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Apply scientific ideas to design, test, and refine a device that converts energy from one form to another.

 
36 Lesson(s)
   

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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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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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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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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Testable Questions

4th Grade Science » Unit: Poppers
4th Grade Science » Unit: Poppers
Meredith Gannon
Vancouver, WA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students explore poppers as a science tool to create a testable question.

 
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poppers
   

Series and Parallel Circuits

4th Grade Science » Unit: Electricity
4th Grade Science » Unit: Electricity
Meredith Gannon
Vancouver, WA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

People build different kinds of circuits to meet human needs.

 
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series circuit
   

Bright Time with Circuits

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

In this lesson, students use batteries, bulbs, and tinfoil to demonstrate how energy can be transferred from one object to another.

 
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Energy Makes "What" Happen?

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

Energy is a difficult concept for students to describe and the conversion of energy is the center of understanding how to apply it to do work. This activity gives students a chance to explore and develop a visual of changing energy.

 
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What Do We Know About Electricity?

4th Grade Science » Unit: Electricity
4th Grade Science » Unit: Electricity
Meredith Gannon
Vancouver, WA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students can build upon their existing knowledge of electricity.

 
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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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Build a Circuit

4th Grade Science » Unit: Electricity
4th Grade Science » Unit: Electricity
Meredith Gannon
Vancouver, WA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Electrical circuits transfer energy.

 
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Conductors and Insulators

4th Grade Science » Unit: Electricity
4th Grade Science » Unit: Electricity
Meredith Gannon
Vancouver, WA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Some objects are conductors of electrical current and other objects do not allow the flow of electrical current.

 
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Build a Lightbulb

4th Grade Science » Unit: Electricity
4th Grade Science » Unit: Electricity
Meredith Gannon
Vancouver, WA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

A light bulb transforms electrical energy into heat and light energy. The light bulb was designed to meet human needs.

 
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Light A Bulb

4th Grade Science » Unit: Electricity
4th Grade Science » Unit: Electricity
Meredith Gannon
Vancouver, WA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Electricity can move in a complete circuit.

 
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