Each resource inside this bundle was handpicked to cover all aspects of the MS-PS4 NGSS (MS-PS4-1 to MS-PS4-3). The resources found inside will ensure your students fulfill each requirement of the standard and keep them interested and engaged throughout. A description of how each standard is covered is broken down below. This bundle will save you time and money, the two things every teacher needs more of. There are over 25 classroom-tested resources included which individually would cost over $100. You'll save 60% by purchasing them through this bundle not to mention tens or even hundreds of hours of prep time.
What you get
• Make sure your students are on track
• Each lesson comes with a teacher and student version to keep them focused
• Lessons come with videos embedded right into your slides
• Includes 5E lessons
• Lab Stations
• Digital Scavenger Hunts
• Scientific readings on engaging subjects
• Waves (4-1)
• Light (4-1, 4-2)
• Sound (4-1, 4-2, 4-3)
• Refraction (4-2)
• Reflection (4-2)
• Diffraction (4-2)
This Package Includes:
• Diffraction and Interference of Waves Lesson (4-2)
• Diffraction Gratings Lesson (4-2)
• Earthquakes Grade 8 and Up Readings Parts 1 and 2 (4-1)
• Lasers, Absorption, and Transmission Lesson (4-2)
• Lenses – Ray Diagrams Lesson (4-2)
• Lenses and Focal Point Lesson (4-2)
• Light and its Production 5E Lesson Bundle (4-1, 4-2)
o Why is the Sky Blue? Grade 8 and Up Reading
o The Production of Light Lesson
o Light and its Production Lab Station Activity
o What is Light? Engagement Activity
o Light and its Production Quiz
• Light Lesson (4-2)
• Optics Unit Review Questions (4-1, 4-2)
• Pinhole Camera Activity (4-1, 4-2)
• Quizzes and Tests
o Light and Waves Quiz (4-1, 4-2)
o Light and Waves Unit Test (4-1, 4-2)
o Waves and Sound Quiz (4-1, 4-3)
o Waves and Sound Unit Test with Two Versions (4-1, 4-3)
• Ray Diagrams, Reflection, and Plane Mirrors Lesson (4-2)
• Reflection in Curved Mirrors Lesson (4-2)
• Refraction Lab Station Activity (4-2)
• Refraction Lessons Parts 1 and 2 (4-2)
• Refraction Scavenger Hunt (4-2)
• Snell’s Law Lesson (4-1)
• Sound, Sound Energy, and Speed Lab Station Activity (4-1, 4-3)
• Sound, Sound Energy, and Speed Lesson (4-1)
• Standing Waves Lesson (4-1, 4-2)
• The Doppler Effect and Supersonic Travel Lesson (4-1, 4-2)
• The Polarization of Light Lesson (4-1, 4-2)
• The Wave Nature of Light Lesson (4-1)
• Thin Lens Equation and Magnification Lesson (4-2)
• Transmission, Reflection, and Interference Lesson (4-2)
• Waves – An Introduction Lesson (4-1)
• Wave Properties Investigation (4-1)
Here are additional NGSS bundles I have prepared:
• MS PS1 - Matter and its Interactions
• MS PS2 Motion and Stability
• MS PS3 Energy
• MS PS4 Waves
MS PS4 Waves and their Applications in Technologies for Information Transfer
Use mathematical representations to describe a simple model for waves that includes how the amplitude of a wave is related to the energy in a wave.
Emphasis is on describing waves with both qualitative and quantitative thinking.
Assessment Boundary: Assessment does not include electromagnetic waves and is limited to standard repeating waves.
Develop a model to describe that waves are reflected, absorbed, or transmitted through various materials.
Emphasis is on both light and mechanical waves. Examples of models could include drawings, simulations, and written descriptions.
Assessment Boundary: Assessment is limited to qualitative applications pertaining to light and mechanical waves.
Integrate qualitative scientific and technical information to support the claim that digitized signals are a more reliable way to encode and transmit information than analog signals.
Emphasis is on a basic understanding that waves can be used for communication purposes. Examples could include using fiber optic cable to transmit light pulses, radio wave pulses in wifi devices, and conversion of stored binary patterns to make sound or text on a computer screen.
Assessment Boundary: Assessment does not include binary counting. Assessment does not include the specific mechanism of any given device.
No prep, no formatting, no issues. Simply download, print (or upload to your class site) and you're all set. Each resource is fully editable and classroom tested.