4th Grade
Science Standards Pacing Chart 1st Nine Weeks

Life Sciences - Plant Life
         I can compare the life cycles of different plants.
         I can tell that each plant structure has certain functions.
         I can classify plants according to their characteristics.
         I can observe fossils to see that plants lived long ago.
         I can observe plant fossils to see what the environment was like long ago.
         I can describe how organisms interact with one another.
Scientific Inquiry - Measurement
         I can use appropriate measuring tools in metric and English units for measuring                  length, weight, volume, temperature, and area.
         I can use safety procedures in measuring investigations.
Scientific Inquiry - Scientific Method
         I can analyze, describe, and infer from a series of events, cycles, or patterns.
         I can develop and use a scientific experiment to answer a question.
         I can explain the need to keep the conditions the same in an experiment.
         I can describe how comparison may not be fair when conditions are different.
         I can design experiments so others can understand them and repeat them.
Scientific Ways of Knowing - Scientific Method
         I can explain that scientific facts can be proven and checked to draw a conclusion                   in a scientific observation.
         I can explain that opinions cannot be used to draw conclusions in a scientific                  observation.
         I can record results of an experiment.
         I can explain why different conclusions may be reached based on the findings in                  an observation.
         I can explain why records are important to keep in an investigation.

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