CURRENT 4th GRADE UNIT
4th Grade Science students are finishing their Unit. The next Unit will be the Impact of Natural Processes on Earth
In Unit 5, students build on their understandings of changes to land by examining ways that Earth’s processes impact
people and how humans’ use of natural resources affects the environment in multiple ways. They develop and use models
to explore patterns that occur as result of wave movement. Patterns are further investigated as students analyze and
interpret data from maps to describe Earth’s features with a particular focus on plate tectonics. Students explore the
natural hazards that result from the earthquakes and volcanoes that are explained by plate tectonics and analyze their
effect on human life. They design and evaluate multiple solutions to reduce the impact of these natural processes on
humans. Students construct explanations about the derivation and use of fuels from natural resources by researching
and obtaining, evaluating, and communicating new information.
TheImpact of Natural Processes Unit will address the following Essential Question(s):
How can people affect the impact of natural processes and resources?
TheImpact of Natural Processes Unit will teach the following Key Ideas:
- Many of the phenomena that we observe on Earth involve interactions among components of air, water, and land
- How can humans help preserve the natural environment?
- Energy exists in many forms, and when these forms change energy is conserved.
- What is sustainability?
Assessment on The Impact of Natural Processes Unit
- The Impact of Natural Processes Unit will begin in June 2018 and go through the end of the 2018 school year
- Students will be given a review and parents will be given notice a week ahead of the final assessment by the end of June.
4th GRADE SCOPE AND SEQUENCE
Please click the following for the 4th Grade Curriculum NYC Science Scope and Sequence (it begins on page 84 of the document)
NYS 4th GRADE SCIENCE ASSESSMENT
INFORMATION ON THE 4th GRADE NEW YORK STATE SCIENCE TEST
Grades 4 Performance Tests - Wednesday, May 24– Friday, June 2, 2018
Written Tests - Monday, June 5, 2018
Click Here for Information on the New York State 4th Grade Science Exam
STUDY GUIDE FOR NYS 4th GRADE SCIENCE ASSESSMENT
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Click Here for Vocabulary Presentation http://ace.caboces.org/grade4assessmentvocabulary/