6th Grade (SCI) Physical Science Standards [PS2] Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions
SCI-MS.PS2.04 Use evidence to support the claim that gravitational interactions are
attractive and depend on the masses of interacting objects.
Clarification Statement: Examples of this phenomenon could include the interactions of magnets, electrically-charged strips of
tape, and electrically-charged pith balls. Examples of investigations could include first-hand experiences or
simulations. Disciplinary Core Ideas PS2.B: Types of Interactions
Gravitational forces are always attractive.
There is a gravitational force between any two
masses, but it is very small except when one
or both of the objects have large mass-e.g.,
Earth and the sun.
Student Learning Targets:
I can compare the amount of gravitational forces acting between objects.
Skills (Performance) Targets
I can explain how every object exerts a gravitational force on every other object.
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).