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4th Grade

4-PS3 Energy

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

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

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

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

4-PS4 Waves and Their Applications in Technologies for Information Transfer

    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.

    4-PS4-2:  Develop a model to describe that light reflecting from objects and entering the eye allows objects to be seen.

    4-PS4-3:  Generate and compare multiple solutions that use patterns to transfer information.

4-LS1 From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes

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

    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.

4-ESS1 Earth's Place in the Universe

    4-ESS1-1:  Identify evidence from patterns in rock formations and fossils in rock layers for changes in a landscape over time to support an explanation for changes in a landscape over time. 

4-ESS2 Earth's Systems

    4-ESS2-1:  Make observations and/or measurements to provide evidence of the effects of weathering or the rate of erosion by water, ice, wind, or vegetation. 

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

4-ESS3 Earth and Human Activity

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

    4-ESS3-2:  Generate and compare multiple solutions to reduce the impacts of natural Earth processes on humans.

3-5-ETS1 Engineering Design

    3-5-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.

    3-5-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.

    3-5-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.