NYS Performance Indicators  Objectives  Text Resources  Resources (Suggested Activities)  CrossCurriculum Connections  Assessment Items  


1.1a Use scaled diagrams to represent and manipulate vector quantities  p8295 
LAB: Measurement of Length WS: Graphical Analysis of Motion WS: Review Graphical Analysis CHAPTER 1 Skills Lab: Physics and Measurement Pg. T35 
Reading in the Content Area Chemistry Dependent and Independent Variables C.A.D. & Architecture Building Trades & Blueprints Auto Mechanics & Calibrations 
Lab Portfolios Alternative Assessment Pg. 31 


1.1b Represent physical quantities in graphical form  p2122  See above  See above  See above  

1.1c Construct graphs of realworld data (scatter plots, line or curve of best fit)  See above  See above  See above  See above  

1.1d Manipulate equations to solve for unknowns  p2224, 832845  See above  See above  See above  

1.1e Use dimensional analysis to confirm algebraic solutions  p854865  See above  See above  See above  

2.1a Interpret graphs to determine the mathematical relationship between the variables  Pg. 840  See above  See above  See above  

3.1a Explain the physical relevance of properties of a graphical representation of realworld data, e.g., slope, intercepts, area under the curve  Pg. 4546, 837  See above  See above  See above  

1.1a Develop extended visual models and mathematical formulations to represent an understanding of natural phenomena 1.1b Clarify ideas through reasoning, research, and discussion 1.1c Evaluate competing explanations and overcome misconceptions 
p69 
Models in Physics Construct Disney World using erector set. 
Biology Serendipity & Science Construct Disney World using erector set. 
Lab Portfolios Alternative Assessment p 31 


2.1a Design an experiment to investigate the relationship between physical phenomena  p610, 2123, 1617, 845846  See above  See above  See above  

3.1a Use appropriate methods to present scientific information (e.g., lab reports, posters, research papers, or multimedia presentations)  p2123 
Accuracy and Precision Demonstration p16 Significant Figures Demonstration p16 
Math Calculations 
Lab Portfolios Alternative Assessment p 31 


3.1b Identify possible sources of error in data collection and explain their effects on experimental results  p1617  See above  See above  See above  

3.2a Examine collected data to evaluate the reliability of experimental results, including percent error, range, standard deviation, line of best fit, and the use of the correct number of significant digits  p1619, 2325  

1.2a Extend knowledge of physical phenomena through independent investigation, e.g., literature review, electronic resources, library research  p49  “Mars Climate Orbiter Mission” article p13  Reading in the Content Area 
Lab Portfolios Alternative Assessment p 31 


1.2b Use appropriate technology to gather experimental data, develop models, and present results  p69  See above  See above  See above  

1.3a Use knowledge of physics to evaluate articles in the popular press on contemporary scientific topics  p45  See above  See above  See above  

5.1a Measured quantities can be classified as either vector or scalar. 
p8285 Hewitt's Conceptual Physics  Ch. 5 pp6879 Hewitt's Conceptual Physics  p14 
Vectors LAB: Vector Addition LAB: Addition of Force Vectors Addition of Force Vectors Lab (DOC) 
Math A Angle of Elevation and Depression Math B Formulas and Equations Social Studies Mapping Phys. Ed. Long Jump, Basketball, Soccer 
Lab Portfolios Alternative Assessment Pg. 73, 113 


5.1b A vector may be resolved into perpendicular components.  p9091  See above  See above  See above  

5.1c The resultant of two or more vectors, acting at any angle, is determined by vector addition.  p8789  See above  See above  See above  

5.1d An object in linear motion may travel with a constant velocity* or with acceleration*. (Note: Testing of acceleration will be limited to cases in which acceleration is constant.) 
p4858, 95 
LAB Chapter 2 Skills: Free Fall Acceleration LAB: Graphic Analysis of Acceleration LAB: Acceleration of Gravity 
See above  See above  

5.1e An object in free fall accelerates due to the force of gravity.* Friction and other forces cause the actual motion of a falling object to deviate from its theoretical motion. (Note: Initial velocities of objects in free fall may be in any direction.) 
p60, 135, 246  See above  See above  See above  

5.1f The path of a projectile is the result of the simultaneous effect of the horizontal and vertical components of its motion; these components act independently.  p95100, 904  LAB: Graphical Analysis of Motion  See above  See above  

5.1g A projectile's time of flight is dependent upon the vertical component of its motion.  See above  LAB: Distance v Time  See above  See above  

5.1h The horizontal displacement of a projectile is dependent upon the horizontal component of its motion and its time of flight.  See above 
LAB: Motion in 2 Dimensions WS: Motion LAB Chapter 3 Inquiry: Velocity of a Projectile WS: Vectors and Projectiles 
See above  See above  

5.1i According to Newton's First Law, the inertia of an object is directly proportional to its mass. An object remains at rest or moves with constant velocity, unless acted upon by an unbalanced force.  p125129 
Newton’s Laws WS: Forces 
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5.1j When the net force on a system is zero, the system is in equilibrium.  p129, 906  LAB Chapter 4 Skills: Force and Acceleration  See above  See above  

5.1k According to Newton's Second Law, an unbalanced force causes a mass to accelerate*.  p130132, 247, 906907  LAB: Mass v Acceleration  See above  See above  

5.1l Weight is the gravitational force with which a planet attracts a mass*. The mass of an object is independent of the gravitational field in which it is located.  p241, 252  See above  See above  See above 