Tennessee Science Curriculum Framework (2012) — Grade 4

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Recognize that cells are the building blocks of all living things.

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Distinguish among heat, radiant, and chemical forms of energy.

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Investigate how light travels and is influenced by different types of materials and surfaces.

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Recognize that the position of an object can be described relative to other objects or a background.

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Design a simple investigation to demonstrate how friction affects the movement of an object.

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Investigate the relationship between the speed of an object and the distance traveled during a certain time period.

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Explore the interactions between magnets.

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Observe that electrically charged objects exert a pull on other materials.

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Explain how electricity in a simple circuit requires a complete loop through which current can pass.

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Analyze the effects of changes in the environment on the stability of an ecosystem.

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Demonstrate that plants require light energy to grow and survive.

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Investigate different ways that organisms meet their energy needs.

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Recognize the relationship between reproduction and the continuation of a species.

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Differentiate between complete and incomplete metamorphosis.

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Analyze physical and behavioral adaptations that enable organisms to survive in their environment.

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Describe how environmental changes caused the extinction of various plant and animal species.

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Analyze patterns, relative movements, and relationships among the sun, moon, and earth.

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Investigate how the Earths geological features change as a result of erosion (weathering and transportation) and deposition.

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Evaluate how some earth materials can be used to solve human problems and enhance the quality of life.

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Recognize the major components of the water cycle.

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Differentiate between weather and climate.

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Collect data to illustrate that the physical properties of matter can be described with tools that measure weight, mass, length, and volume.

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Explore different types of physical changes in matter.

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Explore different scientific phenomena by asking questions, making logical predictions, planning investigations, and recording data.

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Select and use appropriate tools and simple equipment to conduct an investigation.

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Organize data into appropriate tables, graphs, drawings, or diagrams.

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Identify and interpret simple patterns of evidence to communicate the findings of multiple investigations.

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Recognize that people may interpret the same results in different ways.

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Compare the results of an investigation with what scientists already accept about this question.

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Describe how tools, technology, and inventions help to answer questions and solve problems.

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Recognize that new tools, technology, and inventions are always being developed.

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Identify appropriate materials, tools, and machines that can extend or enhance the ability to solve a specified problem.

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Recognize the connection between scientific advances, new knowledge, and the availability of new tools and technologies.

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Apply a creative design strategy to solve a particular problem generated by societal needs and wants.