4th Grade (SCI) Science Standards [PS4] Waves and Their Applications in Technologies for Information Transfer
SCI-04.PS4.01 Develop a model of waves to describe patterns in terms of amplitude and
wavelength and that waves can cause objects to move.
Clarification Statement: Examples of models could include diagrams, analogies, and physical models using wire to illustrate
wavelength and amplitude of waves. Disciplinary Core Ideas Waves, which are regular patterns of motion,
can be made in water by disturbing the
surface. When waves move across the surface
of deep water, the water goes up and down in
place; there is no net motion in the direction
of the wave except when the water meets a
Waves of the same type can differ in
amplitude (height of the wave) and
wavelength (spacing between wave peaks)
Student Learning Targets:
Skills (Performance) Targets
The Student ...
... with help, demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
“The Standard.” ... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
... demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
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