Are you using the 4th grade science TEKS? This product is for you!
Who is this for?
4th grade teachers, elementary principals, and elementary curriculum coordinators in Texas
What standards does this resource address?
This bundle has all of the Science Penguin materials that address the 4th grade Streamlined TEKS (revised in 2017, in use starting in 2018-2019).
What is the cost for multiple teachers?
Purchase 1 license for EACH TEACHER using the materials. The first license is at list price. All additional licenses are at a reduced cost. You can add licenses when you add the item to your cart.
Is there a guide to help with planning?
Yes! I am releasing free planning guides for each unit to help make planning a breeze. With the planning guides and this resource, you are set!
Unit 1 Planning Guide: Introduction to Science
Unit 2 Planning Guide: Matter and Mixtures
Unit 3 Planning Guide: Force and Motion
Unit 4 Planning Guide: Energy
Unit 5 Planning Guide: Natural Resources
Unit 6 Planning Guide: Changes to Earth's Surface
Unit 7 Planning Guide: Weather and Water
Unit 8 Planning Guide: Patterns in Space
Unit 9 Planning Guide: Life Science
Please Note: While there are some Science Penguin activities that might be used in 4th grade, they may not be included in this bundle so please look carefully at what is included. I am careful to make sure the same activities are not used in both 4th and 5th grade for teachers following my Planning Guides on the same campus. I think you will like what I have planned for 4th grade!
What is included?
- Outdoor Learning
- Interactive Science Notebook pages
- NEW Digital Interactive Science Notebook
- Digital Vocabulary Lessons in Google Forms
- Digital Inquiry for Google Classroom
- Slides & Notes with Bonus Independent Google Classroom lesson (coming throughout 2020-2021 school year)
- Science Stations
- Task Cards
- Hands-on vocabulary lessons
- Exit Slips
The specific files included are:
This file includes 250 foldable activities, cut and paste, sorts, and graphic organizers AND ideas and resources for setting up your science notebook. Activities for life, physical, and earth science are organized by topic.
This GO DIGITAL! Interactive Science Notebook was designed specifically to enhance online learning. It has everything you need to set your students up for success with digital learning.
This pack includes a list of the TEKS, 17 quizzes, an answer key, and graph and reflection pages.
These 17 quizzes will help you assess your students' understanding of new academic vocabulary.
BACK TO SCHOOL RESOURCES
Head back to school organized and ready to kick off your science explorations!
This bundle includes 4 presentations with differentiated notes for the following topics: safety, tools, measurement, and observations.
24 task cards to check students' understanding of science measurement
Students visit 6 stations to practice scientific measurement.
MUST-HAVE YEAR-ROUND SCIENCE RESOURCES
17 presentations designed for the 4th grade TEKS
Explicitly teaching 4th grade science content vocabulary just got simpler!
23 topics! Each topic includes a Google Form with 5 sections. Students will watch short video clips, analyze a diagram or graphic organizer, and read a short text. Questions can be auto-graded in Google Forms to check for understanding.
35 science activities that can be done outside or by using natural materials inside
Includes a poster with each Content SE
5 quick stations in each unit
Hands-on lessons for important science vocabulary terms
7 sorting relay games
84 high-interest informational text cards
120 printable exit slips to quickly check for understanding
Introduce scientific occupations
Printable or digital pages to review all concepts
MUST-HAVE PHYSICAL SCIENCE RESOURCES
In this mini-unit, students observe, measure, and record the physical properties of different types of balls. Then, students complete a project for a bulletin board explaining how the physical properties of a ball affect its performance in sports.
In this mini-unit students will learn how force and motion relate to sports.
Students will construct a solar oven to cook s'mores. This exploration is a wonderful addition to your energy unit.
SIMPLE Circuits Observation Stations allow students to explore building circuits, how removing a wire can change how many bulbs are lit, and the production of mechanical, sound, and light energy.
Students combine information from multiple sources to explain how physical properties of metal differ.
Students combine information from multiple sources to explain how we keep things warm or cool.
Students combine information from multiple sources to explain how we make music.
Students combine information from multiple sources to explain how mechanical energy becomes electrical energy.
Students combine information from multiple sources to explain how electricity moves through circuits.
Students combine information from multiple sources to explain how friction works.
Students combine information from multiple sources to explain the effects of gravity on us and our world.
MUST-HAVE EARTH SCIENCE RESOURCES
Slow Changes to Earth's Surface Observation Stations allow students to explore 6 different models of weathering, erosion, and deposition by wind, water, or ice.
Students will make a paper interactive diagram to show what causes seasons in the Northern Hemisphere.
Students combine information from multiple sources to explain how glaciers change Earth’s surface.
Students combine information from multiple sources to explain why the shape of the coast changes due to weathering, erosion, and deposition.
Students combine information from multiple sources to explain the advantages and disadvantages of fossil fuels.
Students combine information from multiple sources to explain how Earth’s water changes form through the water cycle.
Students combine information from multiple sources to explain why the moon’s appearance seems to change.
MUST-HAVE LIFE SCIENCE RESOURCES
This robust 8-week unit will help your students go deeper into their understanding of life science concepts... and keep prep easy for you! While designed with the 4th grade TEKS in mind, teachers of various grades in many places will be able to put this resource to use! You will love this!
Students will use the internet to complete a chart with the plants, animals, climate, and land characteristics of all 10 Texas ecoregions. They will also complete a map of where each ecoregion is located.
Students combine information from multiple sources to explain the potential effects if sharks were removed from ocean ecosystems.
Students combine information from multiple sources to explain the role of decomposers in breaking down wastes.
Students combine information from multiple sources to explain the basic process of photosynthesis.
Students combine information from multiple sources to explain how claws help land mammals survive.
Students combine information from multiple sources to explain what external and internal structures help animals survive in the desert.
Students combine information from multiple sources to explain how social learning and trial and error have helped crows develop the ability to solve problems.
STUDENT REFERENCE NOTES
This file includes 159 mini-charts to use with absent students or to reinforce lessons.
This file includes 10 content-based science challenges that students can complete independently or in pairs.
Do you need the 4th grade bundle AND the 5th grade bundle if you teach both grade levels?
While some resources are provided in both the 4th grade bundle and 5th grade bundle (e.g. All In One Notebook, Outdoor Science, Digital Inquiry, etc.), there are enough additional resources in each bundle to still save money by purchasing both bundles.
The 4th grade bundle includes these unique resources that are not in the 5th grade bundle: 4th Grade Slides & Notes, 4th Grade Assessments, Life Science Units, Digital Vocabulary Lessons, Picture Dictionary, Play Ball: Matter, Play Ball: Force, Build a Solar Oven, Texas Ecoregions, Clouds and Weather, Seasons Interactive Diagram, 4th Grade Review, Science Measurement Observation Stations, Science Weekly Five, and future 4th grade- specific items.
The 5th Grade bundle includes these unique resources that are not in the 4th grade bundle: 5th Grade Slides & Notes, 5th Grade Assessments, STAAR Test Prep Bundle, Physical Science Observation Stations, Life Science Observation Stations, iLearn Science, some Digital Inquiries, 5th Grade Spiral Review, Vocabulary Spiral Review Games, Big Science Stations Units, Picture Dictionary, and Small Group Science.
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