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    Visiting 4th Grade students and teachers will have fun conducting hands-on activities to support claims and provide evidenced explanations of how electrical energy is transferred and transformed in the context of investigation real-world energy phenomenon.
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     arrow animated Aligned Standards

    Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) MCCRS- RELA & Math

    4-PS3 Energy

    4-PS3-2 Make observations to provide evidence that energy can be transferred from place to place by electric currents

    4-PS3-4 Apply scientific ideas to design, test and refine a device that converts energy from one form to another. (Examples of devices could include electric circuits that convert electrical energy to light).

     4-ESS3 - Earth and Human Activity

    4-ESS3-Obtain and combine information to describe that energy and fuels are derived from natural resources and their uses that affect the environment.

    Disciplinary Core Ideas

    PS3.ADefinitions of Energy

    Energy can be moved from place to place by moving objects or through (sound, light) or electric currents (4-PS3-2) (4-PS3-3).

    PS3.BConservation of Energy and Energy Transfer

    Energy can also be transferred from place to place by electrical currents which can then be used locally to produce motion, (sound, heat,) or light. 

    ESS3.ANatural Resources

    Energy and fuels that humans use are derived from natural sources, and their use affects the environment in multiple ways. Some resources are renewable over time, and others are not. (4-ESS3-1)


    Cross Cutting Concepts

    Energy and Matter

    Energy can be transferred in various ways and between objects. (4-PS3-1), (4-PS3-2), (4-PS3-3), (4-PS3-4)


    Science Practices

    Constructing Explanations

    ·         Use evidence observation patterns to construct an explanation. (4-PS3-1)

     Common Core Math Standards:
    Grade 4: Measurement and Data - Solve problems involving measurement
    CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.MD.A.1 - use measurement to solve problems
    CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.MD.A.2 - use operations to solve problems
    CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.MD.B.4 - Interpret Data

    Common Core English Language Arts Standards:
    Read and comprehend complex informational texts independently and proficiently.