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Color Absorption
4.p.3 – Recognize that energy takes various
forms that may be grouped based on their
interaction with matter
-Write
-Record
The student are recording the results
of an experiment using ice to see which
will melt faster.
Moon
4.E.1.2 - Explain the monthly changes in the
appearance of the moon, based on the moon’s
orbit around the Earth.
-Moon
-Write
Students will be using Moon to
collect data and then entering the data
into a chart on Write the chart setup is included.
Types of Rocks
4.P.2.3 – Classify rocks as metamorphic, sedimentary
or igneous based on their composition, how they are
formed and the processes that create them.
-examples of 3 types of rocks
-Browse
-Labyrinth
-Record
-Journal
-Write
Place the types of rock into categories.
Nutrients from Foods
4.L.2.1 - Classify substances as food or non-food
items based on their ability to provide energy and
materials for survival, growth and repair of the body.
-Record -Browse
-Labyrinth -Journal
Using photos from lunch to label food and
which part of the body it fuels.
Moon Phases
4.E.1.2 – Explain the monthly changes in the
appearance of the moon based on the moon’s orbit
around the Earth.
-Moon
-Chart
-Journal
Understanding why only parts of the moon
is visible at given times.
Fossils
4.E.2.1 – Compare fossils (including molds, casts,
and preserved parts of plants and animals) to one
another and to living organisms
Browse Write
Labyrinth
Students are making a T chart of how fossils
are formed.
Food Pyramid
4.L.2.1 - Classify substances as food or non-food
items based on their ability to provide energy and
materials for survival, growth and repair of the body.
-Record
-Labyrinth, Write, FotoToon
-Journal
Sorting food into the different food groups.
Earth Changes
4.E.2.1 - Give examples of how the surface of the
earth changes due to slow processes such as erosion
and weathering, and rapid processes such as landslides,
volcanic eruptions, and earthquakes.
-Paint/Record
-FotoToon
Creating a cartoon of the traveler through
earths processes.
Movement with Magnets
4.P.1.1 - Explain how magnets interact with all things made
of iron and with other magnets to produce motion without
touching them.
-Magnets
-Metal items
-Record
-Portfolio
Making a video journal of magnets
interact with each other and other metal objects.
Identifying Minerals
4.P.2.1 – Explain how minerals are identified using tests for
the physical properties of hardness, color, luster, cleavage and streak.
-Minerals (i.e. Talc,
Gypsum,Calcite,
Quartz, etc), glass plate,
-Browse
-Record
-Write
-Journal
Mineral identification chart.
Human Impact on the Environment
4.L.1.3 - Explain how humans can adapt their behavior to live in
changing habitats (e.g., recycling wastes, establishing rain gardens, planting trees and shrubs to prevent flooding and erosion)
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