Social Studies and Science Task Cards for the Year! (Fourth Grade)

Social Studies and Science Task Cards for the Year! (Fourt
Social Studies and Science Task Cards for the Year! (Fourt
Social Studies and Science Task Cards for the Year! (Fourt
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These are the task cards I created to use with my class during each of my science and social studies units for the entire year! They were created with fourth grade standards in mind, but they could be used in other grades, as well. These can be used as individual practice, an assessment, a group activity, homework, or for an early finisher. My students love them! Each set is sold separately, as well. Thank you!

Here is what is included:

Native American Task Cards

These are task cards I created to use to check for mastery with our Native American unit. These are designed with 4th grade in mind, but they could be used in other grades are remediation, pre-teaching, or extension. Each is open ended to ensure they are not just guessing the answer and not really taking the time to think about and apply what they know. I included a blank answer sheet students could use to record their thoughts. It is large enough to allow for the short answer. I have my students use notebook paper to save on copies, but the option is there! You can copy the answer sheets front to back.

Skills Covered
Shelter, food, clothing, environment, and location for each...
~Kwakiutl
~Hopi
~Inuit
~Seminole
~Pawnee
~Nez Perce
*Students are asked for answers AND explanations justifying their answers.



Early Explorers Task Cards

These are task cards I created to use to check for mastery with our European Explorers unit. These are designed with 4th grade in mind, but they could be used in other grades are remediation, pre-teaching, or extension. Each is open ended to ensure they are not just guessing the answer and not really taking the time to think about and apply what they know.

Skills Covered
~6 Explorers (Balboa, Cartier, Columbus, Hudson, Leon, and Cabot)
~Achievements of each
~Obstacles they faced
~Purpose
~Sponsor country of each
~Individual facts for the different explorers


Colonial America Task Cards

These are task cards I created to use to check for mastery with our Colonial America unit. These are designed with 4th grade in mind, but they could be used in other grades are remediation, pre-teaching, or extension. Each is open ended to ensure they are not just guessing the answer and not really taking the time to think about and apply what they know.

Skills Covered
~Southern, Middle, and New England Colonies
~Reasons for settlement
~Geography of each and how that impacted them
~Economies/Industries of each
~People from that time: artisans, slaves, indentured servants, women, men, apprentice, Native Americans
~Relationship with the Native Americans
~Identifying the colonies and the group they belong to
~Puritans/Quakers


American Revolution Task Cards

These are task cards I created to use to check for mastery with our American Revolution unit. These are designed with 4th grade in mind, but they could be used in other grades are remediation, pre-teaching, or extension. Each is open ended to ensure they are not just guessing the answer and not really taking the time to think about and apply what they know.

Skills Covered
~Major causes of the American Revolution (Stamp Act, Sugar Act, Townshend Act, Intolerable Acts, Quartering Act, Tea Act, Boston Massacre, Boston Tea Party, French and Indian War)
~Why the taxes started
~No taxation without representation
~Compare/Contrast British Army to Continental Army
~Major battles (Lexington/Concord, Saratoga, Yorktown) and what happened at each
~Patriot vs. Loyalist
~Sons/Daughters of Liberty


New Nation-Government Task Cards

These are task cards I created to use to check for mastery with our New Nation unit. These are designed with 4th grade in mind, but they could be used in other grades are remediation, pre-teaching, or extension. Each is open ended to ensure they are not just guessing the answer and not really taking the time to think about and apply what they know. I included an answer sheet students could use to record their thoughts. It is large enough to allow for the short answer. I have my students use notebook paper to save on copies, but the option is there! You can copy the answer sheets front to back.

Skills Covered
~Articles of Confederation (weaknesses, strengths, power)
~Constitutional Convention (leaders, areas they debated-rights, representation, slavery-, why they met)
~Great Compromise
~3/5 Compromise
~Branches of government (roles, people, buildings)
~Checks and balances
~Separation of power
~Bill of Rights (Why included and what it did)
~First amendment
~"We the people"
~How a law is created
~War of 1812 (why, what happened)


Westward Expansion Task Cards

These are task cards I created to use to check for mastery with our Westward Expansion/Suffrage & Abolitionist unit. These are designed with 4th grade in mind, but they could be used in other grades are remediation, pre-teaching, or extension. Each is open ended to ensure they are not just guessing the answer and not really taking the time to think about and apply what they know. I included a blank answer sheet students could use to record their thoughts. It is large enough to allow for the short answer. I have my students use notebook paper to save on copies, but the option is there! You can copy the answer sheets front to back.

Skills Covered
**How we came to own and important facts for:
~Louisiana Purchase
~Lewis and Clark Expedition
~Battle of the Alamo
~Texas Annexation
~Oregon Territory
~Mexican Cession
~California Gold Rush

~Industrial Revolution (steamboat, steam locomotive, telegraph)
~War of 1812 (causes, major events, outcome)
~Francis Scott Key writes National Anthem
~Impact on Native Americans
~Harriet Tubman
~Elizabeth Cady Stanton
~Sojourner Truth
*Facts and comparing the above ladies
~Erie Canal (location and what it is)
~Major obstacles faced

~Being able to locate the major westward expansion points on a map.
~Being able to order the major westward expansion events as they happened


Water Cycle/Weather Task Cards

These multiple choice task cards will take students through what they need to know on the water cycle and weather for fourth grade. They could be modified for other grade levels as well and used as enrichment and remediation. In my classroom, I have three copies laminated, cut out, and placed on rings for my students to use during their free time as an independent (or group ) review.
Included:
Weather Instruments
High/Low Pressure
Warm/Cold Front
Boiling/Freezing Point
Evaporation, Condensation, Precipitation, Collection
Identifying states of water at each part of the water cycle
Clouds-stratus, cirrus, cumulus, cumulonimbus
Types of Precipitation
Climate vs. Weather
*Scenarios in which they must apply what they know, not just basic fact recall


Planet Task Cards

These are the task cards I created to review the skills needed for planets. It pushes by the basic recall to application on many of the cards. The cards cover:
~Planets
*Order
*Size
*Characteristics
*Trivia Knowledge
*Movement


Moon Phases Task Cards

These are the task cards I created to review the skills needed for moon phases. This is always the toughest part of our science unit, so it helps to have the practice. It pushes by the basic recall to application on many of the cards. The cards cover all 8 phases, the order (what comes next and the entire order), and basic facts on moon phases.


Stars/Seasons Task Cards

These are the task cards I created to review the skills needed for stars and seasons. It pushes by the basic recall to application on many of the cards. The cards covers:

Stars:
~Colors
~Sizes
~Properties of
~Differences between planets
~Basic information on stars

Seasons
~Why we have seasons
~Pictures and Identification of which season
~Application


Ecosystems Task Cards

These are task cards I created to use to check for mastery with our Ecosystems unit. These are designed with 4th grade in mind, but they could be used in other grades are remediation, pre-teaching, or extension. Each is open ended to ensure they are not just guessing the answer and not really taking the time to think about and apply what they know. I did include a basic answer sheet with room to record their answers. These can be copied front to back. I have my students use notebook paper to help save on my copies, but the option is there!

Skills Covered
~What is a food chain?
~What is a food web?
~Roles (producer, consumer, decomposer)
~Creating a food chain
~Predator/Prey relationship
~Scavenger vs. decomposer
~Carnivore, herbivore, omnivore
~What would happen if you removed a link (it became scarce) or if there were too many (an abundance) of a link scenarios
~Adaptations (What it is and identify)
~Camouflage
~Mimicry
~Identifying what is causing habitat loss and extinction


Properties of Light Task Cards

These are task cards I created to use to check for mastery with our Light unit. These are designed with 4th grade in mind, but they could be used in other grades are remediation, pre-teaching, or extension. Each is open ended to ensure they are not just guessing the answer and not really taking the time to think about and apply what they know. I included an answer sheet students could use to record their thoughts. It is large enough to allow for the short answer. I have my students use notebook paper to save on copies, but the option is there! You can copy the answer sheets front to back.

Skills Covered
~how light travels
~transparent, translucent, opaque (identify and explain)
~reflection
~refraction
*definition, diagrams, and examples
~concave and convex lenses (what they do and how they work)
~prism (what it is and how it works)
~how we see a rainbow in nature
~how shadows are formed
~how we see colors (including black and white)


Properties of Sound Task Cards

These are task cards I created to use to check for mastery with our sound unit. These are designed with 4th grade in mind, but they could be used in other grades are remediation, pre-teaching, or extension. Each is open ended to ensure they are not just guessing the answer and not really taking the time to think about and apply what they know. I included an answer sheet students could use to record their thoughts. It is large enough to allow for the short answer. I have my students use notebook paper to save on copies, but the option is there! You can copy the answer sheets front to back.

Skills Covered
~how sound is produced
~how sound moves through various mediums
~parts of a sound wave
~how humans hear sounds
~amplitude (What is it and scenarios using knowledge of amplitude)
~pitch (What is it and understanding how the wave changes for high and low pitch)
~how to change pitch (given an object, students must determine how to change pitch)
~knowing how frequency correlates to pitch


Force, Motion, and Simple Machines Task Cards

These are task cards I created to use to check for mastery with our simple machines unit. These are designed with 4th grade in mind, but they could be used in other grades are remediation, pre-teaching, or extension. Each is open ended to ensure they are not just guessing the answer and not really taking the time to think about and apply what they know. I included an answer sheet students could use to record their thoughts. It is large enough to allow for the short answer. I have my students use notebook paper to save on copies, but the option is there! You can copy the answer sheets front to back.

Skills Covered
~gravity
~friction
~force
~Application of skills
~~which requires more force
~~How does the hitting a ball change speed and direction?
~~How can you reduce friction?
~~How do we reduce friction?
~simple machines (pulley, inclined plane, wedge, screw, wheel and axle, and lever)
~~How do they make work easier?
~~Describe each type
~~Describe how each type makes work easier

Thank you!
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Social Studies and Science Task Cards for the Year! (Fourt
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Social Studies and Science Task Cards for the Year! (Fourt
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