In this science station, students read about drum code messages and create their own drum code to explore how drums are used to send codes over long distances. Students then answer questions about the exploration within their science journals or on the included worksheets.
This station is also available in a larger bundle of 7 stations at a discount of 35%. Instead of paying $2, you only pay $1.50 per station for 7 stations on Codes & Technology - Talk to Me Science Stations
Each station includes four different ways to respond to the experience at the station: short answer questions, fill-in the blank questions, task cards with short answers, task cards with multiple choice. All the variations are similar to one another. Choose the format that best fits your classroom and students. Students are encouraged to use their science journal, but worksheets are included as well.
Information about the full bundle:
Talk to Me Science Stations for Fourth Grade Next Generation Science Standards include 7 different science stations where students deepen their understanding of communication through codes & technology. The focus is on 4-PS4.C and includes concepts such computer coding, cell phones, satellites, Morse code, binary numbers, drum code messages, digital and analog technology and sending and receiving codes.
By working through this set of stations, students will gain a robust understanding of the properties of visible light. The Engineering Standards for fourth grade are also incorporated into this set of stations. See the preview for more details on the how the four physical science Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCIs) are combined and how the engineering standards are incorporated.
► Vocabulary Cards
in two formats with and without pictures.
- Students watch one of four videos and then answer questions about the videos. Videos include: Computer Coding, What is a Computer Program, How a Cell Phone Words, and Morse Code.
- There are is no Play a Video Game station in this set of stations. Instead, there are four videos in the Watch a Video section.
- Students read about sending and receiving codes. They come up with a code that uses sounds and/or lights in order to investigate this. Students then answer questions to reinforce the concepts learned.
- Students read about binary numbers. They create a diagram of binary numbers and answer questions in order to reinforce what they have learned.
► Read a Passage
- Students read about how satellites are used to help communicate over long distances. They answer questions in order to reinforce what they have learned.
- Students read about Morse code and create a model of a Morse code transmitter, sending a message in Morse code. They answer questions in order to reinforce what they have learned.
- Students read about drum code messages and create their own drum code in order to explore how drums are used to send codes over long distances. They answer questions in order to reinforce what they have learned.
- Students read about digital and analog technology. They sort various objects into digital and analog categories. They then answer questions in order to reinforce what they have learned.
Some stations include two or more activity choices and extension activities.
Each station is designed to last about 15-20 minutes. Students may do one a day for 8 days, 2 a day for four days, or any format that works for your classroom. Because there are additional activities for the Watch and Play stations, you can offer those as a choice within that station or offer them as an early finisher station, as well.
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