Physics: Unit 1 – Physics & the Universe

Jun 17th, 2015
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Students will be able to independently use their learning to… • Describe the positions and motions of objects within a solar system and galaxy in terms of gravitational forces acting on them. • Describe the impact of Earth’s axis, rotation and location within the solar system on its ability to support life. • Explain how stars produce electromagnetic energy

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Physics: Unit 1 Physics & the UniverseStage 1 Desired ResultsEstablished GoalsUN.1.A.aDescribe and relate the positions and motions of objects within a solar system and galaxies. UN.2.D.aExplain orbital motions of moons and planets in terms of gravitational forces.UN.2.C.dPredict the rise/set of the moon, phases of the moon, and eclipses based on the positions of the moon, planets, and sun.UN.2.C.eExplain how tides are the result of gravitational forces between the Earth, moon, and Sun.FM.2.B.aDescribe gravity as an attractive force between objects.FM.2.B.bCompare the gravitational forces between objects.FM.2.B.cDescribe weight as a measurement of the force of gravity acting on an objects mass.UN.2.C.cProvide evidence that Earth rotates on its axis and revolves around the Sun. UN.2.C.bExplain how seasons are caused by Earths tilt and orbit.UN.2.C.aRelate units of time to the motion of the planets.UN.1.B.aExplain how Earths location and environmental characteristics allow it to support life. UN.1.B.bCompare the environmental characteristics and position within the solar system of Earth to other celestial bodies to determine the probability that they could support life.ME.2.C.aIdentify stars as the source of all electromagnetic energy.ME.2.E.bExplain the role of nuclear energy as a source of energy for the Earth, stars and human activity.ME.2.C.bDescribe how electromagnetic energy moves through space.UN.1.C.bEvaluate the a

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