College- and Career-Readiness Standards

PHY.1: Students will investigate and understand how to analyze and interpret data.

PHY.1.1: Investigate and analyze evidence gained through observation or experimental design regarding the one-dimensional (1-D) motion of objects. Design and conduct experiments to generate and interpret graphical evidence of distance, velocity, and acceleration through motion.

PHY.1.2: Interpret and predict 1-D motion based on displacement vs. time, velocity vs. time, or acceleration vs. time graphs (e.g., free-falling objects).

Distance-Time Graphs - Metric

Distance-Time and Velocity-Time Graphs - Metric

PHY.1.4: Use graphical analysis to derive kinematic equations.

PHY.2: Students will develop an understanding of concepts related to Newtonian dynamics.

PHY.2.1: Identify forces acting on a system by applying Newton’s laws mathematically and graphically (e.g., vector and scalar quantities).

Atwood Machine

Fan Cart Physics

PHY.2.2: Use models such as free-body diagrams to explain and predict the motion of an object according to Newton's law of motion, including circular motion.

PHY.2.4: Use vectors and mathematical analysis to explore the 2D motion of objects. (i.e. projectile and circular motion).

Feed the Monkey (Projectile Motion)

Golf Range

Uniform Circular Motion

PHY.2.5: Use mathematical and computational analysis to derive simple equations of motion for various systems using Newton’s second law (e.g. net force equations).

Atwood Machine

Fan Cart Physics

PHY.2.6: Use mathematical and computational analysis to explore forces (e.g., friction, force applied, normal, and tension).

Inclined Plane - Sliding Objects

PHY.3: Students will develop an understanding of concepts related to work and energy.

PHY.3.2: Use mathematical and computational analysis to explore conservation of momentum and impulse.

PHY.3.4: Design and conduct investigations to compare conservation of momentum and conservation of kinetic energy in perfectly inelastic and elastic collisions using probe systems, online simulations, and/or laboratory experiences.

PHY.3.6: Design, conduct, and communicate investigations that explore how temperature and thermal energy relate to molecular motion and states of matter.

PHY.3.7: Use mathematical and computational analysis to analyze problems involving specific heat and heat capacity.

PHY.3.11: Use an engineering design process to design and build a themed Rube Goldberg-type machine that has six or more steps and complete a desired task (e.g., pop a balloon, fill a bottle, shoot a projectile, or raise an object 35 cm) within an allotted time. Include a poster that demonstrates the calculations of the energy transformation or efficiency of the machine.

PHY.4: Students will investigate and explore wave properties.

PHY.4.1: Analyze the characteristics and properties of simple harmonic motions, sound, and light.

PHY.4.3: Use mathematical and computational analysis to explore wave characteristics (e.g., velocity, period, frequency, amplitude, phase, and wavelength).

PHY.4.8: Use ray diagrams and the thin lens equations to solve real-world problems involving object distance from lenses, using a lens bench, online simulations, and/or laboratory experiences.

PHY.5: Students will investigate the key components of electricity and magnetism.

PHY.5.1: Analyze and explain electricity and the relationship between electricity and magnetism.

Electromagnetic Induction

Magnetic Induction

PHY.5.4: Develop and use models (e.g., circuit drawing and mathematical representation) to explain how electric circuits work by tracing the path of electrons, including concepts of energy transformation, transfer, conservation of energy, electric charge, and resistance using online simulations, probe systems, and/or laboratory experiences.

PHY.5.6: Use schematic diagrams to analyze the current flow in series and parallel electric circuits, given the component resistances and the imposed electric potential.

Advanced Circuits

Circuit Builder

Circuits

PHY.5.7: Analyze and communicate the relationship between magnetic fields and electrical current by induction, generators, and electric motors (e.g., microphones, speakers, generators, and motors) using Ampere's and Faraday's laws.

Electromagnetic Induction

Magnetic Induction

PHY.5.9: Design and draw a schematic of a circuit that will turn on/off a light from two locations in a room like those found in most homes.

PHY.6: Students will demonstrate an understanding of the basic principles of nuclear energy.

PHY.6.1: Analyze and explain the concepts of nuclear physics.

PHY.6.2: Explore the mass number and atomic number of the nucleus of an isotope of a given chemical element.

Correlation last revised: 9/16/2020