Next Generation Sunshine State Standards
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.
SC.4.N.1.B: The processes of science frequently do not correspond to the traditional portrayal of "the scientific method."
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.
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.
SC.4.N.3: The terms that describe examples of scientific knowledge, for example; "theory," "law," "hypothesis," and "model" have very specific meanings and functions within science.
SC.4.N.3.1: Explain that models can be three dimensional, two dimensional, an explanation in your mind, or a computer model.
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.5.2: Describe the changes in the observable shape of the moon over the course of about a month.
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.
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.
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.
SC.4.E.6.4: Describe the basic differences between physical weathering (breaking down of rock by wind, water, ice, temperature change, and plants) and erosion (movement of rock by gravity, wind, water, and ice).
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.
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.
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.
SC.4.P.8.4: Investigate and describe that magnets can attract magnetic materials and attract and repel other magnets.
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.
SC.4.P.10.1: Observe and describe some basic forms of energy, including light, heat, sound, electrical, and the energy of motion.
SC.4.P.10.2: Investigate and describe that energy has the ability to cause motion or create change.
SC.4.P.10.4: Describe how moving water and air are sources of energy and can be used to move things.
SC.4.P.11: Energy Transfer and Transformations
SC.4.P.11.A: Waves involve a transfer of energy without a transfer of matter.
SC.4.P.11.C: Light waves can travel through a vacuum and through matter.
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.
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.
SC.4.P.12.B: The motion of objects can be changed by forces.
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.
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.
SC.4.L.16.B: Life cycles vary among organisms, but reproduction is a major stage in the life cycle of all organisms.
SC.4.L.16.1: Identify processes of sexual reproduction in flowering plants, including pollination, fertilization (seed production), seed dispersal, and germination.
SC.4.L.16.2: Explain that although characteristics of plants and animals are inherited, some characteristics can be affected by the environment.
SC.4.L.17.A: Plants and animals, including humans, interact with and depend upon each other and their environment to satisfy their basic needs.
SC.4.L.17.C: Energy flows from the sun through producers to consumers.
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.
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.
Correlation last revised: 4/14/2021