4th-Grade Curriculum Standards


August 08, 2007

Rocks and Minerals

Standard(s): Science and Technology/Engineering
Strand #1: Earth and Space
Learning Standard #1: Give a simple explanation of what a mineral is and some examples e.g. quartz, mica.
Learning Standard #2: Identify the three categories of rock (metamorphic, igneous, and sedimentary) based
on how they are formed and explain the natural and physical processes that create these rocks.

Standard(s): English Language Arts
Strand: Language
Learning Standard #2: Questioning, listening, and contributing Students will pose questions, listen to the ideas of others, and contribute their own information or ideas in group discussions or interviews in order to acquire knowledge.

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August 07, 2007

Exploring Habitats

Standard(s): Science and Technology/Engineering
Strand #2: Life Science
Learning Standard #2: Identify the structures in plants that are responsible for food production, support, water transport, reproduction, growth, and protection.
Learning Standard #3: Recognize that plants and animals go through predictable life cycles that include birth, growth, development, reproduction, and death.
Learning Standard #4: Describe the major stages that characterize the life cycle of the frog and butterfly as they go through metamorphosis.
Learning Standard #11: Describe how energy derived from the sun is used by plants to produce sugars (photosynthesis) and is transferred within a food chain from producers (plants) to consumers to decomposers.

Standard(s)English Language Arts
Strand : Composition
Learning Standard #19: Writing Students will write with a clear focus, coherent organization, and sufficient detail.
Strand: Language
Learning Standard #2: Questioning, listening, and contributing Students will pose questions, listen to the ideas of others, and contribute their own information or ideas in group discussions or interviews in order to acquire new knowledge.

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Posted by mpdoran at 12:30 AM