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.
Fan Cart Physics
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.
Energy of a Pendulum
Inclined Plane - Sliding Objects
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.
Energy Conversion in a System
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.
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.
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
Correlation last revised: 1/20/2017