Rhode Island Standards
RI.PS3. Physical Science: The motion of an object is affected by forces.
PS3 (5-8) INQ+ POC-8. Use data to determine or predict the overall (net effect of multiple forces (e.g., friction, gravitational, magnetic) on the position, speed, and direction of motion of objects.
PS3 (7-8)-8. Students demonstrate an understanding of motion by...
8a. Measuring distance and time for a moving object and using those values as well as the relationship s=d/t to calculate speed and graphically represent the data.
8b. Solving for any unknown in the expression s=d/t given values for the other two variables.
8c. Differentiating among speed, velocity and acceleration.
8e. Describing or graphically representing that the acceleration of an object is proportional to the force on the object and inversely proportional to the object's mass.