Fourth Grade

Fourth Grade Science Curriculum Content Timeline

School Year 2016 - 2017

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Some weeks will include two different topics depending on number of days assigned. This template is to be used as a rough gauge for pacing. 

Dates

Topic

Concepts

Week 1

August 15 - 19

Unit 1:  Big Idea 1

Claims, Evidence, and Reasoning

 

Lab Safety/

Constructing Scientific Understandings

Week 2

August 22 - 26

Characteristics of Scientific Knowledge

Week 3

August 29 - September 2

Unit 2:  Big Idea 8

Properties of Matter

 

Unit 2:  Big Idea 9

Changes in Matter

 

Exploring the Properties of Matter/

Identifying States of Matter

Week 4

September 6 -9

Investigating Magnets

Week 5

September 12 - 16

Identifying Changes in Matter

Week 6

Sept. 20 - 23

Identifying Changes in Matter

Week 7

September 26 - 30

Unit 3:  Big Idea 10

Forms of Energy

 

 

Unit 3:  Big Idea 11

Energy Transfer and Transformations

Investigating Energy

Week 8

October 3 – 7

Exploring Sound Energy

Week 9

October 10 - 14

Exploring Sound Energy

Optional Interim Assessment (Pending Board Approval)

Week 10

October 18 - 21

Understanding Transfer of Energy

Week 11

October 24 - 28

Understanding Transfer of Energy

Week 12

October 31 - November 4 

Unit 4:  Big Idea 12

Motion of Objects

 

Understanding Motion

Week 13

November 7 - 10

Investigating Speed

Week 14

November 14 - 18

Investigating Speed

Thanksgiving Break

November 21 – 25

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 Week 15

Nov. 28 - Dec. 2

Unit 5:  Big Idea 5

Earth in Space and Time

 

Understanding Rotation and Revolution

Week  16

December 5 - 9

Understanding Rotation and Revolution

Week 17

December 12 - 16

Identifying Moon Phases

Mid-term Exam (Pending Board Approval)

Winter Holidays

December 17  – January 2

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Week 18

January 3 - 6

Unit 5: Big Idea 5

Earth in Space and Time

Identifying Moon Phases/

Exploring Patterns of Stars 

Week 19

January 9 -12

Exploring Patterns of Stars 

Week 20

January 17 - 20

Researching Florida’s Space Economy  

Week 21

January 23 - 27

Unit 6:  Big Idea 6

Earth Structures



Properties of Minerals

Week 22

January 30 - February 3

Understanding Rocks

Week 23

February 6 - 10

Understanding Weathering and Erosion

Week 24

February 13 - 17

 Understanding Weathering and Erosion

Week 25

February 20 – 24

Identifying Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources

Week 26

Feb. 27 – March 3

Technology and Space Exploration

Optional Interim Assessment (Pending Board Approval) 

Week 27

March 6 – 10

Unit 7:  Heredity and Reproduction



Identifying Processes of Reproduction in Flowering Plants 

Week 28

March 13 - 17

Explaining Inherited and Environmental Characteristics of Plants and Animals

Spring Break

March 20 - 24

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Week 29

March 27 – 31

Unit 7:  Heredity and Reproduction

Comparing and Contrasting Life Cycles

Week 30

April 3 - 7

Unit 8:  Interdependence



Comparing Seasonal Changes in Florida Plants and Animals

Week 31

April 10 – 13

Tracing the Flow of Energy

Week  32

April 17 – 21

Tracing the Flow of Energy

Week 33

April 24 – 28 

Recognizing Impacts on the Environment

Week 34

May 1 - 5

Unit 9:  Practice of Science

 

Project Idea – Individual Project

Background Research/Purpose Question

Hypothesis

Week 35

May 8 – 12

Project Idea – Individual Project

Conduct Experiment/Data Analysis

Week 36

May 15 - 19

Project Idea – Individual Project

Draw Conclusions

Communicate Results

Week 37

May 22 - 26

Unit 10:  5th Grade Preview and 3rd Grade Review

Digestion and Body Systems

Week 38

May 29 - June 2

Unit 10:  5th Grade Preview and 3rd Grade Review

Digestion and Body Systems

 

Some weeks will include two different topics depending on number of days assigned. This template is to be used as a rough gauge for pacing.

 

Last modified: Wednesday, 24 August 2016, 3:43 PM