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  • Sensational

     Grade 4

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     sound waves

    Program Description
    2 hour program
    1 class (32 students)
    For your ‘Sensational’ visit some program offerings allow whole group investigations of Lego launchers, wooden car ramps, with other mini-investigations. Fourth graders will be challenged to collect and compare data as it’s used to determine if energy is transferred or transformed through light, heat, sound, motion or electric current. Visiting teachers are distributed a ‘3 Station-Packet’ with material and data charts to complement the energy theme. This program has extended offerings during the middle of SECOND and throughout THIRD Quarter, to allow greater participation.


    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.