4.3: Students continue to investigate changes of Earth and the sky and begin to understand the composition and size of the universe. They explore, describe, and classify materials, motion, and energy.

4.3.1: Observe and report that the moon can be seen sometimes at night and sometimes during the day.

Seasons: Earth, Moon, and Sun

4.3.7: Explain that smaller rocks come from the breakage and weathering of bedrock and larger rocks and that soil is made partly from weathered rock, partly from plant remains, and also contains many living organisms.

Rock Cycle

4.3.8: Explain that the rotation of Earth on its axis every 24 hours produces the night-and-day cycle.

Seasons: Earth, Moon, and Sun

4.3.9: Draw or correctly select drawings of shadows and their direction and length at different times of day.

Seasons: Earth, Moon, and Sun

4.3.11: Investigate, observe, and explain that things that give off light often also give off heat.

Energy Conversions
Heat Absorption

4.3.13: Observe and describe that things that give off heat, such as people, animals, and the sun.

Conduction and Convection
Heat Absorption

4.3.14: Explain that energy in fossil fuels comes from plants that grew long ago.

Energy Conversions

4.3.15: Demonstrate that without touching them, a magnet pulls all things made of iron and either pushes or pulls other magnets.


4.3.16: Investigate and describe that without touching them, material that has been electrically charged pulls all other materials and may either push or pull other charged material.

Charge Launcher

4.4: Students learn about an increasing variety of organisms - familiar, exotic, fossil, and microscopic. They use appropriate tools in identifying similarities and differences among them. They explore how organisms satisfy their needs in their environments.

4.4.2: Investigate, observe, and describe that insects and various other organisms depend on dead plant and animal material for food.

Forest Ecosystem

4.5: Students apply mathematics in scientific contexts. Their geometric descriptions of objects are comprehensive. They realize that graphing demonstrates specific connections between data. They identify questions that can be answered by data distribution.

4.5.4: Demonstrate how graphical displays of numbers may make it possible to spot patterns that are not otherwise obvious, such as comparative size and trends.

Graphing Skills

Correlation last revised: 1/20/2017

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