Unit 4: Forces and Motion
SPS7. Students will relate transformations and flow of energy within a system.
a. Identify energy transformations within a system
SPS8. Students will determine relationships among force, mass, and motion.
a. Calculate velocity and acceleration.
SP1 Relationship between force, mass and acceleration
d. Explain the difference in mass and weight.
SP1. Students will analyze the relationships between force, mass, gravity, and the motion of
a. Calculate average velocity, instantaneous velocity, and acceleration in a given frame of
b. Compare and contrast scalar and vector quantities.
c. Compare graphically and algebraically the relationships among position, velocity,
acceleration, and time.
SPS7. Students will evaluate the forms and transformations of energy.
a. Analyze, evaluate, and apply the principle of conservation of energy:
• describing total energy in a closed system.
• identifying different types of potential energy.
• calculating kinetic energy given mass and velocity.
• relating transformations between potential and kinetic energy.