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Science & Engineering

In fourth grade, students identify the conversion of energy between forms and the energy transfer required to move energy from place to place. They will develop a model of waves to describe patterns in terms of amplitude or wavelength and that waves can cause objects to move. Students will identify evidence from patterns in rock formations and fossils in rock layers to support an explanation for changes in a landscape over time. In this exploration of how computers work, students are encouraged to make analogies between the parts of the human body and parts that make up a computer. Students are introduced to the structures of plants and animals - with an emphasis on their functions.