Listed below are the Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCI) for Physical Science and bullet points for their specific grade band progression.
PS3.C: Relationship Between Energy and Forces
- A bigger push or pull makes things speed up or slow down more quickly.
- When objects collide, the contact forces transfer energy so as to change the objects’ motions.
- When two objects interact, each one exerts a force on the other that can cause energy to be transferred to or from the object.
- When two objects interacting through a field change relative position, the energy stored in the field is changed.
This is a table of the Disciplinary Core Ideas
of Physical Science. If
coming from a Standard the specific bullet point used is highlighted
and additional performance Expectations that make use of the
Disciplinary Core Idea can be found below the table.
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Other Standards That Use This Disciplinary Core Idea: