Academic Standard

Tennessee State Standards
Science (2009-2018)
Grade range: 
Subject = Physical Science
Motion is one part of what physicists call mechanics. Everything in the universe displays some type of movement. In physics, motion is defined as a change in position of an object with respect to time. Scientists have discovered the major laws that explain the motion of objects. Unless they are living, objects do not change position on their own. Forces need to act upon an object to get it moving, or to change its direction or speed. The mass of the object and the magnitude and direction of the force are what ultimately determines how the object responds to an external force.Conceptual StrandObjects move in ways that can be observed, described, predicted, and measured.Guiding QuestionWhat causes objects to move differently under different circumstances?
Elements within this Standard
Grade Level Expectation
Investigate how vibrating objects produce sound.
Classify sounds according to their loudness and pitch.
Check For Understanding
Use a variety of objects that vibrate to demonstrate how sounds are produced.
Describe the sounds produced by different types of vibrating objects.