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L.4 Life Science

P.4 Physical Science

  • DCI.P.4.6 Motions, Forces, and Energy

    • P.4.6A Students will demonstrate an understanding of the common sources and uses of heat and electric energy and the materials used to transfer heat and electricity.

      • P.4.6A.1 Obtain and communicate information to compare how different processes (including burning, friction, and electricity) serve as sources of heat energy.

      • P.4.6A.2 Plan and conduct scientific investigations to classify different materials as either an insulator or conductor of electricity.

      • P.4.6A.3 Develop models demonstrating how heat and electrical energy can be transformed into other forms of energy (e.g., motion, sound, heat, or light).

      • P.4.6A.4 Develop models that demonstrate the path of an electric current in a complete, simple circuit (e.g., lighting a light bulb or making a sound).

      • P.4.6A.5 Use informational text and technology resources to communicate technological breakthroughs made by historical figures in electricity (e.g. Alessandro Volta, Michael Faraday, Nicola Tesla, Thomas Edison, incandescent light bulbs, batteries, Light Emitting Diodes).

      • P.4.6A.6 Design a device that converts any form of energy from one form to another form (e.g., construct a musical instrument that will convert vibrations to sound by controlling varying pitches, a solar oven that will convert energy from the sun to heat energy, or a simple circuit that can be used to complete a task). Use an engineering design process to define the problem, design, construct, evaluate, and improve the device.

    • P.4.6B Students will demonstrate an understanding of the properties of light as forms of energy.

      • P.4.6B.1 Construct scientific evidence to support the claim that white light is made up of different colors. Include the work of Sir Isaac Newton to communicate results.

      • P.4.6B.2 Obtain and communicate information to explain how the visibility of an object is related to light.

      • P.4.6B.3 Develop and use models to communicate how light travels and behaves when it strikes an object, including reflection, refraction, and absorption.

      • P.4.6B.4 Plan and conduct scientific investigations to explain how light behaves when it strikes transparent, translucent, and opaque materials.

    • P.4.6C Students will demonstrate an understanding of the properties of sound as a form of energy.

      • P.4.6C.1 Plan and conduct scientific investigations to test how different variables affect the properties of sound (i.e., pitch and volume).

      • P.4.6C.2 In relation to how sound is perceived by humans, analyze and interpret data from observations and measurements to report how changes in vibration affect the pitch and volume of sound.

      • P.4.6C.3 Obtain and communicate information about scientists who pioneered in the science of sound, (e.g., Alexander Graham Bell, Robert Boyle, Daniel Bernoulli, and Guglielmo Marconi).

E.4 Earth and Space Science

  • DCI.E.4.9 Earth's Systems and Cycles

  • DCI.E.4.10 Earth's Resources

    • E.4.10 Students will demonstrate an understanding of the various sources of energy used for human needs along with their effectiveness and possible impacts.

      • E.4.10.1 Organize simple data sets to compare energy and pollution output of various traditional, nonrenewable resources (e.g. coal, crude oil, wood).

      • E.4.10.2 Use technology or informational text to investigate, evaluate, and communicate various forms of clean energy generation.