Electric, Magnetic, and Gravitational Fields
Next Generation Standards
MS-PS2-5 - Conduct an investigation and evaluate the experimental design to provide evidence that fields exist between objects exerting forces on each other even though the objects are not in contact.
Clarification Statement - Examples of this phenomenon could include the interactions of magnets, electrically-charged strips of tape, and electrically-charged pith balls. Examples of investigations could include first-hand experiences or simulations.
Assessment Boundary - Assessment is limited to electric and magnetic fields, and limited to qualitative evidence for the existence of fields.
7.MS-PS2-5 - Use scientific evidence to argue that fields exist between objects with mass, between magnetic objects, and between electrically charged objects that exert force on each other even though the objects are not in contact.
Clarification Statement - Emphasis is on evidence that demonstrates the existence of fields, limited to gravitational, electric, and magnetic fields.
Assessment Boundary - Calculations of force are not expected in state assessment.