18 Weeks of Science Lessons and Investigations; Activities to make Teaching Science the Next Generation Science SO Easy!
18 Weeks of Lessons with EVERYTHING! 90 Lessons total.
Be finished with your NGSS science alignment. The entire 4th grade science curriculum plus all the extras. Multitude of teaching modalities used.
Go to http://science4th.weebly.com/ to see how the lessons are laid out. Just click and teach. Teaching science couldn't be easier! Students take responsibility for their learning, the teacher facilitates.
1) Print and put in binder. (binder cover included)
2) Using the science supply list, gather supplies, put into tub, and use the science supply label.
3) go to http://science4th.weebly.com/ to follow week by week. Click through and teach.
Your role as a teacher would be to lead inquiries and facilitate.
Students role would be to discover and explore.
To use this, students need access to computers for research, online practice, and a projects. The teacher needs a projector, smartboard, interactive board, or projector board to do the informational reading, play and discuss video clips, and model the activities and games.
Lesson Plans (includes standards, student objectives, procedure, supplies & essential questions)
Colorful/Fun/Interactive Student Handouts
List of Formative and Summative Assessments (copy and paste to gradebook)
Simple Science Investigations
Simple Science Activities
Supply Lists (three ways week by week, one page at a glance, and checklist)
Seamless Incorporation of Technology
Science Tub Label
A website to go with the lessons to make teaching organized and simplistic.
*Created to make teaching science simple, but with impact.
*The shift in teaching is that teachers have to be well planned to promote learning through engagement. With this shift, the way teaching looks has changed. It should look like students exploring and discovering and teachers facilitating and asking how, why, when,etc. questions.
Exploratory Lessons, Science Projects, Activities, and Games inlcude....
4.ETS1.1 Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.
4.ETS1.2 Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
4.ETS1.3 Plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify aspects of a model or prototype that can be improved.
4.ESS1.1 Identify evidence from patterns in rock formations and fossils in rock layers to support an explanation for changes in a landscape over time.
4.ESS2.1 Make observations and/or measurements to provide evidence of the effects of weathering or the rate of erosion by water, ice, wind, or vegetation.
4.ESS2.2 Analyze and interpret data from maps to describe patterns of Earth’s features.
4.ESS3.1 Obtain and combine information to describe that energy and fuels are derived from natural resources and their uses affect the environment.
4.ESS3.2 Generate and compare multiple solutions to reduce the impacts of natural Earth processes on humans.
4.PS3.1 Use evidence to construct an explanation relating the speed of an object to the energy of that object.
4.PS3.2 Make observations to provide evidence that energy can be transferred from place to place by sound, light, heat, and electric currents.
4.PS3.3 Ask questions and predict outcomes about the changes in energy that occur when objects collide.
4.PS3.4 Apply scientific ideas to design, test, and refine a device that converts energy from one form to another.
4.PS4.1 Develop a model of waves to describe patterns in terms of amplitude and wavelength and that waves can cause objects to move.
4.PS4.2 Develop a model to describe that light reflecting from objects and entering the eye allows objects to be seen.
4.PS4.3 Generate and compare multiple solutions that use patterns to transfer information.
4.LS1.1 Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction.
4.LS1.2 Use a model to describe that animals’ receive different types of information through their senses, process the information in their brain, and respond to the information in different ways.