4-PS4-3 Generate and compare multiple solutions that use patterns to transfer information.
Clarification Statement: Examples of solutions could include drums sending coded information through sound waves, using a grid of 1’s and 0’s representing black and white to send information about a picture, and using Morse code to send text.
Assessment Boundary: none
This resource is explicitly designed to build towards this performance expectation.
Comments about Including the Performance Expectation
This resource introduces children to Morse Code and using patterns to transfer energy, but it does not meet the full requirements of the standard because there is only one solution rather than multiple solutions. If the teacher were to extend the activity and have students design their own communication patterns (sound, light, or written), then the extended activity would satisfy the requirements of the standard.