Grade 4 : Standard 10 - Energy

Conceptual Strand 10

Various forms of energy are constantly being transformed into other types without any net loss of energy from the system.

Guiding Question 10

What basic energy related ideas are essential for understanding the dependency of the natural and man-made worlds on energy?

Grade Level Expectations

Checks for Understanding

State Performance Indicators

GLE 0407.10.1 Distinguish among heat, radiant, and chemical forms of energy.

GLE 0407.10.2 Investigate how light travels and is influenced by different types of materials and surfaces.

0407.10.1 Design an investigation to demonstrate how different forms of energy release heat or light.

0407.10.2 Design an experiment to investigate how different surfaces determine if light is reflected, refracted, or absorbed

0407.10.3 Gather and organize information about a variety of materials to categorize them as translucent, transparent, or opaque.

SPI 0407.10.1 Identify different forms of energy, such as heat, light, and chemical.

SPI 0407.10.2 Determine which surfaces reflect, refract, or absorb light.

SPI 0407.10.3 Determine whether a material is transparent, translucent, or opaque.


SPI 0407.10.2 Behavior of Light

Light Experiments

Using a flashing, mirror, prism, curved tin, etc. students conducted a number of light experiments.