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  Fourth Grade Science

Science Studies Weekly-Exploration Every fourth-grader in your class will launch enthusiastically into each colorful issue. Your students will find captivating articles, fun lab experiments, challenging games and much more. As with all Studies Weekly science publications, the articles in Science Studies Weekly-Exploration fulfill most common state grade-level science standards, so each one of your fourth grade students can discover science the way you'd like them to.

The student editions are filled with engaging lessons, current events articles, spotlights on prominent scientists, challenging labs and experiments that reinforce scientific principles, technology updates, crossword puzzles and much more. The publications are perfect for home school too!

The fourth grade publications are divided into 28 weekly units, and are delivered in four quarterly shipments. A handy teacher edition is free with each subscription for ten or more copies. The teacher edition contains guided reading strategies, discussion questions, word wall words, words to know, ESE strategies, and more. Subscribers will also receive free access to the online PDF version of Science Studies Weekly - Exploration for use as a visual aid in the classroom.

Standards correlations for this fourth grade science publication that-outline standards coverage in your state-as well as a useful scope and sequence, are available by clicking on the "Products and Prices" area at the top left of each web page.

Those who order Science Studies Weekly-Exploration may also enjoy the following animated DVDs, available for purchase from American Legacy Publishing: Galileo, Marie Curie, Louis Pasteur, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Edison, The Wright Brothers, and Alexander Graham Bell.

See how the Science Studies Weekly-Exploration can help in your 4th grade classroom by looking through the scope and sequence below.

Week 1 - Investigating Science Introduces the nature of science, the scientific process, and the habits required to solve problems.
Week 2 - Properties of Matter Explores the concept that all matter has properties that can be seen and measured, discusses some of the specific properties of matter.
Week 3 - Changes in Matter
Discusses how matter can be changed from one state to another and how it can be combined physically or chemically.
Week 4 - A Microscopic World  Introduces the world of atoms, elements, particles, and tools for magnification and observation.
Week 5 - Energy  Explores the various forms of energy, the flow of energy in a system, and the ways energy can be changed from one form to another.
Week 6 - Light and Sound Discusses the properties of light (e.g., speed, reflection, refraction) and sound (e.g., vibration, pitch, volume).
Week 7 - Magnets and Electricity Introduces the relationship of electric charges, magnetic forces, and electric currents.
Week 8 - Move It  Discusses motion, speed, and direction, explores ways that motion can be predicted, measured, and described.
Week 9 - Force Factor  Explores different types of forces and how they affect objects, examines ways that forces can be predicted, measured, and described.
Week 10 - Shaping the Earth Discusses the processes that shape the earth, explores the constant change brought about by waves, weather, and shifting landmasses.
Week 11 - Oceans and Waterways  Examines the characteristics of various bodies of water and explores the various forms of life that exist in Earth's oceans, rivers, and streams.
Week 12 - Soil  Introduces the properties of different types of soil, the organisms that affect soil, and how the quality of soil affects growing plants.
Week 13 - Weather and Climate  Explores weather patterns, seasons, and meteorology, examines ways weather is predicted, observed, and recorded.
Week 14 - Natural Disasters Discusses various types of natural disasters (e.g., floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, etc.) and their effect on living things and their environments.
Week 15 - Protect and Conserve  Examines ways natural resources improve the quality of life, discusses the importance of protecting and conserving natural resources.
Week 16 - Stars, Moons, and Planets Discusses the characteristics of celestial bodies and the organization of stars, moons, and planets in our solar system.
Week 17 - Earth's Place in the Universe  Explores the relationship of Earth to the sun, moon, and other planets, introduces ways solar energy can be used on Earth.
Week 18 - Science and Technology  Explores the relationship of science and technology in modern society, discusses responsibilities of scientists and researchers.
Week 19 - Cells and Organisms  Examines the structure and function of living things, looks at the similarities and differences among various types of organisms.
Week 20 - Heredity and Diversity Discusses inherited traits in various living things and the importance of genetic diversity to the survival and well-being of organisms.
Week 21 - Ecosystems  Explores the ways living things interact with their environment and with each other, discusses how different environments sustain different organisms.
Week 22 - Competition and Adaptation Focuses on birds and discusses the importance of adaptation-how it allows birds to compete in their environments and, ultimately, to survive as a species.
Week 23 - Earth's Plants  Explores the process by which plants grow, thrive, and reproduce, discusses the importance of plants to people and animals.
Week 24 - Earth's Animals Discusses characteristics and behavior of various land animals, examines various habitats that sustain animal life.
Week 25 - Endangered and Extinct Species Examines various species of extinct and endangered animals, distinguishes among extinct, endangered, and threatened.
Week 26 - Our Body's Systems Introduces the major organ systems of the human body and their functions.
Week 27 - Keeping Fit and Healthy Discusses the importance of staying fit and healthy, explores ways people can achieve and maintain good health.
Week 28 - Science and Medicine Explores the science of medicine, discusses advances in the medical field in the past, present, and future.

Science Studies Weekly - Exploration covers up to 100% of Fourth Grade Common Core Standards