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Develop a model of waves to describe patterns in terms of amplitude and wavelength and that waves can cause objects to move.

 
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Pop Bottle Waves & Hair Dryer Ripples

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

In this opening lesson, we explore what waves are all about as we observe, draw, and think about how waves are shaped and how they move and what creates them.

 
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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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Catching the Wave!

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

Students use their videos from Pop Bottle Waves & Hair Dryer Ripples to catch a wave, draw it, define its shape and find out what amplitude means.

 
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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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What are Waves?

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

In this hands on lesson, students work at several stations using every day ordinary objects in order to gain an understanding of different types of waves and their properties.

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Properties of Waves

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

In this direct instruction lesson, students draw sketches in their science notebooks in order to make sense of wave properties.

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What is Visible Light?

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

In this lesson, students gain more knowledge about the electromagnetic spectrum. Students also learn that visible light makes up only a portion of this wide spectrum and that engineers use electromagnetic waves for many different applications.

 
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Mini- Lesson: A Big Splash!

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

Students drop several different sized objects into a bucket of water and observe what happens by measuring how long the wave continues after the displacement.

 
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Creating Simple Spectroscopes

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

In this lesson, students build simple spectroscopes with paper, a cd, and black crayon in order to observe wavelength colors.

 
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What Is A Wave?

4th Grade Science » Unit: Waves Aren't Just In The Sea
4th Grade Science » Unit: Waves Aren't Just In The Sea
Jillian Gates
Anchorage, AK
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students will understand what a wave is and the terminology to use when describing a wave.

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Refraction and Rainbows

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

In this hands on lesson, students work to discover how rainbows are made, discover what happens to the way a pencil looks when half of it is placed in water. .

 
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Sound Waves - Part 1 Density

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

In this lesson, students gain background knowledge about sounds waves and explore how density effects sounds by participating in a hands-on activity with a pencil and water.

 
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Using Simple Spectroscopes

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

In this lesson, students use a simple spectroscopes that was built in a previous lesson in order to view different wavelengths and different colors produced.

 
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Catch a Wave

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Light, Waves, and Data
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Light, Waves, and Data
Justin Price
Phoenix, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

How can you model how waves move?

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