Unit 1 Newton's Laws of Motion

  • The first Power Standard for this unit is the Next Generation Science Standard MS PS 2-2 which states that students must be able to plan an investigation to provide evidence that the change in an object’s motion depends on the sum of the forces on the object and the mass of the object.

    The rubric for this standard is as follows:

    If your child achieves a level 1, she/he is considered not proficient for this Power Standard.  However, it means that the student can provide evidence that the change in an object’s motion depends on the sum of the forces on the object and/or the mass of the object.

    If your child achieves a level 2, she/he is considered partially proficient for this Power Standard.  However, it means that the student can plan an investigation to provide evidence that the change in an object’s motion depends on the sum of the forces on the object.

    If your child achieves a level 3, she/he is considered proficient for this Power Standard, such that the student can plan an investigation to provide evidence that the change in an object’s motion depends on the sum of the forces on the object and the mass of the object.

    If your child achieves a level 4, she/he is considered advanced for this Power Standard, because the student can evaluate an investigation to provide evidence that the change in an object’s motion depends on the sum of the forces on the object and the mass of the object.

     

    The second Power Standard for this unit is the Next Generation Science Standard MS-PS2-1 which states that students must be able to apply Newton’s Third Law to design a solution to a problem involving the motion of two colliding objects.

    The rubric for this standard is as follows:

    If you child achieves a level 1, she/he is considered not proficient for this Power Standard.  However, it means that the student can state Newton’s Third Law.

    If your child achieves a level 2, she/he is considered partially proficient for this Power Standard.  However, it means that the student can apply Newton’s Third Law problems involving the motion of two colliding objects.

    If your child achieves a level 3, she/he is considered proficient for this Power Standard, such that the student an design a solution to a problem involving the motion of two colliding objects.

    If your child achieves a level 4, she/he is considered advanced for this Power Standard, because the student can evaluate solutions to problems involving the motion of two colliding objects.