WY.SCI.4.PS3.4
# Wyoming Science Content and Performance Standards

Grade 4
Learning Domain: Energy

Standard: Apply scientific ideas to design, test, and refine a device that converts energy from one form to another.

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Learning Domain: Algebraic Concepts

Standard: Represent and solve problems involving the four operations.

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3 Superior
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Learning Domain: Geometry

Standard: Draw lines and angles and identify these in two-dimensional figures.

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2 Strong
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Learning Domain: Geometry

Standard: Draw points, lines, line segments, rays, angles (right, acute, obtuse), and perpendicular and parallel lines. Identify these in two-dimensional figures.

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Learning Domain: Measurement and Data

Standard: Apply the area and perimeter formulas for rectangles in real world and mathematical problems. For example, find the width of a rectangular room given the area of the flooring and the length, by viewing the area formula as a multiplication equation with an unknown factor.

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PA.SCI.3.2.4.A4
# Pennsylvania Standards for Science and Technology and Engineering Education

Grade 4
Science Domain: Physical Sciences: Chemistry and Physics

Topic: Chemistry

Standard: Recognize that combining two or more substances may make new materials with different properties.

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3 Superior
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PA.SCI.3.4.5.C2
# Pennsylvania Standards for Science and Technology and Engineering Education

Grade 5
Science Domain: Technology and Engineering Education

Topic: Technology and Engineering Design

Standard: Describe how design, as a dynamic process of steps, can be performed in different sequences and repeated.

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3 Superior
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PA.SCI.3.1.4.A9
# Pennsylvania Standards for Science and Technology and Engineering Education

Grade 4
Science Domain: Biological Sciences

Topic: Organisms and Cells

Standard: Distinguish between scientific fact and opinion.Ask questions about objects, organisms, and events.Understand that all scientific investigations involve asking and answering questions and comparing the answer with what is already known.Plan and conduct a simple investigation and understand that different questions require different kinds of investigations.Use simple equipment (tools and other technologies) to gather data and understand that this allows scientists to collect more information than relying only on their senses to gather information.Use data/evidence to construct explanations and understand that scientists develop explanations based on their evidence and compare them with their current scientific knowledge.Communicate procedures and explanations giving priority to evidence and understanding that scientists make their results public, describe their investigations so they can be reproduced, and review and ask questions about the work of other scientists.

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2 Strong
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PA.SCI.3.2.4.B4
# Pennsylvania Standards for Science and Technology and Engineering Education

Grade 4
Science Domain: Physical Sciences: Chemistry and Physics

Topic: Physics

Standard: Apply knowledge of basic electrical circuits to the design and construction of simple direct current circuits. Compare and contrast series and parallel circuits. Demonstrate that magnets have poles that repel and attract each other.

Degree of Alignment:
2 Strong
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Science Domain: Physical Sciences

Topic: Energy

Standard: Apply scientific ideas to design, test, and refine a device that converts energy from one form to another.* [Clarification Statement: Examples of devices could include electric circuits that convert electrical energy into motion energy of a vehicle, light, or sound; and, a passive solar heater that converts light into heat. Examples of constraints could include the materials, cost, or time to design the device.] [Assessment Boundary: Devices should be limited to those that convert motion energy to electric energy or use stored energy to cause motion or produce light or sound.]

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2 Strong
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Cluster: Solve problems involving measurement and conversion of measurements from a larger unit to a smaller unit

Standard: Apply the area and perimeter formulas for rectangles in real world and mathematical problems. For example, find the width of a rectangular room given the area of the flooring and the length, by viewing the area formula as a multiplication equation with an unknown factor.

Degree of Alignment:
3 Superior
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Cluster: Draw and identify lines and angles, and classify shapes by properties of their lines and angles

Standard: Draw points, lines, line segments, rays, angles (right, acute, obtuse), and perpendicular and parallel lines. Identify these in two-dimensional figures.

Degree of Alignment:
2 Strong
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This is a fabulous lesson. However, did you have any data analysis for the stop watch recording? Did you give opportunities for improving their design?

We graphed the results using increments of 10 seconds. As always in STEM students were able to go back and modify anything they thought could help decrease their time! :)