Earth’s Systems: Processes that Shape the Earth
- 4-ESS1-1 Identify evidence from
patterns in rock formations and fossils in rock layers for changes in a
landscape over time to support an explanation for changes in a landscape
- 4-ESS2-1 Make observations and/or
measurements to provide evidence of the effects of weathering or the rate of
erosion by water, ice, wind, or vegetation.
- 4-ESS2-2 Analyze and interpret data from maps to
describe patterns of Earth’s features.
- 4-ESS3-2 Generate and compare multiple
solutions to reduce the impacts of natural Earth processes on humans.
- 4-PS3-1 Use evidence to construct an explanation
relating the speed of an object to the energy of that object.
- 4-PS3-2 Make observations to provide
evidence that energy can be transferred from place to place by sound, light,
heat, and electric currents.
- 4-PS3-3 Ask questions and predict outcomes about the changes
in energy that occur when objects collide.
- 4-PS3-4 Apply scientific
ideas to design, test and refine a device that converts energy from one form to
- 4-ESS3-1 Obtain and combine information to describe that energy and fuels are
derived from natural resources and their uses affect the environment.
Engineering Design (3-5)
- 3-5-ETS1-1 Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or
a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.
- 3-5-ETS1-2 Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to
a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
- 3-5-ETS1-3 Plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are
controlled and failure points are considered to identify aspects of a model or prototype that can be improved.
Structure, Function, and Information Processing
- 4-PS4-2 Develop a model to describe that light
reflecting from objects and entering the eye allows objects to be seen.
- 4-LS1-1 Construct an
argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that
function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction.
- 4-LS1-2 Use a model to
describe that animals receive different types of information through their
senses, process the information in their brain, and respond to the information
in different ways.
Waves: Waves and Information
- 4-PS4-1 Develop a model of waves to describe patterns
in terms of amplitude and wavelength and that waves can cause objects to move.
- 4-PS4-3 Generate and compare multiple solutions that
use patterns to transfer information.