4th Grade Science NGSS Entire Year Bundle

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    4th Grade NGSS Entire Year Implementation Guide

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    2. This product has everything you need to teach the Next Generation Science Standards for 4th Grade. Included in this product are 6 hands on units that teach all of the NGSS standards for 4th grade, as well as PowerPoints to support each of the hands on units. To see a detailed description of what's
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    3. This Bundle includes 6 Units to teach every NGSS standard for 4th Grade Science. This bundle includes both PDF Printable Files and the Google Classroom™ Digital Format. Presentations are also in Google Slides format and PowerPoint.This product gives teachers options to provide some activities in p
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    This is it!!! Your entire 4th grade year of science. By teaching these 6 units and 3 science reading activities, you will be covering all of the 4th grade content standards of the Next Generation Science Standards, as well as the engineering standards for grades 3-5. Each unit is packed full of inquiry based activities, integrated language arts, word wall cards, games, task cards, projects, and assessments. Here's a brief description of each unit. If the preview is difficult to see, you can visit the page for each item by clicking the links since each unit is also sold separately. You will save money by purchasing all of these units.

    This product is now also available in a digital format for use with Google Classroom. Check that out here.

    If you want BOTH printable and digital formats click here.

    ******Bonus Implementation Guide Included with lists of materials, a brief overview of the NGSS and a matrix that aligns all activities with the 4th grade standards.*********

    Here's what's included:

    Unit 1: Earth Science Bundle

    Earth's Crust and the Rock Cycle:

    Activity 1: Classifying Rocks Students classify rocks into 3 groups using observations.

    Activity 2: Rock On!: Students simulate the rock cycle using gum and pop rocks.

    Activity 3: Pangaea Activity: Students create a puzzle using the continents to demonstrate Pangea.

    Activity 4: Shake it Up: Students create structures out of toothpicks and mini marshmallows and then test their strength in an earthquake simulation.

    Activity 5: Stress Me Out!: Students use a miniature candy bar to simulate the 3 different types of stresses on the Earth’s crust.

    Activity 6: Word Wall cards and Activity Ideas

    An optional post test and grading rubric are also included.

    Weathering and Erosion:

    Activity 1: There She Blows: Students investigate wind erosion using a straw and sand.

    Activity 2: Sticks and Stones: Students investigate water erosion with a mudslide simulation.

    Activity 3: Sugar Cube Shake: Students investigate mechanical weathering with a sugar cube experiment.

    Activity 4: Chemical Weathering: Students investigate the impact of chemical weathering using temperature as a variable.

    Activity 5: Weathering and Erosion Bingo: Students wrap up the unit by playing Weathering and Erosion Bingo. This serves as a great review of vocabulary. A supplemental thermometer reading practice is also included.

    An optional post test and grading rubric are also included.

    Unit 2: Energy

    •Activity 1 Energy Sort: Students sort a variety of images into different types of energy.

    •Activity 2 Heatin’ Up: Students experiment with the concept of heat transfer by comparing how different materials heat up from the sun’s energy.

    •Activity 3 Marble Mania: Students experiment with marbles to see how varying speeds of an object can change the amount of energy that is transferred from one object to another.

    •Activity 4: Energy Change in a Car Crash: Students read about how energy is dispersed in a car crash and then answer a few questions about what they read.

    •Activity 5: Melt My Ice: Students investigate the transfer of heat energy as they try to melt an ice cube the fastest.

    •Activity 6 Light It Up: Students investigate different ways to make a light bulb light.

    •Activity 7: Electricity in My Everyday Life: Students brainstorm all the ways they use electricity in an average day.

    •Activity 8: Electromagnets: Students make a simple electromagnet to see how energy can be converted from one form to another.

    •Activity 9: Potential and Kinetic Energy Informational reading passage with comprehension questions.

    •Activity 10 Launch It: Students experiment with a catapult to further explore potential and kinetic energy.

    •Activity 11: The Law of Conservation of Energy Activity

    •Word Wall Cards and Games

    •Post Test

    Unit 3: Plant and Animal Structures

    Plant Structures:

    Activity 1: Sprouting Seeds Students will sprout a seed in a Ziploc bag with cotton balls. They will observe and record the growth.

    Activity 2: It All Starts With A Seed Students will examine different seeds and compare information from seed packets.

    Activity 3: Plant Life Cycle Students will put pictures of different stages of a plant’s life cycle in order.

    Activity 4: Honey Bee Informational Reading Students will read about how honey bees pollinate flowers.

    Activity 5: Inside A Flower: Students will dissect a flower and observe the reproductive parts.

    Activity 6: Suck it Up!: Students will observe how stems suck water up into the leaves and flowers of plants.

    Activity 7: Putting Down Roots: Students will observe different types of roots and make conclusions as to their function.

    Activity 8: Leave it to the Leaves: Students will read about the process of photosynthesis and answer questions.

    Post Test and Grading Rubric are also included.

    Animal Structures:

    Activity 1: My Beak is Better Than Yours: Students focus on the beak structure of birds and how this specific structure helps them get food.

    Activity 2: Salmon Swim Home: This engaging activity gives students the opportunity to become salmon and use their sense of smell to navigate home.

    Activity 3: Poster Reports: These reports focus on structures of animals and how they help with nutrition, self-defense, reproduction, and communication.

    A Grading Rubric is included for the poster report.

    Unit 4: Light and Sound:

    Activity 1: Word Wall Cards and Activities: Word cards, definitions and suggested activities to reinforce key vocabulary from the unit.

    Activity 2: Good Vibrations: Students make a simple straw oboe to investigate vibrations and sound

    Activity 3: Waves: Students read about waves, study a diagram, and answer questions.

    Activity 4: Making Waves: Student use a jump rope to create waves with specific amplitudes and frequencies.

    Activity 5: What’s That Sound: Students make a simple kazoo and experiment with sound.

    Activity 6: Pan Pipes: Students make Pan Pipes out of straws.

    Activity 7: How Do Our Ears Hear? This informational reading passage, diagram, and questions is designed to explain how our ears process sound.

    Activity 8: Mirror Mirror on the Wall: Students investigate reflection of light using a mirror.

    Activity 9: How Does Light Travel? Students discover which materials are opaque, translucent, and transparent.

    Activity 10: Light Moves: Students investigate how light appears to bend as it enters different mediums such as water.

    Activity 11: Visible Spectrum: Students see “rainbows” on a CD and learn about the visible spectrum.

    Activity 12: How Do Eyes See? This informational reading passage, diagram, and questions is designed to explain how our eyes process light.

    Post Test and Grading Rubric are also included.

    Unit 5: Natural Resources

    Activity 1: What is a Natural Resource?: Students watch an introductory video and then find natural resources within their own classroom.

    •Activity 2: Renewable and Non-Renewable Resources Students work cooperatively to sort resource cards into renewable and non-renewable resources.

    •Activity 3: Dig it Up Students do a simulation to see how non-renewable resources become scarce as time goes on.

    •Activity 4: Making a Solar Oven: Students make a solar oven using foil and a pizza box. They then cook marshmallows and make s'mores.

    •Activity 5: Earth’s Water: Students discover that the amount of usable water on earth is very small.

    •Activity 6: What are Fossil Fuels? Informational reading passage with comprehension questions.

    •Activity 7: Water Wheel: Students make a water wheel and investigate how water’s energy can be transferred to other types of energy.

    •Activity 8: Conservation of Earth’s Resources Poster: Now that students have learned about our Earth’s natural resources, they design a poster to spread the importance of conservation. A grading rubric is provided for the poster.

    •Word Wall Cards and Games

    •Post Test

    Unit 6: Introduction to Engineering

    In addition to the activities, a powerpoint is also included with this unit.

    Activity 1: Float Your Boat: Students go through the engineering design process to create a boat. Once the boat successfully floats, they place marbles in it to see how many it can hold.

    Activity 2: Build A Bridge: Students go through the engineering design process to build a bridge. After the bridge is built, they test it to see how many pennies it can hold.

    Activity 3: Keep it Cold: This engaging activity challenges students to create a container to keep an ice cube frozen for as long as possible. This could easily be turned into a classroom contest.

    Activity 4: Engineering Design Process Flow Chart: Students can use this sheet to review the steps they went through in the completed engineering design assignments. This could potentially be used as an assessment.

    This bundle was created for the 4th grade NGSS standards, but all of these units are suitable for grades 3-5

    ***Also Available: PowerPoint bundle to support these units. Check it out here.***

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    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    Make observations and/or measurements to provide evidence of the effects of weathering or the rate of erosion by water, ice, wind, or vegetation. Examples of variables to test could include angle of slope in the downhill movement of water, amount of vegetation, speed of wind, relative rate of deposition, cycles of freezing and thawing of water, cycles of heating and cooling, and volume of water flow. Assessment is limited to a single form of weathering or erosion.
    Generate and compare multiple solutions that use patterns to transfer information. Examples of solutions could include drums sending coded information through sound waves, using a grid of 1’s and 0’s representing black and white to send information about a picture, and using Morse code to send text.
    Obtain and combine information to describe that energy and fuels are derived from natural resources and that their uses affect the environment. Examples of renewable energy resources could include wind energy, water behind dams, and sunlight; non-renewable energy resources are fossil fuels and fissile materials. Examples of environmental effects could include loss of habitat due to dams, loss of habitat due to surface mining, and air pollution from burning of fossil fuels.
    Generate and compare multiple solutions to reduce the impacts of natural Earth processes on humans. Examples of solutions could include designing an earthquake resistant building and improving monitoring of volcanic activity. Assessment is limited to earthquakes, floods, tsunamis, and volcanic eruptions.
    Analyze and interpret data from maps to describe patterns of Earth’s features. Maps can include topographic maps of Earth’s land and ocean floor, as well as maps of the locations of mountains, continental boundaries, volcanoes, and earthquakes.


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