The Skills of Physics

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The Skills of Physics by Mind Map: The Skills of Physics

1. PS2 (9-11) –7 Students demonstrate an understanding of electromagnetism by…

1.1. 7a explaining through words, diagrams, models, or electrostatic demonstrations the principle that like charges repel and unlike charges attract.

1.1.1. Student is able to list the particles that make up the atom and to identify their associated charge

1.1.2. Student is able to draw a useful model of the atom and identify the particles within

1.1.3. Student is able to use the periodic table to explain how their diagrams of the atom would change when increasing the atomic number of an element

1.1.4. Student is able to draw diagrams that depict the change in net charge of an object when it is charged by conduction

1.1.5. Student is able to draw diagrams that depict the change in net charge distribution when an object is charged by induction

1.1.6. Student is able to explain the spectrum of conduction.

1.1.7. Student is able to use the periodic table to predict if an element can be classified as a conductor or an insulator

1.1.8. Student is able to demonstrate and explain the principles of the Electric Force using household materials

1.1.9. Student is able to explain the scientific basis for safety precautions for hazards involving static charge

1.2. 7b explaining through words, charts, diagrams, and models the effects of distance and the amount of charge on the strength of the electrical force present.

1.2.1. Student is able to identify the factors that affect the electric force between objects

1.2.2. Student is able to calculate the electric force between objects using Coulomb's Law

1.2.2.1. Student is able to calculate the net electric force on an object that is affected by multiple point charges that are linearly distributed

1.2.2.1.1. Advanced: Student is able to calculate the net electric force on an object that is affected by multiple point charges that are not linearly distributed.

1.2.3. Student is able to successfully conduct a quantitative experiment on the Electric Force

1.2.3.1. Student is able to maintain a useful lab notebook during the course of their investigation

1.2.3.1.1. Student is able to write a formal lab report detailing the results of their experiment

1.2.4. Student is able to interpret Fc vs r diagrams.

1.2.4.1. Inverse Square Law

1.2.5. Student is able to interpret Fc vs q diagrams

1.2.6. Student is able to explain the importance of the Coulomb constant

1.3. 7c describing the relationship between moving electric charges and magnetic fields.

1.3.1. Ohm's Law

1.3.1.1. Student is able to use Ohm's Law to solve for...

1.3.1.1.1. Resistance

1.3.1.1.2. Current

1.3.1.1.3. Voltage

1.3.2. Kirchoff's Rules

1.3.2.1. Student is able to calculate the current through individual pathways of a complex circuit

1.3.2.2. Student is able to explain the advantages and disadvantages of parallel versus series resistors

1.3.2.3. Student is able to construct simple series and parallel circuits with lightbulb, batteries and wires

1.3.2.4. Student is able to explain the advantages and disadvantages of parallel versus series batteries (cells)

1.3.2.5. Student is able to explain the advantages and disadvantages of parallel versus series capactitors

1.3.3. Electromagnetism

1.3.3.1. Student can explain the underlying principle that allows electromagnetic waves to propagate without a medium

1.3.3.2. Student is able to state that moving charges produce magnetic fields

1.3.3.2.1. Student is able to state that electrical currents produce magnetic fields

1.3.3.3. Student is able to state that changing magnetic fields affect "moving charges"

1.3.3.3.1. Student is able to use the right hand rule to predict the direction of the magnetic force exerted on a moving charge

1.3.4. Magnetism

1.3.4.1. Student is able to differentiate between the magnetic force and the electric force

1.3.4.2. Student is able to list the elements that are magnetic using the periodic table

1.3.4.2.1. Student understands that the principle underlying why those particular elements are magnetic is not fully understood

2. PS3 (9-11)- 8 Students demonstrate an understanding of forces and motion by…

2.1. 8a predicting and/or graphing the path of an object in different reference planes and explain how and why (forces) it occurs.

2.1.1. Frame of Reference

2.2. 8b using modeling, illustrating, graphing explain how distance and velocity change over time for a free falling object.

2.2.1. Displacement

2.2.1.1. Distance

2.2.2. Velocity

2.2.2.1. Speed

2.2.3. Acceleration

2.2.3.1. Freefall

2.2.3.2. Speeding up

2.2.4. Change in time

2.2.4.1. Time

2.2.5. Kinematics

3. PS3 (9-11)–9 Students demonstrate an understanding of forces and motion by…

3.1. 9a explaining through words, charts, diagrams, and models the effects of distance and the amount of mass on the gravitational force between objects (e.g. Universal Gravitation Law).

3.1.1. Universal Gravitation

3.1.1.1. Inverse Square Law

3.1.2. Rotational Motion

3.2. 9b using Newton’s Laws of Motion and the Law of Conservation of Momentum to predict the effect on the motion of objects.

3.2.1. Newton's Laws - Conventional

3.2.1.1. Newton's First Law

3.2.1.1.1. Student is able to state Newton's First Law

3.2.1.2. Newton's Second Law

3.2.1.2.1. 1-dimension

3.2.1.2.2. 2-dimension

3.2.1.2.3. Friction

3.2.1.3. Newton's Third Law

3.2.2. Newton's Laws - Momentum

3.2.2.1. Newton's First Law

3.2.2.1.1. Student is able to state the definition of momentum

3.2.2.2. Newton's Second Law

3.2.2.2.1. Impulse

3.2.2.3. Newton's Third Law

3.2.2.3.1. Conservation of Momentum

4. PS3 (9-11)–10 Students demonstrate an understanding of waves by …

4.1. 10a investigating examples of wave phenomena (e.g. ripples in water, sound waves, seismic waves).

4.1.1. Doppler Effect

4.1.2. Spherical Waves

4.1.3. Sine Waves

4.1.4. Interference

4.1.5. Reflection

4.1.6. Refraction

4.1.7. Diffraction

4.1.8. Resonance

4.2. 10b comparing and contrasting electromagnetic waves to mechanical waves.

4.2.1. Mechanical Waves

4.2.1.1. Transverse Waves

4.2.1.1.1. Earthquakes

4.2.1.1.2. Water Waves

4.2.1.1.3. Slinky

4.2.1.1.4. Rope

4.2.1.2. Longitudinal Waves

4.2.1.2.1. Earthquakes

4.2.1.2.2. Sound Waves

4.2.1.2.3. Slinky

4.2.2. Electromagnetic Waves

4.2.2.1. Transverse

4.2.2.1.1. Electromagnetic Spectrum

4.3. 10c qualifying the relationship between frequency and wavelength of any wave.

4.3.1. Amplitude

4.3.2. Wave Speed

4.3.2.1. Frequency

4.3.2.2. Wavelength

5. Applied Learning Standards

5.1. AL1 Critical Thinking

5.1.1. Student is able to fill a variety of different group roles to ensure the efficiency and success of the group.

5.1.2. Student is able to maintain an organized and useful classroom binder.

5.2. AL2 Problem Solving

5.2.1. Student is able to create and maintain a working laboratory notebook.

5.2.2. Student is able to design experiments to test a hypothesis and trouble shoot design flaws.

5.3. AL3 Research

5.3.1. Student is able to analyze data using a variety of different techniques.

5.4. AL4 Communication

5.4.1. Student has created a professional email address

5.4.2. Student has consistently used the class website to enhance their learning

5.4.3. Student is able to orally present their laboratory results and conclusions to the class.

5.4.4. Student is able to write a formal lab report based off of their laboratory findings.

5.4.5. Student is able to use Google Documents for a variety of different individual purposes.

5.4.6. Student is able to use Google Documents for a variety of different collaborative purposes.

5.5. AL5a Reflection

5.5.1. Student is able to use Learning Logs to reflect on learning and monitor progress.

5.5.2. Student is able to track skills that they have mastered and skills that they need to improve.

5.6. AL5b Evaluation

5.6.1. Students use homework and quizzes as a diagnostic tool about their mastery of a skill set.