1: Structure, Function, and Information Processing

4-LS1-1: Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction.

 Circulatory System
 Digestive System
 Flower Pollination

4-LS1-2: Use a model to describe that animals receive different types of information through their senses, process the information in their brain, and respond to the information in different ways.

 Hearing: Frequency and Volume
 Reverse the Field
 Sight vs. Sound Reactions

2: Waves: Waves and Information

4-PS4-1: Develop a model of waves to describe patterns in terms of amplitude and wavelength and that waves can cause objects to move.


3: Energy

4-PS3-1: Use evidence to construct an explanation relating the speed of an object to the energy of that object.

 Sled Wars

4-PS3-2: Make observations to provide evidence that energy can be transferred from place to place by sound, light, heat, and electric currents.

 Circuit Builder
 Conduction and Convection
 Energy Conversions
 Heat Absorption

4-PS3-3: Ask questions and predict outcomes about the changes in energy that occur when objects collide.

 Sled Wars

4-PS3-4: Apply scientific ideas to design, test, and refine a device that converts energy from one form to another.

 Circuit Builder
 Energy Conversions

4-ESS3-1: Obtain and combine information to describe that energy and fuels are derived from natural resources and their uses affect the environment.

 Carbon Cycle
 Energy Conversions
 Greenhouse Effect

4: Earth’s Systems: Processes that Shape the Earth

4-ESS2-2: Analyze and interpret data from maps to describe patterns of Earth’s features.

 Building Pangaea
 Building Topographic Maps
 Reading Topographic Maps

5: Engineering, Technology, and Applications of Science

4-ETS1-1: Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.


4-ETS1-2: Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.


4-ETS1-3: Plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify aspects of a model or prototype that can be improved.


Correlation last revised: 1/19/2017

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