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- 4-PS3-1Use evidence to construct an explanation relating the speed of an object to the energy of that object.
- 4-PS3-2Make observations to provide evidence that energy can be transferred from place to place by sound, light, heat, and electric currents.
- 4-PS3-3Ask questions and predict outcomes about the changes in energy that occur when objects collide.
- 4-PS3-4Apply scientific ideas to design, test, and refine a device that converts energy from one form to another.

Evidence or Inference?

4th Grade Science

» Unit:

Thinking, Writing, and Observing Like a Scientist

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

Mary Ellen Kanthack

Rural Env.

15 Resources

49 Favorites

15 Resources

49 Favorites

How Do Waves Move Objects?

4th Grade Science

» Unit:

Waves

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.

Mary Ellen Kanthack

Rural Env.

26 Resources

22 Favorites

26 Resources

22 Favorites

Colliding Marbles

4th Grade Science

» Unit:

Energy

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

Melissa Romano

Suburban Env.

14 Resources

52 Favorites

14 Resources

52 Favorites

What is Energy?

4th Grade Science

» Unit:

Energy

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.

Melissa Romano

Suburban Env.

15 Resources

74 Favorites

15 Resources

74 Favorites

Moving Pennies

4th Grade Science

» Unit:

Speed and Energy

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

Melissa Romano

Suburban Env.

12 Resources

72 Favorites

12 Resources

72 Favorites

Drop and Pop - Energy and Speed Exploration

4th Grade Science

» Unit:

Speed and Energy

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.

Melissa Romano

Suburban Env.

13 Resources

43 Favorites

13 Resources

43 Favorites

Balloon Rockets Launch New Learning

4th Grade Science

» Unit:

Speed and Energy

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.

Melissa Romano

Suburban Env.

18 Resources

35 Favorites

18 Resources

35 Favorites

Chillin' with Colored Paper

4th Grade Science

» Unit:

Energy

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.

Melissa Romano

Suburban Env.

13 Resources

29 Favorites

13 Resources

29 Favorites

Marvelous Marbles Moving

4th Grade Science

» Unit:

Speed and Energy

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

Melissa Romano

Suburban Env.

12 Resources

27 Favorites

12 Resources

27 Favorites

Deep Impact

3rd Grade Science

» Unit:

Energy and Motion

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

Justin Price

Suburban Env.

14 Resources

17 Favorites

14 Resources

17 Favorites

Newton's Apples - Day One

4th Grade Science

» Unit:

Roller Coaster Madness

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

Jillian Gates

Urban Env.

12 Resources

14 Favorites

12 Resources

14 Favorites

Discovering Our Vocabulary

4th Grade Science

» Unit:

Energy

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.

Ellen Herman

Urban Env.

13 Resources

1 Favorite

13 Resources

1 Favorite

Gravitational Energy

4th Grade Science

» Unit:

Energy

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.

Ellen Herman

Urban Env.

10 Resources

6 Favorites

10 Resources

6 Favorites

Energy Assessment

4th Grade Science

» Unit:

Magnets, Energy and Assessment

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

Ellen Herman

Urban Env.

12 Resources

12 Resources

Newton's Apples - Day Two

4th Grade Science

» Unit:

Roller Coaster Madness

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

Jillian Gates

Urban Env.

15 Resources

1 Favorite

15 Resources

1 Favorite

4-PS3-1

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

4-PS3-2

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

4-PS3-3

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

4-PS3-4

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