Case Study : Inquiry Investigation Lesson Plan Essay

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Rebekah Taylor: Inquiry Investigation Lesson Plan

Lesson Title: Science Writing Heuristic (SWH) Inquiry Investigation of Newton’s Second Law of Motion
Lesson Day # in the Learning Segment: 1

(Italicized portion is the part of the standard that will be assessed.)
NGSS: HS-PS2-1. (Next Generation Science Standards, 2016).
Performance Expectation: Analyze data to support the claim that Newton’s second law of motion describes the mathematical relationship among the net force on a macroscopic object, its mass, and its acceleration.
[Clarification Statement: Examples of data could include tables or graphs of position or velocity as a function of time for objects subject to a net unbalanced force, such as a falling object, an object rolling down a ramp, or a moving object being pulled by a constant force.]
[Assessment Boundary: Assessment is limited to one-dimensional motion and to macroscopic objects moving at non-relativistic speeds.]
Science and Engineering Practices: Analyzing and Interpreting Data
Analyzing data in 9–12 builds on K–8 and progresses to introducing more detailed statistical analysis, the comparison of data sets for consistency, and the use of models to generate and analyze data. Analyze data using tools, technologies, and/or models (e.g., computational, mathematical) in order to make valid and reliable scientific claims or determine an optimal design solution. Connections to Nature of Science: Science Models, Laws, Mechanisms, and Theories Explain
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