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  1. Science Essential StandardsFourth Grade March 26, 2012

  2. Part I:Introduction

  3. Essential Standards

  4. Science Essential Standards

  5. Understanding the Standards Modules • NC Education https://center.ncsu.edu/nc/login/index.php • North Carolina Essential Standards • Science • Module & Note-Taking Guide

  6. Part II:Essential Standards

  7. Essential Standards • Organized into 3 strands • Physical Science (P) • Earth Science (E) • Life Science (L)

  8. Unifying Concepts • Forces and Motion • Matter, Properties and Change • Energy: Conservation and Transfer • Earth Systems, Structures, and Processes • Earth History • Structures and Functions of Living Organisms • Ecosystems • Evolution and Genetics • Molecular Biology

  9. Essential Standards Second Grade: 2.L.1 Understand animal life cycles 2.L.1.1 Summarize the life cycle of animals: • Birth • Developing into an adult • Reproducing • Aging and death 2.L.1.2 Compare life cycles of different animals such as, but not limited to, mealworms, ladybugs, crickets, guppies or frogs. 2. Grade Level L. Strand (Physical, Earth, Life) 1. Essential Standard 2. Clarifying Objective

  10. Essential Standards • Written using the Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy • Cognitive Process • Verbs used in the standard • Verbs help us understand how to teach and assess the standards

  11. Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy • Knowledge Dimension • Ways to categorize the type of knowledge to be learned • Factual Knowledge • Conceptual Knowledge • Procedural Knowledge • Meta-Cognitive Knowledge

  12. Essential Standards Second Grade: 2.L.1 Understand animal life cycles 2.L.1.1 Summarize the life cycle of animals: • Birth • Developing into an adult • Reproducing • Aging and death 2.L.1.2 Compare life cycles of different animals such as, but not limited to, mealworms, ladybugs, crickets, guppies or frogs.

  13. Essential Standards • Instructional Toolkits • Under development • Include: • Crosswalk documents • Unpacking documents www.ncpublicschools.org/acre/standards/support-tools/

  14. Crosswalk Document

  15. Unpacking Document

  16. Essential Standards Activity • Work together as a team • Determine how the concept of Light and Forms of Energy is developed in the Science Essential Standards • Scavenger Hunt Time!

  17. Time to Reflect!

  18. Essential Standards Resources • DPI Wiki Space http://www.ncdpi.wikispaces.net/ • Webinars • Support Packs • Resources

  19. L I G H T, H E AT, E L E C T R I C I TY, A N DM AG N E T I S M • Light travels in a straight line until itstrikes an object. Light can be reflected by a mirror, refracted by alens, or absorbed by the object. National Science Education Standards Grades K-4, Standard B, Light, Heat, Electricity, and Magnetism, page 127

  20. L I G H T, H E AT, E L E C T R I C I TY, A N DM AG N E T I S M • Heat can be produced in many ways, such as burning, rubbing, or mixing one substance with another. Heat can move from one object to another by conduction. National Science Education Standards Grades K-4, Standard B, Light, Heat, Electricity, and Magnetism, page 127

  21. L I G H T, H E AT, E L E C T R I C I TY, A N DM AG N E T I S M • Electricity in circuits can produce light, heat, sound, and magnetic effects. Electrical circuits require a complete loop through which an electrical current can pass. National Science Education Standards Grades K-4, Standard B, Light, Heat, Electricity, and Magnetism, page 127

  22. Key Vocabulary for Standard 4.P.3 • Energy • Light • Opaque • Transparent • Translucent • Refraction • Reflection • Absorption • Convex (Lens & Mirror) • Concave (Lens & Mirror)

  23. Key Vocabulary for Standard 4.P.3 • Sound • Vibration • Sound Waves • Heat (Thermal) • Electrical • Circuit • Magnetic

  24. Arts and CraftsIt’s Vocabulary Foldable Time!!

  25. Part III:ClassroomActivities

  26. Energy: Conservation and Transfer Unit for Fourth Grade

  27. Energy: Conservation and Transfer Unit for Fourth Grade Can It Reflect Light? Card Sort/Discussion Assessment Probe Physical Science Probe Book

  28. Energy: Conservation and Transfer Unit for Fourth Grade • AIMS-Light Rays Slow Down

  29. Time to Reflect! Take a 10 minute break!

  30. Energy: Conservation and Transfer Unit for Fourth Grade • AIMS-Just Passing Through

  31. Energy: Conservation and Transfer Unit for Fourth Grade • Sonic Blaster Activity

  32. Energy: Conservation and Transfer Unit for Fourth Grade • Heat That Rubber Band

  33. Time to Reflect!

  34. Part IV:Assessment Probes

  35. Formative Assessment Probes • Complete the “Doing Science” probe • Decide which student you agree with and explain your reasoning • Discuss your reasoning with a partner

  36. Doing Science Probe • Purpose: • Elicit students’ ideas about scientific investigations • Scientists investigate the world in a variety of ways depending on the question they pose. • Observations, models, experiments, and collecting specimens • There is no fixed sequence of steps that all scientists use and follow rigidly.

  37. Suggestions for Instruction • Provide students with a variety of ways to do science • Use caution when using the word experiment (controlling variables); use investigation • Use caution when referring to the scientific method (a scientific method) • Expose students to different types of scientists, areas of science, and science investigations

  38. Uncovering Student Ideas in Science • Provide science formative assessment probes • Appropriate for multiple grade levels • Allows teachers to assess students thinking, identify misconceptions, and plan for instruction • Each probe includes “Teacher Notes” & Recommendations

  39. Uncovering Student Ideas in Science • Provide science formative assessment probes • 1 set of books per grade level at Title 1 schools • 1 set of books at non-Title 1 schools

  40. Uncovering Student Ideas in Science, Volume 4, p. 113

  41. Part V:Resources

  42. Essential Standards • Instructional Toolkits • Under development • Include: • Crosswalk documents • Unpacking documents www.ncpublicschools.org/acre/standards/support-tools/

  43. Essential Standards Resources • Science Literacy Maps http://nsdl.org/ • Benchmarks for Science Literacy http://www.project2061.org/publications/bsl/default.htm

  44. Essential Standards Resources • www.studyjams.com • www.unitedstreaming.com • www.questgarden.com • Aegom Science • Smart Exchange • Science Probe Books (Assessment Probes for Fourth Grade) • http://scnces.ncdpi.wikispaces.net