(4.6) Force, Motion and Energy
By fourth grade, students are ready to learn that energy exists in many forms, including mechanical, sound, electrical, light, and heat/thermal. They begin in-depth explorations of electricity, such as building electrical circuits, and they learn about conductors and insulators. Students also design an experiment to test the effect of a force on an object.
The student is expected to demonstrate that electricity travels in a closed path, creating an electrical circuit, and explore an electromagnetic field.