MS-PS3-1: Kinetic Energy of an Object

Construct and interpret graphical displays of data to describe the relationships of kinetic energy to the mass of an object and to the speed of an object.

Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on descriptive relationships between kinetic energy and mass separately from kinetic energy and speed. Examples could include riding a bicycle at different speeds, rolling different sizes of rocks downhill, and getting hit by a wiffle ball versus a tennis ball.

Assessment Boundary: none


Disciplinary Core Ideas
PS3.A: Definitions of Energy

Crosscutting Concepts
Scale, Proportion, and Quantity



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Phenomena

 

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Vocabulary

Kinetic energy
Mass of the object (KE ∝ m)
Speed of the object   (KE ∝ v^2)
Proportional

Construct and interpret graphical displays of data to describe the relationships of kinetic energy to the mass of an object and to the speed of an object. (Scale, Proportion, and Quantity)


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