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Elementary Elementary Science Grade 4

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The Elementary Science Grade 4 course will spark curiosity in students and build a solid foundation in concepts across many types of sciences including Earth Science, Life Science, and Physical Science. Students will engage in science and engineering practices by asking questions, defining problems, developing and using models, planning and conducting investigations, analyzing and interpreting data, using mathematics and informational technology, constructing explanations, designing solutions, engaging in scientific arguments using evidence, and communicating results. A framework of active student learning supports and allows students to engage, explore, explain, elaborate, and evaluate throughout all courses. This dynamic format will help students build their own understanding from experiences and new ideas in order to facilitate a better understanding of the world around them.

Segment One

Module 01 - Magnets

  • All About Magnets
  • Magnetic Materials
  • Attracting and Repelling

Module 02 - Motion of Objects

  • Changing Position
  • Changing Direction
  • The Need for Speed

Module 03 - Energy

  • Energizing with Energy
  • Light It Up
  • All About the Heat
  • Conductors and Insulators
  • Feel the Beats
  • What is pitch?
  • Causing Motion
  • Causing Change
  • Waves of Change
  • Energy Transformations

Module 04 - Properties of Matter

  • Physical Properties
  • Attraction to Magnets
  • What’s that smell?
  • The law of what?
  • Turn up the volume!
  • Physical Changes
  • What happened to the marshmallow?

Module 05 - Physical Weathering and Erosion

  • Physical Weathering
  • Erosion
  • Weathering and Erosion

Module 06 - Rocks and Minerals

  • Rock Talk
  • Mineral Properties
  • Rocks and Minerals
  • Three Categories of Rocks

Segment Two

Module 07 - Plant Life

  • To flower, or not to flower?
  • Comparing Plants
  • Reproductive Structures
  • The Birds, the Bees, and the Plants
  • Internal and External Structures

Module 08 - Animal Life

  • Stages of Life
  • It’s a Bug’s Life
  • Comparing Life Stages

Module 09 - Heredity

  • Inherited Characteristics
  • Effects of the Environment
  • Heredity and Learning
  • Structures to Survive

Module 10 - Resources and Environment

  • What’s for dinner?
  • Producers and Consumers
  • The Big Impact
  • The Impacts of Humans
  • Resources on Earth
  • Find the Resources
  • The Impacts of Earth

Module 11 - Seasonal Changes

  • As the Seasons Change
  • Different Seasons, Different Plants
  • See How Animals Change
  • Animals, Animals Everywhere

Module 12 - Earth's Movement

  • A Starry Night
  • Patterns in the Sky
  • Different Stars, Different Seasons
  • The Groovin’, Movin’ Earth
  • Revolves Around the Sun
  • The Shapes of the Moon
  • The Effects of Space Research