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Skills available for Wisconsin fourth-grade science standards

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SCI.LS Life Science

  • SCI.LS1 Students use science and engineering practices, crosscutting concepts, and an understanding of structures and processes (on a scale from molecules to organisms) to make sense of phenomena and solve problems.

  • SCI.LS2 Students use science and engineering practices, crosscutting concepts, and an understanding of the interactions, energy, and dynamics within ecosystems to make sense of phenomena and solve problems.

    • SCI.LS2.A Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems

    • SCI.LS2.B Cycles of Matter and Energy Transfer in Ecosystems

    • SCI.LS2.C Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning, and Resilience

    • SCI.LS2.D Social Interactions and Group Behavior

  • SCI.LS3 Students use science and engineering practices, crosscutting concepts, and an understanding of heredity to make sense of phenomena and solve problems.

    • SCI.LS3.A Inheritance of Traits

    • SCI.LS3.B Variation of Traits

  • SCI.LS4 Students use science and engineering practices, crosscutting concepts, and an understanding of biological evolution to make sense of phenomena and solve problems.

    • SCI.LS4.A Evidence of Common Ancestry and Diversity

    • SCI.LS4.B Natural Selection

    • SCI.LS4.C Adaptation

    • SCI.LS4.D Biodiversity and Humans

SCI.PS Physical Science

  • SCI.PS1 Students use science and engineering practices, crosscutting concepts, and an understanding of matter and its interactions to make sense of phenomena and solve problems.

    • SCI.PS1.A Structures and Properties of Matter

    • SCI.PS1.B Chemical Reactions

    • SCI.PS1.C Nuclear Processes

  • SCI.PS2 Students use science and engineering practices, crosscutting concepts, and an understanding of forces, interactions, motion and stability to make sense of phenomena and solve problems.

    • SCI.PS2.A Forces and Motion

    • SCI.PS2.B Types of Interactions

  • SCI.PS3 Students use science and engineering practices, crosscutting concepts, and an understanding of energy to make sense of phenomena and solve problems.

    • SCI.PS3.A Definitions of Energy

      • SCI.PS3.A.4 Moving objects contain energy. The faster the object moves, the more energy it has.

    • SCI.PS3.B Conservation of Energy and Energy Transfer

      • SCI.PS3.B.4 Energy can be moved from place to place by moving objects, or through sound, light, or electrical currents. Energy can be converted from one form to another form.

    • SCI.PS3.C Relationships Between Energy and Forces

      • SCI.PS3.C.4 When objects collide, contact forces transfer energy so as to change objects' motions.

    • SCI.PS3.D Energy in Chemical Processes and Everyday Life

  • SCI.PS4 Students use science and engineering practices, crosscutting concepts, and an understanding of waves and their applications in technologies for information transfer to make sense of phenomena and solve problems.

    • SCI.PS4.A Wave Properties

      • SCI.PS4.A.4 Waves are regular patterns of motion, which can be made in water by disturbing the surface. Waves of the same type can differ in amplitude and wavelength. Waves can make objects move.

    • SCI.PS4.B Electromagnetic Radiation

      • SCI.PS4.B.4 Objects can be seen when light reflected from their surface enters our eyes.

    • SCI.PS4.C Information Technologies and Instrumentation

      • SCI.PS4.C.4 Patterns can encode, send, receive, and decode information.

SCI.ESS Earth and Space Science

  • SCI.ESS1 Students use science and engineering practices, crosscutting concepts, and an understanding of Earth's place in the universe to make sense of phenomena and solve problems.

  • SCI.ESS2 Students use science and engineering practices, crosscutting concepts, and an understanding of Earth's systems to make sense of phenomena and solve problems.

    • SCI.ESS2.A Earth Materials and Systems

      • SCI.ESS2.A.4 Four major Earth systems interact. Rainfall helps to shape the land and affects the types of living things found in a region. Water, ice, wind, organisms, and gravity break rocks, soils, and sediments into smaller pieces and move them around.

    • SCI.ESS2.B Plate Tectonics and Large-Scale System Interactions

    • SCI.ESS2.C The Roles of Water in Earth's Surface Processes

    • SCI.ESS2.D Weather and Climate

    • SCI.ESS2.E Biogeology

      • SCI.ESS2.E.4 Living things can affect the physical characteristics of their environment.

  • SCI.ESS3 Students use science and engineering practices, crosscutting concepts, and an understanding of the Earth and human activity to make sense of phenomena and solve problems.