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Grade 4 - Science Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE)

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4th Grade Science Georgia Standards of Excellence

*New 4th Grade Science Teacher Notes​ are packed with background information for the disciplinary core ideas, application of the science and engineering practices, potential ideas that students enter the classroom with, and basic phenomena ideas. 

*New 4th Grade Science Self-Evaluation Checklist​: Consider using this resource to support students progressing towards standard mastery. 

​*New: Science Instructional Resources

​​​​​​GaConnects is a new one-stop-shop site for Georgia educators built to provide quick access to GaDOE educational resources, Georgia Standards, data dashboards, professional learning, and GaDOE applications. GaDOE SuitCASE and GaDOE Inspire are two featured applications to support classroom Instruction. Click on “GaConnects Preview" in the SLDS for access, or go to Inspire (​.

Instructional Resources

4th Grade Science Curriculum Map

Fourth Grade Pacing Guides

1. Weather and Moon Phases: Collecting Data through the Year
2. Stars, Planets, and Moon
3. Forecasting the Weather
4. Role of Organisms and Flow of Energy
5. Light and Sound
6. Force and Motion

Instructional Segments

1. Weather and Moon Phases​

Video Script - ISS
Cloud Journal
Data Chart – Weather
Data Chart – Forecasting
Calendar – Moon Phase

2. Stars, Planets, and Moon
3. Forecasting the Weather
4. Role of Organisms and Flow of Energy
5. Light and Sound
6. Force and Motion

Distance Learning

This plan was specifically designed for use during these uncertain times as support for school districts, administrators, teachers, and parents who are working tirelessly to provide students with quality content in a remote format. The plan includes both "plugged and unplugged" activities. 

4th Grade Distance Learning Plan: Weather

​​4th Grade Distance Learning Plan: Waves​

4th Grade Distance Learning Plan: Ecosystems​

​The Distance Learning Plans are now available in Spanish through our Dual Language Immersion Program!​


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Professional Learning

Visit the GaDOE science website  for professional learning opportunities, resources, and other information.

GaDOE has launched a new platform to provide the opportunity for science teachers, leaders and GaDOE staff to share thoughts and resources. Meet the wonderful virtual specialists from around the state that we are working with to lead groups. To get started, visit the GaDOE community website, select Create an Account and follow the prompts. Navigate to the Groups section and join the groups you are most interested in. We look forward to connecting!​

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