Physical Science Quarter 3

Unit 5:  What happens when objects collide?

Standards Covered:  

MS-PS2-1. Apply Newton’s Third Law to design a solution to a problem involving the motion of two colliding objects.*

MS-PS2-2. Plan an investigation to provide evidence that the change in an object’s motion depends on the sum of the forces on the object and the mass of the object. MS-PS3-1. 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.

MS-PS3-5. Construct, use, and present arguments to support the claim that when the kinetic energy of an object changes, energy is transferred to or from the object. MS-PS4-1. Use mathematical representations to describe a simple model for waves that includes how the amplitude of a wave is related to the energy in a wave.

MS-PS4-2. Develop and use a model to describe that waves are reflected, absorbed, or transmitted through various materials.