Waves NGSS 4-PS4-1 – Science Differentiated Passages

Waves NGSS 4-PS4-1 – Science Differentiated Passages



Science Differentiated Passages: Waves – 4-PS4-1

⭐️These science differentiated passages focus on developing a model of waves to describe patterns in terms of amplitude and wavelength and that waves can cause objects to move.


⭐️This unit is perfect for 4th grade. It was created to align with 4-PS4-1 but can be used in any classroom to teach students about waves.


⭐️Integrates key reading skills, with a focus on drawing conclusions and making inferences. Incorporates key vocabulary, text features, graphic organizers, and open-ended questions.


⭐️Other Standards To Address in Questions and Images:


  • SL.4.5 – Add audio recordings and visual displays to presentations when appropriate to enhance the development of main ideas or themes.


  • 4.G.A.1 – Draw points, lines, line segments, rays, angles (right, acute, obtuse), and perpendicular and parallel lines. Identify these in two-dimensional figures.
  • MP.4 – Model with mathematics.


Key Features:

✏️ Build Background- Reinforce key science topics with real-life passages.


✏️Cross Curricular- Integrates nonfiction reading comprehension and science.


✏️Engaging – This resource will capture your students’ attention while they learn important science-related topics. Integrates text and activities to help students understand the topics and stay engaged in the material.


✏️Differentiated- Passages are on two levels to make differentiation easy.


✏️Scaffolding – Utilizes the Lexile Framework® for Reading and a mix of standard-based essay and multiple-choice questions to allow educators to scaffold independent work and homework. Also great for centers and interventions.


What’s Included?

  1. How to Use This Resource
  2. What Is a Wave? (790L, 950L)
  3. Pitch and Volume (770L, 930L)
  4. Making Guitar Music (770L, 980L)
  5. Sonic Tractor Beams (790L, 960L)
  6. Ocean Waves (780L, 980L)
  7. Earthquakes and Seismic Waves (780L, 990L)

*Answer Key Included


Each passage set includes two differentiated passages on a fourth-grade level (one at the beginning of the band, one towards the end) and a question set geared towards comprehension and science mastery. The first question is differentiated to include a fill-in-the-blank diagram (lower complexity) or an open-ended diagram (higher complexity).


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