Grade 4

                              Core Themes, Content Standards and Expected Performances              

Content Standards

Expected Performances

Forces and Motion – What makes objects move the way they do? (PHYS)

4.1 - The position and motion of objects can be changed by pushing or pulling.

®     The size of the change in an objectís motion is related to the strength of the push or pull.

®     The more massive an object is, the less effect a given force will have on its motion.

 

B8 - Describe the effects of the strengths of pushes and pulls on the motion of objects.

B9 -Describe the effect of the mass of an object on its motion.

STC KIT: MOTION AND DESIGN

Matter and Energy in Ecosystems – How do matter and energy flow through ecosystems? (BIO)

4.2 - All organisms depend on the living and non-living features of the environment for survival.

®     When the environment changes, some organisms survive and reproduce, and others die or move to new locations.

 

B10 Describe how animals, directly or indirectly, depend on plants to provide the food and energy they need in order to grow and survive.

B11 Describe how natural phenomena and some human activities may cause changes to habitats and their inhabitants. 

STC KIT: ECOSYSTEMS

Energy in the Earthís Systems – How do external and internal sources of energy affect the Earthís systems? (EARTH)

4.3 - Water has a major role in shaping the Earthís surface.

®     Water circulates through the Earthís crust, oceans and atmosphere.

B12 Describe how the sunís energy impacts the water cycle.

B13 Describe the role of water in erosion and river formation.

STC KIT: LAND/WATER

Energy Transfer and Transformations – What is the role of energy in our world? (PHYS)

4.4 - Electrical and magnetic energy can be transferred and transformed.

®     Electricity in circuits can be transformed into light, heat, sound and magnetic effects.

®     Magnets can make objects move without direct contact between the object and the magnet.

 

B14 Describe how batteries and wires can transfer energy to light a light bulb.

B15 Explain how simple electrical circuits can be used to determine which materials conduct electricity.

B16 Describe the properties of magnets, and how they can be used to identify and separate mixtures of solid materials.

STC KIT: CIRCUITS

REQUIRED CMT EMBEDDED TASK: GO WITH THE FLOW (Light Bulb)