4th Grade
Social Studies
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    Class Overview

    This quarter will focus on how European exploration had a profound impact on the development of the Americas. In this unit, students will understnad how the actions of Europeans affected the land and people of both the Americas and Europe. Students will understand the need for exploration and it's value to each group (Spanish, British, Portuguese, French). In addition, students will describe how trade impacted each culture. 

Science
  • Class Overview

    This quarter will focus on energy, magnetism, and electricity.  Students will create a model that demonstrates a system transferring energy from one object to another; even if the objects are not touching each other. Then, they will develop an energy model that moves electric currents from place to place. Students will develop and use a model that demonstrates magnetic forces. Finally, we will use evidence to create an argument about the impact of renewable and nonrenewable resources to generate electricity.