Science 4

This course is designed to fulfill the curricular objectives of the Saskatchewan Grade 4 Science curriculum.  It is divided into 4 units of study, each with readings, videos, and activities of their own.  Within each unit, you will be asked to complete assignments, quizzes and exams. There are also a variety of links to videos, websites, and other media provided.  It is a 36 week course.

Science 4 Aims & Goals,​ 


Course Information

Habitats and Communities – (9 weeks)

Saskatchewan is a province that has many different types of landscapes – forests, plains, deserts, water.  Each landscape is home to different plants, insects and animals.  Explore what makes a good home and how these creatures are connected in this unit.

Chapter 1 – Plants and Animals (3.5 weeks)

Chapter 2 – Structures and Behaviours (2 weeks)

Chapter 3 – Effects of Natural and Human Activities (3.5 weeks)

 

Light – (7 weeks)

In this topic, we explore light as a form of energy.  We’ll see how light travels and the properties and characteristics that light has that humans can use to make our lives easier.

Chapter 1 – Natural and Artificial Sources of Light (2 weeks)

Chapter 2 – How Light Interacts (2.5 weeks)

Chapter 3 – Technological Innovations (2.5 weeks)

 

Sound – (7 weeks)

Learn about how sound is produced, what properties it has and how humans can make, change, record and use sound for our purposes.

Chapter 1 – Natural and Artificial Sources of Sound (3 weeks)

Chapter 2 – Characteristics and Properties of Sound (2 weeks)

Chapter 3 – Impacts of Sound-Related Technologies (2 weeks)

 

Rocks, Minerals, and Erosion – (9 weeks)

Explore the ground beneath your feet!  How are rocks formed?  Are minerals rocks?  What does Saskatchewan have under our soils?  How are people connected to the Earth?

Chapter 1 – Properties of Rocks and Minerals (2.5 weeks)

Chapter 2 – Uses of Rocks and Minerals (2.5 weeks)

Chapter 3 – Weather, Erosion, and Fossils (4 weeks)