Colorado Science Standards — Grade 4


Click on any standard to search for aligned resources. This data may be subject to copyright. You may download a CSV of the Colorado Science Standards if your intention constitutes fair use.


Plan, assess, and analyze learning aligned to these standards using Kiddom.

Learn more: How Kiddom Empowers Teachers.

4.1.1a

Identify and describe the variety of energy sources (DOK 1)

4.1.1b

Show that electricity in circuits requires a complete loop through which current can pass (DOK 1)

4.1.1c

Describe the energy transformation that takes place in electrical circuits where light, heat, sound, and magnetic effects are produced (DOK 1-2)

4.1.1d

Use multiple resources including print, electronic, and human to locate information about different sources of renewable and nonrenewable energy (DOK 1-2)

4.2.1a

Use evidence to develop a scientific explanation of what plants and animals need to survive (DOK 1-3)

4.2.1b

Use evidence to develop a scientific explanation for similarities and/or differences among different organisms (species) (DOK 1-3)

4.2.1c

Analyze and interpret data representing variation in a trait (DOK 1-2)

4.2.1d

Examine, evaluate, question, and ethically use information from a variety of sources and media to investigate questions about characteristics of living things (DOK 1- 2)

4.2.2a

Use evidence to develop a scientific explanation for: 1. What fossils tell us about a prehistoric environment 2. What conclusions can be drawn from similarities between fossil evidence and living organisms (DOK 1-3)

4.2.2b

Analyze and interpret data to generate evidence about the prehistoric environment (DOK 1-2)

4.2.2c

Evaluate whether reasoning and conclusions about given fossils are supported by evidence (DOK 1-3)

4.2.2d

Use computer simulations that model and recreate past environments for study and entertainment (DOK 1-2)

4.2.3a

Use evidence to develop a scientific explanation on how organisms adapt to their habitat (DOK 1-3)

4.2.3b

Identify the components that make a habitat type unique (DOK 1)

4.2.3c

Compare and contrast different habitat types (DOK 2)

4.2.3d

Create and evaluate models of the flow of nonliving components or resources through an ecosystem (DOK 2-3)

4.2.3e

Make a plan to positively impact a local ecosystem (DOK 2-4)

4.2.3f

Examine, evaluate, question, and ethically use information from a variety of sources and media to investigate endangered habitats (DOK 1-2)

4.3.1a

Gather, analyze, and interpret data about components of the solar system (DOK 1-2)

4.3.1b

Utilize direct and indirect evidence to investigate the components of the solar system (DOK 1-2)

4.3.1c

Gather, analyze, and interpret data about the Sunrise and Sunset, and Moon movements and phases (DOK 1- 2)

4.3.1d

Develop a scientific explanation regarding relationships of the components of the solar system (DOK 1-3)