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4th Grade Science Parent Guide
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This parent guide supports parents in helping their child at home with the 4th grade Science content.

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Science
Material Type:
Reference Material
Vocabulary
Author:
Kelly Rawlston
Letoria Lewis
Date Added:
02/13/2023
4th Grade Science Teacher Guide
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This resource accompanies our Rethink 4th Grade Science course. It includes ideas for use, ways to support exceptional children, ways to extend learning, digital resources and tools, tips for supporting English Language Learners and students with visual and hearing impairments. There are also ideas for offline learning. 

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Curriculum
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Kelly Rawlston
Letoria Lewis
Date Added:
02/13/2023
4th Grade:   UV Animal Shelter
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Students use pipe cleaners and uv sensitive beads to create an animal and then design a structure that will protect the animal and keep it from changing colors in the sun.

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Science
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Activity/Lab
Author:
William Allred
Carrie Robledo
Date Added:
04/30/2020
Adopt a Vacant Lot
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Students identify a need for renewal in their own community, conduct a field study, and make recommendations for renewal.

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National Geographic
Author:
National Geographic
Date Added:
06/24/2019
Birding at Prairie Ridge Ecostation
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In this short video, join Emily and Emma from the Prairie Ridge Ecostation in Raleigh to take a look at some birds and learn about how we can observe all kinds of wildlife in our everyday lives.

Subject:
Biology
Earth Science
Science
Material Type:
Presentation
Author:
NC Museum of Natural Sciences
Prairie Ridge Ecostation
NC Department of Natural & Cultural Resources
Date Added:
01/15/2024
Cleaning Up Oil in Water
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Students experiment with oil in water. They observe the effects of oil in water and then attempt to clean up the oil using various sorbents. They also observe what happens when a chemical dispersant is added to the oil in the water and try cleaning oil off bird feathers.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Science Learning Hub
Date Added:
03/07/2018
Cleanopolis VR
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Cleanopolis VR is a game that students can play to learn more about the environment and fight against climate change. The game does not have to be played with 3D technology, but it will enhance the experience. Cleanopolis has both an Android and iOS version.

Subject:
Applied Science
Computer Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
Interactive
Module
Provider:
REMC Association of Michigan
Provider Set:
MiTechKids
Author:
REMC Association of Michigan
Date Added:
03/14/2019
Conservation Island
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In this lesson, students use the imaginery location of Conservation Island to teach students about some of the real-world issues involved in making conservation plans to save endangered species.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
California Academy of Sciences
Date Added:
03/08/2017
Ecosystem Study
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In this inquiry investigation, students investigate the health of an ecosystem and the effects of water, sunlight, nutrients or pollutants. They determine the change in the environment through observation, journaling and measuring growth of the plants and living creatures in their ecosystem. Students write a lab report describing the changes in their ecosystem. Finally, students attempt to return the system to a healthy state by making a change to one the previously mentioned variables basesd on other students' observations and discussions.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center at Carleton College
Author:
Jennifer Owens and Jeff Lindstrom
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Erase It! Deforestation
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In this activity, students study maps to see where deforestation is happening and discuss the effects of deforestation. Students will then draw a before and after deforestation scene. They will also show or describe actions that we can take to reduce deforestation.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Crayola
Date Added:
06/14/2018
Erase It! Soil Pollution
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In this activity, students research and brainstorm ways to erase soil pollution, locally and globally. Students will then create a poster showing how we can help reduce soil pollution.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Crayola
Date Added:
06/14/2018
Exploring Your Nature Neighborhood: Creating a Nature Journal
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The North Carolina Museum of Natural Science created this resource as part of an online workshop series, but you are welcome to use or modify it for your classroom. It includes a video and written directions for creating nature journals and tips for incorporating them into your classroom. For information on taking any the Nature Neighborhood online workshops for CEUs or EE credit, visit: https://naturalsciences.org/learn/educators/online-workshops.

Subject:
Arts Education
English Language Arts
Science
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
NC Museum of Natural Sciences
Date Added:
07/31/2023
Fourth Grade Unit - Ecosystems
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In this unit, students will explore their neighboring surroundings while learning about the natural resources that are available in their own backyard, as well as positive contributions they can make to minimize negative change in the environment. Furthermore, students will utilize technological resources to broaden their understanding on environmental changes, as well as human and animal adaptation. Additionally, they will gain knowledge through different literature resources during independent and shared reading.

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English Language Arts
Science
Social Studies
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
Weebly
Author:
Sophie Thompson, Mariah Martin, Natalie McClain, and Kalie Hearrell
Date Added:
02/26/2019
GEDB Australian Animal Research: Becoming an Expert (Lesson 2 of 4)
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Students will research on the computer. Students will create a poster about their Australian animal. This lesson was developed by Sara Kull as part of their completion of the North Carolina Global Educator Digital Badge program. This lesson plan has been vetted at the local and state level for standards alignment, Global Education focus, and content accuracy.            

Subject:
English Language Arts
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Melody Casey
Date Added:
12/11/2019
GEDB Australian Animal Research: Boxes and Bullets (Lesson 1 of 4)
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Students will read through a nonfiction text picking out key ideas and details. Students will create their own note taking sheet using boxes and bullets based on teacher modeling. This lesson was developed by Sara Kull as part of their completion of the North Carolina Global Educator Digital Badge program. This lesson plan has been vetted at the local and state level for standards alignment, Global Education focus, and content accuracy.            

Subject:
English Language Arts
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Melody Casey
Date Added:
12/11/2019
GEDB Australian Animal Research: Putting Together the Presentation (Lesson 3 of 4)
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Students will create a presentation about their Australian animal based on their research. Students will present their research to peers and adults. This lesson was developed by Sara Kull as part of their completion of the North Carolina Global Educator Digital Badge program. This lesson plan has been vetted at the local and state level for standards alignment, Global Education focus, and content accuracy.            

Subject:
English Language Arts
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Melody Casey
Date Added:
12/11/2019
GEDB Australian Animal Research: Save the Animals (Lesson 4 of 4)
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Students will investigate ways to save animals around the world and create a written opinion piece to share their thoughts and ideas to save the animals. Students will be able to choose a structure that best supports their opinion. They will use correct grammar and spelling to write clear sentences and draft an opinion piece. Optional:  Students will take action by adopting an animal through the World Wildlife Foundation. This lesson was developed by Sara Kull as part of their completion of the North Carolina Global Educator Digital Badge program. This lesson plan has been vetted at the local and state level for standards alignment, Global Education focus, and content accuracy.            

Subject:
English Language Arts
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Melody Casey
Date Added:
12/11/2019
GEDB Investigate the World and Its Ecosystems: Being the Expert (Lesson 4 of 4)
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Student will research an animal they are assigned from Australia using an informational rubric. The students will research their animal using the guide given by teachers. They will investigate the information and take notes regarding their animal. They will use the computer to research and learn about their animal in its habitat and ecosystem. Students will identify environmental changes, adaptations, and behaviors that enable animals (including humans) to survive in changing habitats. They will communicate their ideas in writing using a rubric before they construct a Google Slideshow representing their findings. This lesson was developed by Victoria James as part of their completion of the North Carolina Global Educator Digital Badge program. This lesson plan has been vetted at the local and state level for standards alignment, Global Education focus, and content accuracy.            

Subject:
English Language Arts
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Melody Casey
Date Added:
12/10/2019
GEDB Investigate the World and Its Ecosystems: The Wings of Change (Lesson 1 of 4)
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The students will investigate the world's ecosystems and identify what attributes may be helpful or harmful to an ecosystem and its production. Students will read about honeybees and how their nationwide disappearances are endangering the productivity of our crops and stability of life. They will investigate ways to protect them from natural and man-made enemies. The students will recognize the importance of having a balanced ecosystem and how protecting the balance is important for sustaining life. Students will read a nonfiction text about honeybees. They will then discuss and complete a Problem Based Learning Project to implement the plans they will create to help protect such a valuable species. This lesson was developed by Victoria James as part of their completion of the North Carolina Global Educator Digital Badge program. This lesson plan has been vetted at the local and state level for standards alignment, Global Education focus, and content accuracy.            

Subject:
English Language Arts
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Melody Casey
Date Added:
12/10/2019