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Make observations to provide evidence that energy can be transferred from place to place by sound, light, heat, and electric currents.

 
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Thomas Edison: What it Takes to be a Scientist

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Light Energy
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Light Energy
Michelle Marcus
Troy, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students explore and investigate naturally - as people. This literacy/science lesson is designed to help them notice the personality traits that they possess, and will need to continue to strengthen, as they become successful scientists.

 
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thomas edison
   

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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david cork
   

Jam Jam Jam With a Rubber Band Band!

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

Students explore and create a stringed instrument that demonstrates their understanding of sound waves and how energy is transferred.

 
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Mira Mira The Amazing Mira

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

Using a mira, students draw symmetrical pictures and then explain how the mira works using what they know about reflection and the eye.

 
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The Lightbulb Just Went On!

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

Turn your students loose using batteries and lightbulbs so they totally explore how they can light the bulb using engineering practices and discovery.

 
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the lightulb just went on
   

Creative Circuits

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

Students get a chance to be creative as they explore how salt dough will conduct electricity and convert it to light energy.

 
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Jam Jam Jam Figure Out The Rubber Band Band Day 2

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

Today we learn more facts about how sound travels, use those fact and our discoveries from yesterday to write about what we have learned.

 
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Refraction Extravaganza!

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

Students discover the phenomena of how light bends and creates optical illusions by using two different liquids.

 
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floating
   

How Do We Hear? Day 1

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

After students learn about how their ears work, they create a telephone using simple materials from the hardware store.

 
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Insulators and Conductors

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

How can you test a material for electrical conductivity?

Standards:
 
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conductivity test
   

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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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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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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