Scientific and Engineering Practices
Planning and Carrying out Investigations
Scale, Proportion, and Quantity
- How to use mathematical computations to solve for the motion of an object.
- How to analyze both linear and nonlinear graphs of motion.
- Laboratory safety procedures.
- Appropriate units of measure.
- Basic trigonometric functions of sine, cosine and tangent.
- How to determine area under a curve on a graph.
Students are able to:
- Manipulate kinematic equations of motion.
- Interpret graphical data.
- Create graphical representations of data.
- Collect and organize experimental data.
- Follow written and verbal instructions.
- Make measurements of distance and time using standard units.
- Manipulate laboratory equipment.
- Work safely in collaborative lab groups.
Students understand that:
- The motion of an object can be predicted using mathematical models and graphical models.
- average speed
- average velocity
- experimental design
- kinematic equations
- area under curve
- units of measure
- significant figures
- trigonometric functions