|4th Grade Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)|
|Standard||Performance Expectation||Book 1||Book 2|
|4-PS3: Energy||4-PS3-1: Use evidence to construct an explanation relating the speed of an object to the energy of that object.|
|2-PS1-2: Analyze data obtained from testing different materials to determine which materials have the properties that are best suited for an intended purpose.|
|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: Waves and their Applications in Technologies for Information Transfer||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-PS4-2: Develop a model to describe that light reflecting from objects and entering the eye allows objects to be seen.|
|4-PS4-3: Generate and compare multiple solutions that use patterns to transfer information.|
|4-LS1: From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes||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-ESS1: Earth's Place in the Universe||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: Earth's Systems||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.||"When the Wind Blows" |
--Linda Booth Sweeney, ill: Jana Christy
CCSS: Writing #3: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences. #4: Write stories, poems, and scripts that use similes and/or metaphors. #7: Conduct short research projects that build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.
|4-ESS2-2: Analyze and interpret data from maps to describe patterns of Earth's features.||"All the World" |
--Liz Garton Scanlon, ill: Marla Frazee (first five pages could be a lead into this perfornance expectation).
CCSS: Reading for Literature #1: Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
|4-ESS3: Earth and Human Activity||4-ESS3-1: Obtain and combine information to describe that energy and fuels are derived from natural resources and their uses affect the environment.|
|4-ESS3-2: Generate and compare multiple solutions to reduce the impacts of natural Earth processes on humans.|