Fourth Grade Energy, Speed and Colliding Objects
Did you know that energy changes occur when objects collide? There are cause-and-effect relationships between speed and energy. There is a relationship between the speed of an object to the energy of that object. One of the Science and Engineering Practices is planning and carrying out an investigation. Students will learn how to set up an investigation with independent, dependent, and control variables to test their ideas, record information, and form a conclusion. Students will also learn about potential and kinetic energy. ✅
This unit includes:
- hands-on activities
- three labs
- two slide shows
- strategic note-taking guide✏️
- follow-up pages
- a quiz
- answer keys
Teachers Love This Resource on Colliding Objects! ❤️❤️❤️
Alieen ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ Extremely Satisfied
This is a fantastic resource that includes so much. Students learn about speed and motion, but more importantly, several labs really go well with the standards. The labs were easy to do and used easy-to-find materials. Students loved being real scientists.
Laura ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ Extremely Satisfied
I love that the students had to actually think about variables and set up their own experiments. A great resource that helped me address several learning targets.
The labs require only a few materials: pennies, tennis balls, marbles or bouncy balls, and something to make a ramp.
This unit will take six days if all the parts are used. The resource includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end of the unit.
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