Fourth Grade Science

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Pacing and Scope & Sequence Suffolk Public Schools Pacing and Scope & Sequence Documents
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1st NW Review Notes
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District review notes for students and parents
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Virginia Department of Ed Standards and SOL-based Instructional Resources
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Science Study Jams Find over 200 Jams on many different topics
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SOL Enhanced Specific activites by SOL created by DOE
Connecting Books to SOL's A database of over 2,000 works of literature and their connection to the Virginia Standards of Learning
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Harcourt Activities Correlated by textbook chapter
Picture Perfect Science Lessons

Using Children’s Books to Guide Inquiry, 3-6

NASA eClips Videos created by NASA

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4.1 The student will demonstrate an understanding of scientific reasoning, logic, and the nature of science by planning and conducting investigations.

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Motor Mouth 4.1 Review cards to play Password or Pyramid type review game
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Science Bob Information on Science Fair Projects
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Scientific Investigation Foldable Six flip foldable students can reuse at Science Circus as a reference of scientific investigation terms and the scientific method
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Scientific Investigation Sort Cut and sort to match key concepts and vocabulary
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Name It!  Review game similar to hangman - Science vocabulary
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Fling the Teacher  Multiple-choice review game - Measurement
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Science Activities Need an experiment - try one of these activities and apply the scientific process

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4.2  The student will investigate and understand characteristics and interactions of moving objects.

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Motor Mouth 4.2 Review cards to play Password or Pyramid type review game
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Energy Great tool for discussion of key concepts
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Force and Motion Great tool for discussion of key concepts
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Energy Jeopardy Gameshow review format
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Force, Motion and Energy Hollywood Squares type review game
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Interactive Notes Key concepts, visuals and resources
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Fling the Teacher  Multiple-choice review game - Energy
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Energy in a Rollercoaster Movie shows car placement in relationship to potential and kinetic energy
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Fun at the Fair Use forces of gravity, energy and friction to build a safe roller coaster - test your knowledge in the review quiz
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Force, Motion, and Energy Reviews essential knowledge
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Electricity Jeopardy Gameshow format review

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4.3 The student will investigate and understand the characteristics of electricity.

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Conductors and Insulators Experiment to test conductors and insulators that close a circuit
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Circuits Experiment to test open and closed circuits
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Electromagnets Create and test electromagnets
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Testing Electromagnets Create and test electromagnets
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What Will Magnets Attract? Experiment with magnets
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Motor Mouth 4.3 Review cards to play Password or Pyramid type review game
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Interactive Notes Key concepts, visuals and resources
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Name It! Electricity and magnetism review game similar to hangman
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The Electricity Book Read about electricty, complete the online short answer quiz, print it out and share with your teacher
Electricity and Magnetism Review Gameshow format review
Electricity Jeopardy Gameshow format review
Electrical Energy Trivial Pursuit Gameshow format review
Electricity Jeopardy Gameshow format review
Energy Jeopardy Gameshow format review
Energy and Machines Key concepts and vocabulary
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Frankenstein's Lightning Laboratory Contains educational activities relating to different forms of energy
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Electro-Magnets Click the spin button to see how many paper clips you need to pick up
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Circuits Creating and manipulating circuits
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Electrical Conductors Finding the best conductor
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Circuits What is a circuit?
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Conductors and Insulators How do conductors and insulators work?
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Conductors and Insulators Experiment: Can you identify the conductors and insulators?

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4.4 The student will investigate and understand basic plant anatomy and life processes.

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Plant Vocabulary Matching vocabulary cards
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Motor Mouth 4.4 Review cards to play Password or Pyramid type review game
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Fling the Teacher  Multiple-choice review game - Plants
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The Great Plant Escape Help Detective Leplant and his partners Bud and Sprout unlock the amazing mysteries of plant life.
Plants Interactive crossword puzzle
Plant Parts Interactive matching activity
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The Life Cycle of Plants Interactive matching game for seed growth, parts of a flower, seed dispersal, and plant identification
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Flowers Interactive drag-and-drop activity
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Plants and Photosynthesis Online scavenger hunt
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Plant Vocabulary: Half a Min Timed vocabulary review; use the clue to solve the word jumble
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Plant Vocabulary: Teacher Invaders

Use the clue and type in the correct vocabulary word before alien teachers invade the Earth

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Plants: Name It! Hangman type vocabulary review
Plant Millionaire How well do you know your plant facts?
Plant Review Essential knowledge and key terms
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Science Labeling Label the anatomy of a plant
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Life Cycles Take the flower apart and sort the parts. Then label the plant.
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Transpiration An animated lesson about transpiration
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4-H Virtual Forest Introduces the concepts of forest management to young people ages 9 -13

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4.5 The student will investigate and understand how plants and animals, including humans, in an ecosystem interact with one another and with the nonliving components in the ecosystem.

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Niches, Habitats, Ecosystems Review essential knowledge in a game show format
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Food Webs Create a food web using your knowledge of animals
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Ecosystems Brainpop video
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Walk the Plank Test your knowledge of ecosystmes
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Hoop Shoot Desert trivia game
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Animal Adaptations Use stuffed animals or animal pictures to classify behavioral and structural adaptaions
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Living Systems Vocabulary Matching vocabulary cards
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Motor Mouth 4.5 Review cards to play Password or Pyramid type review game
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Who's Who in a Food Chain PowerPoint to identify food chain roles
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Living Systems PowerPoint of key vocabulary
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Tic Tac Toe Student assignment to demonstrate knowledge of essential knowledge
Animal Brochure Template Template to use for brochure on Animals
Life Cycle Flier template
Living Systems Comprehensive review of SOL 4.5
Food Chain vs. Food Web Matching game
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Animal Living Systems Bulls Eye Sort the vocabulary words into the bulls eye
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Macaulay Library Archive of animal sounds and video
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Name It!: Living Systems Hangman-style vocabulary review game

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4.6 The student will investigate and understand how weather conditions and phenomena occur and can be predicted.

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Weather Millionaire Gameshow review of key concepts
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Weather Jeopardy Gameshow review of key concepts
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Weather Phenomena PowerPoint to review essential knowledge
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Weather Menu Students select activities based on interest to review weather patterns
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Motor Mouth 4.6 Review cards to play Password or Pyramid type review game
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Follow the Bouncing Ball Experiment to demonstrate high and low pressure
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Weather Sorts

Cut and sort to match key concepts and vocabulary
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Storm Graphic Organizer Student assignment to demonstrate knowledge of key concepts
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Hoop Shoot Multiple-choice review game - Weather
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The Weather Channel Kids! Everything you need to know about weather in your town or anywhere else in the world.

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4.7 The student will investigate and understand the organization of the solar system.

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4.8 The student will investigate and understand the relationships among Earth, the moon, and the sun.

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Moon Phases Review PowerPoint to review essential knowledge with quiz
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Moon Phases PowerPoint to review essential knowledge
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Apollo Flights Non-fiction selection to build background knowledge of Apollo flights
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Changing Solar System Non-fiction selection to build background knowledge of astronomers
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Earth Pattern Menu Students select activities based on interest to review Earth patterns
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Earth Patterns PowerPoint to develop background or review Earth patterns
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Moon Phase Sort Sorting cards to identify and sequence moon phases
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Moon Phase Notes Phases of the moon as a glance
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Motor Mouth 4.7 Review cards to play Password or Pyramid type review game
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Earth Moon Sun Review PowerPoint to review essential knowledge
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Earth, Moon, Sun Sort Cut and sort to review key concepts and vocabulary
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Moon Phases Student activity draw image to represent each moon phase
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Earth, Moon, Sun Songs Songs of key concepts and vocabulary
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Earth Pattern Millionaire Gameshow review of key concepts
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Eight Phases of the Moon Watch the video and identify the earth/moon relationship
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Hoop Shoot Multiple-choice review game - The Earth 1
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Fling the Teacher Multiple-choice review game - The Earth 2
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Fling the Teacher Solar System multiple-choice review game
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Moon Phase Simulation Provides images of the moon when viewed from earth as the moon travels around the Earth
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Earth Patterns, Cycles and Changes Essential knowledge and key terms

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4.9 The student will investigate and understand important Virginia natural resources.

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Who Polluted the Chesapeake Bay? Demonstration activity to show negative human impact on the bay
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Natural Resource Sort Cut and sort to review key concepts and vocabulary
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Water Resource Sort Cut and sort to review key concepts and vocabulary
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Virginia's Natural Resources Review essential knowledge in a game show format
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Your Mission: The Last Mission A problem-based web quest including natural resources and geography

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Review

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Puzzle Maker Use their word lists or create your own to generate crosswords, word searches or word scrambles
Review Template Flyer Students create a review flyer of all SOLs
Are You Smarter Than a 4th Grader? Gameshow format review
Engaging Science Online Games Explore science topics with interactive, online games
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4th Grade Jeopardy Gameshow format review of English, Math, Social Studies, and Science
Science Review File Folder Review games for 4th Grade Science

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