Use evidence to construct an explanation relating the speed of an object to the energy of that object. 4-PS3-1
Clarification Statement: none
Assessment Boundary: Assessment does not include quantitative measures of changes in the speed of an object or on any precise or quantitative definition of energy.
Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions
Constructing explanations and designing solutions in 3–5 builds on K–2 experiences and progresses to the use of evidence in constructing explanations that specify variables that describe and predict phenomena and in designing multiple solutions to design problems.
Use evidence (e.g., measurements, observations, patterns) to construct an explanation. (4-PS3-1)
Definitions of Energy
The faster a given object is moving, the more energy it possesses. (4-PS3-1)
Energy and Matter
Energy can be transferred in various ways and between objects. (4-PS3-1)