10th grade Physics Midterm II Benchmark Exam results – Newtonian Mechanics
Students were tested on the following standards:
Students know how to solve problems involving conservation of energy in simple systems with various sources of potential energy, such as capacitors and springs.
Students know how to solve problems involving elastic and inelastic collisions in one dimension by using the principles of conservation of momentum and energy.
Students know how to calculate momentum as the product mv.
Students know how to solve problems involving conservation of energy in simple systems, such as falling objects.
Students know how to calculate kinetic energy by using the formula E = (1/2)mv².
Students know how to calculate changes in gravitational potential energy near Earth by using the formula (change in potential energy) = mgh (h is the change in the elevation).
Students know how to apply the law F = ma to solve one-dimensional motion problems that involve constant forces (Newton’s second law).
75% of students tested Advanced and Proficient!