

We have correlated the Georgia Standards of Excellence to our Fast Forward video series. You can use this web page to browse the GSE or search for a particular GSE as it relates to Fast Forward.

  • S2L1

    Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the life cycles of different living organisms.

  • S2P1

    Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the properties of matter and changes that occur in objects.

  • S3L1

    Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the similarities and differences between plants, animals, and habitats found within geographic regions (Blue Ridge Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plains, Valley and Ridge, and Appalachian Plateau) of Georgia.

  • S3L2

    Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the effects of pollution (air, land, and water) and humans on the environment.

  • S4E4

    Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information using weather charts/maps and collect weather data to predict weather events and infer weather patterns.

  • S4L1

    Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the roles of organisms and the flow of energy within an ecosystem.

  • S4P1

    Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the nature of light and how light interacts with objects.

  • S4P2

    Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about how sound is produced and changed and how sound and/or light can be used to communicate.

  • S4P3

    Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the relationship between balanced and unbalanced forces.

  • S5L1

    Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to group organisms using scientific classification procedures.

  • S5P1

    Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to explain the differences between a physical change and a chemical change.

  • S5P2

    Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to investigate electricity.

  • S6E3

    Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to recognize the significant role of water in Earth processes.

  • S6E4

    Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about how the sun, land, and water affect climate and weather.

  • S6E5

    Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to show how Earth’s surface is formed.

  • S6E6

    Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the uses and conservation of various natural resources and how they impact the Earth.

  • S7L1

    Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to investigate the diversity of living organisms and how they can be compared scientifically. 

  • S7L2

    Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to construct scientific explanations to describe how cell structures, cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems interact to maintain the basic needs of organisms.

  • S7L4

    Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to examine the interdependence of organisms with one another and their environments. 

  • S7L5

    Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information from multiple sources to explain the theory of evolution of living organisms through inherited characteristics.

  • S8P1

    Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the structure and properties of matter.

  • S8P2

    Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the law of conservation of energy to develop arguments that energy can transform from one form to another within a system.

  • S8P3

    Construct an explanation using Newton’s Laws of Motion to describe the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces on the motion of an object.

  • S8P4

    Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to support the claim that electromagnetic (light) waves behave differently than mechanical (sound) waves.

  • S8P5

    Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the phenomena of gravity, electricity, and magnetism as major forces acting in nature.

  • SB1

    Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to analyze the nature of the relationships between structures and functions in living cells.

  • SB2

    Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to analyze how genetic information is expressed in cells.

  • SB5

    Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to assess the interdependence of all organisms on one another and their environment.

  • SB6

    Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to assess the theory of evolution.

  • SC2

    Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the chemical and physical properties of matter resulting from the ability of atoms to form bonds.

  • SC3

    Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about how the Law of Conservation of Matter is used to determine chemical composition in compounds and chemical reactions.

  • SC4

    Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about how to refine the design of a chemical system by applying engineering principles to manipulate the factors that affect a chemical reaction.

  • SC6

    Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the properties that describe solutions and the nature of acids and bases.

  • SES3

    Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to explore the actions of water, wind, ice, and gravity as they relate to landscape change.

  • SES5

    Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to investigate the interaction of solar energy and Earth’s systems to produce weather and climate.

  • SES6

    Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about how life on Earth responds to and shapes Earth’s systems.

  • SEV1

    Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to investigate the flow of energy and cycling of matter within an ecosystem.

  • SEV2

    Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to construct explanations of stability and change in Earth’s ecosystems.

  • SEV3

    Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to evaluate types, availability, allocation, and sustainability of energy resources.

  • SEV4

    Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to analyze human impact on natural resources.

  • SEV5

    Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the effects of human population growth on global ecosystems.

  • SKL2

    Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to compare the similarities and differences in groups of organisms.

  • SP1

    Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the relationship between distance, displacement, speed, velocity, and acceleration as functions of time.

  • SP2

    Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about how forces affect the motion of objects.

  • SP3

    Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the importance of conservation laws for mechanical energy and linear momentum in predicting the behavior of physical systems.

  • SP4

    Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the properties and applications of waves.

  • SP5

    Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about electrical and magnetic force interactions.

  • SP6

    Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about nuclear changes of matter and related technological applications.

  • SPS10

    Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to explain the properties of and relationships between electricity and magnetism.

  • SPS3

    Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to support the Law of Conservation of Matter.

  • SPS5

    Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to compare and contrast the phases of matter as they relate to atomic and molecular motion.

  • SPS6

    Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to explain the properties of solutions.

  • SPS7

    Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to explain transformations and flow of energy within a system.

  • SPS8

    Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to explain the relationships among force, mass, and motion.

  • SPS9

    Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to explain the properties of waves.

  • SS3E1

    Define and give examples of the four types of productive resources.

  • SS3E3

    Give examples of interdependence and trade and explain the benefits of voluntary exchange.

  • SS4E1

    Use the basic economic concepts of trade, opportunity cost, specialization, voluntary exchange, productivity, and price incentives to illustrate historical events.

  • SS4G1

    Locate important physical and man-made features in the United States.

  • SS5E3

    Describe how consumers and producers interact in the U. S. economy.

  • SS6G3

    Explain the impact of location, climate, distribution of natural resources, and population distribution on Latin America.

  • SS8E1

    Explain how the four transportation systems (road, air, water, and rail) of Georgia contribute to the development and growth of the state’s economy.

  • SS8E2

    Evaluate the influence of Georgia- based businesses on the state's economic growth and development.

  • SS8G1

    Describe Georgia’s geography and climate.

  • SS8H12

    Explain the importance of developments in Georgia since the late 20th century.

  • SSEF1

    Explain why limited productive resources and unlimited wants result in scarcity, opportunity costs, and tradeoffs for individuals, businesses, and governments.

  • SSEF4

    Compare and contrast different economic systems and explain how they answer the three basic economic questions of what to produce, how to produce, and for whom to produce.

  • SSEF6

    Explain how productivity, economic growth, and future standards of living are influenced by investment in factories, machinery, new technology, and the health, education, and training of people.

  • SSEIN1

    Explain why individuals, businesses, and governments trade goods and services.

  • SSEIN2

    Explain why countries sometimes erect trade barriers and sometimes advocate free trade.

  • SSEIN3

    Explain how changes in exchange rates can have an impact on the purchasing power of groups in the United States and in other countries.

  • SSEMA2

    Explain the role of the federal reserve system. 

  • SSEMI1

    Describe how households and businesses are interdependent and interact through flows of goods, services, resources, and money.

  • SSEMI2

    Explain how the law of demand, the law of supply, and prices work to determine production and distribution in a market economy.

  • SSEPF6

    Describe how the earnings of workers are determined in the marketplace.

  • SSSocSC4

    Analyze the function of social institutions as agents of social control across differing societies and times.

  • SSWG1

    Explain why physical characteristics of place such as landforms, bodies of water, climate, and natural resources act as contributing factors to world settlement patterns.

  • SSWG5

    Analyze human interactions with the world’s environments.

  • SSWG6

    Examine the spatial distribution of major economic systems and analyze the role geography plays in economic development.