Science - 4th Grade
Students will understand the basic properties of rocks, the processes involved in the formation of soils, and the needs of plants provided by soil.
4th Grade OER Science Textbook for Utah SEEd Standards
The Utah Science Open Educational Resources (OER) textbook project was started to bring Utah teachers together to create a resource that aligns to Utah core science standards. The Utah Science OER textbooks are not intended to be curriculum as they do not include labs, assessments, or a teacher guide with answers. They are intended as a reference material for students with content to support teachers classroom instruction and help make sense of science concepts found in standards. This OER textbook is also available in other languages at https://www.uen.org/oer/index.shtml.
How Rocks Change
Are you ready for this challenge? See if you can tell what causes rocks to change over time.
Interactive Weather Maker
Change the temperature and the humidity to create different weather conditions.
Interactives: The Rock Cycle
"Discover rock secrets through these activities. Create a rock collection as you learn about the three main types of rock, find out how to tell the different rock types apart, and see how rocks change from one type into another!"
Natural History Museum of Utah
Visit this web site to learn about the museum's current exhibits and their permanent collections.
Rock Around the Park
What shapes your world? Find out how Utah's arches, buttes and plateaus are formed with this online activity.
A downloadable coloring book
Teaching Kits: Utah Geological Survey
Geology-Related Teaching Kits.
The Great Plant Escape: Case #2
Soiled Again! To solve this case, you must find out what soil is, why it is important, and in what kinds of soil plants grow. Happy digging!
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and see the Science - Elementary website. For
general questions about Utah's Core Standards contact the Director
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