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Skills available for Georgia fourth-grade science standards

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Co-Requisite - Characteristics of Science

Co-Requisite - Content

  • S4E1 Students will compare and contrast the physical attributes of stars, star patterns, and planets.

    • a Recognize the physical attributes of stars in the night sky such as number, size, color and patterns.

    • b Compare the similarities and differences of planets to the stars in appearance, position, and number in the night sky.

    • c Explain why the pattern of stars in a constellation stays the same, but a planet can be seen in different locations at different times.

    • d Identify how technology is used to observe distant objects in the sky.

  • S4E2 Students will model the position and motion of the earth in the solar system and will explain the role of relative position and motion in determining sequence of the phases of the moon.

    • a Explain the day/night cycle of the earth using a model.

    • b Explain the sequence of the phases of the moon.

    • c Demonstrate the revolution of the earth around the sun and the earth's tilt to explain the seasonal changes.

    • d Demonstrate the relative size and order from the sun of the planets in the solar system.

  • S4E3 Students will differentiate between the states of water and how they relate to the water cycle and weather.

  • S4E4 Students will analyze weather charts/maps and collect weather data to predict weather events and infer patterns and seasonal changes.

  • S4P1 Students will investigate the nature of light using tools such as mirrors, lenses, and prisms.

    • a Identify materials that are transparent, opaque, and translucent.

    • b Investigate the reflection of light using a mirror and a light source.

    • c Identify the physical attributes of a convex lens, a concave lens, and a prism and where each is used.

  • S4P2 Students will demonstrate how sound is produced by vibrating objects and how sound can be varied by changing the rate of vibration.

    • a Investigate how sound is produced.

    • b Recognize the conditions that cause pitch to vary.

  • S4P3 Students will demonstrate the relationship between the application of a force and the resulting change in position and motion on an object.

  • S4L1 Students will describe the roles of organisms and the flow of energy within an ecosystem.

    • a Identify the roles of producers, consumers, and decomposers in a community.

    • b Demonstrate the flow of energy through a food web/food chain beginning with sunlight and including producers, consumers, and decomposers.

    • c Predict how changes in the environment would affect a community (ecosystem) of organisms.

    • d Predict effects on a population if some of the plants or animals in the community are scarce or if there are too many.

  • S4L2 Students will identify factors that affect the survival or extinction of organisms such as adaptation, variation of behaviors (hibernation), and external features (camouflage and protection).