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Skills available for Virginia fourth-grade science standards

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Scientific and Engineering Practices

Living Systems and Processes

Earth and Space Systems

  • 4.4 The student will investigate and understand that weather conditions and phenomena affect ecosystems and can be predicted. Key ideas include

  • 4.5 The student will investigate and understand that the planets have characteristics and a specific place in the solar system. Key ideas include

    • 4.5.a planets rotate on their axes and revolve around the sun;

    • 4.5.b planets have characteristics and a specific order in the solar system; and

    • 4.5.c the sizes of the sun and planets can be compared to one another.

  • 4.6 The student will investigate and understand that there are relationships among Earth, the moon, and the sun. Key relationships include

    • 4.6.a the motions of Earth, the moon, and the sun;

    • 4.6.b the causes for Earth's seasons;

    • 4.6.c the causes for the four major phases of the moon and the relationship to the tide cycles; and

    • 4.6.d the relative size, position, age and makeup of Earth, the moon, and the sun.

  • 4.7 The student will investigate and understand that the ocean environment has characteristics. Key characteristics include

    • 4.7.a geology of the ocean floor;

    • 4.7.b physical properties and movement of ocean water; and

    • 4.7.c interaction of organisms in the ocean.

Earth Resources

  • 4.8 The student will investigate and understand that Virginia has important natural resources. Key resources include

    • 4.8.a watersheds and water;

    • 4.8.b plants and animals;

    • 4.8.c minerals, rocks, and ores; and

    • 4.8.d forests, soil, and land.