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Skills available for Florida fourth-grade science standards

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SC.4.E Earth and Space Science

  • SC.4.E.5 Humans continue to explore Earth's place in space. Gravity and energy influence the formation of galaxies, including our own Milky Way Galaxy, stars, the Solar System, and Earth. Humankind's need to explore continues to lead to the development of knowledge and understanding of our Solar System.

    • SC.4.E.5.1 Observe that the patterns of stars in the sky stay the same although they appear to shift across the sky nightly, and different stars can be seen in different seasons.

    • SC.4.E.5.2 Describe the changes in the observable shape of the moon over the course of about a month.

    • SC.4.E.5.3 Recognize that Earth revolves around the Sun in a year and rotates on its axis in a 24-hour day.

    • SC.4.E.5.4 Relate that the rotation of Earth (day and night) and apparent movements of the Sun, Moon, and stars are connected.

    • SC.4.E.5.5 Investigate and report the effects of space research and exploration on the economy and culture of Florida.

  • SC.4.E.6 Humans continue to explore the composition and structure of the surface of Earth. External sources of energy have continuously altered the features of Earth by means of both constructive and destructive forces. All life, including human civilization, is dependent on Earth's water and natural resources.

SC.4.L Life Science

SC.4.N Nature of Science

  • SC.4.N.1 The Practice of Science

  • SC.4.N.2 The Characteristics of Scientific Knowledge

    • A Scientific knowledge is based on empirical evidence, and is appropriate for understanding the natural world, but it provides only a limited understanding of the supernatural, aesthetic, or other ways of knowing, such as art, philosophy, or religion.

    • B Scientific knowledge is durable and robust, but open to change.

    • C Because science is based on empirical evidence it strives for objectivity, but as it is a human endeavor the processes, methods, and knowledge of science include subjectivity, as well as creativity and discovery.

    • SC.4.N.2.1 Explain that science focuses solely on the natural world.

  • SC.4.N.3 The terms that describe examples of scientific knowledge, for example; "theory," "law," "hypothesis," and "model" have very specific meanings and functions within science.

    • SC.4.N.3.1 Explain that models can be three dimensional, two dimensional, an explanation in your mind, or a computer model.

SC.4.P Physical Science