6th Grade (SCI) Physical Science Standards [PS2] Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions
SCI-MS.PS2.01 Apply Newton's Third Law to design a solution to a problem involving the
motion of two colliding objects.
Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on balanced (Newton’s First Law) and unbalanced forces in a system, qualitative comparisons
of forces, mass and changes in motion (Newton’s Second Law), frame of reference, and specification of
units. Disciplinary Core Ideas PS2.A: Forces and Motion
The motion of an object is determined by the
sum of the forces acting on it; if the total force
on the object is not zero, its motion will
change. The greater the mass of the object,
the greater the force needed to achieve the
same change in motion. For any given object,
a larger force causes a larger change in
Student Learning Targets:
I can describe Newton's Third Law of Motion.
I can identify action and reaction force pairs.
Skills (Performance) Targets
I can find the momentum of an object given its mass and velocity.
I can construct different types of models to represent different systems and their interactions.
The Student can ...
... with help, demonstrate 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).
... demonstrate 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).