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Arkansas Standards for Fourth Grade Science

AR.1. Nature of Science: Characteristics and Processes of Science: Students shall demonstrate and apply knowledge of the characteristics and processes of science using appropriate safety procedures, equipment, and technology.

NS.1.4.1. Inquiry and Process Skills: Communicate observations orally, in writing, and in graphic organizers: T-charts; pictographs; Venn diagrams; bar graphs; frequency tables; line graphs.

NS.1.4.10. Inquiry and Process Skills: Identify patterns and trends in data

NS.1.4.11. Inquiry and Process Skills: Generate conclusions based on evidence

NS.1.4.13. Scientific Equipment and Technology: Use simple equipment, age appropriate tools, technology, and mathematics in scientific investigations (e.g., balances, hand lenses, microscopes, rulers, thermometers, calculators, computers)

NS.1.4.14. Scientific Equipment and Technology: Apply lab safety rules as they relate to specific science lab activities (see Arkansas Lab Safety Guide)

NS.1.4.3. Inquiry and Process Skills: Conduct scientific investigations individually and in teams: lab activities; field studies.

NS.1.4.5. Inquiry and Process Skills: Communicate the designs, procedures, and results of scientific investigations (e.g., age-appropriate graphs, charts, and writings)

NS.1.4.6. Inquiry and Process Skills: Estimate and measure length, mass, temperature, capacity/volume, and elapsed time using International System of Units (SI)

NS.1.4.9. Inquiry and Process Skills: Identify variables that affect investigations

AR.2. Life Science: Living Systems: Characteristics, Structure, and Function: Students shall demonstrate and apply knowledge of living systems using appropriate safety procedures, equipment, and technology

LS.2.4.1. Characteristics: Classify vertebrates into major subgroups: mammals; birds; fish; amphibians; reptiles

LS.2.4.2. Characteristics: Classify some invertebrates according to their structure: mollusks; segmented worms; arthropods

LS.2.4.3. Structure and Function: Identify major parts and functions of the following systems: digestive; circulatory; nervous

AR.4. Life Science: Populations and Ecosystems: Students shall demonstrate and apply knowledge of populations and ecosystems using appropriate safety procedures, equipment, and technology.

LS.4.4.1. Recognize environmental adaptations of plants and animals

LS.4.4.2. Illustrate the interdependence of organisms in an ecosystem

AR.5. Physical Science: Matter: Properties and Changes: Students shall demonstrate and apply knowledge of matter, including properties and changes, using appropriate safety procedures, equipment, and technology.

PS.5.4.2. Physical Properties: Demonstrate chemical changes in matter

PS.5.4.3. States of Matter: Compare and contrast gases to solids and liquids

AR.6. Physical Science: Motion and Forces: Students shall demonstrate and apply knowledge of motion and forces using appropriate safety procedures, equipment, and technology

PS.6.4.1. Motion and Forces: Investigate the relationship between force and direction

PS.6.4.2. Motion and Forces: Investigate the relationship between force and mass

AR.7. Physical Science: Energy and Transfer of Energy: Students shall demonstrate and apply knowledge of energy and transfer of energy using appropriate safety procedures, equipment, and technology

PS.7.4.3. Electricity: Construct simple circuits from circuit diagrams

AR.8. Earth and Space Science: Earth Systems: Structure and Properties: Students shall demonstrate and apply knowledge of Earth's structure and properties using appropriate safety procedures, equipment, and technology.

ESS.8.4.10. Weather: Describe weather-related natural disasters

ESS.8.4.11. Weather: Construct and read instruments to collect weather data: barometer, weather vane, anemometer

ESS.8.4.2. Natural Resources: Analyze the impact of using natural resources

ESS.8.4.3. Natural Resources: Differentiate between renewable and non-renewable resources

ESS.8.4.4. Natural Resources: Evaluate the impact of water pollution

ESS.8.4.7. Weather: Describe the processes of the water cycle: precipitation, evaporation, condensation

ESS.8.4.8. Weather: Organize weather data into tables or charts to identify trends and patterns

AR.9. Earth and Space Science: Earth's History: Changes in Earth and Sky: Students shall demonstrate and apply knowledge of Earth's history using appropriate safety procedures, equipment, and technology.

ESS.9.4.1. Weather: Analyze changes to Earth's surface: erosion, glaciation, weathering, earthquakes, volcanic activity