4th Grade Essentially Science Standards


Physics

OBJECTIVE:
Forces and Motion
4.P.1 Explain how various forces affect the motion of an object.
4.P.1.1 Explain how magnets interact with all things made of iron and with other magnets to produce motion without touching them.
4.P.1.2 Explain how electrically charged objects push or pull on other electrically charged objects and produce motion.
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2ND QUARTER

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WRITE TO LEARN ARTICLES:
Science 4 13.2 How do electric charges flow?
Science 4 13. 4 How is electricity transformed to magnetism?
Science 4 13. 5 How is magnetism transformed to electricity?
Science 5 15.2 What are simple circuits?
Science 5 15 .3 What are complex circuits?
Science 4 13.1 How does matter become charged?
Science 4 13.3 What are magnetic fields?
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OBJECTIVE:
Matter, Properties and Change
4.P.2 Understand the composition and properties of matter before and after they undergo a change or interaction.
4.P.2.1 Compare the physical properties of samples of matter: (strength, hardness, flexibility, ability to conduct heat, ability to conduct electricity, ability to be attracted by magnets, reactions to water and fire).
4.P.2.2. Explain how minerals are identified using tests for the physical properties of hardness, color, luster, cleavage, and streak.
4.P.2.3 Classify rocks as metamorphic, sedimentary or igneous based on their composition, how they are formed and the processes that create them.
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4TH QUARTER


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WRITE TO LEARN ARTICLES:
Science 4.8.3 What are igneous and metamorphic rocks?
Science 4.8.1 What are minerals?
Science 5.9.6 How are Rocks Classified?
Science 5.95 How are minerals identified?
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This website takes you step by step through the CRAYON ROCK EXPERIMENT

CRAYON ROCK EXPERIMENT

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Rocks and Minerals Unit from Tech Book
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OBJECTIVE:
Energy Conservation and Transfer
4.P.3 Recognize that energy takes various forms that may be grouped based on their interaction with matter.
4.P.3.1 Recognize the basic forms of energy (light, sound, heat, electrical, and magnetic) as the ability to cause motion or create change.
4.P.3.2 Recognize that light travels in a straight line until it strikes an object or travels from one medium to another, and that light can be reflected, refracted, and absorbed.
PACING GUIDE:
2ND QUARTER

LITERACY CONNECTION:
Write to Learn Articles:
Science 5 14.3 What is light energy?
Science 4 14.2 How is sound made?
Science 5 14.2 What is sound energy?
Science 5 14.4 What is thermal energy?
Science 4 14 .4 How do light and matter interact?
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Utah Education: Light Lesson Plans
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Earth Science

OBJECTIVE:
Earth in the Universe
4.E.1 Explain the cause of day and night and phases of the moon.
4.E.1.1 Explain the cause of day and night based on the rotation of Earth on its axis. 4B/E2
4.E.1.2. Explain the monthly changes in the appearance of the moon, based on the moon’s orbit around the Earth. 4B/E2bc
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1ST QUARTER

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WRITE TO LEARN ARTICLES:

Science 5 17. 4 What is known about the moon?
Science 4 17.2 What patterns can you see in the sky?
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{Earth Systems, Structures and Processes
No grade level expectations.}


OBJECTIVE:
Earth History
4.E.2 Understand the use of fossils and changes in the surface of the earth as evidence of the history of Earth and its changing life forms.
4.E.2.1 Compare fossils (including molds, casts, and preserved parts of plants and animals) to one another and to living organisms.
4.E.2.2 Infer ideas about Earth’s early environments from fossils of plants and animals that lived long ago.
4.E.2.3 Give examples of how the surface of the earth changes due to slow processes such as erosion and weathering, and rapid processes such as landslides, volcanic eruptions, and earthquakes.
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4TH QUARTER


LITERACY CONNECTION:
Write To Learn Articles:
  • Science 4 9.1 How does Earth’s surface wear away?
  • Science 4 9.2 How do weathered materials move?
  • Science 49.3 How can Earth’s surface change rapidly?
  • Science 5 9 . 2 What causes earthquakes and volcanoes?
  • Science 5 9 .3 What is weathering?
  • Science 5 9 .4 What is erosion?
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DIRECTIONS TO A GREAT Earth ART PROJECT!!!

THIS FILE INCLUDES DIRECTIONS ON HOW TO MAKE FOSSILS WITH YOUR CLASSES!!

Life Science

OBJECTIVE:
Ecosystems
4.L.1 Explain the effects of environmental changes, adaptations and behaviors that enable animals (including humans) to survive in changing habitats.
4.L.1.1 Give examples of changes in an organism’s environment that are beneficial to it and some that are harmful. 5D/E4
4.L.1.2 Explain how animals meet their needs by using behaviors in response to information received from the environment.
4.L.1.3 Explain how humans can adapt their behavior to live in changing habitats (e.g., recycling wastes, establishing rain gardens, planting native species to prevent flooding and erosion 5D/E3a).
4.L.1.4 Explain how differences among animals of the same population sometimes give individuals an advantage in surviving and reproducing in changing habitats. 5F/E1
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3RD QUARTER

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Write to Learn Articles:

Science 5 6.2 How do species change?
Science 4 1.5 How do animals adapt?
Science 4 4.1 How are ecosystems balanced?
Changing to Survive: BIrd Adaptations Parts 1, 2, 3
Changes in Nature Parts A and B-- ELL
Habitats in Need of Help Parts 1,2, 3
Fly Like a Bird Parts 1 and 2
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Create a Fish Interactive that allows students to create a fish with different adaptations
Create a BirdInteractive Web Page
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{L.3 Evolution and Genetics
No grade level expectations.}
OBJECTIVE:
L.4 Molecular Biology
4.L.2 Understand food and the benefits of vitamins, minerals and exercise.
4.L.2.1 Classify substances as food or non-food items based on their ability to provide energy and materials for survival, growth and repair of the body. 6E/E1a (5E/2)
4.L.2.2 Explain the role of vitamins, minerals and exercise in maintaining a healthy body. 6E/E1b
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