the student will be able to generate and interpret graphs and charts describing different types of motion, including the use of real-time technology such as motion detectors or photogates;
: describe and analyze motion in one dimension using equations with the concepts of distance, displacement, speed, average velocity, instantaneous velocity, and acceleration;
: identify and describe motion relative to different frames of reference.
design and implement investigative procedures, including making observations, asking well-defined questions, formulating testable hypotheses, identifying variables, selecting appropriate equipment and technology, and evaluating numerical answers for reasonableness;
: make measurements with accuracy and precision and record data using scientific notation and International System (SI) units;
: identify and quantify causes and effects of uncertainties in measured data;
: organize and evaluate data and make inferences from data, including the use of tables, charts, and graphs;
: communicate valid conclusions supported by the data through various methods such as lab reports, labeled drawings, graphic organizers, journals, summaries, oral reports, and technology-based reports;
: express and manipulate relationships among physical variables quantitatively, including the use of graphs, charts, and equations.
express and interpret relationships symbolically in accordance with accepted theories to make predictions and solve problems mathematically, including problems requiring proportional reasoning and graphical vector addition.