Access Point #: SC.4.P.10.In.4

Identify machines that use energy from moving water or air, including a windmill and a waterwheel.
General Information
Number: SC.4.P.10.In.4
Category: Independent
Date Adopted or Revised: 02/08
Big Idea: Forms of Energy

A. Energy is involved in all physical processes and is a unifying concept in many areas of science.

B. Energy exists in many forms and has the ability to do work or cause a change.

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5020050: Science - Grade Four
7720050: Access Science Grade 4

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Lesson Plans

What Makes 'Em Move: By Water or Air:

In this lesson, 4th grade students read and discuss to determine differences and similarities between machines that transfer energy from renewable natural resources: water (hydro) and air (wind). This lesson also includes independent access point for this standard.

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Designing Windmills:

In this lesson, students engage in an engineering design contest to design and create a windmill that will lift a load.

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To Flow or Blow: Which One is Best for Here?:

In this lesson, 4th grade students will use web-based articles and maps to look at current and potential air (wind) and water (hydro)power plants for their, or a teacher-given, local area. Students will present an argument for which type of renewable energy plant they believe would be best citing evidence from text(s) and/or map(s). Students may work and/or write in groups or individually. Access points are included for this lesson.

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