Engaging hands-on inquiry based lessons with nonfiction passages for your students to explore and understand fossil fuels and how they impact the environment.
This resource is a designed to meet the NGSS Earth and Human Activity standard for 4th grade NGSS 4-ESS3-1. Obtain and combine information to describe that energy and fuels are derived from natural resources and how their uses affect the environment.
If you are looking to give your students reading comprehension passages and questions, this is a great resource!
For NGSS 4th Grade
Next Generation Science Standards
Science Concepts Addressed:
Fossil Fuels and Their Impact on Our Environment
How Fossil Fuels are Formed
Renewable Energy Sources
Nonrenewable Energy Sources
Advantages and Disadvantages of Renewable Energy Sources
The Carbon Cycle
The Greenhouse Effect
Hydro Electric Power
This resource includes seven pages of nonfiction text, response pages with text dependent questions, answer keys, interactive notebook flaps and folds, a sorting activity and a close reading activity. This resource has more than a week’s worth of material.
It is a close reading activity with seven pages of nonfiction text. This resource is also aligned with CCSS for Reading Informational Text for 4th grade and addresses the following standards:
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.
Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.
Craft and Structure:
Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words or phrases in a text relevant to a grade 4 topic or subject area.
Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text.
Integrate information from two texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.
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Please see some of my other resources for 4th grade NGSS:
Fossil Unit NGSS 3-LS-4 and 4-ESS1-1
Life Cycle of a Rabbit
Water Cycle In a Baggie with Interactive Notebook Flaps