Content Area: Technological Literacy

 

Index: 8.2A Grade 4 CPI 1

 

Standard:8.2 - Technology Education

 

Strand: A - Nature and Impact of Technology

 

Cumulative Progress Indicator: 1 - Refer to Science Standards 5.2 and 5.4.

 

Grade: 4

 

Sample Activities:

 

    Teacher conducts a discussion and students complete Internet research on batteries.  Conduct a Volta experiment in class and then have students design  an environmentally safe and biodegradable battery.  Look on the Internet for "lemon batteries" to find procedures to follow.   Students hypothese whether sweet fruits or sour fruits will make batteries with higher voltage.

 

     Read the book, The Bernstein Bears Fly It!  Up, Up, and Away,  Random House Books for Young Readers, SBN 0-769-873-2-1.

 

     Students design paper airplanes with balloon power.

 

     Build a technological instrument to video an animal in the ocean.  Resource: www.nationalgeographic.com/crittercam/missions.html

 

     Participate in interactive simulations

 

     Choose toy icon at http://www.whyville.net/

 

     Make a handheld model of a Hubble Space telescope.  Resource: http://hubblesite.org/fun_.and._games/hand-held_hubble/

 

     Investigate how inventions have changed our lives.  Resource www.greatachievements.org/greatachievements/index.html

 

     Investigate how smart electromagnets are used in a Disney ride.  Resource: www.popularmechanics.com/science/robotics

 

    Technology Solves Problems

 

    City Technology Kidsí Page: http://citytechnology.ccny.cuny.edu/kidspage/index.html

 

    City Technology Professional Development Guide: http://citytechnology.ccny.cuny.edu/Professional_Developers.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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