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Physics Exemplary Units


Unit 1 - Cause and Effect of Forces
Utah SEEd Standards Covered: 1.1
NGSS Alignment: PS2.A
Unit 2 - Momentum in a System
Utah SEEd Standards Covered: 1.2, 1.3, 2.1
NGSS Alignment: PS2.A, PS3.A, PS3.B

Unit 3 - Flow of Heat Energy
Utah SEEd Standards Covered: 2.1, 2.2
NGSS Alignment: PS3.A, PS3.B

Unit 4 - Stability and Change in Energy Transfers
Utah SEEd Standards Covered: 2.1, 2.3, 2.4
NGSS Alignment: PS3.A, PS3.B

Unit 5 - Scale of Society’s Energy Needs
Utah SEEd Standards Covered: 2.4, 2.5
NGSS Alignment: PS3.A, PS3.B, PS3.D

Unit 6 - Scale, Proportion and Quantity of Fields
Utah SEEd Standards Covered: 3.1, 3.3, 3.4
NGSS Alignment: PS2.B, PS3.C

Unit 7 - Cause and Effects of Electromagnetism
Utah SEEd Standards Covered: 3.2
NGSS Alignment: PS2.C

Unit 8 - Patterns of Wave Behaviors (with emphasis on EM waves)
Utah SEEd Standards Covered: 4.1, 4.2
NGSS Alignment: PS4.A, PS4.B

Unit 9 - Structure and Function of Electromagnetic Waves
Utah SEEd Standards Covered: 4.3, 4.4, 4.5
NGSS Alignment: PS4.A, PS4.B, PS4.C


Click here to access the proficiency scales for these units. Keep in mind that this resource is constantly being updated.


Additional Lessons Submitted by Teachers

Click here to access our additional lessons. As teachers use the Exemplary Units, they have been making tweaks and sharing them with us. We love that! Teachers have also been sharing with us their great ideas for lessons. This is a repository where we will be putting those tweaks and shared lessons. Each of the lessons is tied to NGSS, SEEd, and our district Exemplary Units. Please explore, use, and tweak these lessons!

SEEd Standard/Exemplary Unit Learning Goal Crosswalk

Click here to access the crosswalk document that will allow you to see which Exemplary Unit Learning Goals are associated with specific SEEd Standards.

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