Welcome 4th Grade

The New Essential Standards ( NES) are a North Carolina initiative and for K-5 science we will implement those standards in 2012-2013. This year we have a "crosswalk" of the standards so you can compare NCSCOS and the NES side by side (below), The other document (below) is NES "unpacked". Each standard is broken down and explains what students must know, understand and be able to do.

Important Documents:
Pacing Guide:


Fourth Grade
  • animal behavior and adaptation
  • rocks and minerals
  • food and nutrition
  • magnetism and electricity

Helpful Websites:
Animal Adaptations:
http://www.exploratorium.edu/explore/
http://web.ccsd.k12.wy.us/techcurr/Science/04/science.html
http://classroom.jc-schools.net/basic/scianmials.html
ttp://schools.bcsd.com/fremont/4th_Sci_Life_Plant_Animals.htm
Rocks and Minerals:
Electricity and Magnetism:
Magnetism
http://gprime.net/game.php/magnetism (Game)
http://www.explainthatstuff.com/magnetism.html
http://www.creativekidsathome.com/science/magnet.html
http://www.teachthechildrenwell.com/science.html
http://tlc.howstuffworks.com/family/science-projects-for-kids-magnets-and-metal.htm
http://www.kidskonnect.com/subject-index/15-science/90-magnets.html
http://www.ehow.com/about_5558608_information-kids-electromagnets.html

Electricity
http://www.historyforkids.org/scienceforkids/physics/electricity/
http://www.eia.doe.gov/kids/energy.cfm?page=electricity_home-basics
http://science.pppst.com/electricity.html
http://www.neok12.com/Electricity.htm
http://www.kidskonnect.com/subject-index/15-science/72-electricity.html
http://www.southerncompany.com/learningpower/images/h204kids.swf
http://www.physics4kids.com/files/elec_intro.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TE5iadS9cqc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-77IzaXGcg&feature=related
http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/revision/Science/electricity.htm
http://www.gamequarium.com/electricity.html
http://www.kongregate.com/games/TwinkleStarGames/electric-box
http://www.energyquest.ca.gov/games/index.html
http://edtech.kennesaw.edu/web/electric.html

Health and Nutrition:
http://www.choosemyplate.gov/ (lesson plans and activities)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjwuzOCuM24&feature=related (Healthy Plate Song)