3 - Forces

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In the 1st Semester of 2015/2016 Educator Instructions are being collaborated on by Mr. Willems, Mr. Dawson and Mr. Higgins.

  • Students will be able to describe evidence for inertia in a real world event

  • Students will be able to demonstrate the synthesis of the connection between mass, acceleration and force

  • Students will be able to demonstrate the analysis of the duality of forces in nature (equal and opposite)

  • Students will be able to analyze the presence of forces in real-world events

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Nebraska state standards assessed in this Module:

  • Inquiry, the Nature of Science, and Technology
    • SC12.1.1.a Formulate a testable hypothesis supported by prior knowledge to guide an investigation
    • SC12.1.1.b Design and conduct logical and sequential scientific investigations with repeated trials and apply findings to new investigations
    • SC12.1.1.c Identify and manage variables and constraints
    • SC12.1.1.d Select and use lab equipment and technology appropriately and accurately
    • SC12.1.1.e Use tools and technology to make detailed qualitative and quantitative observations
    • SC12.1.1.f Represent and review collected data in a systematic, accurate, and objective manner
    • SC12.1.1.g Analyze and interpret data, synthesize ideas, formulate and evaluate models, and clarify concepts and explanations
    • SC12.1.1.h Use results to verify or refute a hypothesis
    • SC12.1.1.i Propose and/or evaluate possible revisions and alternate explanations
    • SC12.1.1.j Share information, procedures, results, conclusions, and defend findings to a scientific community (peers, science fair audience, policy makers)
    • SC12.1.1.k Evaluate scientific investigations and offer revisions and new ideas as appropriate
    • SC12.1.1.l Use appropriate mathematics in all aspects of scientific inquiry
    • SC12.1.2.a Recognize that scientific explanations must be open to questions, possible modifications, and must be based upon historical and current scientific knowledge
    • SC12.1.2.b Describe how society influences the work of scientists and how science, technology, and current scientific discoveries influence and change society
    • SC12.1.2.c Recognize that the work of science results in incremental advances, almost always building on prior knowledge, in our understanding of the world
    • SC12.1.2.d Research and describe the difficulties experienced by scientific innovators who had to overcome commonly held beliefs of their times to reach conclusions that we now take for granted
    • SC12.1.3.a Propose designs and choose between alternative solutions of a problem (Applied this Module "Design a Parachute")
    • SC12.1.3.b Assess the limits of a technical design (Applied this Module "Design a Parachute")
    • SC12.1.3.c Implement the selected solutionSC12.1.3.d Evaluate the solution and its consequences (Applied this Module "Design a Parachute")
    • SC12.1.3.e Communicate the problem, process, and solution (Applied this Module "Design a Parachute")
    • SC12.1.3.f Compare and contrast the reasons for the pursuit of science and the pursuit of technology.
    • SC12.1.3.g Explain how science advances with the introduction of new technology
    • SC12.1.3.h Recognize creativity, imagination, and a good knowledge base are all needed to advance the work of science and engineering
  • Physical Science
    • SC12.2.2.b Describe how the law of inertia (Newton’s 1st law) is evident in a real-world event
    • SC12.2.2.c Make predictions based on relationships among net force, mass, and acceleration (Newton’s 2nd law)
    • SC12.2.2.d Recognize that all forces occur in equal and opposite pairs (Newton’s 3rd law)
    • SC12.2.2.e Describe how Newton’s 3rd law of motion is evident in a real-world event
    • SC12.2.2.f Describe gravity as a force that each mass exerts on another mass, which is proportional to the masses and the distance between them

Next Generation Science Standards assessed in this Module:

  • Motion and Stability
    • HS-PS2-1. Analyze data to support the claim that Newton’s second law of motion describes the mathematical relationship among the net force on a macroscopic object, its mass, and its acceleration
    • HS-PS2-2. Use mathematical representations to support the claim that the total momentum of a system of objects is conserved when there is no net force on the system.
    • HS-PS2-3. Apply scientific and engineering ideas to design, evaluate, and refine a device that minimizes the force on a macroscopic object during a collision
    • HS-PS2-4. Use mathematical representations of Newton’s Law of Gravitation and Coulomb’s Law to describe and predict the gravitational and electrostatic forces between objects.