Access Point #: SC.6.P.13.Pa.1

Recognize that pushing or pulling makes an object move (contact force).
General Information
Number: SC.6.P.13.Pa.1
Category: Participatory
Date Adopted or Revised: 02/08
Big Idea: Forces and Changes in Motion : A. It takes energy to change the motion of objects.

B. Energy change is understood in terms of forces--pushes or pulls.

C. Some forces act through physical contact, while others act at a distance.

Clarification for grades K-5: The target understanding for students in the elementary grades should focus on Big Ideas A, B, and C.

Clarification for grades 6-8: The target understanding for students in grades 6-8 should begin to transition the focus to a more specific definition of forces and changes in motion. Net forces create a change in motion. A change in momentum occurs when a net force is applied to an object over a time interval.

Grades 9-12, Standard 12: Motion - A. Motion can be measured and described qualitatively and quantitatively. Net forces create a change in motion. B. Momentum is conserved under well-defined conditions. A change in momentum occurs when a net force is applied to an object over a time interval.

Related Benchmarks

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Related Courses

This access point is part of these courses.
2002040: M/J Comprehensive Science 1
2002050: M/J Comprehensive Science 1, Advanced
2003010: M/J Physical Science
2003020: M/J Physical Science, Advanced
7820015: Access M/J Comprehensive Science 1
2002055: M/J Comprehensive Science 1 Accelerated Honors
2003030: M/J STEM Physical Science

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Virtual Manipulative

The Ramp:

The students must apply force to a given object and try to push it up the ramp. They will see the forces being applied to the object at all times.

Type: Virtual Manipulative

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Virtual Manipulative

The Ramp:

The students must apply force to a given object and try to push it up the ramp. They will see the forces being applied to the object at all times.

Type: Virtual Manipulative

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