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Ask questions and predict outcomes about the changes in energy that occur when objects collide.

 
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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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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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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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Types of Energy

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

This lesson is a fun way to introduce the types of energy and incorporate technology at the same time.

 
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Collision Course (Part 1)

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 plan an experiment to explain how speeds change when objects collide?

 
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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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Roller Coaster Design - Day 1

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

Transfer of energy.

 
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Energy Notes

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

Learning how to take notes and taking information from our reading is important. Students need to practice at how to sort out important information in order to use it later.

 
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Collision Course (Part 2)

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 conduct an experiment to explain how speeds change when objects collide?

 
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Energy, Work, and Power!

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

Students will understand the different forms energy takes. They will understand that energy movement is work, and that different levels of energy and work is power.

 
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Newton's Apples - Day Two

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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How does a compass work? Understanding North and South Poles

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

Playing with magnets can be fun, but understanding that the magnet has poles is also fascinating. It helps them understand how the poles of the Earth and gives them an understanding of a compass.

Standards:
 
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Light It Up

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

In this lesson, students are given the materials, taught what a circuit is, and then are left to discover how to create the working circuit.

 
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