Arkansas Science Learning Standards — Grade 4


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ESS.8.4.1

Locate natural divisions of Arkansas: Ozark Plateau Ouachita Mountains Crowleys Ridge Mississippi Alluvial Plain (Delta) Coastal Plain Arkansas River Valley

ESS.8.4.10

Describe weatherrelated natural disasters

ESS.8.4.11

Construct and read instruments to collect weather data: barometer weather vane anemometer

ESS.8.4.2

Analyze the impact of using natural resources

ESS.8.4.3

Differentiate between renewable and nonrenewable resources

ESS.8.4.4

Evaluate the impact of water pollution

ESS.8.4.5

Evaluate the impact of Arkansas natural resources on the economy, including but not limited to farming timber tourism hunting fishing

ESS.8.4.6

Evaluate human use of Arkansas natural resources on the environment, including but not limited to mining clear cutting dredging

ESS.8.4.7

Describe the processes of the water cycle: precipitation evaporation condensation

ESS.8.4.8

Organize weather data into tables or charts to identify trends and patterns

ESS.8.4.9

Demonstrate safety procedures related to severe weather

ESS.9.4.1

Analyze changes to Earths surface: erosion glaciation weathering earthquakes volcanic activity

LS.2.4.1

Classify vertebrates into major subgroups: mammals birds fish amphibians reptiles

LS.2.4.2

Classify some invertebrates according to their structure: mollusks segmented worms arthropods

LS.2.4.3

Identify major parts and functions of the following systems: digestive circulatory nervous

LS.4.4.1

Recognize environmental adaptations of plants and animals

LS.4.4.2

Illustrate the interdependence of organisms in an ecosystem

NS.1.4.1

Communicate observations orally, in writing, and in graphic organizers: T-charts pictographs Venn diagrams bar graphs frequency tables line graphs

NS.1.4.10

Identify patterns and trends in data

NS.1.4.11

Generate conclusions based on evidence

NS.1.4.12

Evaluate the quality and feasibility of an idea or projec

NS.1.4.13

Use simple equipment, age appropriate tools, technology, and mathematics in scientific investigations (e.g., balances, hand lenses, microscopes, rulers, thermometers, calculators, computers)

NS.1.4.14

Apply lab safety rules as they relate to specific science lab activities (see Arkansas Lab Safety Guide)

NS.1.4.2

Refine questions that guide scientific inquiry

NS.1.4.3

Conduct scientific investigations individually and in teams: lab activities field studies

NS.1.4.5

Communicate the designs, procedures, and results of scientific investigations (e.g., ageappropriate graphs, charts, and writings)

NS.1.4.6

Estimate and measure length, mass, temperature, capacity/volume, and elapsed time using International System of Units (SI)

NS.1.4.7

Collect and interpret measurable empirical evidence in teams and as individuals

NS.1.4.8

Develop a hypothesis based on prior knowledge and observations

NS.1.4.9

Identify variables that affect investigations

PS.5.4.1

Demonstrate multiple ways to classify objects

PS.5.4.2

Demonstrate chemical changes in matter

PS.5.4.3

Compare and contrast gases to solids and liquids

PS.6.4.1

Investigate the relationship between force and direction

PS.6.4.2

Investigate the relationship between force and mass

PS.7.4.1

Interpret trends in temperature over time using the Celsius scale

PS.7.4.2

Classify electrical conductors and electrical insulators

PS.7.4.3

Construct simple circuits from circuit diagrams