Success in High School Physics

What kinds of knowledge might students be expected to understand in high school physics?

As you work through the force and motion lessons, think about how K–4 science lays the foundation for student success in physics.

Force and Motion TEKS for K–4

Instead of covering one grade level at a time for the force and motion strand, we are going to break it down by the Es of the 5E lesson model. This should give you a different perspective of vertical alignment. We will focus on the following TEKS for this strand.

K (6) Force, motion, and energy. The student knows that energy, force,and motion are related and are a part of their everyday life.
(B) The student is expected to explore interactions between magnets and various materials.

1 (6) Force, motion, and energy. The student knows that force, motion, and energy are related and are a part of everyday life.
(B) The student is expected to predict and describe how a magnet can be used to push or pull an object.

2 (6) Force, motion, and energy. The student knows that forces cause change and energy exists in many forms.
(B) The student is expected to observe and identify how magnets are used in everyday life.

3 (6) Force, motion, and energy. The student knows that forces cause change and that energy exists in many forms.
(B) The student is expected to demonstrate and observe how position and motion can be changed by pushing and pulling objects to show work being done such as swings, balls, pulleys, and wagons.
(C) The student is expected to observe forces such as magnetism and gravity acting on objects.

4 (6) Force, motion, and energy. The student knows that energy exists in many forms and can be observed in cycles, patterns, and systems.
(D) The student is expected to design an experiment to test the effect of force on an object such as a push or pull, gravity, friction, or magnetism.