GA--Standards of Excellence
S4E2.a: Develop a model to support an explanation of why the length of day and night change throughout the year.
S4E2.b: Develop a model based on observations to describe the repeating pattern of the phases of the moon (new, crescent, quarter, gibbous, and full).
S4E2.c: Construct an explanation of how the Earth’s orbit, with its consistent tilt, affects seasonal changes.
S4E3.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.
S4E3.b: Develop models to illustrate multiple pathways water may take during the water cycle (evaporation, condensation, and precipitation).
S4E4.a: Construct an explanation of how weather instruments (thermometer, rain gauge, barometer, wind vane, and anemometer) are used in gathering weather data and making forecasts.
S4E4.b: Interpret data from weather maps, including fronts (warm, cold, and stationary), temperature, pressure, and precipitation to make an informed prediction about tomorrow’s weather.
S4E4.c: Ask questions and use observations of cloud types (cirrus, stratus, and cumulus) and data of weather conditions to predict weather events.
S4E4.d: Construct an explanation based on research to communicate the difference between weather and climate.
S4P1.a: Plan and carry out investigations to observe and record how light interacts with various materials to classify them as opaque, transparent, or translucent.
S4P1.b: Plan and carry out investigations to describe the path light travels from a light source to a mirror and how it is reflected by the mirror using different angles.
S4P3.a: Plan and carry out an investigation on the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces on an object and communicate the results.
S4P3.b: Construct an argument to support the claim that gravitational force affects the motion of an object.
S4P3.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.
S4L1.a: Develop a model to describe the roles of producers, consumers, and decomposers in a community.
S4L1.b: Develop simple models to illustrate the flow of energy through a food web/food chain beginning with sunlight and including producers, consumers, and decomposers.
S4L1.d: Use printed and digital data to develop a model illustrating and describing changes to the flow of energy in an ecosystem when plants or animals become scarce, extinct or over-abundant.
Correlation last revised: 9/16/2020