HS-PS2-1: Newton's Second Law of Motion

Analyze data to support the claim that Newton’s second law of motion describes the mathematical relationship among the net force on a macroscopic object, its mass, and its acceleration.

Clarification Statement: Examples of data could include tables or graphs of position or velocity as a function of time for objects subject to a net unbalanced force, such as a falling object, an object rolling down a ramp, or a moving object being pulled by a constant force.

Assessment Boundary: Assessment is limited to one-dimensional motion and to macroscopic objects moving at non-relativistic speeds.


Disciplinary Core Ideas
PS2.A: Forces and Motion

Crosscutting Concepts
Cause and Effect



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Newton’s law of motion
Macroscopic object
Net force
Mass
Acceleration
Cause and Effect

Analyze data to support the claim that Newton’s second law of motion describes the mathematical relationship among the net force on a macroscopic object, its mass, and its acceleration. (Cause and Effect)


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