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Conceptual Physics

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Ryan Mortensen

on 2 December 2013

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Transcript of Conceptual Physics

Conceptual Physics
Standard 3: Forces
Crosscutting Concepts
Science Practices
Asking Questions and Defining Problems
Developing and Using Models
Planning and Carrying out Investigations
Run Tests and Collect Data on Displacement and Velocity vs Time
Using Math and Computational Thinking
Constructing Explanations and Desiging Solutions
Engaging in Argument from Evidence
Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Information
Intended Learning Outcomes
Use Science Process and Thinking Skills
Manifest Science Interests and Attitudes
Understand Important Physics Concepts and Principles
Communicate Effectively Using Science Language and Reasoning.
Demonstrate awareness of the social and historical aspects of
Understand the nature of Physics

Standard 1: Motion
Analyzing and Interpreting Data
Cause and Effect
Scale, Proportion, and Quantity
Systems and System Models
Energy and Matter
Structure and Function
Stability and Change
Investigate: Displacement,
Velocity, Acceleration
Discover: Newtons Laws of Motion
Develop Mathematical Models
Ask Questions about Motion involving
Inertia, Force, Mass, Acceleration, and Interactions
Explore: Relativity
the Scale, Proportion, and Quantity of Everyday Speeds vs Relativistic Speeds
Look for Patterns in the Data
Standard 2: Force, Mass, Acceleration
Make and Test Predictions of Motion
Investigate the stability of equilibrium vs
imbalanced forces
Identify Causes and Results of Motion
Standard 4: Energy
and Matter
Discuss Sources of Potential Energy
Investigate relationships between velocity and Kinetic Energy
Assessment: Design, implement, and present a research project on energy and energy transformations
Explore Structure and Phases of Matter
Investigate heat transfer and
Standard 5: Waves
Investigate Properties of Mechanical
Waves Using Pendulums, water,
and sound waves
Find Relationships between energy
and wavelength of light
Investigate and discuss the use of
waves in nature and technology
Introduce the Electromagnetic
Compare the relative Strength, quantity, and scale of Electromagnetic vs Gravitational Forces
Assessment: Develop, Implement, and Report on electricity use in nature vs technology
Additional Topics:
Space Program
Black Holes
Warp Drive
Nuclear Physics
Introduce Special Relativity

Curriculum Map
by Ryan Mortensen

Assess students ability to make predictions
of fall times given heights
Assess students' ability to design follow-up
tests and experiments to further explore motion
Goal: Students will describe and predict the motion of objects in freefall, and design further investigations
Goal: Students will understand that motion results from force, and the absence of force results in inertia
Assess students' understanding of inertia by asking
questions about the motion of an object dropped on
Earth vs in space
Goal: Students will understand the conservation of energy in motion and the production of electricity
Goal: Students will understand and describe the motion and application of waves
Assess student understanding by asking
questions about the differences between
light waves and sound waves
Goal: Students will be able to describe verbally and mathematically the relative differences in scale and strength of the gravitational force and the electromagnetic force.
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