Skills And Processes: The student will demonstrate ways of thinking and acting inherent in the practice of science. The student will use the language and instruments of science to collect, organize, interpret, calculate, and communicate information.
The student will pose scientific questions and suggest investigative approaches to provide answers to questions.
The student will test a working hypothesis. (NTB)
The student will demonstrate that data analysis is a vital aspect of the process of scientific inquiry and communication.
The student will organize data appropriately using techniques such as tables, graphs, and webs (for graphs: axes labeled with appropriate quantities, appropriate units on axes, axes labeled with appropriate intervals, independent and dependent variables on correct axes, appropriate title).
Concepts Of Physics: The student will demonstrate the ability to use scientific skills and processes (Core Learning Goal 1) to explain and predict the outcome of certain interactions which occur between matter and energy.
The student will know and apply the laws of mechanics to explain the behavior of the physical world.
The student will use algebraic and geometric concepts to qualitatively and quantitatively describe an object's motion.
The student will analyze and explain how Newton's Laws describe changes in an object's motion.
The student will analyze the behavior of forces.
The student will analyze systems with regard to the conservation laws.