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					                                         Mill Creek Community Elementary Schools
                                       2006-2007 4th Grade Science Curriculum Maps
                    Essential Questions                                         Assessments
                                                                       (Writing Assignments, Projects,
                                                      Topic/Content                                          Vocabulary        Standards
                                                                        Performances, Tests, Quizzes,
                                                                          Benchmark Assessments)
            *What is the effect of oceans on our    Hurricanes &       Ch. 7 Test                        Hurricane             4.1.7
            climate?                                Tornadoes          Hurricane Research Paper          Tropical depression   4.2.4
August




            *What is the impact of hurricanes &                        WB Pgs. 63-68                     Tropical storm        4.1.3
            tornadoes on civilian life?                                                                  Storm surge
                                                                                                         Tornado
                                                                                                         Vortex
            *How would life be different if the     Water Cycle &      Ch. 6 Test                        Evaporation           4.3.3
            water cycle did not exist?              Weather            Water Cycle Project               Condensation          4.3.4
            *How do water and air affect                               Cloud Mobiles                     Precipitation         4.3.5
September




            weather?                                                   Cotton Ball Clouds                Humidity
                                                                       Weather Map Activity              Front
                                                                       WB Pgs. 53-60                     Meteorologist
                                                                                                         Barometer
                                                                                                         Anemometer
                                                                                                         Wind vane
            *How are sedimentary, igneous, and      Rocks & Minerals   Ch. 8 Test                        Mineral               4.3.6
            metamorphic rocks formed?                                  Rocks & Minerals Project          Luster                4.3.7
October




            *Explain how rocks change over time.                       Streak Test Lab                   Sediment
            *Compare and contrast minerals &                           Play-doh rock making lesson       Sedimentary rock
            rocks.                                                     WB Pgs. 71-77                     Igneous rock
                                                                                                         Metamorphic rock
            *What are the characteristics of the    Inner & Outer      Ch. 18 Test                       Universe              4.3.1
            inner and outer planets?                Planets            WB Pgs. 168-172                   Galaxy                4.3.8
November




            *How does the force of gravity keep                                                          Astronomy
            the planets arranged in orbits around                                                        Solar system
            the Sun and the Moon in orbit around                                                         Craters
            the Earth?                                                                                   Space probe
                                                                                                         Satellite

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            *Give examples of how energy can be     Electricity &    Ch. 13 Test       Static electricity    4.3.15
            transformed in various forms.           Magnetism        WB Pgs. 117-125   Electric current      4.3.16
            *How are series and parallel circuits                                      Resistance            4.2.3
 December


            used in homes and buildings today?                                         Series circuit
            *How is electricity transformed to                                         Parallel circuit
            magnetism?                                                                 Magnetism
                                                                                       Magnetic field
                                                                                       Electromagnet
            *What are the different systems of      Systems of the   Ch. 5 Test        Voluntary muscles     4.4.1
            the body?                               Human Body       WB Pgs. 43-50     Involuntary muscles   4.4.7
            *How does the body defend itself?                                          Neuron                4.4.9
January




                                                                                       Pathogens             4.4.10
                                                                                       Infectious disease    4.4.11
                                                                                       Immune system
                                                                                       Vaccine
            *How do the parts of ecosystems         Ecosystems       Ch. 3 Test        Photosynthesis        4.4.3
            interact with one another?                               WB Pgs. 23-29     Chlorophyll           4.4.4
            *What are the basic patterns,                                              Sepal                 4.4.5
February




            sequences, and cycles occurring in                                         Pistil                4.4.6
            nature?                                                                    Stamen                4.1.9
                                                                                       Ovary
                                                                                       Fertilization
                                                                                       Dormant

            *How does temperature affect the        Properties of    Ch. 11 Test       Density               4.5.1
            change of matter?                       Matter           WB Pgs. 99-106    Mixture               4.5.2
            *Compare & contrast the physical                                           Solution              4.5.3
March




            properties of matter using a variety                                       Solute                4.5.4
            of measurements.                                                           Solvent
                                                                                       Solubility
                                                                                       Physical change
                                                                                       Chemical change


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        *What is the role of a cell in living    Plants & Animals   Ch. 1 Test        Cell            4.3.14
        things?                                                     WB Pgs. 13-19A    Nucleus         4.4.1
        *What are the different                                                       Cytoplasm       4.4.2
        classifications of plants and animals?                                        Chloroplast     4.4.4
April




        *Why do animals need to adapt to                                              Genus           4.4.5
        their environment?                                                            Species         4.4.6
                                                                                      Vertebrates     4.1.1
                                                                                      Invertebrates   4.1.2
                                                                                                      4.1.3
        *How is sound produced?                  Sound & Light      Ch. 14 Test       Compression     4.3.9
        *What is the effect of different                            WB Pgs. 129-136   Frequency       4.3.11
        media on light and sound waves?                                               Wavelength
                                                                                      Pitch
                                                                                      Reflection
May




                                                                                      Absorption
                                                                                      Transparent
                                                                                      Translucent
                                                                                      Opaque
                                                                                      Refraction




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