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999 West Dundee Road
Wheeling, Illinois 60090

Phone: 847-537-8270

Superintendent: Dr. Michael Connolly

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Fourth Grade

Science Overview

Science and Engineering Practice Standards
  1. Asking questions and defining problems
  2. Developing and using models
  3. Planning and carrying out investigations
  4. Analyzing and interpreting data
  5. Using mathematics and computational thinking
  6. Constructing explanations and designing solutions
  7. Engaging in argument from evidence
  8. Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information

Critical Language (Science & Engineering Practices)

Content-Specific Vocabulary

  • Patterns
  • Rock formations
  • Fossils
  • Landscape
  • Observations
  • Physical characteristic
  • Weathering
  • Plate tectonics
  • Geology
  • Biogeology
  • Canyon
  • Erosion
  • Vegetation
  • Earth’s features
  • Environment
  • Natural hazard
  • Earthquakes
  • Crust
  • Mantle
  • Magma
  • Lava
  • Tsunami
  • Floods
  • Organisms
  • Sediment
  • Soil
  • Mountain range
  • Ocean trench
  • Volcano
  • Continent
  • Eruption

 

Process-Specific Vocabulary

  • Construct
  • Analyze
  • Interpret
  • Pattern
  • Cause and effect
  • Reversible/irreversible
  • Analyze
  • Observe

 

Concept-Based Connections