8 week unit
1. Students should understand that
there are broad concepts in science.
2. Students should distinguish between qualitative and quantitative
3. Students should recognize when they need to verify observations.
4. Students should know the major disciplines of science.
5. Students should recognize the differences and similarities between
scientists and inventors.
6. Students should recognize that the products we have today, were
discovered or invented by a scientist or inventor.
7. Students should know the difference between a series and parallel
8. Students should recognize the difference between a conductor and
9. Students should describe magnetic force.
10. Students should begin understanding electricity and magnetism.
11. Students should see applications of electromagnetism.
12. Students should understand where electrical power comes from.
13. Students should recognize that communication systems rely on the
technology of electricity and magnetism.
14. Students should recognize that telegraphy changed society's means of
OVERVIEW OF FOURTH
SCIENCE AND MATH
PRE: Exploring conceptual science.
LAB: Predicting volume.
POST: Measuring linear and curved surfaces.
PRE: Collecting and analyzing data.
LAB: Comparing qualitative and quantitative data.
POST: Exploring optical illusions.
PRE: Comparing and contrasting the subfields of science.
LAB: Investigating human senses by collecting data.
POST: Comparing and contrasting inventors and scientists.
PRE: Comparing electricity and magnetism.
LAB: Designing an electric circuit.
POST: Investigating the historical development of electricity.
PRE: Exploring magnetism.
LAB: Describing the force produced by a magnet.
POST: Exploring the uses of magnetism.
PRE: Investigating the electronic
LAB: Constructing circuit boards.
POST: Comparing parallel and series circuits.
PRE: Investigating electromagnetism.
LAB: Designing an electromagnet.
POST: Exploring electrical power.
PRE: Exploring communications.
LAB: Discovering methods of communication.
POST: Exploring the uses of electromagnets.
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