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Exploring the properties of mechanical energy and its forms (force and motion, potential and kinetic energy), students work together to compose song lyrics and theatrical scripts to trace the conversion of motion energy into other forms of energy. Students further design and create a physical product prototype to be used in their commercial presentations, demonstrating a product that utilizes mechanical energy.


CCSS English Language Arts
RI 4.1, RI 4.2, RI 4.3, RI 4.5, RI 4.7, RI 4.9, W 4.2, W 4.4, W 4.5, W 4.9, SL 4.1, SL 4.2, SL 4.4, SL 4.5

NGSS Science
4-PS3-1, 4-PS3-2, 4-PS3-3, 4-PS3-4, 3-5-ETS-1

CA Arts Standards
4.TH:Cr1a.c., 4.TH:Cr2a-b, 4.TH:Cr3a-b, 4.TH:Pr5a, 4.TH:Pr6, 4.TH:Re7

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