Florida - Science: 4th Grade

  • Next Generation Sunshine State Standards     Adopted: 2008

This correlation lists the recommended Gizmos for this state's curriculum standards. Click any Gizmo title below to go to the Gizmo Details page.

SC.4.N.1: The Practice of Science

SC.4.N.1.A: Scientific inquiry is a multifaceted activity; The processes of science include the formulation of scientifically investigable questions, construction of investigations into those questions, the collection of appropriate data, the evaluation of the meaning of those data, and the communication of this evaluation.

Effect of Environment on New Life Form
Pendulum Clock

SC.4.N.1.B: The processes of science frequently do not correspond to the traditional portrayal of "the scientific method."

Effect of Environment on New Life Form
Pendulum Clock

SC.4.N.1.C: Scientific argumentation is a necessary part of scientific inquiry and plays an important role in the generation and validation of scientific knowledge.

Pendulum Clock

SC.4.N.1.3: Explain that science does not always follow a rigidly defined method ("the scientific method") but that science does involve the use of observations and empirical evidence.

Effect of Environment on New Life Form
Pendulum Clock

SC.4.E.5: Humans continue to explore Earth's place in space. Gravity and energy influence the formation of galaxies, including our own Milky Way Galaxy, stars, the Solar System, and Earth. Humankind's need to explore continues to lead to the development of knowledge and understanding of our Solar System.

SC.4.E.5.3: Recognize that Earth revolves around the Sun in a year and rotates on its axis in a 24-hour day.

Seasons: Earth, Moon, and Sun

SC.4.E.5.4: Relate that the rotation of Earth (day and night) and apparent movements of the Sun, Moon, and stars are connected.

Seasons: Earth, Moon, and Sun

SC.4.E.6: Humans continue to explore the composition and structure of the surface of Earth. External sources of energy have continuously altered the features of Earth by means of both constructive and destructive forces. All life, including human civilization, is dependent on Earth?s water and natural resources.

SC.4.E.6.2: Identify the physical properties of common earth-forming minerals, including hardness, color, luster, cleavage, and streak color, and recognize the role of minerals in the formation of rocks.

Mineral Identification

SC.4.E.6.5: Investigate how technology and tools help to extend the ability of humans to observe very small things and very large things.

Weight and Mass

SC.4.P.8: Properties of Matter

SC.4.P.8.B: Objects and substances can be classified by their physical and chemical properties. Mass is the amount of matter (or "stuff") in an object. Weight, on the other hand, is the measure of force of attraction (gravitational force) between an object and Earth.

Mineral Identification
Weight and Mass

SC.4.P.8.1: Measure and compare objects and materials based on their physical properties including: mass, shape, volume, color, hardness, texture, odor, taste, attraction to magnets.

Heat Absorption
Magnetism
Mineral Identification
Weight and Mass

SC.4.P.8.4: Investigate and describe that magnets can attract magnetic materials and attract and repel other magnets.

Magnetism

SC.4.P.10: Forms of Energy

SC.4.P.10.B: Energy exists in many forms and has the ability to do work or cause a change.

Energy Conversions

SC.4.P.10.1: Observe and describe some basic forms of energy, including light, heat, sound, electrical, and the energy of motion.

Energy Conversions
Heat Absorption
Radiation

SC.4.P.11: Energy Transfer and Transformations

SC.4.P.11.A: Waves involve a transfer of energy without a transfer of matter.

Heat Absorption
Radiation

SC.4.P.11.1: Recognize that heat flows from a hot object to a cold object and that heat flow may cause materials to change temperature.

Conduction and Convection
Heat Absorption
Radiation

SC.4.P.12: Motion of Objects

SC.4.P.12.A: Motion is a key characteristic of all matter that can be observed, described, and measured.

Free Fall Tower

SC.4.P.12.B: The motion of objects can be changed by forces.

Force and Fan Carts

SC.4.P.12.2: Investigate and describe that the speed of an object is determined by the distance it travels in a unit of time and that objects can move at different speeds.

Free Fall Tower
Measuring Motion

SC.4.L.16: Heredity and Reproduction

SC.4.L.16.A: Offspring of plants and animals are similar to, but not exactly like, their parents or each other.

Inheritance

SC.4.L.16.B: Life cycles vary among organisms, but reproduction is a major stage in the life cycle of all organisms.

Flower Pollination

SC.4.L.16.1: Identify processes of sexual reproduction in flowering plants, including pollination, fertilization (seed production), seed dispersal, and germination.

Flower Pollination
Germination

SC.4.L.16.2: Explain that although characteristics of plants and animals are inherited, some characteristics can be affected by the environment.

Inheritance

SC.4.L.17: Interdependence

SC.4.L.17.B: Both human activities and natural events can have major impacts on the environment.

Pond Ecosystem

SC.4.L.17.C: Energy flows from the sun through producers to consumers.

Forest Ecosystem

SC.4.L.17.2: Explain that animals, including humans, cannot make their own food and that when animals eat plants or other animals, the energy stored in the food source is passed to them.

Forest Ecosystem

SC.4.L.17.3: Trace the flow of energy from the Sun as it is transferred along the food chain through the producers to the consumers.

Forest Ecosystem
Prairie Ecosystem

SC.4.L.17.4: Recognize ways plants and animals, including humans, can impact the environment.

Pond Ecosystem

Content correlation last revised: 11/16/2011