Science Performance Standard D Grade 4

Science, Standard D: Physical Science
Performance Standards - Grade 4

By the end of grade four, students will:

PROPERTIES OF EARTH MATERIALS

D.4.1 Understand that objects are made of more than one substance, by observing, describing and measuring the properties of earth materials, including properties of size, weight, shape, color, temperature, and the ability to react with other substances

D.4.2 Group and/or classify objects and substances based on the properties of earth materials

D.4.3. Understand that substances can exist in different states-solid, liquid, gas

D.4.4 Observe and describe changes in form, temperature, color, speed, and direction of objects and construct explanations for the changes

D.4.5 Construct simple models of what is happening to materials and substances undergoing change, using simple instruments or tools to aid observations and collect data

POSITION AND MOTION OF OBJECTS

D.4.6 Observe and describe physical events in objects at rest or in motion

D.4.7 Observe and describe physical events involving objects and develop record-keeping systems to follow these events by measuring and describing changes in their properties, including:

  • position relative to another object
  • motion over time
  • and position due to forces

LIGHT, HEAT, ELECTRICITY, AND MAGNETISM

D.4.8 Ask questions and make observations to discover the differences between substances that can be touched (matter) and substances that cannot be touched (forms of energy, light, heat, electricity, sound, and magnetism)

Content Standard D

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