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Fourth Grade


Focus Statement: Students will analyze both living and nonliving systems to determine their relationship with the Earth.

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L.S.2.1 Students will classify animals according to their characteristics and how they change as they grow.
L.S.2.1.1 Identify and describe the basic characteristics of vertebrate groups.
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L.S.2.1.2 Compare and contrast mammals, birds, and fish.
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L.S.2.1.3 Predict specific environments that do and do not support life.
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L.S.2.1.4 Illustrate and label the life cycle of a butterfly.
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L.S.2.1.5 Recognize that offspring have characteristics that are similar to but not exactly like their parents.
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L.S.2.1.6 List the basic characteristics of living and non-living organisms.
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L.S.2.2 Students will identify the main parts of plants and describe their structural importance.
L.S.2.2.1 Identify and describe the basic characteristics of plants.
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L.S.2.2.2 Label the parts of plants.
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L.S.2.2.3 Describe the basic needs of plants.
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L.S.2.2.4 Explain the significance of specific plant parts. (roots, stems)
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L.S.2.2.5 Illustrate the life cycle of a plant.
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L.S.2.3.6 Recognize that offspring have the characteristics that are similar to but not exactly like their parents.
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E.S. 2.3 Students will order and compare the planets in the solar system and explain the relationship of the sun to the earth.
E.S.2.3.1 Order the planets out from the sun.
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E.S.2.3.2 Compare and contrast the planets and the sun according to their characteristics.
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E.S.2.3.3 Explain the benefits the sun gives the earth.
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E.S.2.3.4 Identify objects that can be readily observed in the daytime and nighttime.
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P.S.2.4 Students will demonstrate the pushes and pulls of magnets, describe their poles, and compare their strengths.
P.S.2.4.1 Demonstrate how magnets push or pull other objects with and/or without being touched.
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P.S.2.4.2 Identify the poles of a magnet and show what magnets can do to other objects.
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P.S.2.4.3 Compare a mixture of objects (buttons, marbles, metal paper clips, et.) and use a magnet to separate.
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