# 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. **

**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.

**Science Practices**

Using Mathematics and Computational Thinking

**Disciplinary Core Ideas**

PS2.B: Types of Interactions

**Crosscutting Concepts**

Patterns

### Assessments

### 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

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)

### Resources

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