4.S.1A: The practices of science and engineering support the development of science concepts, develop the habits of mind that are necessary for scientific thinking, and allow students to engage in science in ways that are similar to those used by scientists and engineers.

4.S.1A.1: Ask questions that can be

4.S.1A.1.1: answered using scientific investigations or

 Growing Plants
 Hearing: Frequency and Volume
 Pendulum Clock

4.S.1A.1.2: used to refine models, explanations, or designs.

 Pendulum Clock
 Trebuchet

4.S.1A.2: Develop, use, and refine models to

4.S.1A.2.1: understand or represent phenomena, processes, and relationships,

 Color Absorption
 Magnetism
 Phases of Water
 Phases of the Moon
 Seasons: Earth, Moon, and Sun
 Summer and Winter

4.S.1A.2.2: test devices or solutions, or

 Circuit Builder

4.S.1A.2.3: communicate ideas to others.

 Color Absorption
 Ocean Mapping
 Phases of Water

4.S.1A.3: Plan and conduct scientific investigations to answer questions, test predictions and develop explanations:

4.S.1A.3.1: formulate scientific questions and predict possible outcomes,

 Circuit Builder
 Growing Plants
 Pendulum Clock

4.S.1A.3.2: identify materials, procedures, and variables,

 Circuit Builder
 Growing Plants
 Hearing: Frequency and Volume

4.S.1A.3.3: select and use appropriate tools or instruments to collect qualitative and quantitative data, and

 Hearing: Frequency and Volume
 Triple Beam Balance

4.S.1A.3.4: record and represent data in an appropriate form. Use appropriate safety procedures.

 Growing Plants
 Heat Absorption

4.S.1A.4: Analyze and interpret data from informational texts, observations, measurements, or investigations using a range of methods (such as tabulation or graphing) to

4.S.1A.4.1: reveal patterns and construct meaning or

 Measuring Motion

4.S.1A.4.2: support explanations, claims, or designs.

 Hearing: Frequency and Volume
 Summer and Winter

4.S.1A.5: Use mathematical and computational thinking to

4.S.1A.5.1: express quantitative observations using appropriate English or metric units,

 Heat Absorption
 Measuring Motion
 Triple Beam Balance

4.S.1A.5.2: collect and analyze data, or

 Measuring Motion
 Triple Beam Balance
 Weight and Mass

4.S.1A.5.3: understand patterns, trends and relationships between variables.

 Heat Absorption
 Measuring Motion
 Pendulum Clock

4.S.1A.6: Construct explanations of phenomena using

4.S.1A.6.1: scientific evidence and models,

 Phases of Water

4.S.1A.6.2: conclusions from scientific investigations,

 Phases of Water

4.S.1A.6.3: predictions based on observations and measurements, or

 Circuit Builder

4.S.1A.6.4: data communicated in graphs, tables, or diagrams.

 2D Eclipse
 Phases of the Moon
 Seasons: Earth, Moon, and Sun

4.S.1A.7: Construct scientific arguments to support claims, explanations, or designs using evidence from observations, data, or informational texts.

 Building Pangaea

4.S.1B: Technology is any modification to the natural world created to fulfill the wants and needs of humans. The engineering design process involves a series of iterative steps used to solve a problem and often leads to the development of a new or improved technology.

4.S.1B.1: Construct devices or design solutions to solve specific problems or needs:

4.S.1B.1.4: build and test devices or solutions,

 Pendulum Clock

4.E.2A: Earth's atmosphere is a mixture of gases, including water vapor and oxygen. The movement of water, which is found almost everywhere on Earth including the atmosphere, changes form and cycles between Earth's surface and the air and back again. This cycling of water is driven by energy from the Sun. The movement of water in the water cycle is a major pattern that influences weather conditions. Clouds form during this cycle and various types of precipitation result.

4.E.2A.2: Develop and use models to explain how water changes as it moves between the atmosphere and Earth's surface during each phase of the water cycle (including evaporation, condensation, precipitation, and runoff).

 Water Cycle

4.E.2B: Scientists record patterns in weather conditions across time and place to make predictions about what kind of weather might occur next. Climate describes the range of an area's typical weather conditions and the extent to which those conditions vary over long periods of time. Some weather conditions lead to severe weather phenomena that have different effects and safety concerns.

4.E.2B.1: Analyze and interpret data from observations, measurements, and weather maps to describe patterns in local weather conditions (including temperature, precipitation, wind speed/direction, relative humidity, and cloud types) and predict changes in weather over time.

 Weather Maps

4.E.2B.2: Obtain and communicate information about severe weather phenomena (including thunderstorms, hurricanes, and tornadoes) to explain steps humans can take to reduce the impact of severe weather phenomena.

 Hurricane Motion

4.E.3A: Astronomy is the study of objects in our solar system and beyond. A solar system includes a sun, (star), and all other objects that orbit that sun. Planets in our night sky change positions and are not always visible from Earth as they orbit our Sun. Stars that are beyond the solar system can be seen in the night sky in patterns called constellations. Constellations can be used for navigation and appear to move together across the sky because of Earth's rotation.

4.E.3A.1: Develop and use models of Earth's solar system to exemplify the location and order of the planets as they orbit the Sun and the main composition (rock or gas) of the planets.

 Gravity Pitch
 Solar System

4.E.3B: Earth orbits around the Sun and the Moon orbits around Earth. These movements together with the rotation of Earth on a tilted axis result in patterns that can be observed and predicted.

4.E.3B.1: Analyze and interpret data from observations to describe patterns in the

4.E.3B.1.1: location,

 Eclipse

4.E.3B.1.2: movement, and

 Phases of the Moon

4.E.3B.1.3: appearance of the Moon throughout the year.

 Eclipse
 Phases of the Moon

4.E.3B.2: Construct explanations of how day and night result from Earth's rotation on its axis.

 Seasons: Earth, Moon, and Sun

4.E.3B.3: Construct explanations of how the Sun appears to move throughout the day using observations of shadows.

 Seasons: Earth, Moon, and Sun

4.E.3B.4: Develop and use models to describe the factors (including tilt, revolution, and angle of sunlight) that result in Earth's seasonal changes.

 Seasons: Earth, Moon, and Sun
 Summer and Winter

4.P.4A: Light, as a form of energy, has specific properties including color and brightness. Light travels in a straight line until it strikes an object. The way light reacts when it strikes an object depends on the object's properties.

4.P.4A.1: Construct scientific arguments to support the claim that white light is made up of different colors.

 Additive Colors
 Color Absorption

4.P.4A.4: Develop and use models to describe how light travels and interacts when it strikes an object (including reflection, refraction, and absorption) using evidence from observations.

 Color Absorption
 Heat Absorption

4.P.4A.5: Plan and conduct scientific investigations to explain how light behaves when it strikes transparent, translucent, and opaque materials.

 Color Absorption
 Heat Absorption

4.P.4B: Sound, as a form of energy, is produced by vibrating objects and has specific properties including pitch and volume. Sound travels through air and other materials and is used to communicate information in various forms of technology.

4.P.4B.1: Plan and conduct scientific investigations to test how different variables affect the properties of sound (including pitch and volume).

 Hearing: Frequency and Volume

4.P.4B.2: Analyze and interpret data from observations and measurements to describe how changes in vibration affects the pitch and volume of sound.

 Hearing: Frequency and Volume

4.L.5A: Scientists have identified and classified many types of plants and animals. Each plant or animal has a unique pattern of growth and development called a life cycle. Some characteristics (traits) that organisms have are inherited and some result from interactions with the environment.

4.L.5A.4: Construct scientific arguments to support claims that some characteristics of organisms are inherited from parents and some are influenced by the environment.

 Inheritance

Correlation last revised: 3/31/2017

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