Circuits & Pathways Unit Summary
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Duration
(50-60 minute lessons)
2
With the students create Forms of Energy poster and (combine with lesson 1) by making K(think we know) L(what we learn), W ( Wonder) S (Scientific Principle) instead of KWLS chart
1
1
See Above
N/A
3
No Changes
1-2
3.5
No Changes
1
5
Conductors and Nonconductors CER Enhancement (teaches/models CER writing)
<Circuits_Gr4_Lesson5_CER_ConductorsNonconductors>

Supporting videos:
NASA: Mars Curiosity Videos (3-4 short videos)
2
4
No Changes
1-2
6
Combine Lessons 6 & 7 as Homework & review student work
1
7
See Above
N/A
14
Cut or optional
0-2
8
CBA B (Modified to include CER) after lesson 8

<Circuits_Gr4_Lesson8_CER_Assessment_CBA-B>
2-3
9
Focus on developing procedures for the Fair Tests
1
10
Includes CBA C
2-3
11
Switch Development ED Enhancement
<Circuits_Gr4_Lesson11_ED_SwitchMod>
or
Teacher Attention Getting Device ED Enhancement
<Circuits_Gr4_Lesson11_ED_Assessment Challenge_AttentionGettingDevice>

Optional CBA: CER Writing - Switches
<Switches_CER Writing>
2
12
Choose 2 of the Investigations (12 A or C) to complete.
Model CER in first investigation. Assess student CER writing following second investigation.
This could replace CBA D

Resistance CER Enhancement

<Circuits_Gr4_Lesson12_CER_Resistance>
3-4
13
Cut or optional lesson
0-1
15
Cut or optional lesson
0-1
Optional Light Lessons
Cut or optional lesson
0-4
Additional
Engineering Design Lessons
3 Options:
  1. Binder Alarm Enhancement <Circuits_Gr4_Post_ED__BinderAlarm>
  2. Flashlight
  3. Teacher Attention Getting Device Enhancement (if not taught in Lesson 11)
<Circuits_Gr4_Lesson11_ED_Assessment Challenge_AttentionGettingDevice>
3-4