Gwinnett, GA: 4th Grade

This correlation lists the recommended Gizmos for this textbook. Click any Gizmo title below for more information.

1: obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the nature of light and how light interacts with objects

1.b: plan and carry out investigations on the path light travels from a light source to a mirror and how it is reflected by the mirror using different angles

Laser Reflection

2: obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the relationship between balanced and unbalanced forces

2.a: plan and carry out an investigation on the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces on an object and communicate the results

Force and Fan Carts

2.b: construct an argument to support the claim that gravitational force affects the motion of an object

Free-Fall Laboratory
Gravity Pitch

2.c: ask questions to identify and explain the uses of simple machines (lever, pulley, wedge, inclined plane, wheel and axle, and screw) and how forces are changed when simple machines are used to complete tasks

Ants on a Slant (Inclined Plane)
Levers
Pulleys
Wheel and Axle

4: obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the roles of organisms and the flow of energy within an ecosystem

4.a: develop a model to describe the roles of producers, consumers, and decomposers in a community

Food Chain
Forest Ecosystem
Prairie Ecosystem

4.c: communicate a scenario to demonstrate the effect of a change on an ecosystem

Food Chain
Forest Ecosystem
Prairie Ecosystem

5: obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to demonstrate the water cycle

5.a: plan and carry out investigations to observe the flow of energy in water as it changes states from solid (ice) to liquid (water) to gas (water vapor) and changes from gas to liquid to solid

Phases of Water

5.b: develop models to illustrate multiple pathways water may take during the water cycle (evaporation, condensation, and precipitation)

Water Cycle

6: obtain, evaluate, and communicate information using weather charts/maps and collect weather data to predict weather events and infer weather patterns

6.a: construct an explanation of how weather instruments (thermometer, rain gauge, barometer, wind vane, and anemometer) are used in gathering weather date and making forecasts

Coastal Winds and Clouds
Hurricane Motion
Weather Maps

6.b: interpret data from weather maps to determine fronts (warm, cold, and stationary), temperature, and precipitation to make an informed prediction about tomorrow's weather

Hurricane Motion
Weather Maps

7: obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to compare and contrast the physical attributes of stars and planets

7.a: ask questions to compare and contrast technological advances that have changed the amount and type of information on distant objects in the sky

Big Bang Theory - Hubble's Law

7.c: construct an explanation of the differences between stars and planets in the sky

Comparing Earth and Venus
Solar System
Solar System Explorer

7.d: evaluate strengths and limitations of models of our solar system in describing relative size, order, appearance and composition of planets and the sun

Comparing Earth and Venus
Solar System
Solar System Explorer

8: obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to model the effects of the position and motion of Earth and the moon in relation to the sun as observed from Earth

8.a: develop a model to support an explanation of why the length of day and night change throughout the year

Seasons Around the World
Seasons in 3D
Seasons: Earth, Moon, and Sun
Seasons: Why do we have them?
Summer and Winter

8.b: develop a model based on observations to describe the repeating pattern of the phases of the moon (new, crescent, quarter, gibbous, and full)

Moonrise, Moonset, and Phases
Phases of the Moon

8.c: construct an explanation of how Earth's tilt and consistent orbit affects seasonal changes

Seasons Around the World
Seasons in 3D
Seasons: Earth, Moon, and Sun
Seasons: Why do we have them?
Summer and Winter

Content correlation last revised: 8/15/2018