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Energy and Objects

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Energy and Objects: Students will learn about energy and objects through activities such as building a roller coaster. They will construct an explanation relating to the speed of an object and what happens when an object collides. They will make a ping pong ball launcher and design their own investigation using pennies and marbles in which they will ask questions to predict what happens when objects collide. This resource uses phenomena.

This resource addresses NGSS Energy standards for 4th grade:

NGSS 4-PS3-1. Use evidence to construct an explanation relating the speed of an object to the energy of that object.

NGSS 4-PS3-3 Ask questions and predict outcomes about the changes in energy that occur when objects collide.

Also aligned with Utah SEEd

Utah SEEd 4.2.1

Construct an explanation using evidence to describe the cause and effect relationship between the speed of an object and the energy of that object. Examples could include a vehicle with more energy moves faster and a ball that is kicked harder travels a greater distance.

Utah SEEd 4.2.2

Ask questions and predict outcomes about the changes in energy that occur when objects collide. Examples could include changes in speed when one moving ball collides with another and transfer of energy when a toy car hits a wall.

Students will use evidence to construct an explanation relating to the speed of an object to the energy of that object. Students will ask questions and predict outcomes when objects collide.

Students will learn about the relationship between the speed of an object and the energy of the object. They will also learn about energy when objects collide.

This resource includes a nonfiction article on force and energy, response pages, hands-on activities in a 5-E format, interactive notebook flaps, lesson plans, labs, and answer keys.

Three hands-on Activities are Included: Making roller coasters, colliding objects, and making ping pong ball launchers.

Science Topics Addressed Include:

Kinetic energy

Potential energy

Speed and Energy

Energy Transfer

Energy Forms

STEM Engineering

Force

Colliding Objects

Making Predictions

Recording Observations

Asking Questions

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I am so impressed with this unit which manages to be distance learning and hands-on at the same time.  Really well thought out and engaging activities that allow students to practice each of the eight Science and Engineering Practices.  Really no prep for me!

 
Science and Engineering Practices Distance Education Unit

Tina S

Teaching Science with Lynda R. Williams
5
2016-05-03T18:05:39-06:00

Tina S

I am so impressed with this unit which manages to be distance learning and hands-on at the same time.  Really well thought out and engaging activities that allow students to practice each of the eight Science and Engineering Practices.  Really no prep for me!   Science and Engineering Practices Distance Education Unit
The elephant article was excellent but I also thought the lab on dissecting a flower was broken down so easily, even telling me where to get inexpensive flowers!  This resource helped me teach this challenging standard in an engaging way.  Worth every penny!

 
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Richard S

Teaching Science with Lynda R. Williams
5
2016-05-03T18:07:52-06:00

Richard S

The elephant article was excellent but I also thought the lab on dissecting a flower was broken down so easily, even telling me where to get inexpensive flowers!  This resource helped me teach this challenging standard in an engaging way.  Worth every penny!   Structure and Function NGSS 4-LS1-1 and 4-LS1-2
As always, Lynda provides perfect alignment with the standards.

 
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Sharon M

Teaching Science with Lynda R. Williams
5
2016-05-03T18:24:44-06:00

Sharon M

As always, Lynda provides perfect alignment with the standards.   Age of the Earth and Geologic Time Scale NGSS MS ESS1-4
Thank you so much for creating this resource! It is such a fun and engaging activity for my students, especially during distance learning.

 
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Teaching Science with Lynda R. Williams
2020-11-03T20:44:55-07:00

Expedition Fourth

Thank you so much for creating this resource! It is such a fun and engaging activity for my students, especially during distance learning.   Honey Bee Digital Escape Distance Learning
My students loved this unit. I was able to present different elements of it throughout the month. It is hard to find interesting non-fictional, age-appropriate text for my students that they will enjoy. This was a great unit that aligned well for my students who have very different goals within the same group.

 
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Heidi J

Teaching Science with Lynda R. Williams
2020-11-03T20:45:49-07:00

Heidi J

My students loved this unit. I was able to present different elements of it throughout the month. It is hard to find interesting non-fictional, age-appropriate text for my students that they will enjoy. This was a great unit that aligned well for my students who have very different goals within the same group.   Compare and Contrast Two Texts on Reindeer
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