Science Unit 4: MATTER & ENERGY

The students' learning will include the following:
  • Learn that light from the Sun is the source of most of the energy on Earth.
  • Observe energy sources doing work and learn how energy (light, heat, motion, chemical, electric) can be converted from one form to another.
  • Learn that stored energy take many forms; machines and organisms can convert energy into motion and heat.
  • Describe how energy can be carried from one place to another by waves, electric current, and moving objects.
  • Learn that light energy travels in straight lines from a source.
  • Find out how light can reflect from the surface of a mirror.
  • Learn that an object is seen only when light from that object enters an eye.
  • Learn that white light is a mixture of all colors of light, that matter can absorb and reflect light, and that a shadow is the dark area behind objects that block light.
  • Learn that the apparent color of an object is the result of the light it reflects; observe that the apparent colors of an object is affected by the color of light striking it.
  • Explore properties of the three forms of matter (solid, liquid, and gas), including change of state.
  • Use metric tools to measure mass, volume, and temperature and make multiple numerical observations to improve accuracy.
  • Observe and analyze a chemical reaction.
  • Collect and analyze data to develop logical conclusions.
  • Predict the outcome of an event and compare the results with the prediction.


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