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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.

Jam Jam Jam With a Rubber Band Band!

4th Grade Science

» Unit:

Waves

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

Mary Ellen Kanthack

Rural Env.

28 Resources

31 Favorites

28 Resources

31 Favorites

The Lightbulb Just Went On!

4th Grade Science

» Unit:

Energy

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.

Mary Ellen Kanthack

Rural Env.

28 Resources

20 Favorites

28 Resources

20 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

Series and Parallel Circuits

4th Grade Science

» Unit:

Electricity

Big Idea:People build different kinds of circuits to meet human needs.

Meredith Gannon

Suburban Env.

16 Resources

6 Favorites

16 Resources

6 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

Bright Time with Circuits

4th Grade Science

» Unit:

Energy

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

Melissa Romano

Suburban Env.

12 Resources

22 Favorites

12 Resources

22 Favorites

Testable Questions

4th Grade Science

» Unit:

Poppers

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

Meredith Gannon

Suburban Env.

13 Resources

34 Favorites

13 Resources

34 Favorites

Energy Makes "What" Happen?

3rd Grade Science

» Unit:

Energy

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.

Michelle Marcus

Suburban Env.

12 Resources

9 Favorites

12 Resources

9 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

What Do We Know About Electricity?

4th Grade Science

» Unit:

Electricity

Big Idea:Students can build upon their existing knowledge of electricity.

Meredith Gannon

Suburban Env.

13 Resources

13 Favorites

13 Resources

13 Favorites

Conductors and Insulators

4th Grade Science

» Unit:

Electricity

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

Meredith Gannon

Suburban Env.

12 Resources

5 Favorites

12 Resources

5 Favorites

Build a Circuit

4th Grade Science

» Unit:

Electricity

Big Idea:Electrical circuits transfer energy.

Meredith Gannon

Suburban Env.

16 Resources

6 Favorites

16 Resources

6 Favorites

Roller Coaster Design - Day 1

4th Grade Science

» Unit:

Roller Coaster Madness

Big Idea:Transfer of energy.

Jillian Gates

Urban Env.

25 Resources

10 Favorites

25 Resources

10 Favorites

Build a Flashlight

4th Grade Science

» Unit:

Electricity

Big Idea:The engineering design process enables us to meet human needs. A flashlight contains a working circuit and switch.

Meredith Gannon

Suburban 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.