Here comes the Sun! Make a Copy

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science 4 grade physics English


Slides HyperDoc to focus on solar energy and solar electricity through use of photovoltaics. 

NGSS Standards, 4th Grade, Physical Science, Energy


4-ESS3-1. Obtain and combine information to describe that energy and fuels are derived from natural resources and their uses affect the environment.

Core Idea ESS3.A: Natural Resources 

  • Energy and fuels that humans use are derived from natural sources, and their use affects the environment in multiple ways. Some resources are renewable over time, and others are not.


4-PS3-2. Make observations to provide evidence that energy can be transferred from place to place by sound, light, heat, and electric currents.

4-PS3-4. Apply scientific ideas to design, test, and refine a device that converts energy from one form to another.

Core Idea PS3.A: Definitions of Energy 

  • Energy can be moved from place to place by moving objects or through sound, light, or electric currents. 

Core Ideas PS3.B: Conservation of Energy and Energy Transfer

  • Energy is present whenever there are moving objects, sound, light, or heat. When objects collide, energy can be transferred from one object to another, thereby changing their motion. In such collisions, some energy is typically also transferred to the surrounding air; as a result, the air gets heated and sound is produced. 

  • Light also transfers energy from place to place.

  • Energy can also be transferred from place to place by electric currents, which can then be used locally to produce motion, sound, heat, or light. The currents may have been produced to begin with by transforming the energy of motion into electrical energy.

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