Air Track
Distance-Time Graphs
Distance-Time and Velocity-Time Graphs
Fan Cart Physics
Force and Fan Carts
Golf Range
Measuring Motion
Roller Coaster Physics
1.b.b1: Calculate the slope of a position-time graph and velocity-time graph in order to describe motion of an object.
Distance-Time Graphs
Distance-Time and Velocity-Time Graphs
Fan Cart Physics
Free-Fall Laboratory
Inclined Plane - Rolling Objects
Inclined Plane - Simple Machine
Inclined Plane - Sliding Objects
Roller Coaster Physics
1.b.b2: Use positive and negative signs to describe the vector nature of physical quantities.
1.b.b3: Compare and contrast scalar and vector quantities and give examples of each.
1.b.b4: Honors/Accelerated Extension: Calculate the areas of velocity-time and acceleration-time graphs to describe the displacement and velocity of an object.
Distance-Time Graphs
Distance-Time and Velocity-Time Graphs
Fan Cart Physics
Free-Fall Laboratory
Inclined Plane - Rolling Objects
Inclined Plane - Simple Machine
Inclined Plane - Sliding Objects
Roller Coaster Physics
1.c.c1: Plan and carry out an investigation of one-dimensional (horizontal and vertical) motion to calculate average and instantaneous speed, velocity and acceleration.
Air Track
Distance-Time Graphs
Distance-Time and Velocity-Time Graphs
Fan Cart Physics
1.c.c2: Investigate and explain that free fall acceleration is independent of mass.
2.a.a1: Use mathematical methods for vector addition to solve problems for vectors that are on the same line and perpendicular to each other.
2.b.b1: Resolve position, velocity, or acceleration vectors into components. (x and y, horizontal and vertical)
2.b.b2: Calculate range and time in the air for a horizontally launched projectile. (no air resistance)
Golf Range
Gravity Pitch
Shoot the Monkey
2.b.b3: Determine the acceleration and velocity at the top of the parabolic path of a projectile.
Golf Range
Shoot the Monkey
Trebuchet
2.b.b4: Explain the independence of vertical and horizontal motion of a projectile along the trajectory. (conceptually explain launch angle, velocity and acceleration at all points)
Golf Range
Shoot the Monkey
Trebuchet
2.b.b5: Plan and execute an experiment to investigate the projectile motion of an object by collecting and analyzing data using kinematic equations.
Fan Cart Physics
Force and Fan Carts
Golf Range
Shoot the Monkey
Trebuchet
2.b.b6: Predict mathematically and describe how changes to initial conditions (height and horizontal velocity) affect the time of flight and range for horizontal projectiles.
Golf Range
Gravity Pitch
Shoot the Monkey
3.a.a1: Explain and predict the motion of a body in absence of a net force and when forces are applied using Newton's 1st Law (principle of inertia).
Fan Cart Physics
Force and Fan Carts
3.a.a3: Calculate the acceleration for an object using Newton's 2nd Law, including situations where multiple forces act together.
Inclined Plane - Simple Machine
Roller Coaster Physics
Shoot the Monkey
3.a.a4: Identify the pair of equal and opposite forces between two interacting bodies and relate their magnitudes and directions using Newton's 3rd Law.
3.b.b1: Construct a free body diagram and identify applicable forces for an object on an inclined plane.
Atwood Machine
Inclined Plane - Simple Machine
3.c.c1: Calculate the weight of various masses.
Beam to Moon (Ratios and Proportions)
3.c.c5: Honors/Accelerated Extension: Calculate acceleration and magnitude of forces for an object on an inclined plane.
Inclined Plane - Rolling Objects
Inclined Plane - Simple Machine
Inclined Plane - Sliding Objects
3.c.c6: Honors/Accelerated Extension: Perform calculations for spring forces using Hooke's Law.
Determining a Spring Constant
Period of Mass on a Spring
Moment of Inertia
Uniform Circular Motion
5.b.b1: Calculate the kinetic energy and gravitational potential energy of an object.
Energy of a Pendulum
Inclined Plane - Rolling Objects
Inclined Plane - Sliding Objects
Potential Energy on Shelves
Roller Coaster Physics
5.b.b2: Calculate the amount of work performed by a force on an object.
Inclined Plane - Simple Machine
5.b.b4: Honors/Accelerated Extension: Analyze a force-position graph to determine the amount of work done on an object by a linear force.
Inclined Plane - Simple Machine
6.b.b3: Describe and perform calculations involving one dimensional momentum.
6.b.b5: Honors/Accelerated Extension: Experimentally and mathematically compare and contrast inelastic and elastic collisions.
Charge Launcher
Coulomb Force (Static)
Gravitational Force
Pith Ball Lab
8.a.a1: Explain the flow of electrons in terms of alternating and direct current.
Advanced Circuits
Circuit Builder
Circuits
8.b.b1: Calculate the cost of using electrical energy (kW-hr) in electrical appliances.
8.c.c1: Illustrate circuit diagrams using appropriate symbols for resistors, battery, light bulbs, and switch.
Advanced Circuits
Circuit Builder
Circuits
8.c.c2: Plan and carry out an investigation to analyze simple series and parallel DC circuits.
8.c.c3: Apply Ohm's Law to analyze steady-state DC circuits in series and parallel to determine the voltage across, current through, total resistance of and power dissipated/added by each element in the circuit.
8.c.c4: Explain the nature of household circuits and the use of fuses and circuit breakers within them.
Advanced Circuits
Circuit Builder
Circuits
9.a.a1: Honors/Accelerated Extension: Determine the direction of the magnetic field around a current- carrying straight wire using a right-hand rule.
Electromagnetic Induction
Magnetic Induction
9.d.d2: Honors/Accelerated Extension: Determine the direction of the magnetic force for current-carrying wires and moving charges in magnetic fields using a right-hand rule.
Electromagnetic Induction
Magnetic Induction
10.a.a1: Mathematically describe how the velocity, frequency, and wavelength of a propagating wave are related.
10.b.b1: Explain Doppler Effect, standing waves, wavelength, the relationship between amplitude and the energy of the wave, and the relationship between frequency and pitch.
Doppler Shift
Doppler Shift Advanced
Hearing: Frequency and Volume
Sound Beats and Sine Waves
10.b.b2: Honors/Accelerated Extension: Calculate the shift in frequency due to the Doppler effect.
11.a.a1: Explain the properties of waves including, but not limited to, amplitude (intensity), frequency, wavelength, and the relationship between frequency or wavelength and the energy of the wave.
Big Bang Theory - Hubble's Law
Star Spectra
11.a.a2: Investigate and solve problems involving refraction of light in relation to the speed of light in media, index of refraction, and angles of incidence and refraction (Snell's Law).
11.b.b1: Explain Doppler Effect, standing waves, wavelength, the relationship between amplitude and the energy of the wave, and the relationship between frequency and pitch.
Doppler Shift
Doppler Shift Advanced
Hearing: Frequency and Volume
Sound Beats and Sine Waves
11.b.b2: Construct an argument for the wave nature of light based on observations of diffraction patterns.
11.c.c1: Demonstrate the dispersion of white light into a color spectrum and the addition of primary and secondary colors to form white light.
Additive Colors
Basic Prism
Color Absorption
Subtractive Colors
Ray Tracing (Lenses)
Ray Tracing (Mirrors)
Ray Tracing (Lenses)
Ray Tracing (Mirrors)
13.b.b1: Explain alpha, beta, and gamma decays and their effects.
13.b.b2: Optional Extension : balance nuclear equations involving alpha and beta decay.
13.c.c1: Honors/Accelerated Extension: Use mathematics and computational thinking to apply the exponential decay equation.
Content correlation last revised: 8/15/2018