HS-PS2-4: Gravitational and Electrostatic Forces Between Objects

Use mathematical representations of Newton’s Law of Gravitation and Coulomb’s Law to describe and predict the gravitational and electrostatic forces between objects. (Patterns)

Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on both quantitative and conceptual descriptions of gravitational and electric fields.

Assessment Boundary: Assessment is limited to systems with two objects.


Disciplinary Core Ideas
PS2.B: Types of Interactions

Crosscutting Concepts
Patterns



Assessments

The following assessments were created by science teachers hoping to better understand the NGSS. In most cases teachers went from standard to assessment in around an hour.  These are drafts and should be used accordingly. Feel free to improve these assessments or contribute to the collection. Learn more about assessment design here.


Phenomena

 

Anchor Charts


Video


Vocabulary

Newton’s Law of Gravitation
Coulomb’s Law
Gravitational force (attraction)
Electrostatic force (attraction and repulsion)
Gravitational field
Electric field
Objects
Mass
Charge
Distance
Patterns


Learning Plans


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