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Skills available for Tennessee fourth-grade science standards

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  • Understandings about scientific inquiry and the ability to conduct inquiry are essential for living in the 21st century.

    • What tools, skills, knowledge, and dispositions are needed to conduct scientific inquiry?

      • GLE 0407.Inq.1 Explore different scientific phenomena by asking questions, making logical predictions, planning investigations, and recording data.

      • GLE 0407.Inq.2 Select and use appropriate tools and simple equipment to conduct an investigation.

      • GLE 0407.Inq.3 Organize data into appropriate tables, graphs, drawings, or diagrams.

      • GLE 0407.Inq.4 Identify and interpret simple patterns of evidence to communicate the findings of multiple investigations.

      • GLE 0407.Inq.5 Recognize that people may interpret the same results in different ways.

      • GLE 0407.Inq.6 Compare the results of an investigation with what scientists already accept about this question.

Technology & Engineering

  • Society benefits when engineers apply scientific discoveries to design materials and processes that develop into enabling technologies.

    • How do science concepts, engineering skills, and applications of technology improve the quality of life?

      • GLE 0407.T/E.1 Describe how tools, technology, and inventions help to answer questions and solve problems.

      • GLE 0407.T/E.2 Recognize that new tools, technology, and inventions are always being developed.

      • GLE 0407.T/E.3 Identify appropriate materials, tools, and machines that can extend or enhance the ability to solve a specified problem.

      • GLE 0407.T/E.4 Recognize the connection between scientific advances, new knowledge, and the availability of new tools and technologies.

      • GLE 0407.T/E.5 Apply a creative design strategy to solve a particular problem generated by societal needs and wants.

Life Science

Earth and Space Science

  • 6 The cosmos is vast and explored well enough to know its basic structure and operational principles.

    • What big ideas guide human understanding about the origin and structure of the universe, Earth's place in the cosmos, and observable motions and patterns in the sky?

      • GLE 0407.6.1 Analyze patterns, relative movements, and relationships among the sun, moon, and earth.

  • 7 Major geologic events that occur over eons or brief moments in time continually shape and reshape the surface of the Earth, resulting in continuous global change.

  • 8 The earth is surrounded by an active atmosphere and an energy system that controls the distribution life, local weather, climate, and global temperature.

Physical Science

  • 9 The composition and structure of matter is known, and it behaves according to principles that are generally understood.

  • 10 Various forms of energy are constantly being transformed into other types without any net loss of energy from the system.

    • What basic energy related ideas are essential for understanding the dependency of the natural and man-made worlds on energy?

      • GLE 0407.10.1 Distinguish among heat, radiant, and chemical forms of energy.

      • GLE 0407.10.2 Investigate how light travels and is influenced by different types of materials and surfaces.

  • 11 Objects move in ways that can be observed, described, predicted, and measured.

    • What causes objects to move differently under different circumstances?

      • GLE 0407.11.1 Recognize that the position of an object can be described relative to other objects or a background.

      • GLE 0407.11.2 Design a simple investigation to demonstrate how friction affects the movement of an object.

      • GLE 0407.11.3 Investigate the relationship between the speed of an object and the distance traveled during a certain time period.

  • 12 Everything in the universe exerts a gravitational force on everything else; there is an interplay between magnetic fields and electrical currents.

    • What are the scientific principles that explain gravity and electromagnetism?

      • GLE 0407.12.1 Explore the interactions between magnets.

      • GLE 0407.12.2 Observe that electrically charged objects exert a pull on other materials.

      • GLE 0407.12.3 Explain how electricity in a simple circuit requires a complete loop through which current can pass.