- To develop your understanding of the nature of science as it pertains to the physical world.
- To understand and describe, qualitatively and quantitatively, the nature of matter and apply your understanding to natural phenomena you observe
- To experience the engineering design process and demonstrate the interrelationship with science.
Course Essential Questions
- How can I use my experience in science to learn to think and communicate clearly, logically, and critically in preparation for college and a career?
- How can I best assess my own learning and progress?
- How can I better use technology in my learning?
- How can I become a better digital citizen?
- How can I think more divergently, create, and innovate?
- How might scientific inquiry be used to investigation the natural world?
Unit Essential Questions
- How are the basic concepts, skills, and understandings in science related to one another? interrelated?
- How can we identify patterns in data and observations?
- In what ways can data be used to visualize, display, and share new information?
- How can motion be described and measured?
- Scientific measurement; SI system and why it is used
- Precision and accuracy in measurement
- Calculations are the justification for your result.
- Measurements and observations are analyzed using math to discover connections patterns.
Students will be able to....
- Describe distance and displacement and explain the difference between them.
- Measure and record time and distance of displacement traveled by an object.
- Create a scatterplot of position vs time data and describe the motion
- Identify change in velocity or direction as acceleration.
- Create a sctterplot of velocity