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4th Grade - Earth Science Topics

4th Grade Science Standards - Earth Science

Links verified 10/25/2010

Checks for Understanding (Formative/Summative Assessment)

0407.6.1 Eclipses - Chart the movements of the sun, moon, and earth to develop an explanation for the phases of the moon and solar and lunar eclipses
0407.6.2 Moon Phases - Sequence the major phases of the moon during a lunar cycle
0407.7.1 Weathering - Prepare a demonstration to illustrate how wind and water affect the earth's surface features
0407.7.2 Erosion and Deposition - Design an investigation to demonstrate how erosion and deposition change the earth's surface
0407.7.3 Earth Material - List factors that determine the appropriate use of an earth material
0407.7.4 Resources - Use data from a variety of informational texts to analyze and evaluate man's impact on non-renewable resources
0407.8.1 Water Cycle - Prepare a model that illustrates the basic features of the water cycle
0407.8.2 Weather and Climate - Use long term weather data to distinguish between weather and climate
0407.8.3 Affect on Water Cycle - Use an illustration to predict and draw conclusions about how weather and climate affect the water cycl

State Performance Indicators

SPI 0407.6.1 Phases - Organize the phases of the moon in the correct sequence
SPI 0407.6.2 Cause of Phases - Infer that the moon's phases are caused by the revolution of the moon and earth around the sun
SPI 0407.7.1 Wind and Water - Design a simple model to illustrate how the wind and movement of water alter the earth's surface
SPI 0407.7.2 Use of Materials - Analyze how different earth materials are utilized to solve human problems or improve the quality of life
SPI 0407.8.1 Water Cycle Importance - Identify the basic features of the water cycle and describe their importance to life on earth
SPI 0407.8.2 Weather or Climate - Distinguish between weather and climate



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