Jim Allison: Breakthrough

The Standards


Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions

Students who demonstrate understanding can:



Analyze data to determine if a design solution works as intended to change the speed or direction of an object with a push or a pull. K-PS2-2

Clarification Statement and Assessment Boundary

Clarification Statement: Examples of problems requiring a solution could include having a marble or other object move a certain distance, follow a particular path, and knock down other objects. Examples of solutions could include tools such as a ramp to increase the speed of the object and a structure that would cause an object such as a marble or ball to turn.

Assessment Boundary: Assessment does not include friction as a mechanism for change in speed.

Common Core State Standards Connections

  • RI.K.1 - With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text. (K-PS2-2)
  • SL.K.3 - Ask and answer questions in order to seek help, get information, or clarify something that is not understood. (K-PS2-2)

Model Course Mapping

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