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Fit standards-based science instruction into your curriculum!
Help your grade 4 students develop a genuine understanding of standards-based scientific concepts and vocabulary using the 150 engaging activities in Daily Science! A variety of rich resources, including vocabulary practice, hands-on science activities, and comprehension tests in multiple-choice format, help you successfully introduce students to earth, life, and physical science concepts.
30 weeks of instruction cover the following standards-based science topics: Big Idea 1: Plants and animals depend on each other and on their environment for survival Week 1: Why do beavers build dams? Week 2: Why do some plants have fruit Week 3: Do all bees make honey? Week 4: Where do animals get food in the winter? Week 5: Unit Review Big Idea 2: Most microorganisms do not cause disease, and many are beneficial Week 1: Why does garbage smell? Week 2: How do bacteria create cavities? Week 3: Are all germs bad? Week 4: Is it safe to eat moldy food? Week 5: Unit Review Big Idea 3: Both slow and rapid processes - from erosion to earthquakes - shape and reshape the Earth's surface Week 1: How was the Grand Canyon formed? Week 2: Do glaciers really move? Week 3: What makes volcanoes erupt? Week 4: What causes earthquakes? Week 5: Unit Review Big Idea 4: The properties of rocks and minerals reflect the process that formed them Week 1: What's the difference between a rock and a mineral? Week 2: Where do rocks come from? Week 3: Are some rocks valuable? Week 4: Do all rocks come from Earth? Week 5: Unit Review Big Idea 5: Electrical energy can be converted into heat, light, souund, and motion Week 1: How do toasters work? Week 2: What lights a digital clock? Week 3: How do hearing aids help people hear? Week 4: How do electric cars work? Week 5: Unit Review Big Idea 6: People invented machines to make work easier Week 1: Why do some building entrances have ramps? Week 2: What's the difference between a nail and a screw? Week 3: How do elevators work? Week 4: How does a wheelbarrow make works easier? Week 5: Unit Review
According to recent research, a holistic approach to science and reading instruction results in improved student achievement in both areas. Daily Science helps teachers effectively integrate science instruction into the reading curriculum. This paper reviews the effectiveness of using engaging content-area instruction of scientific concepts and direct instruction of science content vocabulary.
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Inquiry-based science lessons present physical-, life-, and earth-science concepts and build students’ science vocabulary and comprehension.
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