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DAY

TOPIC

OBJECTIVES (Students will be able to…)

   

Define energy.

5.II.I.II.3 Know that there are different forms of energy.

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Intro to Energy

Identify several forms of energy.

Explain the Law of Conservation of Energy.

5.II.I.II.4 Describe how energy can be stored and converted to a different form of energy.

   

Explain the difference between kinetic and potential energy.

5.I.I.III.1 Use appropriate units to make precise and varied measurements.

Potential, Kinetic, Conservation of Energy

Apply the marble experiment to the Law of Conservation of Energy.

5.I.I.III.3 Make predictions based on analyses of data, observations, and explanations.

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4-PS3-3 Ask questions that can be investigated and predict reasonable outcomes based on patterns such as cause and effect relationships.

5.II.I.II.4. Describe how energy can be stored and converted to a different form of energy.

   

Identify that vibrations create sounds.

4-PS3-3 Ask questions that can be investigated and predict reasonable outcomes based on patterns such as cause and effect relationships.

Defend that vibrations create sounds using data from a variety of experiments.

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Sound Energy

Work cooperatively with groupmates.

5.II.I.II.3 Know that there are different forms of energy.

5.I.I.III.3 Make predictions based on analyses of data, observations, and explanations.

   

Predict which medium through which sound will travel best.

4-PS3-3 Ask questions that can be investigated and predict reasonable outcomes based on patterns such as cause and effect relationships.

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Sound Energy

Summarize why sound travels best through solids.

Work cooperatively with groupmates.

5.I.I.III.3 Make predictions based on analyses of data, observations, and explanations.

 

5.II.I.II.3 Know that there are different forms of energy.

   

Apply knowledge of electrical charges to explain static electricity.

4-PS3-3 Ask questions that can be investigated and predict reasonable outcomes based on patterns such as cause and effect relationships.

5.I.I.III.3 Make predictions based on analyses of data, observations, and explanations.

Work cooperatively with groupmates.

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Static Electricity

5.II.I.II.3 Know that there are different forms of energy.

* Daily assessments will come via studentsindividual energy journals.

   

Compare the energy released in static electricity to the energy in an electrical current.

4-PS3-3 Ask questions that can be investigated and predict reasonable outcomes based on patterns such as cause and effect relationships.

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Electrical Circuits

Demonstrate several ways of making a complete electrical circuit.

Work cooperatively with groupmates.

5.I.I.III.3 Make predictions based on analyses of data, observations, and explanations.

5.II.I.II.3 Know that there are different forms of energy.

   

Describe why human beings are not good judges of temperature.

4-PS3-3 Ask questions that can be investigated and predict reasonable outcomes based on patterns such as cause and effect relationships.

5.I.I.III.3 Make predictions based on analyses of data, observations, and explanations.

Work cooperatively with groupmates.

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Thermal Energy

5.II.I.II.3 Know that there are different forms of energy.

   

Reference proof that thermal energy is based on the total energy of the particles in an object.

4-PS3-3 Ask questions that can be investigated and predict reasonable outcomes based on patterns such as cause and effect relationships.

Work cooperatively with groupmates.

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Thermal Energy

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

5.II.I.II.3 Know that there are different forms of energy.

5.I.I.III.1 Use appropriate units to make precise and varied measurements.

5.I.I.III.3 Make predictions based on analyses of data, observations, and explanations.

   

Give evidence of their knowledge of one or more energy types.

5.II.I.II.3 Know that there are different forms of energy

Work cooperatively with a partner.

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Final Projects

4-PS3-3 Ask questions that can be investigated and predict reasonable outcomes based on patterns such as cause and effect relationships.

* Daily assessments will come via students’ individual energy journals.