Forces and Motion
These are all of the vocabulary words you need to know for this unit. The unit will start off with your choice of a vocabulary activity listed in the powerpoint (definition and picture, Frayer model, or crossword puzzle)
S8P3. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about cause and effect relationships between force, mass, and the motion of objects.
a. Analyze and interpret data to identify patterns in the relationships between speed and distance, and velocity and acceleration. (Clarification statement: Students should be able to analyze motion graphs, but students should not be expected to calculate velocity or acceleration.)
b. Construct an explanation using Newton’s Laws of Motion to describe the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces on the motion of an object.
c. Construct an argument from evidence to support the claim that the amount of force needed to accelerate an object is proportional to its mass (inertia).