Designing Windmills

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Resource ID#: 13489 Primary Type: Lesson Plan

General Information

Subject(s): Science
Grade Level(s): 4
Intended Audience: Educators educators
Suggested Technology: Computer for Presenter, Internet Connection
Instructional Time: 1 Hour(s)
Keywords: windmill, wind, energy
Instructional Component Type(s): Lesson Plan Problem-Solving Task
Instructional Design Framework(s): Guided Inquiry (Level 3), Learning Cycle (e.g., 5E)
Resource Collection: Orange County Public Schools

Aligned Standards

This vetted resource aligns to concepts or skills in these benchmarks.

Aligned Access Points

This vetted resource aligns to concepts or skills in these access points.

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Ask a question about the natural world and use selected reference material to find information, observe, explore, and identify findings.

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Ask a question about the natural world, explore materials, observe, and share information.

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Explore, observe, and select an object or picture to solve a simple problem.

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Compare own observations with observations of others.

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Identify information based on observations of self and others.

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Recognize that people share information about science.

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Identify forms of energy, such as light, heat, electrical, and energy of motion.

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Recognize uses of different forms of energy, including electricity (computer, freezer); heat (camp fire, stove); and energy of motion (rollercoaster, pinball machine).

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Identify machines that use energy from moving water or air, including a windmill and a waterwheel.

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Identify objects that use energy from moving air, such as a pinwheel or sailboat.

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Recognize that moving air can move objects.

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