Unit 1: Forces & Motion
Unit 2: Mass, Weight & Gravity
Unit 3: Work & Simple Machines
Unit 4: Energy
Unit 5: Waves, Light & Sound
When I am finished with Physics, I Can...
Standard IV: Students will understand the relationships among energy, force, and motion.
I CAN relate the energy of a wave to wavelength.
I CAN compare the transfer of energy (i.e. sound, light, earthquake waves, heat) through various media.
I CAN describe the spread of energy away from an energy producing source.
I CAN compare the transfer of heat by conduction, convection, and radiation and provide examples of each.
I CAN demonstrate how white light is separated into the visible color spectrum.
I CAN distinguish between mass and weight.
I CAN cite examples of how Earth’s gravitational force on an object depends upon the mass of the object.
I CAN cite examples of how Earth’s gravitational force on an object depends upon the distance of the object from Earth.
I CAN design and build structures to support a load.
I CAN design and build a machine that uses gravity to accomplish a task.
I CAN calculate the mechanical advantage created by a lever.
I CAN engineer a device that uses levers or inclined planes to create a mechanical advantage.
I CAN engineer a device that uses friction to control the motion of an object.
I CAN design and build a complex machine capable of doing a specified task.
I CAN investigate the principles used to engineer changes in forces and motion.
I CAN analyze the cyclical nature of potential and kinetic energy. (e.g. bouncing ball, pendulum)
I CAN trace the conversion of energy from one form of energy to another. (e.g. light to chemical to mechanical)
I CAN cite examples of how organisms sense various forms of energy.
I CAN investigate and report the response of various organisms to changes in energy. (e.g. plant response to light, human response to motion, sound, light, insects’ response to changes in light intensity)
I CAN investigate and describe how engineers have developed devices to help us sense various types of energy. (e.g. seismographs, eyeglasses, telescopes, hearing aids)
STANDARD IV VOCAB
energy, potential energy, kinetic energy, force, gravity, complex machine, wave, friction, amplitude