Fourth Grade Science Units 

Electricity and Magnatism (Physical Science)

I can measure with accuracy, using the metric system (4.2.1.1.1)

I can identify the properties of magnets.  (4.2.3.1.2)

I can compare materials that are conductors and/or insulators of heat or electricity.  (4.2.3.1.3)

I can explain ways to generate heat energy. (4.2.3.2.1)

I can crate and explain a simple electrical cicuit. (4.2.3.2.2)

I can construct and explain an electromagnet. (4.2.3.2.3)

videos:

Properities of a Magnet

Electrical Circuits - series and parallel

Series and Parallel Circuits

How Eletricilty is Made

What is a magnet?

Bill Nye Magnetism Part 1

Bill Nye Science Guy Magnetism

 

Rocks (Earth Science)

I can use evidence to classify rocks and minerals. (4.3.1.3.1, 4.3.1.3.2)

I can measure with accuracy, using the metric system. (4.2.1.1.1)

videos:

Be a Rock Detective

3 Types of Rocks

Let's Learn about Rocks and Minerals

A Brief introduction to Minerals

Identifying Minerals

Mineral Hardness Test

Identifying Minerals

Gem Identification 

websites:

Interactives Rock Cycle

The Virtual Egg Carton

Mining and Mineral Resources in Minnesota

 

Water and Earth (Earth Science and Physical Science)

I can describe and compare the different properties of matter.  (4.2.1.2.1)

I can explain how states of matter change. (4.2.1.2.2)

I can explain how heat is transfered. (4.2.3.1.1)

I can explain how water collects and moves through the earth. (4.3.2.3.1)

I can describe how water use affects water supply and quality.  (4.3.4.1.1)

I can measure with accuracy, using the metric system.  (4.2.1.1.1)

videos:

Changing Water - States of Matter

The Water Cycle Educational Video for Kids

Water Cycle National Science Foundation

What is Matter? The Doctor Bionics Show

Bill Nye the Science Guy - Phases of Matter

The Water Cycle The Doctor Bionics Show

 

 

Diseases, Germs and Defenses (Microworlds)

I can explain the body's defense systems. (4.4.4.2.1)

I can give examples of diseases for which vaccines have been created. (4.4.4.2.2)

I can measure with accuracy, using the metric system.  (4.2.1.1.1)

videos:

How Does Your Immune System Work?

Cell vs Virus: A Battle for Health

How Does a Vaccine Work?

Corona Virus Disease (COVID - 19) - part 1 "What is the virus?"

Corona Virus Disease COVID - 19 - part 2

Virus vs. Bacteria  - What is the difference?

Virus and Bacteria (focus on what bacteria is)