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Science Studies Weekly - Exploration (Grade 4)

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Science Studies Weekly - Exploration (Grade 4)

Ohio Fourth Grade Science Standards Coverage


Week 1: Investigating Science

Introduces the nature of science, the scientific process and the habits required to solve problems. 4.CS6a

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. 4.CS2, 4.CS2a

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. 4.CS2, 4.CS2a

Week 4: A Microscopic World

Introduces the world of atoms, elements, particles and tools for magnification and observation. 4.CS6a

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. 4.CS5

Week 6: Light and Sound

Discusses the properties of light (e.g., speed,reflection, refraction) and sound (e.g.,vibration, pitch, volume). 4.CS5

Week 7: Magnets and Electricity

Introduces the relationship of electric charges, magnetic forces and electric currents. 4.CS5, 4.CS5a


Week 8: Move It!

Discusses motion, speed and direction, explores ways that motion can be predicted, measured and described. 4.CS2

Week 9: Force Factor

Explores different types of forces and how they affect objects, examines ways that forces can be predicted, measured and described. 4.CS2

Week 10: Shaping the Earth

Discusses the processes that shape the earth, explores the constant change brought about by waves, weather and shifting landmasses. 4.CS1, 4.CS1b, 4.CS4, 4.CS4a, 4.CS7

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. 4.CS1, 4.CS1a

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. 4.CS1

Week 13: Weather and Climate

Explores weather patterns, seasons and meteorology, examines ways weather is predicted, observed and recorded. 4.CS1b

Week 14: Natural Disasters

Discusses various types of natural disasters(e.g., floods, earthquakes, hurricanes) and their effect on living things and their environments. 4.CS1, 4.CS1b


Week 15: To Protect and Conserve

Examines ways natural resources improve the quality of life, discusses the importance of protecting and conserving natural resources. 4.CS3

Week 16: Stars, Moons and Planets

Discusses the characteristics of celestial bodies and the organization of stars, moons and planets in our solar system. 4.CS1

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. 4.CS1

Week 18: Science and Technology

Explores the relationship of science and technology in modern society, discusses responsibilities of scientists and researchers. 4.CS1

Week 19: Cells and Organisms

Examines the structure and function of living things, looks at the similarities and differences among various types of organisms. 4.CS3

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. 4.CS3

Week 21: Ecosystems

Explores the ways living things interact with their environment and with each other, discusses how different environments sustain different organisms. 4.CS3, 4.CS3a


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. 4.CS3

Week 23: Earth's Plants

Explores the process by which plants grow,thrive and reproduce, discusses the importance of plants to people and animals. 4.CS3

Week 24: Earth's Animals

Discusses characteristics and behavior of various land animals, examines various habitats that sustain animal life. 4.CS3, 4.CS6a

Week 25: Endangered and Extinct Species

Examines various species of extinct and endangered animals, distinguishes among extinct, endangered and threatened. 4.CS3, 4.CS6, 4.CS6b, 4.CS6c

Week 26: Our Body's Systems

Introduces the major organ systems of the human body and their functions. 4.CS3

Week 27: Keeping Fit and Healthy

Discusses the importance of staying fit and healthy, explores ways people can achieve and maintain good health. 4.CS3

Week 28: Science and Medicine

Explores the science of medicine, discusses advances in the medical field in the past,present and future. 4.CS3

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Writing from Sources - Students will develop research and media skills using primary and secondary sources. We provide 2.0 digital tool suggestions for creating online products like videos, avatars, posters and slide shows.

Academic Vocabulary - With domain-specific vocabulary for each lesson, our lesson plans help you teach students how to determine the meaning of unknown words within a text (CCSS for ELA RI.4).

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