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Oster-Oakview
Intermediate School
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Mrs. O'Shaughnessy
4th Grade - Oster-Oakview
loshaughnessy@nlsd122.org

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           4th grade will follow the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

How to Acces the Textbook Online:
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2. Login to Powerschool.
3. Click "Pearson Courses."
4. Select the science textbook.  

1st Trimester

Chapter 1: Classifying Plants and Animals - 
Quizlet 1    Quizlet 2
Essential Question: What are some ways to classify living things?


Chapter 2: Energy From Plants - 
Quizlet
Essential Question:  What features help plants make their food and reproduce?

Chapter 5: Body Systems -
Quizlet
Essential Question: How do the body's biggest and smallest parts work together?

 

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. 
4-ESS3-2. Generate and compare multiple solutions to reduce the impacts of natural Earth processes on humans. 
4.ESS3-1. Obtain and combine information to describe that energy and fossil fuels are derived from natural resources, and their uses affect the environment.

2nd Trimester

Chapter 8:  Rocks and Minerals - quizlet 


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rock types 

Essential Question: How can rocks tell us about Earth's past, present, and future?
Vocabulary: mineral, luster, weathering and erosion, sediment, sedimentary rock, igneous rockmetamorphic rock,

Rock Cycle 



Chapter 9:  Changes to Earth's Surface? 
Essential Question:  How is Earth's surface shaped and reshaped? 

Vocabulary: landform, weathering, erosion, deposition, landslide, fault,
volcano, earthquake, epicenter

Erosion and deposition
Weathering and Erosion
What is an earthquake?
What is a volcano?


Changes in Earth's Surface Tutorial
Volcano Tutorial
Natural Disaster Activity
Disaster Master Activity

Chapter 10:  Using Natural Resources 

 

Essential Question:  How can living things always have the natural resources they need?

Vocabulary: solar energy, humus, solar cells, ore, fossil fuels, 
petroleum, conservation, recycling
Energy Conversions
Greenhouse Effect

 

4-ESS1-1. Identify evidence from patterns in rock formations and fossils in rock layers to support an explanation for changes in a landscape over time. 
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- 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 another.
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.

3rd Trimester

Chapter 12: Heat

 

Essential Question: How does heat energy move from one object to another?

Heat Absorption 
Radiation
Heat Study Jams
Heat Transfer

Chapter 14: Sound and Light

 

Essential Question: How do light and sound travel? 
Circuit Builder
Conduction and Convection 
Energy Conversion

Waves
Hearing: Frequency and Volume
Sound Study Jams

Light Study Jams

Chapter 15: Objects in Motion

Essential Question: What causes motion and how does it affect us? 
Sled Wars 

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 another.
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.

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.