4th Grade Science Curriculum Map
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Life Life Life Physical Physical Physical Physical Earth/Space Earth/Space Earth/Spac
Science Science Science Science Science Science Science Science Science e Science
Students will Students Students will Students Students Students will Students will Students will Students will Students will
understand will understand will will under-stand understand that understand that understand that understand
that organisms understand that organisms' understan understand that sounds electrical currents Earth's the Sun that weather
have basic that patterns of d that that the are caused by move through materials are provides the changes from
needs (e.g., air, organisms behavior are properties position and vibrating electrical circuits. solids (e.g., light and heat day to day and
water, resemble related to the (e.g., size, motion of an objects. Electricity in rocks, soils), necessary to over the
nutrients, light) their nature of shape) of object can circuits can water (e.g., maintain the seasons.
and can only parents. organisms' materials be described Students will produce light, heat, oceans), and temperature of Weather can be
survive when environments. can be (e.g., understand sound, and gases (e.g., the Earth. described by
these needs are Students There are measured measured, that magnets magnetic effects. oxygen). observing and
met. will many different and used observed) attract and Students will measuring
understand environments to by repel each Students will Students will understand that temperature,
Students will that (e.g., deserts, describe, comparing other as well understand that understand that common objects wind direction
understand organisms rain forests) on separate, it to another as certain heat can be fossils provide in the sky (e.g., and speed, and
that behavior have life Earth that or sort object or kinds of other produced in many evidence about stars, clouds, precipitation.
of individual cycles that support objects. background. materials. ways and can move organisms that airplanes) have
organisms is are different different types from one object to lived long ago. properties, Students will
influenced by for different of organisms. Students Students another by locations, and understand
stimuli (e.g., organisms. will will conduction. Students will movements that that Earth's
touch, hunger). Students will understan understand understand that can be observed surface changes
Students understand d that that the Students will Earth's and described. are due to slow
Students will will that all animals materials position and understand that materials have (e.g.,
understand understand depend on can exist in motion of an light travels in a different Students will weathering)
that organisms that plants for food. different object can straight line until it physical (e.g., understand that and rapid (e.g.,
have different characteristi states and be changed strikes an object. capacity to objects in the volcanic
structures that cs of Students will some by pushing Light can be retain water) sky (e.g., Sun, eruptions)
serve different organisms understand common or pulling. reflected, and chemical moon) have processes.
functions. are that organisms materials refracted, or (e.g., ability to patterns of
These inherited or change the (e.g., absorbed by support plants) movement.
structures are learned environment. water) can objects. properties and
used to sort These changes change provide
organisms into may be states. resources that
groups. detrimental or humans use.