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Idaho Standards for Fourth Grade Science

ID.1. Nature of Science: Students apply scientific methods to conduct experiments, analyze alternative explanations and communicate results of tests. Students analyze and follow multi-step instructions.

1.2. Understand Concepts and Processes of Evidence, Models, and Explanations

4.S.1.2.1. The student will be able to make and record observations then analyze and communicate the collected data. (588.02.a)
4.S.1.2.2. The student will be able to define observations and inferences. (588.02.b)
4.S.1.2.3. The student will be able to make, describe and/or use models. (588.02.c)

1.3. Understand Constancy, Change, and Measurement

4.S.1.3.1. The student will be able to describe how changes occur and can be measured. (588.03.b)
4.S.1.3.2. The student will be able to measure in both U.S. Customary and International System of Measurement (metric system) units. (588.03.c)

1.6. Understand Scientific Inquiry and Develop Critical Thinking Skills

4.S.1.6.2. The student will be able to conduct scientific tests. (589.01.b)
4.S.1.6.3. The student will be able to use appropriate tools and techniques to gather and display data. (589.01.c)
4.S.1.6.4. The student will be able to use data to construct a reasonable explanation. (589.01.d)
4.S.1.6.5. The student will be able to make predictions based on data. (589.01.e)

ID.2. Physical Science: Students use scientific instruments to describe and measure the properties of the three states of matter.

2.1. Understand the Structure and Function of Matter and Molecules and Their Interactions

4.S.2.1.2. The student will be able to describe the physical properties of solids, liquids, and gases. (590.01.b)
4.S.2.1.3. The student will be able to explain the changes caused by heating and cooling materials. (590.01.c)

ID.3. Biology: Students analyze how plants and animals adapt to their environments. Students classify vertebrates.

3.1. Understand the Theory of Biological Evolution

4.S.3.1.1. The student will be able to analyze and communicate the adaptations of plants and animals to their environment. (592.01.a)
4.S.3.1.2. The student will be able to describe the difference between vertebrate and invertebrate animals. (592.01.c)
4.S.3.1.3. The student will be able to classify the five groups of vertebrates (mammal, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and fish) based on characteristics. (592.01.c)

ID.4. Earth and Space Systems: Students investigate the basic contents of our solar system.

4.1. Understand Scientific Theories of Origin and Subsequent Changes in the Universe and Earth Systems

4.S.4.1.1. The student will be able to compare and contrast the basic components of our solar system (planets, sun, moon, asteroids, comets, meteors). (594.01.b)
4.S.4.1.2. The student will be able to explain the effect of gravity on orbits and objects. (594.01.c)

ID.5. Personal and Social Perspectives; Technology: Students explain how people have invented tools to meet a need or do a job.

5.2. Understand the Relationship between Science and Technology

4.S.5.2.1. The student will be able to identify tools used for space exploration and for scientific investigations. (595.01.b)