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SD.4.E. Earth/Space Science: Students will analyze the composition, formative processes, and history of the universe, solar system, and Earth.

4.E.1. Analyze the various structures and processes of the Earth system.

4.E.1.1. Students are able to describe the basic stages of the water cycle.
4.E.1.2. Students are able to describe how weather conditions and phenomena occur and can be predicted.
4.E.1.3. Explain the use of weather instruments.
4.E.1.4. Identify the Earth's atmosphere, biosphere, lithosphere, and hydrosphere.

4.E.2. Analyze essential principles and ideas about the composition and structure of the universe.

4.E.2.1. Students are able to describe the motions of Earth, Sun, and Moon.

SD.4.L. Life Science: Students will describe structures and attributes of living things, processes of life, and interaction with each other and the environment.

4.L.1. Understand the fundamental structures, functions, classifications, and mechanisms found in living things.

4.L.1.1. Students are able to identify the basic systems (digestive, skeletal, muscular, nervous, respiratory, and circulatory) and major organs.
4.L.1.2. Students are able to differentiate between vertebrates and invertebrates, and classify the five groups of vertebrates (mammal, reptile, amphibian, bird, and fish) based on characteristics.

4.L.2. Analyze various patterns and products of natural and induced biological change.

4.L.2.1. Students are able to identify behavioral and structural adaptations that allow a plant or animal to survive in a particular environment.

4.L.3. Analyze how organisms are linked to one another and the environment.

4.L.3.1. Students are able to describe the flow of energy through food chains and webs.

SD.4.N. Nature of Science: Students will explore, evaluate, and communicate personal and scientific investigations to understand the nature of science.

4.N.1. Understand the nature and origin of scientific knowledge.

4.N.1.3. Use investigations in science to acquire knowledge.
4.N.1.4. Recognize the effect of manipulated variables on the outcomes of events.

4.N.2. Apply the skills necessary to conduct scientific investigations.

4.N.1.4. Recognize the effect of manipulated variables on the outcomes of events.

SD.4.P. Physical Science: Students will use appropriate scientific models to describe and quantify the nature and interactions of matter and energy.

4.P.1. Describe structures and properties of, and changes in, matter.

4.P.1.1. Students are able to describe observable physical changes and properties in matter.
4.P.1.3. Students are able to differentiate between the states of matter caused by changes in temperature using water.

4.P.2. Analyze forces, their forms, and their effects on motions.

4.P.2.1. Students are able to demonstrate how forces act over a distance.

4.P.3. Analyze interactions of energy and matter.

4.P.3.2. Students are able to construct and define a simple circuit.
4.P.3.3. Define parallel and series circuits.
4.P.3.4. Explain that electrical circuits can produce magnetic force.