Next Generation Science Standards — Grade 4


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4-ESS1-1

Identify evidence from patterns in rock formations and fossils in rock layers for changes in a landscape over time to support an explanation for changes in a landscape over time.

4-ESS2-1

Make observations and/or measurements to provide evidence of the effects of weathering or the rate of erosion by water, ice, wind, or vegetation.

4-ESS2-2

Analyze and interpret data from maps to describe patterns of Earth?s features.

4-ESS3-1

Obtain and combine information to describe that energy and fuels are derived from natural resources and their uses affect the environment.

4-ESS3-2

Generate and compare multiple solutions to reduce the impacts of natural Earth processes on humans

4-ETS1-1

Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.

4-ETS1-2

Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.

4-ETS1-3

Plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify aspects of a model or prototype that can be improved.

4-LS1-1

Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction.

4-LS1-2

Use a model to describe that animals receive different types of information through their senses, process the information in their brain, and respond to the information in different ways.

4-PS3-1

Use evidence to construct an explanation relating the speed of an object to the energy of that object.

4-PS3-2

Make observations to provide evidence that energy can be transferred from place to place by sound, light, heat, and electric currents.

4-PS3-3

Ask questions and predict outcomes about the changes in energy that occur when objects collide.

4-PS3-4

Apply scientific ideas to design, test, and refine a device that converts energy from one form to another.

4-PS4-1

Develop a model of waves to describe patterns in terms of amplitude and wavelength and that waves can cause objects to move.

4-PS4-2

Develop a model to describe that light reflecting from objects and entering the eye allows objects to be seen.

4-PS4-3

Generate and compare multiple solutions that use patterns to transfer information