New Hampshire Standards
NH.ESS4. Earth Space Science: The growth of scientific knowledge in Earth Space Science has been advanced through the development of technology and is used (alone or in combination with other sciences) to identify, understand and solve local and global issues.
S:ESS4:4:3.1. Local and Global Environmental Issues: Students will distinguish between and provide examples of materials that can be recycled/reused and those that cannot.
S:ESS4:4:3.3. Local and Global Environmental Issues: Students will explain how to dispose of waste so that it does not harm the environment.
NH.PS2. Physical Science: Energy is necessary for change to occur in matter. Energy can be stored, transferred and transformed, but cannot be destroyed.
S:PS2:4:1.1. Change: Students will recognize that energy has the ability to create change.
S:PS2:4:3.1. Energy: Students will identify the various forms of energy, such as electrical, light, heat, sound.
S:PS2:4:3.5. Energy: Students will explain that light travels in a straight line until it strikes an object; and describe how it can be reflected by a mirror, bent by a lens, or absorbed by the object.
S:PS2:4:3.7. Energy: Students will use observations of light in relation to other objects/substances to describe the properties of light (i.e., can be reflected, refracted, or absorbed).
NH.PS3. Physical Science: The motion of an object is affected by force.
S:PS3:4:1.4. Forces: Students will recognize that the Earth's gravitational force pulls any object toward it.
S:PS3:4:2.1. Motion: Students will use data to predict how a change in force (greater/less) might affect the position, direction of motion, or speed of an object (e.g., ramps and balls).
NH.SPS3. Science Process Skills: Personal, Social, and Technological Perspectives
S:SPS3:4:2.1. Common Environmental Issues, Natural Resources Management and Conservation: Students will apply skills from previous grades and demonstrate a basic conservation action such as recycling or a schoolyard habitat project.