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SCOTT FORESMAN Science (Grade 4, Student Edition + Audio)


Lessons in the Science Student's Book are organized in four units: Life Science, Earth Science, Physical Science, and Space and Technology. Each unit contains a balance between important science content and hands-on activities (through scaffolded inquiry) that support every lesson. You'll also find biographies, careers, and a NASA Connection in all units.


Unit A: Life Science
Chapter 1: Classifying Plants and Animals
Lesson 1: What are the building blocks of life?
Lesson 2: How are living things grouped?
Lesson 3: How are plants classified?
Lesson 4: How are animals classified?
Lesson 5: How do animals adapt?
Chapter 2: Energy from Plants
Lesson 1: What are plants’ characteristics?
Lesson 2: What are the parts of plants?
Lesson 3: How do plants reproduce?
Lesson 4: What is the life cycle of a plant?
Chapter 3: Ecosystems
Lesson 1: What are the parts of ecosystems?
Lesson 2: How does energy flow in ecosystems?
Lesson 3: How does matter flow in ecosystems?
Chapter 4: Changes in Ecosystems
Lesson 1: How are ecosystems balanced?
Lesson 2: How do organisms interact?
Lesson 3: How do environments change?
Lesson 4: How do people disturb the balance?
Chapter 5: Systems of the Human Body
Lesson 1: What are the skeletal and muscular systems?
Lesson 2: What are the respiratory and circulatory systems?
Lesson 3: What are the digestive and nervous systems?
Lesson 4: How does the body defend itself?

Unit B: Earth Science
Chapter 6: Water Cycle and Weather
Lesson 1: Where is Earth’s water?
Lesson 2: How do water and air affect weather?
Lesson 3: What are air masses?
Lesson 4: How do we measure and predict weather?
Chapter 7: Hurricanes and Tornadoes
Lesson 1: What are hurricanes?
Lesson 2: What are tornadoes?
Chapter 8: Minerals and Rocks
Lesson 1: What are minerals?
Lesson 2: How are sedimentary rocks formed?
Lesson 3: What are igneous and metamorphic rocks?
Chapter 9: Changes to Earth’s Surface
Lesson 1: How does Earth’s surface wear away?
Lesson 2: How do weathered materials move?
Lesson 3: How can Earth’s surface change rapidly?
Chapter 10: Using Natural Resources
Lesson 1: What are natural resources?
Lesson 2: How are resources used for energy?

Unit C: Physical Science
Chapter 1:1 Properties of Matter
Lesson 1: What is matter?
Lesson 2: How is matter measured?
Lesson 3: How do substances mix?
Lesson 4: How does matter change?
Chapter 12: Heat
Lesson 1: Why does matter have energy?
Lesson 2: How does heat move?
Chapter 13: Electricity and Magnetism
Lesson 1: How does matter become charged?
Lesson 2: How do electric charges flow?
Lesson 3: What are magnetic fields?
Lesson 4: How is electricity transformed to magnetism?
Lesson 5: How is magnetism transformed to electricity?
Chapter 14: Sound and Light
Lesson 1: What is sound energy?
Lesson 2: How is sound made?
Lesson 3: What is light energy?
Lesson 4: How do light and matter interact?
Chapter 15: Objects in Motion
Lesson 1: What is motion?
Lesson 2: How does force affect moving objects?
Lesson 3: How are force, mass, and energy related?
Chapter 16: Simple Machines
Lesson 1: What is a machine?
Lesson 2: How can machines work together?

Unit D: Space and Technology
Chapter 17: Earth’s Cycles
Lesson 1: How does Earth move?
Lesson 2: What patterns can you see in the sky
Chapter 18: Inner and Outer Planets
Lesson 1: What makes up the universe?
Lesson 2: What are the inner planets?
Lesson 3: What do we know about Jupiter, Saturn, and Uranus?
Lesson 4: What do we know about Neptune, Pluto, and beyond?
Chapter 19: Effects of Technology
Lesson 1: How does technology affect our lives?
Lesson 2: How has technology changed communication and transportation?



AudioText gives students with reading difficulties, limited English proficiency, or auditory learning styles full access to the contents of Scott Foresman Science Grade 4. Complete narrations of the Student Edition help students learn science more effectively. Text is recorded at a normal, instructional pace so that students can follow along easily in their books. There are separate mp3s for pages of text in the Student Edition.


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