Fourth Grade Next Generation Science Standards

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Fourth Grade Next Generation Science Standards 


Note: For a complete list visit the Next Generation Science Standards page. (Link)

Science and Engineering Practices:

  • Asking Questions and Defining Problems  
  • Developing and Using Models  
  • Planning and Carrying Out Investigations
  • Analyzing and Interpreting Data  
  • Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions
  • Engaging in Argument from Evidence
  • Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Information

Crosscutting Ideas:

  • Patterns
  • Cause and Effect
  • Systems and System Models
  • Energy & Matter
  • Connections to Engineering, Technology, and Applications of Science:  Influence of Engineering, Technology, and Science, on Society and the Natural World

Disciplinary Core Ideas:

  • Physical Science
    • Electricity & Magnetism – How Energy, Force and Motion Are Related / Structures and Properties of Matter
  • Life Science
    • Human Body – Structures and Functions of Living Organisms
  • Earth / Space Science
    • Water – Interactions of Earth Materials and Systems

Participate Productively in Science:

  • Understand the appropriate norms for presenting scientific arguments and evidence 
  • Practice productive social interactions with peers in the context of classroom science investigations
  • Understand the importance of doing science together in groups 
  • Share ideas with peers, build interpretive accounts of data, and work together to discern which accounts are most persuasive