1-PS4-4: Communication Device Design

Use tools and materials to design and build a device that uses light or sound to solve the problem of communicating over a distance. (Connection to Engineering and Technology)

Clarification Statement: Examples of devices could include a light source to send signals, paper cup and string “telephones,” and a pattern of drum beats.

Assessment Boundary: Assessment does not include technological details for how communication devices work.

Evidence Statement




Assessments

The following assessments were created by science teachers hoping to better understand the NGSS. In most cases teachers went from standard to assessment in around an hour.  These are drafts and should be used accordingly. Feel free to improve these assessments or contribute to the collection. Learn more about assessment design here.


Phenomena

 

Anchor Charts


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Vocabulary

Device
Light
Sound
Communicate
Distance
Information

Use tools and materials to design and build a device that uses light or sound to solve the problem of communicating over a distance. (Connection to Engineering and Technology)


Learning Plans


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