4.ESS.1 Earth's surface has specific characteristics and landforms that can be identified.
4.ESS.1.a About 70 percent of the Earth's surface is covered with water and most of that is the ocean. Only a small portion of the Earth's water is freshwater, which is found in rivers, lakes, groundwater and glaciers.
4.ESS.2 The surface of Earth changes due to weathering.
4.ESS.2.a Rocks change shape, size and/or form due to water or glacial movement, freeze and thaw, wind, plant growth, acid rain, pollution and catastrophic events such as earthquakes, flooding, and volcanic activity.
4.ESS.3.b Gravitational force affects movements of water, rock and soil.
LS Life Science
Earth's Living History
4.LS.1 Changes in an organism's environment are sometimes beneficial to its survival and sometimes harmful.
4.LS.1.a Ecosystems can change gradually or dramatically. When the environment changes, some plants and animals survive and reproduce and others die or move to new locations.
4.LS.1.b Ecosystems are based on interrelationships among and between biotic and abiotic factors. These include the diversity of other organisms present, the availability of food and other resources, and the physical attributes of the environment.