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### Scientific and Engineering Practices

Planning and Carrying out Investigations

### Crosscutting Concepts

Scale, Proportion, and Quantity

### Knowledge

Students know:
• How to use mathematical computations to solve for the motion of an object.
• How to analyze both linear and nonlinear graphs of motion.
• Laboratory safety procedures.
• Appropriate units of measure.
• Basic trigonometric functions of sine, cosine and tangent.
• How to determine area under a curve on a graph.

### Skills

Students are able to:
• Manipulate kinematic equations of motion.
• Interpret graphical data.
• Create graphical representations of data.
• Collect and organize experimental data.
• Follow written and verbal instructions.
• Make measurements of distance and time using standard units.
• Manipulate laboratory equipment.
• Work safely in collaborative lab groups.

### Understanding

Students understand that:
• The motion of an object can be predicted using mathematical models and graphical models.

### Vocabulary

• model
• graph
• instant
• interval
• position
• velocity
• acceleration
• displacement
• distance
• speed
• average speed
• average velocity
• experimental design
• kinematic equations
• investigation
• analyze
• trajectory
• projectile
• range
• slope
• area under curve
• intercepts
• vector
• scalar
• coordinates
• origin
• magnitude
• units of measure
• significant figures
• trigonometric functions