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Collision and Energy Transfer

Grade 4

Performance Expectations: 4-PS3-2. Make observations to provide evidence that energy can be transferred from place to place by sound, light, heat, and electric currents. [Assessment Boundary: Assessment does not include quantitative measurements of energy.]

4-PS3-3. Ask questions and predict outcomes about the changes in energy that occur when objects collide.

Disciplinary Core Idea: PS3.B : 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. (4-PS3-2),(4-PS3-3)

Cross cutting concepts: Energy and Matter -Energy can be transferred in various ways and between objects.(4-PS3-2),(4-PS3-3)

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