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Use evidence to construct an explanation relating the speed of an object to the energy of that object.

 
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Evidence or Inference?

4th Grade Science » Unit: Thinking, Writing, and Observing Like a Scientist
4th Grade Science » Unit: Thinking, Writing, and Observing Like a Scientist
Mary Ellen Kanthack
Genoa City, WI
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Students choose between three different experiments to help them understand the difference between scientific evidence and inference.

 
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How Do Waves Move Objects?

4th Grade Science » Unit: Waves
4th Grade Science » Unit: Waves
Mary Ellen Kanthack
Genoa City, WI
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Using what they have observed about water waves & questioning, students continue to develop the vocabulary and begin to understand how waves transfer energy.

 
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Colliding Marbles

4th Grade Science » Unit: Energy
4th Grade Science » Unit: Energy
Melissa Romano
Helena, MT
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

In this lesson, students use marbles of various sizes to see how collisions can transfer energy from one object to another.

 
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What is Energy?

4th Grade Science » Unit: Energy
4th Grade Science » Unit: Energy
Melissa Romano
Helena, MT
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

In this lesson students participate in an internet search to investigate the definition of energy and discover the two main types of energy, kinetic and potential energy.

 
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what is energy
   

Moving Pennies

4th Grade Science » Unit: Speed and Energy
4th Grade Science » Unit: Speed and Energy
Melissa Romano
Helena, MT
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

In this lesson, students work with pennies to develop questions and predict what happens when objects collide.

 
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Drop and Pop - Energy and Speed Exploration

4th Grade Science » Unit: Speed and Energy
4th Grade Science » Unit: Speed and Energy
Melissa Romano
Helena, MT
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

In this lesson, students use a FUN TOY to make observations that speed is related to the amount of energy in an object as well as work with gravitational and elastic potential energy.

 
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Balloon Rockets Launch New Learning

4th Grade Science » Unit: Speed and Energy
4th Grade Science » Unit: Speed and Energy
Melissa Romano
Helena, MT
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

In this inquiry based lesson, students work with partners to build rockets with balloons, string, and straws. Students work with altering variables in order to observe how energy and speed are related.

 
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Chillin' with Colored Paper

4th Grade Science » Unit: Energy
4th Grade Science » Unit: Energy
Melissa Romano
Helena, MT
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

In this lesson, students work with ice cubes and different colored paper to develop observations in order to prove energy can be transferred from the paper to the ice cube.

 
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ice melt header
   

Marvelous Marbles Moving

4th Grade Science » Unit: Speed and Energy
4th Grade Science » Unit: Speed and Energy
Melissa Romano
Helena, MT
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

In this lesson, students use cardboard tubes to build marble roller coasters.

 
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Deep Impact

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Energy and Motion
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Energy and Motion
Justin Price
Phoenix, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

How can you use evidence to describe the relationship between an object's speed and its energy?

 
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eminent
   

Newton's Apples - Day One

4th Grade Science » Unit: Roller Coaster Madness
4th Grade Science » Unit: Roller Coaster Madness
Jillian Gates
Anchorage, AK
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students will learn about Newton's Laws, G-Forces, and Motion.

 
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apple
   

Discovering Our Vocabulary

4th Grade Science » Unit: Energy
4th Grade Science » Unit: Energy
Ellen Herman
Flagstaff, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Ownership of learning increases the chances that student will retain the content. Vocabulary can be tricky and to create this buy in, this lesson asks for students to choose the words they feel they should learn for part of a unit.

 
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earthquake
   

Gravitational Energy

4th Grade Science » Unit: Energy
4th Grade Science » Unit: Energy
Ellen Herman
Flagstaff, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Gravitational energy is used everyday students play. It is an easy one for students to develop their own experiment to model their understanding of it.

 
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Epicenter and Waves

4th Grade Science » Unit: Energy
4th Grade Science » Unit: Energy
Ellen Herman
Flagstaff, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

The epicenter and waves that follow are interesting to students. The energy released and transferred can help students understand this concept.

 
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Energy Assessment

4th Grade Science » Unit: Magnets, Energy and Assessment
4th Grade Science » Unit: Magnets, Energy and Assessment
Ellen Herman
Flagstaff, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Assessment allows for decisions to be made that can help support student learning. It is relevant when trying to determine growth.

 
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