Science - 4th Grade
Students will understand how fossils are formed, where they may be found in Utah, and how they can be used to make inferences.
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.
4th Grade Sci-ber Text
From USBE, a fun, interactive online textbook. Correlates directly with Utah's science core curriculum.
4th Grade Teacher Resource Book (TRB)
Great resource for teaching the core curriculum, including activities and background information.
Look at the heads, necks, bodies, and teeth of dinosaurs to figure out what they ate.
Fossils and Dinosaurs
This Science NetLinks lesson plans will help students understand what can be learned from fossils and in doing so, realize the difference between fact and theory (idea). They will also gain a general understanding of how fossils are formed.
Fossils: Uncovering the Facts
This Science NetLinks lesson plans explores what information can be discerned by comparing fossils to living organisms. Students will conduct an "interview" with the remains of a Protoceratops.
A hotlist with great sites
Museum of Paleontology
A great site. Has online exhibits and tours.
Natural History Museum of Utah
Visit this web site to learn about the museum's current exhibits and their permanent collections.
The Dinosaur Museum
Web site for the museum in Blanding, UT
USGS: Fossils, Rocks and Time
Great background information for teachers. Timelines, definitions, history.
Utah Geologic Survey
Utah Fossils and Dinosaurs
http://www.uen.org - in partnership with Utah State Board of Education
(USBE) and Utah System of Higher Education
(USHE). Send questions or comments to USBE
and see the Science - Elementary website. For
general questions about Utah's Core Standards contact the Director
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