4.S.1A: The practices of science and engineering support the development of science concepts, develop the habits of mind that are necessary for scientific thinking, and allow students to engage in science in ways that are similar to those used by scientists and engineers.

4.S.1A.1: Ask questions that can be

4.S.1A.1.1: answered using scientific investigations or

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4.S.1A.2: Develop, use, and refine models to

4.S.1A.2.3: communicate ideas to others.

Ocean Mapping

4.S.1A.5: Use mathematical and computational thinking to

4.S.1A.5.3: understand patterns, trends and relationships between variables.

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4.S.1B: Technology is any modification to the natural world created to fulfill the wants and needs of humans. The engineering design process involves a series of iterative steps used to solve a problem and often leads to the development of a new or improved technology.

4.S.1B.1: Construct devices or design solutions to solve specific problems or needs:

4.S.1B.1.4: build and test devices or solutions,

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4.E.2A: EarthÂ?s atmosphere is a mixture of gases, including water vapor and oxygen. The movement of water, which is found almost everywhere on Earth including the atmosphere, changes form and cycles between EarthÂ?s surface and the air and back again. This cycling of water is driven by energy from the Sun. The movement of water in the water cycle is a major pattern that influences weather conditions. Clouds form during this cycle and various types of precipitation result.

4.E.2A.2: Develop and use models to explain how water changes as it moves between the atmosphere and EarthÂ?s surface during each phase of the water cycle (including evaporation, condensation, precipitation, and runoff).

Water Cycle

4.E.3A: Astronomy is the study of objects in our solar system and beyond. A solar system includes a sun, (star), and all other objects that orbit that sun. Planets in our night sky change positions and are not always visible from Earth as they orbit our Sun. Stars that are beyond the solar system can be seen in the night sky in patterns called constellations. Constellations can be used for navigation and appear to move together across the sky because of EarthÂ?s rotation.

4.E.3A.1: Develop and use models of EarthÂ?s solar system to exemplify the location and order of the planets as they orbit the Sun and the main composition (rock or gas) of the planets.

Gravity Pitch
Solar System

4.E.3B: Earth orbits around the Sun and the Moon orbits around Earth. These movements together with the rotation of Earth on a tilted axis result in patterns that can be observed and predicted.

4.E.3B.1: Analyze and interpret data from observations to describe patterns in the

4.E.3B.1.1: location,


4.E.3B.2: Construct explanations of how day and night result from EarthÂ?s rotation on its axis.

Seasons: Earth, Moon, and Sun

4.E.3B.3: Construct explanations of how the Sun appears to move throughout the day using observations of shadows.

Seasons: Earth, Moon, and Sun

4.E.3B.4: Develop and use models to describe the factors (including tilt, revolution, and angle of sunlight) that result in EarthÂ?s seasonal changes.

Seasons: Earth, Moon, and Sun
Summer and Winter

4.P.4A: Light, as a form of energy, has specific properties including color and brightness. Light travels in a straight line until it strikes an object. The way light reacts when it strikes an object depends on the objectÂ?s properties.

4.P.4A.1: Construct scientific arguments to support the claim that white light is made up of different colors.

Additive Colors

4.P.4A.3: Obtain and communicate information to explain how the visibility of an object is related to light.


4.L.5A: Scientists have identified and classified many types of plants and animals. Each plant or animal has a unique pattern of growth and development called a life cycle. Some characteristics (traits) that organisms have are inherited and some result from interactions with the environment.

4.L.5A.4: Construct scientific arguments to support claims that some characteristics of organisms are inherited from parents and some are influenced by the environment.


Correlation last revised: 8/4/2014

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