One of the traditional parts of a second modeling workshop is to design your own unit. Since there is so much changing with physics with the Next Generation Science Standards rough draft and the much rumored AP B redesign, I wanted to take a look at how the current curriculum materials matched. By no means do I confider myself an expert, but I figured, if I was going to build a unit, might as well have something I can possibly use in the future. With that in mind, I made a very crude list of how the modeling units matched the NGSS.

At the bottom of this post, I list the units as per the ASU Modeling website (can’t get access? Go to a Modeling workshop, it’s the only way to really use the mateyails anyway). Skipped standards, to me, fit other classes than physics.

**NGCC-Modeling topics**

- HS.PS-FM.a BFPM &UFPM
- HS.PS-FM.b MTM
- HS.PS-FM.c MTM
- HS.PS-FM.d MTM
- HS.PS-FM.e MTM
- HS.PS-FM.f MTM (w/relativity)
- HS.PS-IF.a BFPM, UFPM, E&M-#1&4
- HS.PS-IF.c E&M
- HS.PS-IF.e E&M (extention of curriculum needed)
- HS.PS-E.a ETM
- HS.PS-E.b ETM, 2
^{nd} Law of Thermo
- HS.PS-E.c ETM, Entropy
- HS.PS-E.d ETM, Entropy
- HS.PS-E.f ETM
- HS.PS-E.h ETM, Machines
- HS.PS-FE.a Energy & Fields (g, E, B)
- HS.PS-FE. b Energy storage in fields
- HS.PS-FE.c systems of Energy storage due to fields
- HS.PS-W.a Mech Waves #1
- HS.PS-W.b Mech Waves #2
- HS.PS-W.c Mech Waves #2, 3, &4
- HS.PS-ER.a Light #1&2 (&3?)
- HS.PS-ER.b review lit about speed of light
- HS.PS-ER.c review lit about effect of various wavelengths of matter
- HS.PS-ER.f review lit about digital vs analog communication

(yes, I love Kelly O’Shea’s Naming system)

**Mechanics Units**

- Scientific Thinking
- Constant Velocity Particle Model (CVPM)
- Constant Acceleration Particle Model (CAPM)
- Balanced Force Particle Model (BFPM)
- Unbalanced Force Particle Model (UFPM)
- Projectile Motion Particle Model (PMPM)
- Energy Transfer Model (ETM)
- Central Force Particle Model (CFPM)
- Momentum Transfer Model (MTM)

**Mechanical Waves Units**

- Oscillating Particle Model
- 1-D Mechanical Waves Model
- Sound Wave Model
- 2-D Mechanical Wave Model

**Models Of Light**

- Light Particle Model
- Light Wave Model
- Light Photon Model

**Electricity and Magnetism**

- Charge and Field
- Potential
- Circuits
- Magnetism

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