6.2: Physical Science

6.2.1: Matter Substances can undergo physical changes which do not change the composition or the total mass of the substance in a closed system. Describe how mass is conserved during a physical change in a closed system.

Chemical Changes
Chemical Equations Use the relationship between heat and the motion and arrangement of particles in solids, liquids and gases to explain melting, freezing, condensation and evaporation.

Phases of Water

6.2.2: Motion The motion of an object can be described in terms of speed, direction and change of position. Measure and calculate the speed of an object that is traveling in a straight line.

Measuring Motion For an object traveling in a straight line, graph the object?s position as a function of time, and its speed as a function of time. Explain how these graphs describe the object?s motion.

Free Fall Tower
Free-Fall Laboratory Forces have magnitude and direction and govern the motion of objects. Identify the forces acting on an object and describe how the sum of the forces affects the motion of the object.

Force and Fan Carts Distinguish between mass and weight.

Weight and Mass

6.2.3: Energy Waves involve the transfer of energy without the transfer of matter. Describe properties of waves, including speed, wavelength, frequency and amplitude.

Longitudinal Waves
Ripple Tank Explain how the vibration of particles in air and other materials results in the transfer of energy through sound waves.

Longitudinal Waves Use wave properties of light to explain reflection, refraction and the color spectrum.

Basic Prism
Longitudinal Waves
Ripple Tank Energy can be transformed within a system or transferred to other systems or the environment. Differentiate between kinetic and potential energy and analyze situations where kinetic energy is converted to potential energy and vice versa.

Air Track
Sled Wars Trace the changes of energy forms, including thermal, electrical, chemical, mechanical or others as energy is used in devices.

Energy Conversion in a System
Inclined Plane - Sliding Objects Describe how heat energy is transferred in conduction, convection and radiation.

Conduction and Convection
Heat Absorption
Heat Transfer by Conduction
Herschel Experiment - Metric

Correlation last revised: 9/16/2020

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