Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)
§112.15. Science, Grade 4, Adopted 2017 – The provisions of §§112.11-112.16 of this subchapter shall be implemented by school districts beginning with the 2018-2019 school year.
(b). Knowledge and skills.
(2). Scientific investigation and reasoning. The student uses scientific practices during laboratory and outdoor investigations. The student is expected to:
(B). collect and record data by observing and measuring, using the metric system, and using descriptive words and numerals such as labeled drawings, writing, and concept maps
(C). construct simple tables, charts, bar graphs, and maps using tools and current technology to organize, examine, and evaluate data
(D). analyze data and interpret patterns to construct reasonable explanations from data that can be observed and measured
(F). communicate valid oral and written results supported by data
(3). Scientific investigation and reasoning. The student uses critical thinking and scientific problem solving to make informed decisions. The student is expected to:
(A). analyze, evaluate, and critique scientific explanations by using evidence, logical reasoning, and experimental and observational testing
(4). Scientific investigation and reasoning. The student knows how to use a variety of tools, materials, equipment, and models to conduct science inquiry. The student is expected to:
(A). collect, record, and analyze information using tools, including calculators, microscopes, cameras, computers, hand lenses, metric rulers, Celsius thermometers, mirrors, spring scales, balances, graduated cylinders, beakers, hot plates, meter sticks, magnets, collecting nets, and notebooks; timing devices; and materials to support observation of habitats of organisms such as terrariums and aquariums
(5). Matter and energy. The student knows that matter has measurable physical properties and those properties determine how matter is classified, changed, and used. The student is expected to:
(A). measure, compare, and contrast physical properties of matter, including mass, volume, states (solid, liquid, gas)., temperature, magnetism, and the ability to sink or float