This page is available to 4th grade teachers in CMS to share ideas, resources, etc. to excite students about learning through science.

Click here for 4th Grade Crosswalks

Click here for 4th Grade Unpacking Documents

Resources for 4th Grade Science on the CMS Google Drive. Note - most of these resources are also on this wiki, but there are additional resources that we can share only with CMS teachers due to copy right protection.

More resources on the UNC Charlotte webpage.

4th Grade Science Kits for 2013-2014
There are 19 files in this zipped folder with detailed activities for the materials in the 4th grade science kits. Thanks to Susan Davis for her work on creating these activities and sharing lesson ideas/starters.


4th Grade Pacing Guide


This is a unit study guide for Earth History created and shared by Donald Miller,4th grade science teacher at Palisades Park ES.

The following NASA activities will help you enrich and enhance student learning about the solar system and the moon.









Resources

Forces and Motion

http://www.neok12.com/Electromagnetism.htm
http://gprime.net/game.php/magnetism
http://www.explainthatstuff.com/magnetism.html
http://www.creativekidsathome.com/science/magnet.html
http://tlc.howstuffworks.com/family/science-projects-for-kids-magnets-and-metal.htm
http://www.kidskonnect.com/subjectindex/15-educational/science/90-magnets.html
http://www.ehow.com/about_5558608_information-kids-electromagnets.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks3/science/energy_electricity_forces/magnets_electric_effects/activity/
http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/energy-light-sound/magnetism.htm

Matter: Properties and Change

http://www.neok12.com/Types-of-Rocks.htm
http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/rocks-minerals-landforms/igneous-rocks.htm
http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/rocks-minerals-landforms/sedimentary-rocks.htm
http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/rocks-minerals-landforms/metamorphic-rocks.htm
http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/rocks-minerals-landforms/minerals.htm

Energy: Conservation and Transfer

http://www.neok12.com/Electricity.htm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks3/science/energy_electricity_forces/energy_transfer_storage/activity/
http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/energy-light-sound/current-electricity-elec-circuits.htm
http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/matter/energy-and-matter.htm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks3/science/energy_electricity_forces/electric_current_voltage/activity/
http://www.gamequarium.com/electricity.html
http://www.neok12.com/Light-Optics.htm
http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/energy-light-sound/light.htm
http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/energy-light-sound/light-absorb-reflect-refract.htm
http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/human-body/seeing.htm
Lots of science games related to light:
http://www.copacabana-p.schools.nsw.edu.au/tch_links/Science&Tech_Pages/Light_Up_My_Life.html
Experiments and activities related to light:
http://www.ehow.com/info_8044492_childrens-activities-dealing-refraction-reflection.html

Earth in the Universe

http://www.neok12.com/Moon.htm
Moon Phase Song set to the tune of Cee Lo Green's "Forget You"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkvlrWpsnuQ
http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/solar-system/day-on-earth.htm
http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/solar-system/moon.htm
Lunar cycle challenge - fill the correct moon phases in the calendar:
http://sciencenetlinks.com/interactives/moon/moon_challenge/moon_challenge.html
Some good information:
http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/time/moon/phases.html
Some activities to go with moon phases:
http://www.ehow.com/info_7825697_moon-phases-games-kids.html

Earth History

http://www.neok12.com/Fossils.htm
http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/rocks-minerals-landforms/fossils.htm
http://www.abc.net.au/beasts/fossilfun/
http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/scienceforkids/dinosaurs/fossil_study.htm
http://www.wonderville.ca/asset/fossil-fabricator
http://www.oum.ox.ac.uk/thezone/fossils/games.htm
http://www.neok12.com/Volcanoes.htm
http://www.neok12.com/Glaciers.htm
http://www.neok12.com/php/watch.php?v=zX6d7070584f6051556d035d&t=Rivers
http://www.neok12.com/php/watch.php?v=zX6842414d6641507f5b0663&t=Rivers
http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/rocks-minerals-landforms/landforms.htm
http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/rocks-minerals-landforms/volcanoes.htm
http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/rocks-minerals-landforms/earthquakes.htm
http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/rocks-minerals-landforms/weathering-and-erosion.htm
Great for a SMARTboard station:
http://whitneygodfrey.cmswiki.wikispaces.net/file/view/Landforms+Games.pdf/210008628/Landforms%

Ecosystems

http://www.neok12.com/Natural-Selection.htm
http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/plants/plant-adaptations.htm
http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/animals/animal-adaptations.htm
Animal Adaptations Games:
http://www.ecokids.ca/pub/eco_info/topics/climate/adaptations/index.cfm
http://www.wartgames.com/themes/animals/adaptations.html
http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/animalneeds/
http://www.planet-science.com/categories/under-11s/games/2010/09/mission-adaptation.aspx
http://www.internet4classrooms.com/science_elem_animals.htm
http://animal.discovery.com/tv/a-list/creature-countdowns/adaptations/adaptations-01.html
Human Adaptation:
http://www.brainpopjr.com/science/conservation/naturalresources/grownups.weml
http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/games/actiongames/recycle-roundup/
http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/garbage-dreams/game.html
Free Traveling Trunks for Sharks and Whales (must pay return shipping)
http://www.nps.gov/calo/forteachers/classrooms/travelingtrunks.htm

Molecular Biology

http://www.choosemyplate.gov/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjwuzOCuM24&feature=related

http://www.nutritionexplorations.org/kids.php

http://kidshealth.org/kid/closet/games/game_nutrition.html

http://www.ncagr.gov/cyber/kidswrld/nutrition/index.htm