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Arizona Standards for Fourth Grade Science

AZ.SC04-S1. Inquiry Process

SC04-S1C1. Observations, Questions, and Hypotheses: Observe, ask questions, and make predictions.

SC04-S1C1-01. Differentiate inferences from observations.
SC04-S1C1-03. Formulate predictions in the realm of science based on observed cause and effect relationships.

SC04-S1C2. Scientific Testing (Investigating and Modeling) Participate in planning and conducting investigations, and recording data.

SC04-S1C2-01. Demonstrate safe behavior and appropriate procedures (e.g., use and care of technology, materials, organisms) in all science inquiry.
SC04-S1C2-02. Plan a simple investigation that identifies the variables to be controlled.
SC04-S1C2-03. Conduct controlled investigations (e.g., related to erosion, plant life cycles, weather, magnetism) in life, physical, and Earth and space sciences. .
SC04-S1C2-04. Measure using appropriate tools (e.g., ruler, scale, balance) and units of measure (i.e., metric, U.S. customary) (See M04-S4C4-03 and M04-S4C4-07).

SC04-S1C3. Analysis and Conclusions: Organize and analyze data; compare to predictions.

SC04-S1C3-01. Analyze data obtained in a scientific investigation to identify trends (See M04-S2C1-03).
SC04-S1C3-02. Formulate conclusions based upon identified trends in data. (See M04-S2C1-03).
SC04-S1C3-04. Determine whether the data supports the prediction for an investigation.

SC04-S1C4. Communication: Communicate results of investigations.

SC04-S1C4-01. Communicate verbally or in writing the results of an inquiry. (See W04-S3C3-01).
SC04-S1C4-02. Choose an appropriate graphic representation for collected data: bar graph; line graph; Venn diagram; model (See M04-S2C1-02) .

AZ.SC04-S2. History and Nature of Science

SC04-S2C2. Nature of Scientific Knowledge: Understand how science is a process for generating knowledge.

SC04-S2C2-01. Explain the role of experimentation in scientific inquiry.

AZ.SC04-S3. Science in Personal and Social Perspectives

SC04-S3C1. Changes in Environments: Describe the interactions between human populations, natural hazards, and the environment.

SC04-S3C1-01. Describe how natural events and human activities have positive and negative impacts on environments (e.g., fire, floods, pollution, dams).
SC04-S3C1-02. Evaluate the consequences of environmental occurrences that happen either rapidly (e.g., fire, flood, tornado) or over a long period of time (e.g., drought, melting ice caps, the greenhouse effect, erosion).

AZ.SC04-S4. Life Science

SC04-S4C1. Characteristics of Organisms: Understand that basic structures in plants and animals serve a function.

SC04-S4C1-01. Compare structures in plants (e.g., roots, stems, leaves, flowers) and animals (e.g., muscles, bones, nerves) that serve different functions in growth and survival.
SC04-S4C1-02. Classify animals by identifiable group characteristics: vertebrates - mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, amphibians; invertebrates - insects, arachnids.

SC04-S4C3. Organisms and Environments: Understand the relationships among various organisms and their environment.

SC04-S4C3-01. Describe ways various resources (e.g., air, water, plants, animals, soil) are utilized to meet the needs of a population.
SC04-S4C3-02. Differentiate renewable resources from nonrenewable resources.
SC04-S4C3-03. Analyze the effect that limited resources (e.g., natural gas, minerals) may have on an environment.
SC04-S4C3-04. Describe ways in which resources can be conserved (e.g., by reducing, reusing, recycling, finding substitutes).

SC04-S4C4. Diversity, Adaptation, and Behavior: Identify plant and animal adaptations.

SC04-S4C4-02. Give examples of adaptations that allow plants and animals to survive. (camouflage - horned lizards, coyotes; mimicry - Monarch and Viceroy butterflies; physical - cactus spines; mutualism - species of acacia that harbor ants, which repel other harmful insects).

AZ.SC04-S5. Physical Science

SC04-S5C3. Energy and Magnetism: Investigate different forms of energy.

SC04-S5C3-01. Demonstrate that electricity flowing in circuits can produce light, heat, sound, and magnetic effects.
SC04-S5C3-02. Construct series and parallel electric circuits.
SC04-S5C3-03. Explain the purpose of conductors and insulators in various practical applications.
SC04-S5C3-05. State cause and effect relationships between magnets and circuitry.

AZ.SC04-S6. Earth and Space Science

SC04-S6C2. Earth's Processes and Systems: Understand the processes acting on the Earth and their interaction with the Earth systems.

SC04-S6C2-01. Identify the Earth processes that cause erosion.
SC04-S6C2-03. Describe the role that water plays in the following processes that alter the Earth's surface features: erosion; deposition; weathering.
SC04-S6C2-04. Compare rapid and slow processes that change the Earth's surface, including: rapid - earthquakes, volcanoes, floods; slow - wind, weathering.

SC04-S6C3. Changes in the Earth and Sky: Understand characteristics of weather conditions and climate.

SC04-S6C3-01. Identify the sources of water within an environment (e.g., ground water, surface water, atmospheric water, glaciers).
SC04-S6C3-04. Measure changes in weather (e.g., precipitation, wind speed, barometric pressure).
SC04-S6C3-05. Interpret the symbols on a weather map or chart to identify the following: temperatures; fronts; precipitation.
SC04-S6C3-06. Compare weather conditions in various locations (e.g., regions of Arizona, various U.S. cities, coastal vs. interior geographical regions).