4th-5th Grade Lessons

Navy Core Values

Navy Core Values

How did the Wright Brothers display the Naval Core characteristics: Honor, Courage and Commitment?

  • Write an opinion piece supported by facts and details from the Wright Brothers videos below.
  • Write a letter to Orville and Wilbur Wright regarding their courage and commitment in their quest to promote aviation.


Standards:

5.RI.KID.2 Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text

4.RI.KID.2 Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text

4.RI.KID.1 Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly; refer to details and examples in the text when drawing inferences from the text

4.W.TTP.1 Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting point of view with reasons and information.

5.W.TTP.1 Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting point of view with reasons and information.

Ready for Take Off!

Students will explore potential energy using a simulation of an aircraft launching from an aircraft carrier.

Standards:

4.PS3.1 Energy

1) Use evidence to explain the cause and effect relationship between the speed of an object and the energy of an object.

4.PS3.2 Energy

2) Observe and explain the relationship between potential and kinetic energy.

Ready for Take Off.docx

Aviation Firsts Scavenger Hunt

Students will use web link to research the history of aviation. Use the information gathered to write an informative essay.

Standards:

5.W.RBPK.8 Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; summarize or paraphrase information in notes and finished work and provide a list of sources.

4.W.RBPK.7 Conduct short research projects that build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.

Tumblewing Design Challenge

Students will use the engineering design process to create a tumble-wing glider.

Standards:

5. ETS1 Engineering Design

1) Research, test, retest, and communicate a design to solve a problem.

Tumblewing Lesson.docx
tumblewing template.pdf
TumblewingChallenge1.pdf

Battleship: How to "See" with Ears

Sonar is an important resource the Navy uses on all carriers and submarines. Students will explore echolocation using this engaging STEM activity.

Standards:

4.PS4.1 Waves and Their Application in Technologies for Information Transfer

1) Use a model of a simple wave to explain regular patterns of amplitude, wave length, and direction.

4.PS4.3 Waves and Their Application in Technologies for Information Transfer

3) Investigate how lenses and digital devices, like computers or cell phones, use waves to enhance human senses.

4.ETS2.3 Links among Engineering, Technology, Science, and Society

3) Explain how engineers have improved existing technologies to increase their benefits, decrease known risks, and to meet societal demands (artificial limbs, seat belts, cell phones).

Battleship STEM Activity.pdf

From Wheel to Wing: The Invention of Flight

From Wheel to Wing - Student Packet

Standard:

  • Social Studies - Students will explain the key shifts in the United States during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including: immigration, industrialization, the nation’s role in world affairs, and the Progressive Era.
    • 5.05 - Examine the contributions and impact of inventors on American society, including: Alexander Graham Bell, George Washington Carver, and Thomas Edison.
  • 4.RL.CS.4 - Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including those that refer to significant characters and situations found in literature and history.
  • 4.OA.A.1 - Interpret a multiplication equation as a comparison (e.g., interpret 35 = 5 x 7 as a statement that 35 is 5 times as many as 7 and 7 times as many as 5). Represent verbal statements of multiplicative comparisons as multiplication equations.
  • 5.RI.KID.2 - Determine the central idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.
  • 5.RI.CS.5 - Compare and contrast the overall structure of events, ideas, and concepts of information in two or more texts.
  • 5RL.RRTC.10 - Read and comprehend stories and poems at the high end of the grades 4-5 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
  • 5.ETS1: Engineering Design:

1) Research, test, re-test, and communicate a design to solve a problem.

2) Plan and carry out tests on one or more elements of a prototype in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify which elements need to be improved. Apply the results of tests to redesign the prototype.

3) Describe how failure provides valuable information toward finding a solution.