Earth and Human Activity

Students who demonstrate understanding can:

Performance Expectations

1. Obtain and combine information to describe that energy and fuels are derived from natural resources and their uses affect the environment.

Clarification Statement and Assessment Boundary

A Peformance Expectation (PE) is what a student should be able to do to show mastery of a concept. Some PEs include a Clarification Statement and/or an Assessment Boundary. These can be found by clicking the PE for "More Info." By hovering over a PE, its corresponding pieces from the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts will be highlighted.

Connections to Engineering, Technology, and Applications of Science

By clicking on a specific Science and Engineering Practice, Disciplinary Core Idea, or Crosscutting Concept, you can find out more information on it. By hovering over one you can find its corresponding elements in the PEs.

Planning Curriculum

Common Core State Standards Connections

ELA/Literacy

• W.4.7 - Conduct short research projects that build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic. (4-ESS3-1)
• W.4.8 - Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; take notes and categorize information, and provide a list of sources. (4-ESS3-1)
• W.4.9 - Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research. (4-ESS3-1)

Mathematics

• 4.OA.A.1 - Interpret a multiplication equation as a comparison, e.g., interpret 35 = 5 x 7 as a statement that 35 is 5 times as many as 7 and 7 times as many as 5. Represent verbal statements of multiplicative comparisons as multiplication equations. (4-ESS3-1)
• MP.2 - Reason abstractly and quantitatively. (4-ESS3-1)
• MP.4 - Model with mathematics. (4-ESS3-1)

Resources & Lesson Plans

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Planning Curriculum gives connections to other areas of study for easier curriculum creation.