2: Motion and Forces

2.1: Use measurements to develop an understanding of the concepts of speed, velocity and acceleration; distinguish translation from rotation. Use the concept of force as described by Newton's laws to predict how these quantities are influenced. Describe the gravitational force and its role in the motion of terrestrial and celestial objects. Describe forces by fluids, including the concepts of pressure and buoyancy.

 Archimedes' Principle
 Atwood Machine
 Density Laboratory
 Fan Cart Physics
 Free-Fall Laboratory
 Golf Range
 Inclined Plane - Rolling Objects
 Shoot the Monkey

3: Conservation Principles: Momentum, Energy and Mass

3.1: Analyze experiments that illustrate the law of conservation of energy and the law of conservation of momentum. Describe qualitatively and quantitatively the concepts of energy, work and power to describe the exchange of energy in systems. Know the circumstances under which mass is conserved.

 2D Collisions
 Air Track
 Chemical Changes
 Chemical Equations
 Energy of a Pendulum
 Inclined Plane - Sliding Objects
 Pulley Lab
 Roller Coaster Physics

4: Temperature and Thermal Energy Transfer

4.1: Distinguish thermal energy from temperature. Describe thermal energy transfer from one object to another by conduction, convection and radiation. Use the molecular kinetic theory of matter to describe the properties of gases and to describe the exchange of energy during phase changes. Apply the concepts of conservation of energy to include thermal energy.

 Air Track
 Energy Conversion in a System
 Herschel Experiment
 Phase Changes
 Temperature and Particle Motion

5: Vibrations, Waves and Sound

5.1: Describe the fundamental characteristics of mechanical vibrations and waves, and understand the relationships between frequency, period, amplitude, wavelength and wave speed. Distinguish longitudinal from transverse waves. Recognize that wave speed depends on the properties of the medium through which the wave travels.

 Longitudinal Waves
 Ripple Tank

6: Electricity and Magnetism

6.1: Describe the electrical forces between charged objects. Use the concept of the electric field to explain the interaction between charged particles. Develop a working model, through experiments with electrical circuits, of patterns of current flow, and of resistance, voltage and power. Describe the relationship between magnetism and electric current, and distinguish AC from DC electricity.

 Advanced Circuits
 Circuit Builder
 Electromagnetic Induction
 Magnetic Induction

7: Wave Nature of Light

7.1: Describe the wave nature of light and the parts of the electromagnetic spectrum, as well as diffraction and polarization. Explain the formation of shadows, specular and diffuse reflection, and refraction and image formation by lens and mirrors.

 Ray Tracing (Lenses)
 Ray Tracing (Mirrors)

8: Atomic and Subatomic Particles

8.1: Describe the structure of the atom using Bohr's theory. Describe the parts of the nucleus and the basis for fission, fusion and nuclear energy. Explain that sub-atomic particles constitute the limit of our knowledge of matter and energy.

 Bohr Model of Hydrogen
 Bohr Model: Introduction
 Element Builder

Correlation last revised: 1/20/2017

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