Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions
High School students who demonstrate an understanding of Forces and Interactions
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.
Activity: Rocket Sledder
Activity: Push It!
Activity: Coffee Filter Physics
Activity: Carts, Bricks, and Bands
Activity: Weightlessness Training
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.
Apply scientific and engineering ideas to design, evaluate, and refine a device that minimizes the force on a macroscopic object during a collision.
Use mathematical representations of Newton’s Law of Gravitation and Coulomb’s Law to describe and predict the gravitational and electrostatic forces between objects.
Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence that an electric current can produce a magnetic field and that a changing magnetic field can produce an electric current.
Activity: None. Check back later. We have some resources planned.
Communicate scientific and technical information about why the molecular-level structure is important in the functioning of designed materials.