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College Ready Physics Standards: A Look to the Future Documents

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College Ready Physics Standards: A Look to the Future 

written by Patricia Heller and Gay Stewart

This document contains a set of K-12 educational standards for physics. This work is an extension of Advanced Placement standards to a full K-12 progression of physics concepts. There are five main standards each with a set of objectives, foundation knowledge statements, conceptual learning targets, and learning outcomes. The document also includes instructional guides for each of the standards and objectives to help teachers interpret and address the learning outcomes. These guides include common student difficulties and the content boundaries for each grade band, as well as example activities, questions, and problems.

Published August 1, 2010
Last Modified April 19, 2011

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Supplemental Documents (12)

College Ready Physics Standards: Introduction 

This file contains the Table of Contents, List of Standards and Objectives, and Introduction to the College Ready Physics Standards.

Copyright, Patricia Heller and Gay Stewart

Published August 10, 2010
Last Modified August 10, 2010

College Ready Physics Standards: Standard 1 - Interactions, Scale, and Models 

This file contains Standard 1 of the College Ready Physics Standards. It covers the concepts of interactions causing change, the properties of systems of different sizes and scales, and the different models used at different scales.

Copyright, Patricia Heller and Gay Stewart

Published August 10, 2010
Last Modified August 10, 2010

College Ready Physics Standards: Standard 2 - Conservation Principles 

This file contains Standard 2 of the College Ready Physics Standards. It covers the concepts of conservation of mass, energy, and charge, and mass-energy for nuclear interactions.

Copyright, Patricia Heller and Gay Stewart

Published August 10, 2010
Last Modified August 10, 2010

College Ready Physics Standards: Standard 3 - Newton's Laws of Motion 

This file contains Standard 3 of the College Ready Physics Standards. It covers the concepts of kinematic quantities, forces and change in motion, and forces due to contact, gravity, and electrical and magnetic interactions.

Copyright, Patricia Heller and Gay Stewart

Published August 10, 2010
Last Modified August 10, 2010

College Ready Physics Standards: Standard 4 - Energy Transfer and Storage 

This file contains Standard 4 of the College Ready Physics Standards. It covers the concepts of energy transfer due to work, electrical energy, mechanical waves, radiant energy, and heat.

Copyright, Patricia Heller and Gay Stewart

Published August 10, 2010
Last Modified August 10, 2010

College Ready Physics Standards: Standard 5 - Forces, Energy, and Fields 

This file contains Standard 5 of the College Ready Physics Standards. It covers the concepts of the field model for forces, energy of fields, and electromagnetic fields.

Copyright, Patricia Heller and Gay Stewart

Published August 10, 2010
Last Modified August 10, 2010

College Ready Physics Standards: Standard 1 Instructor's Guide 

This file contains a guide to help instructors meet the objectives of Standard 1 of the College Ready Physics Standards on interactions, scales, and models. It outlines common student difficulties and provides example problems and activities for this topic.

Copyright, Patricia Heller and Gay Stewart

Published August 10, 2010
Last Modified August 12, 2010

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College Ready Physics Standards: Standard 2 Instructor's Guide 

This file contains a guide to help instructors meet the objectives of Standard 2 of the College Ready Physics Standards on conservation principles. It outlines common student difficulties and provides example problems and activities for this topic.

Copyright, Patricia Heller and Gay Stewart

Published August 10, 2010
Last Modified August 12, 2010

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College Ready Physics Standards: Standard 3 Instructor's Guide 

This file contains an guide to help instructors meet the objectives of Standard 3 of the College Ready Physics Standards on Newton's Laws of Motion. It outlines common student difficulties and provides example problems and activities for this topic.

Copyright, Patricia Heller and Gay Stewart

Published August 10, 2010
Last Modified August 12, 2010

College Ready Physics Standards: Standard 4 Instructor's Guide 

This file contains a guide to help instructors meet the objectives of Standard 4 of the College Ready Physics Standards on energy transfer and storage. It outlines common student difficulties and provides example problems and activities for this topic.

Copyright, Patricia Heller and Gay Stewart

Published August 10, 2010
Last Modified August 12, 2010

This file has previous versions.

College Ready Physics Standards: Standard 5 Instructor's Guide 

This file contains an guide to help instructors meet the objectives of Standard 5 of the College Ready Physics Standards on forces, energy, and fields. It outlines common student difficulties and provides example problems and activities for this topic.

Copyright, Patricia Heller and Gay Stewart

Published August 10, 2010
Last Modified August 12, 2010

College Ready Physics Standards: Appendices, Glossary, and References 

This file contains a supplemental reference materials for the College Ready Physics Standards.

Copyright, Patricia Heller and Gay Stewart

Published August 10, 2010
Last Modified August 12, 2010