4-PS3-2: Energy Transfer

Make observations to provide evidence that energy can be transferred from place to place by sound, light, heat, and electric currents. (Energy and Matter)

Clarification Statement: none

Assessment Boundary: Assessment does not include quantitative measurements of energy.

Disciplinary Core Ideas
PS3.A: Definitions of Energy

Crosscutting Concepts
Energy and Matter


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Energy transfer
 - Collisions
 - Sound
 - Light
 - Heat
 - Electric currents
Energy conversion


Learning Plans


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