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.
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