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CSISD 2017 - 2018 Science Scope & Sequence - Grade 4

Grade 4 Science Scope & Sequence 2017 - 2018

Course Name: Science Grade 4 State-required hands-on percentage: 50% (2.5 out of 5
opportunities)
TEKS Introduction Section NATURAL ENVIRONMENT:
Investigations are used to learn about the natural world Earth materials have properties that are constantly changing due to Earth's
Students should understand that certain types of questions can be answered by forces.
investigations and the methods, models, and conclusions built from these The natural world consists of resources, including renewable and nonrenewable,
investigations change as new observations are made. and their responsibility to conserve our natural resources for future generations.
Sun, Earth, and Moon relationships
Models of objects and events are tools for understanding the natural world and
Our major source of energy is the Sun
can show how systems work. They have limitations and based on new discoveries
LIVING ENVIRONMENT:
are constantly being modified to more closely reflect the natural world.
Living organisms within an ecosystem interact with one another and with their
environment.
Plants and animals have basic needs, and they are met through a flow of
energy known as food webs.
All living organisms go through a life cycle and that adaptations enable
organisms to survive in their ecosystem.

READINESS IDEAS SUPPORTING IDEAS


Matter & Energy Matter & Energy
4.5A Measure, compare, and contrast physical properties of matter 4.5B Predict changes caused by heating and cooling
4.5C Compare and contrast a variety of mixtures and solutions
Force, Motion, & Energy
4.6A Differentiate among forms of energy Force, Motion, & Energy
4.6B Differentiate between conductors and insulators
Earth & Space 4.6C Electricity travels in a closed path, create an electrical circuit, and explore
4.7A Examine properties of soils: color/texture, capacity to retain water, ability to electromagnetic fields
support plant growth 4.6D Experimental design for effects of force on an object
4.7C Identify and classify Earths renewable and nonrenewable resources
4.8A Measure and record changes in weather; make predictions, using weather Earth & Space
maps, symbols, and keys. 4.7B Observe and identify slow changes to Earths surface
4.8B Describe and illustrate the continuous movement of water in the water cycle;
Organisms & Environments suns role as the energy source for the water cycle
4.9B Describe the flow of energy through food webs 4.8C Collect and analyze data to identify sequences and predict patterns of change
4.10A Explore how adaptations enable organisms to survive in their environment in shadows, tides, seasons, and the observable appearance of the Moon over time.

Organisms & Environments


4.9A Producers need sunlight, water, and CO2 to make food, and consumers depend
on other organisms for food
4.10B Demonstrate that some likenesses are inherited, and some are learned
4.10C Explore, illustrate, and compare life cycles

PROCESS READINESS SUPPORTING SF = ScienceFusion SS = STEMscopes MS = Motivation Science 1


CSISD 2017 - 2018 Science Scope & Sequence - Grade 4

YEAR-AT-A-GLANCE
First Nine Weeks Second Nine Weeks Third Nine Weeks Fourth Nine Weeks
Aug 28 - Oct 20 Oct 23 - Dec 22 Jan 8 - Mar 9 Mar 19 - May 24
(38 days) (42 days) (43 days) (48 days)

Sci Investigation & Reasoning Force, Motion, & Energy Earth & Space Organisms & Environments
Launching Energy Transfer Earth Material Energy Transfer Through Living
Safety & Equipment (4.1A, Electricity, Conductors, and Properties of Soil (4.7A) Systems
4.4A, B) Insulators (4.6B,C) Producers, Consumers,
Natural Resources Food Webs (4.9A, B)
Conservation (4.1B) Electromagnetism (4.6C, Renewable &
4.5A) Nonrenewable (4.7C) Life Cycles
Inquiry & Critical Thinking Comparing Life Cycles
(4.2A, B, D, E, 4.3A-D) Forces Objects in the Sky (4.10C)
Experimental Design (4.6D) Patterns in the Sky (4.8C)
Scientific Communication Structure & Function
(4.2C,F) Weather Adaptations (4.10A)
Earth & Space Weather Patterns (4.8A)
Earth Systems Water Cycle (4.8B) Heredity
Matter & Energy Slow Changes to Earths Inherited Traits & Learned
Properties of Matter Surface (4.7B) Behaviors (4.10B)
Physical Properties (4.5A)

Changes in States of Matter


Predicting Changes from
Heat (4.5B)

Mixtures & Solutions


Compare & Contrast (4.5C)

Force, Motion, & Energy


Forms of Energy
Differentiating (4.6A)

District BOY Assessment District MOY Assessment District EOY Assessment


Window: Sept 11 - 22 Window: Jan 8 - 19 Window: May 14 - 25

PROCESS READINESS SUPPORTING SF = ScienceFusion SS = STEMscopes MS = Motivation Science 2