Energy: Conservation and Transfer
4.P.3: Recognize that energy takes various forms that may be grouped based on their interaction with matter.
P.3.1 Recognize that basic forms of energy (light, sound, heat, electrical, and magnetic) has the ability to cause motion or create change.
P.3.2 Recognize that light travels in a straight line until it strikes an object or travels from one medium to another, and that light can be reflected, or refracted and absorbed.
Lessons and Resources
This fourth grade physical science unit incorporates both literacy and technology elements. Rubrics, graphic organizers, and hands on activities are all included.
This Live Binder, created by Dorene Bates, has an impressive collection of 4.P.3 lessons and resources.
A class of fourth graders in Raleigh created a solar powered classroom! See how they did this
Here is a fourth grade science unit on light. Flashcards, diagrams, and interactive websites are included.
This unit has videos, lessons, activities, assessments, and documents that can all be downloaded.
Watch this video to learn more about energy!
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