Table of Contents

Storyline 1 – Forces in Motion

Investigation 1: Describing Position and Motion (or Modeling Motion)

  • Experience 1- Displacement and Velocity
  • Experience 2- Acceleration
  • Experience 3- Circular and Projectile Motion

Investigation 2: Forces

  • Experience 1- Force, Mass, and Acceleration
  • Experience 2- Types of Forces
  • Experience 3- Forces on Systems
  • Experience 4- Earth Processes and Forces


Storyline 2 – Forces at a Distance

Investigation 3: Gravitational Forces

  • Experience 1- Universal Gravitation
  • Experience 2- Orbital Motion
  • Experience 3- Kepler’s Laws

Investigation 4: Electric Forces

  • Experience 1- Coulomb’s Law
  • Experience 2- Electric Fields
  • Experience 3- Electric Current

Investigation 5: Magnetic Forces

  • Experience 1- Magnetism
  • Experience 2- Magnetic Fields
  • Experience 3- Inducing Current

Investigation 6: Forces in Materials

  • Experience 1- Atoms and Atomic Structure
  • Experience 2- Attractive and Repulsive Forces
  • Experience 3- Material Properties
  • Experience 4- Structure and Function


Storyline 3 – Energy Conversion

Investigation 7: Energy

  • Experience 1- Classifying Energy and Work
  • Experience 2- Kinetic and Potential Energy
  • Experience 3- Conservation of Energy

Investigation 8: Collisions

  • Experience 1- Momentum and Impulse
  • Experience 2- Conservation of Momentum
  • Experience 3- Collisions in Earth’s Crust

Investigation 9: Thermal Energy

  • Experience 1- Temperature
  • Experience 2- Thermal Equilibrium and Heat Flow
  • Experience 3- Heat Flow Within Earth


Investigation 10: Electromagnetic Energy

  • Experience 1- Electric Potential
  • Experience 2- Energy in Electric Circuits
  • Experience 3- Power Generation
  • Experience 4- Energy Resources and Conservation


Storyline 4 – Waves and Electromagnetic Radiation

Investigation 11: Waves

  • Experience 1- Properties of Waves
  • Experience 2- Wave Behavior and Energy
  • Experience 3- Wave Optics

Investigation 12: Electromagnetic Radiation

  • Experience 1- Electromagnetic Waves and Their Properties
  • Experience 2- Particle-Wave Duality
  • Experience 3- EM Radiation and Matter

Investigation 13: Information and Instrumentation

  • Experience 1- Digital Information
  • Experience 2- Transmitting and Capturing Information
  • Experience 3- Transmitting and Capturing Energy


Storyline 5 – From the Nucleus to the Universe

Investigation 14: Nuclear Physics

  • Experience 1- Nuclear Forces
  • Experience 2- Nuclear Particles
  • Experience 3- Fission and Fusion

Investigation 15: Ages of Rocks

  • Experience 1- Radioactive Decay
  • Experience 2- Radiometric Dating
  • Experience 3- Exploring Patterns in the Ages of Rocks

Investigation 16: The Universe

  • Experience 1- Stars
  • Experience 2- The Sun
  • Experience 3- The Big Bang