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Fourth Grade Science Standards

Quarter 1 Standards: 
  1. G4.1S.C2.PO1:  I can demonstrate safe behavior and appropriate procedures (e.g., use and care of technology, materials, organisms) in all science inquiry. 

  2. G4.1S.C2.PO3: I can conduct controlled investigations (e.g., related to erosion, plant life cycles, weather, magnetism) in life, physical, and earth and space sciences.

  3. G4.1S.C2.PO4: I can measure using appropriate tools.

  4. G4.1S.C2.PO5:  I can record data in an organized an appropriate format. 

  5. G4.1S.C4.PO2:  I can choose an appropriate graphic representation for collected data. 

  6. G4.2S.C1.PO1:  I can identify how diverse people and/or cultures, past and present, have made to scientific innovations.

  7. G4.2S.C1.PO2: I can describe jobs related to science. 

  8. G4.2S.C2.PO3:  I can explain various ways scientists generate ideas. 

  9. G4.3S.C2.PO1: I can describe how science and technology have improved the lives of many people.

  10. G4.3S.C2.PO2: I can describe how technology has benefits and risks. 

  11. G4.3S.C2.PO3: I can design and construct a technological solution to a common problem or need using common materials.

  12. G4.4S.C1.PO1: I can compare parts of plants and animals that are needed for growth and survival. 

  13. G4.4S.C1.PO2: I can classify vertebrates and invertebrates. 

  14. G4.4S.C4.PO1: I can recognize that successful characteristics of populations are inherited traits that are favorable in a particular environment.

  15. G4.4S.C4.PO2: I can name the adaptations that help animals and plants survive. 

  16. G4.6S.C3.PO1: I can identify sources of water such as ground water, surface water, or glaciers. 

  17. G4.6S.C3.PO2: I can describe how water is distributed on the Earth's surface.

  18. G4.6S.C3.PO3: I can tell the difference between weather and climate. 

  19. G4.6S.C3.PO4: I can measure changes in weather. 

  20. G4.6S.C3.PO5: I can interpret the symbols on a map to identify temperatures, fronts, and precipitation. 

  21. G4.6S.C3.PO6: I can compare weather conditions in various locations (e.g., regions of Arizona, various U.S. cities, coastal vs. interior geographical regions).

Quarter 2 Standards:
  1. G4.1S.C2.PO2: I can plan a simple investigation that identifies the variables to be controlled. 

  2. G4.1S.C3.PO1: I can analyze data obtained in a scientific investigation to identify trends.

  3. G4.1S.C3.PO2: I can formulate conclusions based upon identified trends in data. 

  4. G4.1S.C3.PO3: I can determine that data collected consistent with the formulated question. 

  5. G4.1S.C3.PO4: I can determine if data supports the prediction in an investigation. 

  6. G4.1S.C3.PO5: I can create new questions and predictions using data from an investigation. 

  7. G4.2S.C2.PO1: I can explain the role of experimentation in scientific inquiry. 

  8. G4.2S.C2.PO2: I can describe the interaction of components in a system (e.g., flashlight, radio).

  9. G4.5S.C3.PO1: I can demonstrate that electricity can produce light, heat, sound, and magnetic effects. 

  10. G4.5S.C3.PO2: I can construct series and parallel electric circuits. 

  11. G4.5S.C3.PO3: I can explain how conductors and insulators are used in various ways. 

  12. G4.5S.C3.PO4: I can investigate the characteristics of magnets like opposite poles attract and like poles repel. 

  13. G4.5S.C3.PO5: I can state cause and effect relationships between magnets and circuitry. 

Quarter 3 Standards:
  1. G4.1S.C1.PO1: I can tell the difference between inferences and observations. 

  2. G4.1S.C1.PO2: I can create questions through observations that I can test in an investigation. 

  3. G4.1S.C1.PO3: I can make a scientific prediction from the results of an observation. 

  4. G4.1S.C1.PO4: I can locate information related to an investigation. 

  5. G4.3S.C1.PO1: I can describe how natural events and human activities have positive and negative impacts on environments. 

  6. G4.3S.C1.PO2: I can evaluate the results of environmental changes that happen either quickly (flood or tornado) or over a long period of time (drought or erosion). 

  7. G4.4S.C3.PO1: I can describe ways various resources (e.g., air, water, plants, animals, soil) are utilized to meet the needs of a population. 

  8. G4.4S.C3.PO2: I can tell the difference between renewable and nonrenewable resources. 

  9. G4.4S.C3.PO3: I can analyze the effect that limited resources may have on the environment. 

  10. G4.4S.C3.PO4: I can describe ways in which resources can be conserved. 

  11. G4.6S.C2.PO1: I can identify the earth processes that cause erosion.

  12. G4.6S.C2.PO2: I can describe how currents and wind cause erosion and land changes. 

  13. G4.6S.C2.PO3: I can describe the role that water plays in erosion, deposition and weathering. 

  14. G4.6S.C2.PO4: I can compare rapid and slow processes that change the Earth's surface. 

  15. G4.6S.C2.PO5: I can identify natural events that can change the atmosphere. 

  16. G4.6S.C2.PO6: I can analyze evidence that indicates life and environmental conditions have changed. 

Quarter 4 Standards:
  1. None

Science Yearly Standards (taught throughout the school year):
  1. G4.1S.C4.PO1:  Communicate verbally or in writing the results of an inquiry. 

  2. G4.1S.C4.PO3:  Communicate with other groups or individuals to compare the results of a common investigation.

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