4-PS3-3 Energy

4-PS3-3   Energy

Students who demonstrate understanding can:

4-PS3-3.Ask questions and predict outcomes about the changes in energy that occur when objects collide. [Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on the change in the energy due to the change in speed, not on the forces, as objects interact.] [Assessment Boundary: Assessment does not include quantitative measurements of energy.]
The performance expectation above was developed using the following elements from the NRC document A Framework for K-12 Science Education:

Science and Engineering Practices

Asking Questions and Defining Problems

Asking questions and defining problems in grades 3–5 builds on grades K–2 experiences and progresses to specifying qualitative relationships.

Disciplinary Core Ideas

PS3.A: Definitions of Energy

PS3.B: Conservation of Energy and EnergyTransfer

PS3.C: Relationship Between Energy and Forces

Crosscutting Concepts

Energy and Matter

Connections to other DCIs in fourth grade: N/A

Articulation of DCIs across grade-levels:

K.PS2.B ; 3.PS2.A ; MS.PS2.A ; MS.PS3.A ; MS.PS3.B ; MS.PS3.C

Common Core State Standards Connections:

ELA/Literacy -
W.4.7 Conduct short research projects that build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic. (4-PS3-3)
W.4.8Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; take notes and categorize information, and provide a list of sources. (4-PS3-3)

4-PS3-3   Energy

Students who demonstrate understanding can:

4-PS3-3.Ask questions and predict outcomes about the changes in energy that occur when objects collide. [Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on the change in the energy due to the change in speed, not on the forces, as objects interact.] [Assessment Boundary: Assessment does not include quantitative measurements of energy.]
The performance expectation above was developed using the following elements from the NRC document A Framework for K-12 Science Education:

Science and Engineering Practices

Asking Questions and Defining Problems

Asking questions and defining problems in grades 3–5 builds on grades K–2 experiences and progresses to specifying qualitative relationships.

Disciplinary Core Ideas

PS3.A: Definitions of Energy

PS3.B: Conservation of Energy and EnergyTransfer

PS3.C: Relationship Between Energy and Forces

Crosscutting Concepts

Energy and Matter

Connections to other DCIs in fourth grade: N/A

Articulation of DCIs across grade-levels:

K.PS2.B ; 3.PS2.A ; MS.PS2.A ; MS.PS3.A ; MS.PS3.B ; MS.PS3.C

Common Core State Standards Connections:

ELA/Literacy -
W.4.7 Conduct short research projects that build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic. (4-PS3-3)
W.4.8Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; take notes and categorize information, and provide a list of sources. (4-PS3-3)

4-PS3-3   Energy

Students who demonstrate understanding can:

4-PS3-3.Ask questions and predict outcomes about the changes in energy that occur when objects collide. [Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on the change in the energy due to the change in speed, not on the forces, as objects interact.] [Assessment Boundary: Assessment does not include quantitative measurements of energy.]
The performance expectation above was developed using the following elements from the NRC document A Framework for K-12 Science Education:

Science and Engineering Practices

Asking Questions and Defining Problems

Asking questions and defining problems in grades 3–5 builds on grades K–2 experiences and progresses to specifying qualitative relationships.

Disciplinary Core Ideas

PS3.A: Definitions of Energy

PS3.B: Conservation of Energy and EnergyTransfer

PS3.C: Relationship Between Energy and Forces

Crosscutting Concepts

Energy and Matter

Connections to other DCIs in fourth grade: N/A

Articulation of DCIs across grade-levels:

K.PS2.B ; 3.PS2.A ; MS.PS2.A ; MS.PS3.A ; MS.PS3.B ; MS.PS3.C

Common Core State Standards Connections:

ELA/Literacy -
W.4.7 Conduct short research projects that build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic. (4-PS3-3)
W.4.8Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; take notes and categorize information, and provide a list of sources. (4-PS3-3)

* The performance expectations marked with an asterisk integrate traditional science content with engineering through a Practice or Disciplinary Core Idea.

The section entitled “Disciplinary Core Ideas” is reproduced verbatim from A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Cross-Cutting Concepts, and Core Ideas. Integrated and reprinted with permission from the National Academy of Sciences.