Utah Open Textbook: 4th Grade Science

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New Review

How does weather affect Earth? Learners understand the characteristics of water and make predictions about weather patterns. They recognize how water and weather affects rocks and minerals through erosion. They also learn about fossils and what they tell people about the history of living things by using images and diagrams.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use a jigsaw activity with the discussion questions at the end of each chapter; have scholars share their responses with other members of the class
  • Set up stations with the different hands-on activities and have small groups rotate around the room to try the demonstrations
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires some basic background scientific knowledge
  • Content in last chapter is specific to Utah habitats
Pros

  • Provides open-ended, thought-provoking discussion questions at the end of each chapter as review
  • Includes many images to relate learning to real life 
Cons

  • None
Common Core