Science/Social StudiesUnits of Study:Electricity and MagnetismLand and WaterSun, Moon, and StarsStudents in the fourth grade continue to experience science as a process in which students learn skills, such as observation, inference, and experimentation.The program requires students to combine processes and scientific knowledge to develop their understanding of science.Fourth grade students will be using four hands-on modules that will provide them with opportunities to develop abilities of doing and understanding science.
The students will focus on a four stage learning cycle:
♦ focus on what they know about a topic and what they want to learn
♦ explore a scientific concept (this is usually done in groups of four)
♦ reflect on their findings and record the information in science notebooks
♦ apply their new learning to real-life situations and other areas of the curriculumScience LinksElectricity and MagnetismLand and WaterSun, Moon, and Stars