K-PS2-1: Pushes, Pulls, and Motion
Plan and conduct an investigation to compare the effects of different strengths or different directions of pushes and pulls on the motion of an object. (Cause and Effect)
Clarification Statement: Examples of pushes or pulls could include a string attached to an object being pulled, a person pushing an object, a person stopping a rolling ball, and two objects colliding and pushing on each other.
Assessment Boundary: Assessment is limited to different relative strengths or different directions, but not both at the same time. Assessment does not include non-contact pushes or pulls such as those produced by magnets.
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Cause and Effect
Strength (e.g. Harder, softer)
Direction (e.g. Which way?)
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