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2020 Grade 4 Home Page

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In fourth grade, students discover answers to increasingly difficult questions about the world around them. By the end of Grade 4 Science, students will be able to:

  • Understand how water, ice, wind and plants affect the rate of breakdown in rocks and the movement of rocks from place to place.

  • Analyze and interpret data from maps to describe patterns in Earth’s features.

  • Use a model to describe patterns of waves and how waves can cause objects to move.

  • Develop an understanding of the ways internal and external parts of plants and animals support their survival, growth, behavior and reproduction.

  • Develop a model to describe how an object can be seen when light reflected from its surface enters the eye.

  • Create an explanation of the relationship between the speed of an object and the energy of that object.

  • Understand how energy can be transferred from place to place by sound, light, heat and electric currents or from object to object through collisions.


The order of the standards at any grade level is not meant to imply a sequence of topics and should be considered flexible for the organization of any course.



Vertical Learning Progressions


Descriptions of disciplinary core ideas, crosscutting concepts, and science and engineering practices students are learning throughout their K-12 education. 


Sample Unit Progression


This year-long progression provides a sample vision for engaging students in meaningful, connected science learning. Unit samples offer examples of essential questions, phenomena, connections to prior learning, and a 3-dimensional narrative for what learning might look like in the classroom.


Bundled Standards Analysis 

Examples of how to group standards based on common science ideas. Analysis is provided for each grouping of standards and is provided in a manner to support deep understanding of goals and expectations for the teacher and student. Recommendations are not intended to be an exhaustive listing of instructional possibilities.


Engagement Strategies 


Suggested instructional practices that engage students with figuring out science ideas.


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