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Physical Science Version: CPS05-06

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Unit Name: Physical Science Unit 1: MOTION: Molecules, Density, & Newton

Essential Question

How do matter and energy interact? Why is molecular motion important to understanding the world around us? How can we begin organizing the world around us for understanding? Why is motion at the heart of understanding the relationship between matter & energy?

Topic 1

Molecular Motion & Phase Change

  • Molecular Motion & Temperature
  • Phases Changes
  • Temperature, Pressure, and Volume
  • Topic 1 Vocabulary

    • temperature
    • pressure
    • volume
    • phase Change

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    Topic 2

    Density of Matter

  • Mass & Volume
  • Density of Solids
  • Density of Liquids-implications for organisms & oceans
  • Density of Gases-implications for health & weather
  • Topic 2 Vocabulary

    • density
    • osmosis
    • mass

    Topic 2 Standards and Elements


    Topic 3

    Motion in the Macroworld

  • Mass
  • Force
  • Newton's Laws of Motion
  • Topic 3 Vocabulary

    • displacement (and distance)
    • velocity (and speed)
    • acceleration
    • force
    • gravity
    • inertia
    • weight

    Topic 3 Standards and Elements


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