Fourth Grade will be using National Geographic Learning's "Exploring Science" curriculum for the first year. This servres as a catyist for our contiued implemention of the Next Gerneration Science Standards. Below is an outline of what we will study, though the exact order may change.

The What

Physical Science

  • Energy
  • Waves

Life Science

  • Structure, Function and Information Processing

Earth Science

  • Earth's Systems: Processes that Shape the Earth

Science and Engineering Practices in the NGSS

The How

  • Asking Questions and Defining Problems
  • Developing and Using Models
  • Planning and Carrying Out Investigations
  • Analyzing and Interpreting Data
  • Using Mathematics and Computational Thinking
  • Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions
  • Engaging in Argument from Evidence
  • Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Information