Standards with the same topic and subject but for other grades
Make observations to construct an evidence-based account that objects can be seen only when illuminated.
Plan and conduct an investigation to determine the effect of placing objects made with different materials in the path of a beam of light.
Plan and conduct investigations to provide evidence that vibrating materials can make sound and that sound can make materials vibrate.
Develop a simple sketch, drawing, or physical model to illustrate how the shape of an object helps it function as needed to solve a given problem.
Analyze data from tests of two objects designed to solve the same problem to compare the strengths and weaknesses of how each performs.
Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.
Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
Use tools and materials to design and build a device that uses light or sound to solve the problem of communicating over a distance.
Use materials to design a solution to a human problem by mimicking how plants and/or animals use their external parts to help them survive, grow, and meet their needs.
Make observations to construct an evidence-based account of how an object made of a small set of pieces can be disassembled and made into a new object.