Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)
112.47.4: The student knows the laws governing motion.
112.47.4.A: generate and interpret graphs describing motion including the use of real-time technology;
112.47.4.B: analyze examples of uniform and accelerated motion including linear, projectile, and circular;
112.47.4.C: demonstrate the effects of forces on the motion of objects;
112.47.4.D: develop and interpret a free-body diagram for force analysis;
112.47.5: The student knows that changes occur within a physical system and recognizes that energy and momentum are conserved.
112.47.5.A: interpret evidence for the work-energy theorem;
112.47.5.B: observe and describe examples of kinetic and potential energy and their transformations;
112.47.5.C: calculate the mechanical energy and momentum in a physical system such as billiards, cars, and trains;
112.47.5.D: demonstrate the conservation of energy and momentum.
112.47.6: The student knows forces in nature.
112.47.6.A: identify the influence of mass and distance on gravitational forces;
112.47.6.B: research and describe the historical development of the concepts of gravitational, electrical, and magnetic force;
112.47.6.C: identify and analyze the influences of charge and distance on electric forces;
112.47.6.E: design and analyze electric circuits;
112.47.6.F: identify examples of electrical and magnetic forces in everyday life.
112.47.7: The student knows the laws of thermodynamics.
112.47.7.B: evaluate different methods of heat energy transfer that result in an increasing amount of disorder.
112.47.8: The student knows the characteristics and behavior of waves.
112.47.8.A: examine and describe a variety of waves propagated in various types of media and describe wave characteristics such as velocity, frequency, amplitude, and behaviors such as reflection, refraction, and interference;
112.47.8.B: identify the characteristics and behaviors of sound and electromagnetic waves;
112.47.8.C: interpret the role of wave characteristics and behaviors found in medicinal and industrial applications.
112.47.9: The student knows simple examples of quantum physics.
112.47.9.A: describe the photoelectric effect;
112.47.9.B: explain the line spectra from different gas-discharge tubes.
Correlation last revised: 7/17/2010