South Carolina Standards & Learning
SC.2.P. PHYSICAL SCIENCE: EXPLORING PUSHES AND PULLS
2.P.4. The student will demonstrate an understanding of the effects of pushes, pulls, and friction on the motion of objects.
2.P.4A. Conceptual Understanding: An object that is not moving will only move if it is pushed or pulled. Pushes and pulls can vary in strength and direction and can affect the motion of an object. Gravity is a pull that makes objects fall to the ground. Friction is produced when two objects come in contact with each other and can be reduced if needed.
Students who demonstrate this understanding can:
2.P.4A.1. Analyze and interpret data from observations and measurements to compare the effects of different strengths and directions of pushing and pulling on the motion of an object.
2.P.4A.2. Develop and use models to exemplify the effects of pushing and pulling on an object.
2.P.4A.3. Construct explanations of the relationship between the motion of an object and the pull of gravity using observations and data collected.