Alberta Program of Studies
20?A.1.1k: define, qualitatively and quantitatively, displacement, velocity and acceleration
20?A.1.3k: explain, qualitatively and quantitatively, uniform and uniformly accelerated motion when provided with written descriptions and numerical and graphical data
20?A.1.5k: explain, quantitatively, two-dimensional motion in a horizontal or vertical plane, using vector components.
20-A.1.1s.1: identify, define and delimit questions to investigate; e.g., What are the relationships among displacement, velocity, acceleration and time?
20-A.1.2s.1: perform an experiment to demonstrate the relationships among displacement, velocity, acceleration and time, using available technologies; e.g., interval timers, photo gates
20-A.1.3s.1: construct graphs to demonstrate the relationships among displacement, velocity, acceleration and time for uniform and uniformly accelerated motion
20-A.1.3s.2: analyze a graph of empirical data to infer the mathematical relationships among displacement, velocity, acceleration and time for uniform and uniformly accelerated motion
20-A.1.3s.3: solve, quantitatively, projectile motion problems near Earth?s surface, ignoring air resistance
20-A.1.3s.4: relate acceleration to the slope of, and displacement to the area under, a velocity-time graph
20-A.1.4s.1: use appropriate International System of Units (SI) notation, fundamental and derived units and significant digits
20?B.1.1k: explain that a nonzero net force causes a change in velocity
20?B.1.2k: apply Newton?s first law of motion to explain, qualitatively, an object?s state of rest or uniform motion
20?B.1.3k: apply Newton?s second law of motion to explain, qualitatively, the relationships among net force, mass and acceleration
20?B.1.4k: apply Newton?s third law of motion to explain, qualitatively, the interaction between two objects, recognizing that the two forces, equal in magnitude and opposite in direction, do not act on the same object
20?B.1.5k: explain, qualitatively and quantitatively, static and kinetic forces of friction acting on an object
20?B.1.6k: calculate the resultant force, or its constituents, acting on an object by adding vector components graphically and algebraically
20?B.1.7k: apply Newton?s laws of motion to solve, algebraically, linear motion problems in horizontal, vertical and inclined planes near the surface of Earth, ignoring air resistance.
20?B.1.2sts: explain that science and technology are developed to meet societal needs and that society provides direction for scientific and technological development
20-B.1.2s.1: conduct experiments to determine relationships among force, mass and acceleration, using available technologies; e.g., using interval timers or motion sensors to gather data
20-B.1.3s.1: analyze a graph of empirical data to infer the mathematical relationships among force, mass and acceleration
20-B.1.3s.2: use free-body diagrams to describe the forces acting on an object
20?B.2.1k: identify the gravitational force as one of the fundamental forces in nature
20?B.2.2k: describe, qualitatively and quantitatively, Newton?s law of universal gravitation
20?B.2.3k: explain, qualitatively, the principles pertinent to the Cavendish experiment used to determine the universal gravitational constant, G
20?B.2.6k: predict, quantitatively, differences in the weight of objects on different planets.
20-B.2.1s.1: identify, define and delimit questions to investigate; e.g., What is the relationship between the local value of the acceleration due to gravity and the gravitational field strength?
20-B.2.2s.1: determine, empirically, the local value of the acceleration due to gravity
20-B.2.2s.2: explore the relationship between the local value of the acceleration due to gravity and the gravitational field strength
20-B.2.3s.2: treat acceleration due to gravity as uniform near Earth?s surface
20?C.1.1k: describe uniform circular motion as a special case of two-dimensional motion
20?C.1.2k: explain, qualitatively and quantitatively, that the acceleration in uniform circular motion is directed toward the centre of a circle
20-C.1.3k: explain, quantitatively, the relationships among speed, frequency, period and radius for circular motion
20?C.1.4k: explain, qualitatively, uniform circular motion in terms of Newton?s laws of motion
20?C.1.7k: explain, qualitatively, how Kepler?s laws were used in the development of Newton?s law of universal gravitation.
20?C.1.2sts: explain how science and technology are developed to meet societal needs and expand human capability
20-C.1.1s.1: design an experiment to investigate the relationships among orbital speed, orbital radius, acceleration and force in uniform circular motion
20-C.1.2s.1: perform an experiment to investigate the relationships among net force acting on an object in uniform circular motion and the object?s frequency, mass, speed and path radius
20-C.1.3s.1: organize and interpret experimental data, using prepared graphs or charts
20-C.1.3s.2: construct graphs to show relationships among frequency, mass, speed and path radius
20-C.1.3s.4: solve, quantitatively, circular motion problems in both horizontal and vertical planes, using algebraic and/or graphical vector analysis
20?C.2.1k: define mechanical energy as the sum of kinetic and potential energy
20?C.2.2k: determine, quantitatively, the relationships among the kinetic, gravitational potential and total mechanical energies of a mass at any point between maximum potential energy and maximum kinetic energy
20?C.2.3k: analyze, quantitatively, kinematics and dynamics problems that relate to the conservation of mechanical energy in an isolated system
20?C.2.4k: recall work as a measure of the mechanical energy transferred and power as the rate of doing work
20?C.2.6k: describe, qualitatively, the change in mechanical energy in a system that is not isolated.
20-C.2.1s.1: design an experiment to demonstrate the conservation of energy; e.g., Is energy conserved in a collision?
20?C.2.2s: conduct investigations into relationships among observable variables and use a broad range of tools and techniques to gather and record data and information
20-C.2.3s.1: use free-body diagrams to organize and communicate solutions to work-energy theorem problems
20-C.2.3s.2: solve, quantitatively, kinematics and dynamics problems, using the work-energy theorem
20-C.2.3s.3: analyze data to determine effective energy conservation strategies; e.g., analyze whether lowering the speed limit or modifying the internal combustion engine saves more energy in vehicles
20?C.2.4s: work collaboratively in addressing problems and apply the skills and conventions of science in communicating information and ideas and in assessing results
20?D.1.1k: describe oscillatory motion in terms of period and frequency
20?D.1.2k: define simple harmonic motion as a motion due to a restoring force that is directly proportional and opposite to the displacement from an equilibrium position
20?D.1.4k: determine, quantitatively, the relationships among kinetic, gravitational potential and total mechanical energies of a mass executing simple harmonic motion
20-D.1.1s.1: design an experiment to demonstrate that simple harmonic motion can be observed within certain limits, relating the frequency and period of the motion to the physical characteristics of the system; e.g., a frictionless horizontal mass-spring system or a pendulum
20-D.1.2s.1: perform an experiment to determine the relationship between the length of a pendulum and its period of oscillation
20?D.2.1k: describe mechanical waves as particles of a medium that are moving in simple harmonic motion
20?D.2.3k: define longitudinal and transverse waves in terms of the direction of motion of the medium particles in relation to the direction of propagation of the wave
20?D.2.4k: define the terms wavelength, wave velocity, period, frequency, amplitude, wave front and ray as they apply to describing transverse and longitudinal waves
20?D.2.5k: describe how the speed of a wave depends on the characteristics of the medium
20?D.2.7k: explain, qualitatively, the phenomenon of reflection as exhibited by mechanical waves
20?D.2.8k: explain, qualitatively, the conditions for constructive and destructive interference of waves and for acoustic resonance
20?D.2.9k: explain, qualitatively and quantitatively, the Doppler effect on a stationary observer of a moving source.
20?D.2.1s: formulate questions about observed relationships and plan investigations of questions, ideas, problems and issues
20-D.2.3s.1: determine the speed of a mechanical wave; e.g., water waves and sound waves
Correlation last revised: 1/23/2020