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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. Objectives 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 realworld events
Current students  This page is for teachers. No tests are posted on these pages. 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 realworld 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 realworld 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
 HSPS21. 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
 HSPS22. 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.
 HSPS23. Apply scientific and engineering ideas to design, evaluate, and refine a device that minimizes the force on a macroscopic object during a collision
 HSPS24. Use mathematical representations of Newton’s Law of Gravitation and Coulomb’s Law to describe and predict the gravitational and electrostatic forces between objects.
