PS2C - Stability and Instability in Physical Systems

How do you show change occurring in a non-moving object? Gain some insight into NGSS standard PS2C, Stability and Instability in Physical Systems, in a resource for educators. The narrator guides you through the core components of the standard and how they evolve throughout elementary, middle, and high school science classes.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Review the video to help you illustrate the changes that occur in systems large and small
  • Share the resource with your life science colleagues and work with them to create a uniform method of teaching feedback loops
Classroom Considerations
  • Demonstrations shown in the video make great formative checks for all age groups
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros
  • Use of familiar systems and scenarios helps you to layer new vocabulary and concepts onto prior knowledge
  • The narrator stresses the connection between observable and invisible phenomena, an important factor in systems throughout the sciences
Cons
  • None