4.PS3: Energy

4.PS3.1: Use evidence to explain the cause and effect relationship between the speed of an object and the energy of an object.

Sled Wars

4.PS3.2: Observe and explain the relationship between potential energy and kinetic energy.

Sled Wars

4.PS3.3: Describe how stored energy can be converted into another form for practical use.

Energy Conversions

4.PS4: Waves and their Applications in Technologies for Information Transfer

4.PS4.1: Use a model of a simple wave to explain regular patterns of amplitude, wavelength, and direction.


4.PS4.2: Describe how the colors of available light sources and the bending of light waves determine what we see.

Additive Colors
Eyes and Vision 1 - Seeing Color
Eyes and Vision 3 - Sensing Light
Heat Absorption
Subtractive Colors

4.LS2: Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics

4.LS2.1: Support an argument with evidence that plants get the materials they need for growth and reproduction chiefly through a process in which they use carbon dioxide from the air, water, and energy from the sun to produce sugars, plant materials, and waste (oxygen); and that this process is called photosynthesis.

Plants and Snails

4.LS2.2: Develop models of terrestrial and aquatic food chains to describe the movement of energy among producers, herbivores, carnivores, omnivores, and decomposers.

Forest Ecosystem
Prairie Ecosystem

4.LS2.3: Using information about the roles of organisms (producers, consumers, decomposers), evaluate how those roles in food chains are interconnected in a food web, and communicate how the organisms are continuously able to meet their needs in a stable food web.

Forest Ecosystem
Prairie Ecosystem

4.LS2.5: Analyze and interpret data about changes (land characteristics, water distribution, temperature, food, and other organisms) in the environment and describe what mechanisms organisms can use to affect their ability to survive and reproduce.

Plants and Snails
Pond Ecosystem

4.ESS1: Earth’s Place in the Universe

4.ESS1.1: Generate and support a claim with evidence that over long periods of time, erosion (weathering and transportation) and deposition have changed landscapes and created new landforms.

River Erosion

4.ESS1.2: Use a model to explain how the orbit of the Earth and sun cause observable patterns:

4.ESS1.2.a: day and night;

Seasons: Earth, Moon, and Sun

4.ESS2: Earth’s Systems

4.ESS2.1: Collect and analyze data from observations to provide evidence that rocks, soils, and sediments are broken into smaller pieces through mechanical weathering (frost wedging, abrasion, tree root wedging) and are transported by water, ice, wind, gravity, and vegetation.


4.ETS1: Engineering Design

4.ETS1.1: Categorize the effectiveness of design solutions by comparing them to specified criteria for constraints.

Programmable Rover

4.ETS2: Links Among Engineering, Technology, Science, and Society

4.ETS2.1: Use appropriate tools and measurements to build a model.

Programmable Rover

4.ETS2.2: Determine the effectiveness of multiple solutions to a design problem given the criteria and the constraints.

Programmable Rover

Correlation last revised: 8/16/2021

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