• Standards
    Unit 1: Measurement and Variation

    S1: I can take data with appropriate measuring tool.

    S2: I can record data in table form with appropriate labels and units.

    S3: I can graph data on a coordinate plane with appropriate scale, with labeled axes and units AND draw a best fit line through the data.

    S4: I can state AND describe the type of relationship (linear, quadratic, square root, no variation, inverse or inverse square).

    S5: I can find and the slope (with units) of a best fit line AND describe the meaning of the slope with a “for each” statement.

    S6: I can find the “y-intercept” of a best fit line AND state the meaning of the “y-intercept”.

    S7: I can write an equation that models my data.

    S8: I can predict values within and outside of my data set using an equation.

    S9: I can use proportional reasoning to predict how my data will change.

    Units 2 and 3: Motion in 1 Dimension

    S1: I can create and analyze x vs. t graphs to find initial position, displacement, velocity, etc.

    S2: I can relate the steepness of an x vs. t graph to the fastness.

    S3: I can write equations describing the motions of objects.

    S4: I can create and analyze v vs. t graphs to find displacement and acceleration.

    S5: I can verbally describe the motion of an object.

    S6: I can solve problems using equations or graphs.

    S7: I can differentiate between position, distance and displacement and between speed and velocity.

    S8: I can draw and analyze motion maps (dots & arrows).

    S9: I can create and analyze an a vs. t graph. 


    Unit 4: Motion in 2 Dimensions 

    S1: I can state the value (with units) of the free fall acceleration and describe the motion of an object in freefall. 

    S2: I can describe the effect of various factors (mass, launch speed, height, etc.) on the motion of a projectile.

    S3: I can solve free fall and projectile motion problems using graphs or equations.

    S4: I can draw motion maps for objects in freefall and moving in two dimensions.

    S5: I can find the relative velocity between objects in multiple reference frames. 

    Unit 5: Forces

    S1: I can identify the forces on an object, draw and label a force diagram and determine the values and directions of the forces.

    S2: I can describe the motion of an object as a result of the forces acting on the object.

    S3: I can relate the acceleration of an object to the forces acting on an object and it’s mass.

    S4: I can relate mass of an object to its weight and the concept of inertia.

    S5: I can identify and give examples of Newton’s third law force pairs.

    S6: I can describe the coefficient of friction apply it to friction problems.

    S7: I can draw force diagrams for and solve problems for an object on an inclined plane. 

    Unit 6: Circular Motion and Gravitation

    S1: I can identify the directions of the unbalanced force, acceleration & velocity of an object in circular motion.

    S2: I can relate the unbalanced force to the mass, velocity and radius of the circular path for objects in circular motion.

    S3: I can solve circular motion problems using equations and force diagrams (including finding the “angle of lean”).

    S4: I can draw the path of orbiting bodies and relate the speed of and force on an orbiting body to its distance from the central body.

    S5: I can relate the motions our earth and the moon to units of time.

    S6: I can solve problems using the equation for universal gravitation.

    Unit 7: Momentum

    S1:  can describe the relationship between an object’s momentum and its mass and velocity and can describe the relationship between the impulse imparted to an object to the force and time duration of that force; including applying momentum and impulse (F∆t = m∆v) principles to explain everyday life situations.

    S2: I can solve momentum and impulse problems using equations, graphs, rectangular area diagrams.

    S3: I can apply the law of conservation of momentum to solve problems for collisions and explosions.


    Unit 8: Work, Energy and Power 

    S1: I can identify the energy of a system in terms of different energy storage mechanisms and explain physics definition of work.

    S2: I can represent the energy of a system using diagrams (pie charts, bar charts, etc.).

    S3: I can apply the law of conservation and use the equations for energy to solve problems.

    S4: I can describe the meaning of the spring constant and relate it to the force and stretch/compression distance of a spring.

    S5: I can find the power output in an interaction.


    Unit 9: Harmonic Motion, Waves and Sound

    S1:   I can measure the period and/or frequency of an oscillating body.
    S2:   I can relate the structures of a pendulum and a mass on a spring to their periods.
    S3:   I can describe the speed, acceleration and forces on an oscillating body and describe the energies in an oscillating system.
    S4:   I can draw a wave, label the relevant structures in and compare and contrast transverse and longitudinal waves and contrast mechanical waves and          electromagnetic waves.
    S5:   I can relate the speed of a wave to its wavelength and frequency AND it's distance and time. 
    S6:   I can describe the result of wave interactions.
    S7:   I can relate the frequency and amplitude of a sound wave to the pitch and loudness.
    Unit 12: Electricity and Magnetism


    S1: I can describe the interaction between charged particles/objects I can predict the effect on the electrostatic force based on distance between and the charge of the particles.

    S2: I can describe how objects become charged and how electrons move within and between objects giving rise to attractions or repulsions.
    S3: I can define voltage, current, resistance and power, explain the relationship between them use them to calculate the various quantities in a circuit.
    S4: I can explain how electricity and magnetism relate to one another