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Waves: Wavelength & Amplitude

Edpuzzle on video for a classwork grade in skyward. 

 

Edpuzzle

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Vocabulary

4.PS4.1 - Use a model of a simple wave to explain regular patterns of amplitude, wavelength, and direction.
 
vocabulary 

 

In interactive science notebooks students will create a flipchart for vocabulary 

Classwork for a grade in Skyward on Edulastic

Due:

Waves: Wavelength & Amplitude

4.PS4.1 - Use a model of a simple wave to explain regular patterns of amplitude, wavelength, and direction.
 

Go over vocabulary  (handout)

Watch video:

Waves: Wavelength & Amplitude Video For Kids | 3rd, 4th & 5th Grade (generationgenius.com)

Due:

Sound

4.PS4.1 - Use a model of a simple wave to explain regular patterns of amplitude, wavelength, and direction.
4.PS4.3 - Investigate how lenses and digital devices like computers or cell phones use waves to enhance human senses.
 

Continue sound

 

Pages 155-160 in science workbooks

 

 

Complete quizziz for practice

 

Basics of Sound Classwork | Science - Quizizz

Due:

Introduction to Sound

4.PS4.1 - Use a model of a simple wave to explain regular patterns of amplitude, wavelength, and direction.
4.PS4.3 - Investigate how lenses and digital devices like computers or cell phones use waves to enhance human senses.
 

Change Classes for Science/Social Studies.

 

Introduction to sound

 

Pages 150- 155 in science workbooks

 

Pitch and Frequency - Activity - TeachEngineering

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Unit Test

4.PS4.2 - Describe how the colors of available light sources and the bending of light waves determine what we see.
4.PS4.3 - Investigate how lenses and digital devices like computers or cell phones use waves to enhance human senses.
 

Sound and Light Energy Test

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Quiz

4.PS4.2 - Describe how the colors of available light sources and the bending of light waves determine what we see.
4.PS4.3 - Investigate how lenses and digital devices like computers or cell phones use waves to enhance human senses.

Light Energy Quiz

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Lenses

4.PS4.3 - Investigate how lenses and digital devices like computers or cell phones use waves to enhance human senses.
 

Lenses

PAGE 186-188 In science book.

 

Lenses foldable in interactive notebooks

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Translucent, Opaque, Transparent Objects

4.PS4.2 - Describe how the colors of available light sources and the bending of light waves determine what we see.
 
4.PS4.3 - Investigate how lenses and digital devices like computers or cell phones use waves to enhance human senses.

Wave Reflection, Absorption & Transmittance | Science Video For Kids (generationgenius.com)

 

Transparent, opaque and translucent interactive notebook activity

Due:

Translucent, Opaque, Transparent Objects

4.PS4.2 - Describe how the colors of available light sources and the bending of light waves determine what we see.
4.PS4.3 - Investigate how lenses and digital devices like computers or cell phones use waves to enhance human senses.
 

Discuss as a class about translucent, opaque, transparent objects. (Science textbook p. 180-181)

 

Students make a list under each one and describe why they are that type of object.  

 

 

Light energy Edulastic classwork for a grade in skyward

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Light Reflection & Vision

4.PS4.2 - Describe how the colors of available light sources and the bending of light waves determine what we see.
4.PS4.3 - Investigate how lenses and digital devices like computers or cell phones use waves to enhance human senses.
 

Light energy Edulastic classwork for a grade in skyward

 

Due:

Light Reflection & Vision

4.PS4.2 - Describe how the colors of available light sources and the bending of light waves determine what we see.

Video on light behavior

Absorb, Reflect, Refract: StudyJams! Science | Scholastic.com

 

 

Light behavior interactive notebook activity

 

All three using one activity:

Exploring Light: Absorb, Reflect, Transmit or Refract? - Activity - TeachEngineering

 

 

Separate activities for each:

 

Refraction Activity:

Bending Light - Science experiments for kids at home - YouTube 

Cool Light Refraction Science Experiment - YouTube

Water and pencil

Water and coin

Water in a bottle and a drawing of arrows

 

 

Absorption Activity:

Understanding Absorption of Light - Why do we see different colors? - YouTube

 

Reflection Activity: 

LIGHT REFLECTION experiment using laser light- Grade 4- LIGHT & SOUND - YouTube

Due:

Light Reflection & Vision

4.PS4.2 - Describe how the colors of available light sources and the bending of light waves determine what we see.
4.PS4.3 - Investigate how lenses and digital devices like computers or cell phones use waves to enhance human senses.
 

Students will watch video on edpuzzle and answer questions for a classwork grade in Skyward

Due:

Light Reflection & Vision (Day 1)

4.PS4.2 - Describe how the colors of available light sources and the bending of light waves determine what we see.
4.PS4.3 - Investigate how lenses and digital devices like computers or cell phones use waves to enhance human senses.
 

Discuss before video questions and after video questions

Watch Video

Light Reflection & Vision Video For Kids | 3rd, 4th & 5th Grade (generationgenius.com)

Due:

Light Energy

4.PS4.2 - Describe how the colors of available light sources and the bending of light waves determine what we see.
4.PS4.3 - Investigate how lenses and digital devices like computers or cell phones use waves to enhance human senses.
 

Light Energy

 

Read pages 170-175 in science book

Interactive Science notebook - questions

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Energy Unit

4.PS3.1 - Use evidence to explain the cause and effect relationship between the speed of an object and the energy of an object.

In Science workbook-

 

Read and complete pages 103-111

 

If time students can complete pg. 116 

Due:

Energy Unit

4.PS3.1 - Use evidence to explain the cause and effect relationship between the speed of an object and the energy of an object.
4.PS3.2 - Observe and explain the relationship between potential energy and kinetic energy.

Review the vocabulary listed 

 

 Collisions Energy Transfer | Video For Kids | Grades 3-5 (generationgenius.com)

 

Read about collisions and energy transfer 

 

-Students will have a printed copy of this to keep in science folder for studying. 

- Have students highlight important information when reading 

 

Set up science notebook

 

Page 1- What is energy (glue in notebook and fill out)

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Energy Unit

4.PS3.1 - Use evidence to explain the cause and effect relationship between the speed of an object and the energy of an object.
4.PS3.2 - Observe and explain the relationship between potential energy and kinetic energy.

 

After video questions worksheet

 

students may answer these with their groups - these can be used to study (keep in science folder) Students can watch video on edpuzzle if they need to.

 

go over as a class when students finish

Due:

Energy Unit

4.PS3.1 - Use evidence to explain the cause and effect relationship between the speed of an object and the energy of an object.
4.PS3.3 - Describe how stored energy can be converted into another form for practical use.

Energy Unit

 

 

Review the vocabulary listed 

 

Discuss video before edpuzzle

 

Edpuzzle for a classwork grade in skyward

Due:

Energy Unit

4.PS3.1 - Use evidence to explain the cause and effect relationship between the speed of an object and the energy of an object.
4.PS3.3 - Describe how stored energy can be converted into another form for practical use.

Begin Energy Unit

 

Discuss "before video" questions.

 

Review the vocabulary listed 

 

 Collisions Energy Transfer | Video For Kids | Grades 3-5 (generationgenius.com)

 

Watch video and talk about what students will learn.

  • At the baseball and bat part talk about where potential and kinetic energy is shown (this will be on the edpuzzle tuesday)
  • Energy is the ability to make things happen.
  • A moving object transfers energy when it comes in contact with another object.
  • Making an object faster or heavier results in more energy transfer.
  • In a collision, some energy is converted into sound and heat.

 

 

Play Kahoot that is all about what was in the video

Due:

helicopter

4.ETS1.1 - Categorize the effectiveness of design solutions by comparing them to specified criteria for constraints.

Make a Paper Mars Helicopter 

Make the paper helicopters

Due:

helicopter (switch classes)

4.ETS1.1 - Categorize the effectiveness of design solutions by comparing them to specified criteria for constraints.

 

Switch classes!

 

Make a Paper Mars Helicopter

Due:

Energy Unit

4.PS3.1 - Use evidence to explain the cause and effect relationship between the speed of an object and the energy of an object.
4.PS3.2 - Observe and explain the relationship between potential energy and kinetic energy.
4.PS3.3 - Describe how stored energy can be converted into another form for practical use.

 

Energy Test

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Energy Unit

4.PS3.1 - Use evidence to explain the cause and effect relationship between the speed of an object and the energy of an object.
4.PS3.3 - Describe how stored energy can be converted into another form for practical use.

 

make corrections on edpuzzle videos

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Energy

4.PS3.1 - Use evidence to explain the cause and effect relationship between the speed of an object and the energy of an object.
4.PS3.3 - Describe how stored energy can be converted into another form for practical use.

 

Complete Hybrid car case study if not finished from yesterday. 

(all directions on PDF)

Due:

Energy

4.PS3.1 - Use evidence to explain the cause and effect relationship between the speed of an object and the energy of an object.
4.PS3.3 - Describe how stored energy can be converted into another form for practical use.

Hybrid car case study

(all directions on PDF)

Due:

Energy

4.PS3.1 - Use evidence to explain the cause and effect relationship between the speed of an object and the energy of an object.
4.PS3.2 - Observe and explain the relationship between potential energy and kinetic energy.
4.PS3.3 - Describe how stored energy can be converted into another form for practical use.

 

Energy unit Quiz on edulastic for a quiz grade in skyward

Due:

Energy

4.PS3.2 - Observe and explain the relationship between potential energy and kinetic energy.
4.PS3.3 - Describe how stored energy can be converted into another form for practical use.

Review for quiz tomorrow!

 

Energy | The Dr. Binocs Show | Educational Videos For Kids - YouTube

In interactive science notebook: 

Forms of energy and their uses

Due:

Energy

4.PS3.2 - Observe and explain the relationship between potential energy and kinetic energy.
4.PS3.3 - Describe how stored energy can be converted into another form for practical use.

 

Finish popsicle stick catapult experiment and worksheet. 

 https://youtu.be/aAuN5ZnL4yE 

Create science interactive notebooks

Forms of energy on first page

Complete quizizz if time 

Potential and Kinetic Energy | Work & Energy - Quizizz

Due:

Energy Unit

4.PS3.2 - Observe and explain the relationship between potential energy and kinetic energy.
4.PS3.3 - Describe how stored energy can be converted into another form for practical use.

 

Finish popsicle stick catapult experiment and worksheet. 

 https://youtu.be/aAuN5ZnL4yE 

Create science interactive notebooks

Forms of energy on first page

Complete quizizz if time 

Potential and Kinetic Energy | Work & Energy - Quizizz

Due:

Energy Unit

4.PS3.2 - Observe and explain the relationship between potential energy and kinetic energy.
4.PS3.3 - Describe how stored energy can be converted into another form for practical use.

Create popsicle stick catapult 

Talk about how this will use both potential and kinetic energy

https://youtu.be/aAuN5ZnL4yE 

Due:

Energy Unit

4.PS3.2 - Observe and explain the relationship between potential energy and kinetic energy.

Energy unit continued 

 

Students will complete Edpuzzle on video for a classwork grade in skyward

Due:

Energy Unit

4.PS3.2 - Observe and explain the relationship between potential energy and kinetic energy.
4.PS3.3 - Describe how stored energy can be converted into another form for practical use.

Energy unit continued 

Go over vocabulary and before video questions

Watch video 

Potential vs. Kinetic Energy Video For Kids | 6th, 7th & 8th Grade Science (generationgenius.com)

Due:

Energy Unit

4.PS3.2 - Observe and explain the relationship between potential energy and kinetic energy.

Finish conducting experiment if not complete

Complete edulastic classwork on energy for a grade in Skyward

Watch video for more examples on potential and kinetic energy

BrainPOP ~ Potential and Kinetic Energy - YouTube

Teacher will model their exit ticket example first 

Exit ticket after watching they video: 

(use whiteboard, sticky note, or index card)

Have students come up with 2 examples-

  1. example of potential energy 
  2. example of kinetic energy

Due:

Energy Unit

4.PS3.1 - Use evidence to explain the cause and effect relationship between the speed of an object and the energy of an object.
4.PS3.3 - Describe how stored energy can be converted into another form for practical use.

 

Finish conducting experiment if not complete

Complete edulastic classwork on energy for a grade in Skyward

Watch video for more examples on potential and kinetic energy

BrainPOP ~ Potential and Kinetic Energy - YouTube

Teacher will model their exit ticket example first 

Exit ticket after watching they video: 

(use whiteboard, sticky note, or index card)

Have students come up with 2 examples-

  1. example of potential energy 
  2. example of kinetic energy

Due:

Energy Unit

4.PS3.1 - Use evidence to explain the cause and effect relationship between the speed of an object and the energy of an object.
4.PS3.3 - Describe how stored energy can be converted into another form for practical use.
 

What makes roller coasters go so fast? (mysteryscience.com

continue conducting roller coaster experiment

Due:

Energy Unit

What makes roller coasters go so fast? (mysteryscience.com

Watch video and start conducting roller coaster experiment

Continue to talk about potential and kinetic energy when doing the experiment. 

  • the marble has more potential energy when it is held up higher on the track
  • the marble has less potential energy when it is lower on the track
  • would a larger marble have more or less potential energy? 

Due:

Energy Unit

4.PS3.1 - Use evidence to explain the cause and effect relationship between the speed of an object and the energy of an object.
4.PS3.3 - Describe how stored energy can be converted into another form for practical use.

Energy Unit

Review the vocabulary listed 

 Collisions Energy Transfer | Video For Kids | Grades 3-5 (generationgenius.com)

Read about collisions and energy transfer on the website 

 -Students will have a printed copy of this to keep in science folder for studying. 

Students will complete edpuzzle based on Monday's video

Edpuzzle

Due:

Energy Unit

4.PS3.1 - Use evidence to explain the cause and effect relationship between the speed of an object and the energy of an object.
4.PS3.3 - Describe how stored energy can be converted into another form for practical use.

 

Begin Energy Unit

Discuss "before video" questions.

Review the vocabulary listed on website below

 Collisions Energy Transfer | Video For Kids | Grades 3-5 (generationgenius.com)

Watch video and talk about what students will learn.

  • At the baseball and bat part talk about where potential and kinetic energy is shown (this will be on the edpuzzle tuesday)
  • Energy is the ability to make things happen.
  • A moving object transfers energy when it comes in contact with another object.
  • Making an object faster or heavier results in more energy transfer.
  • In a collision, some energy is converted into sound and heat.

 

Play Kahoot that is all about what was in the video

Goal: 80% accuracy

Due:

Make a Paper Mars Helicopter

Students will discuss the data collected from the experiment.
  • Which helicopters reach the ground sooner: those that rotate faster or slower?
  • How does the speed of rotation affect the flight of a real helicopter? How might this be important when designing a helicopter for Mars?
  • How was your experience designing and testing a paper helicopter similar to how NASA engineers designed and tested the Ingenuity Mars helicopter?

Due:

Make a Paper Mars Helicopter

Students will measure how far off the ground is the seat of a chair. Students will stand on the chair and drop their helicopter, using a ribbon to count the number of rotations or by videoing in slow motion with their smart phone.

Students will use this data to predict how many rotations the helicopter turns when dropped from different height. Students will measure the height, make a prediction, record the prediction, drop the helicopter, count the rotations and record the data. 

Due:

Make a Paper Mars Helicopter

Students will test their helicopters from distance heights.

Due:

Make a Paper Mars Helicopter

4.ETS1.1 - Categorize the effectiveness of design solutions by comparing them to specified criteria for constraints.
 
Explore how a helicopter moves. 
Explore how the engineering design of the Mars helicopter was tested.
Make a paper Mars helicopter.

Due:

Make a Paper Mars Helicopter

4.ETS1.1 - Categorize the effectiveness of design solutions by comparing them to specified criteria for constraints.
 
Explore the background of the Mars helicopter.