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Science Language You Should Know and Use

HeatObjective 1:  Investigate the movement of heat between objects by conduction, convection, and radiation.
a. Compare materials that conduct heat to materials that insulate the transfer of heat energy.
b. Describe the movement of heat from warmer objects to cooler objects by conduction and convection.
c. Describe the movement of heat across space from the sun to Earth by radiation.
d. Observe and describe, with the use of models, heat energy being transferred through fluid medium (liquid and/or gas) by convection currents.
e. Design and conduct an investigation on the movement of heat energy.


Conduction, Convection, Radiation


Educator’s Guide to Convection

Heat Transfer

Heat Transfer – Radiation, Conduction, and Convection

Heat Transfer – Radiation, Conduction, and Convection II

The Living Room (SciBer Text)

Proving Heat Motion (SciBer Text)


The Space Place – Beat the Heat

Test Time! (SciBer Text)

Three Ways to Cook Your Dog (SciBer Text)

Water Wars (SciBer Text)

LightObjective 2:  Describe how light can be produced, reflected, refracted, and separated into visible light of various colors.
a. Compare light from various sources (e.g., intensity, direction, color).
b. Compare the reflection of light from various surfaces (e.g., loss of light, angle of reflection, reflected color).
c. Investigate and describe the refraction of light passing through various materials (e.g., prisms, water).
d. Predict and test the behavior of light interacting with various fluids (e.g., light transmission through fluids, refraction of light).
e. Predict and test the appearance of various materials when light of different colors is shone on the material.

Changing Colors (SciBer Text)


Hide and Seek (SciBer Text)

How Light Works

How We See Things

Let It Shine (SciBer Text)

Light Reflection (Great Photograph)

Playing Peek-a-Boo (SciBer Text)

The Science of Light

SoundObjective 3:  Describe the production of sound in terms of vibration of objects that create vibrations in other materials.
a. Describe how sound is made from vibration and moves in all directions from the source in waves.
b. Explain the relationship of the size and shape of a vibrating object to the pitch of the sound produced.
c. Relate the volume of a sound to the amount of energy used to create the vibration of the object producing the sound.
d. Make a musical instrument and report on how it produces sound.

Changing Sounds

Frequency, Wavelength, and Pitch

Hearing Pitch or Sound

Interactive Sound Waves

Music Time! (SciBer Text)


Rubber Band Band (SciBer Text)

School for Champions – Sound Waves

Science of Sound

Science of Sound – Teacher’s Notes


Sounds Everywhere (SciBer Text)

Sound Waves

Turn It Down! (SciBer Text)