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Skills available for Texas fourth-grade science standards

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1 Scientific investigation and reasoning. The student conducts classroom and outdoor investigations, following home and school safety procedures and environmentally appropriate and ethical practices.

  • 1.A demonstrate safe practices and the use of safety equipment as described in Texas Education Agency-approved safety standards during classroom and outdoor investigations using safety equipment, including safety goggles or chemical splash goggles, as appropriate, and gloves, as appropriate; and

  • 1.B make informed choices in the use and conservation of natural resources and reusing and recycling of materials such as paper, aluminum, glass, cans, and plastic.

2 Scientific investigation and reasoning. The student uses scientific practices during laboratory and outdoor investigations.

3 Scientific investigation and reasoning. The student uses critical thinking and scientific problem solving to make informed decisions.

4 Scientific investigation and reasoning. The student knows how to use a variety of tools, materials, equipment, and models to conduct science inquiry.

5 Matter and energy. The student knows that matter has measurable physical properties and those properties determine how matter is classified, changed, and used.

6 Force, motion, and energy. The student knows that energy exists in many forms and can be observed in cycles, patterns, and systems.

7 Earth and space. The students know that Earth consists of useful resources and its surface is constantly changing.

8 Earth and space. The student knows that there are recognizable patterns in the natural world and among the Sun, Earth, and Moon system.

9 Organisms and environments. The student knows and understands that living organisms within an ecosystem interact with one another and with their environment.

10 Organisms and environments. The student knows that organisms undergo similar life processes and have structures and behaviors that help them survive within their environment.