Science Standards Pacing Chart 4th Nine Weeks

Earth and Space
         I can see that animals sometimes change the world around them. (e.g. Moles dig                  holes in the earth. Beavers build dams from dirt and tree branches.)
         I can see that plants change the world around them. (e.g. They put oxygen into the                  air. Their roots hold dirt together.
         I can find that sometimes things happen so fast that people can’t see them. (e.g.                  We sometimes can’t see a popcorn kernel turning into popcorn. We can’t                  see what is happening when you flick a light switch and the light goes on.)
         I can find out that sometimes things happen so slowly that people can’t see                  them.(e.g. We can’t see people or plants growing.)
Life Sciences
         I can explore differences between living and nonliving things. (e.g. plants vs.                   rocks)
         I can describe how plants and animals usually look like their parents.
         I can discover that plants of the same kind can be different from each other in                  small ways. (e.g. red roses or yellow roses)
         I can discover that animals of the same kind can be different from each other in                  small ways. (e.g. blonde hair or brown hair/ blue eyes or green eyes)
         I can discover what features plants have that help them live where they are. (e.g. A                  cactus stores water.) I can discover what features animals have that help them                  live where they are. (e.g. A salamander changes color. Wolves have thick                  fur.)
        I can study the habitats of many plants and animals of our area and describe ways                 the plants and animals depend on each other. (e.g. Insects live in trees with                 squirrels, bees, and flowers.)
Physical Science
Science and Technology
         I can sort objects as “natural or man-made”.
         I can explore that some materials can be recycled. (e.g. plastic or glass containers,                   cardboard boxes and tubes)
Scientific Inquiry
         I can ask “What If” questions.
         I can search for answers to “What if “ questions.
         I can draw pictures that show details of an object being described.
         I can measure how long objects are by using different kinds of things like teddy                  bear counters or pennies.
         I can make pictographs to describe and discuss what I see. (pictures on a graph)
         I can learn new things about an object when I hear two or more people tell about it.
Scientific Ways of Knowing
         I can recognize that people are more likely to accept my ideas if I give good                  reasons for them.
         I can show respect for living things and my environment.
         I can show ways children and adults use science every day.

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