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  • Sensational

     Grade 4


    sensational thermo
    Program Description
    This new program will have students seek evidence of diverse types of energy-while investigating interactive stations, as they determine how energy is transferred through sound, light, heat and electric current. Standards are revealed through program material, in aiding participants to plan, test-models, and subsequently have students make sense of energy and their data. On-site stations include, but are not limited to: talking strips, liquid crystals, toy cars with ramps, musical pipes, jumpers and more! Visiting teachers leave with three student-ready-station starter activities with accompanying materials to carry forward energy’s theme.


    Pre-Visit Materials
    Lesson Plan
    Post Visit Materials

    Next Generation Science Standards

    Performance Expectation 

    4-PS3-2 Make observations to provide evidence that energy can be transferred from place to place by sound, light, heat and electric currents.

    Science and Engineering Practices

    Planning and Carrying Out Investigations

    Disciplinary Core Ideas

    PS3.A: Definitions of Energy
    PS3.B: Conservation of Energy and Energy Transfer

     Cross Cutting Concepts

    Energy and Matter

     Maryland College and Career-Ready Standards (MD-CCRS)
    W.4.7 Conduct short research projects that build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.
    W.4.8 Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; take notes and categorize information, and provide a list of sources.
    M6 Attend to Precision
    M8 Look for and make use of regularity in repeated reasoning.