SCI-04.PS3.03 Ask questions and predict outcomes about the changes in energy that occur
when objects collide.
Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on the change in the energy due to the change in speed, not on the forces, as objects interact. Disciplinary Core Ideas Energy can be moved from place to place by
moving objects or through sound, light, or
Energy is present whenever there are moving
objects, sound, light, or heat. When objects
collide, energy can be transferred from one
object to another, thereby changing their
motion. In such collisions, some energy is
typically also transferred to the surrounding
air; as a result, the air gets heated and sound
When objects collide, the contact forces
transfer energy so as to change the objects’
Student Learning Targets:
I can understand that “Energy can be transferred in various ways and between objects.”
Skills (Performance) Targets
The Student ...
... with help, demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
“The Standard.” ... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
ask questions and predict outcomes about the changes in energy that occur when objects collide.
... demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
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