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Science

Introduction

Butterfly Grade four science syllabus book highlights new scientific discoveries to enhance children’s interest in innovation and scientific inquiry. New materials, machines, and technologies are discussed in this book. The science principles and laws that made these innovations possible are also discussed.

Six different language crafts (Essay, autobiography, dialogue, interview, narration, and story) are used to make each chapter interesting and fun to read.

This science primary syllabus book promotes science skills, also known as the core scientific skills, to develop scientific thinking of children. Following are some of the science skills that children develop through this book:

  1. Classifying
  2. Evaluating
  3. Organizing data
  4. Using tools
  5. Assessing

Each chapter ends with an interesting science project for hands on scientific learning.

Content of the Book

Common Core Standards

Class 4 (Science)

Students should be able to:

S.No.TargetsChapters
1.Reading: Literature

Key Ideas and Details

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.4.1
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

 

 

 

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 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.4.2
Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.
 

Forceful Fun

 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.4.3
Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character’s thoughts, words, or actions).
 

The Ecosystem

The Balanced System

2.Craft and Structure

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.4.4
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including those that allude to significant characters found in mythology (e.g., Herculean).

 

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3.

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.4.10
By the end of the year read and comprehends literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, in the grades 4-5 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

 

 

 

 

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4.Reading: Informational Text

Key Ideas and Details:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.1
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

 

 

 

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 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.3
Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.
 

Conduction

Kidney Purifier

 

 

5.

Craft and Structure:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.5
Describe the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, and problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in a text or part of a text.

 

 

 

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6.

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.7
Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively (e.g., in charts, graphs, diagrams, time lines, animations, or interactive elements on Web pages) and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text in which it appears.

 

 

 

 

Living and Non-living things

Weather

The Balanced System

 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.8
Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text.
 

 

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 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.9
Integrate information from two texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.
 

 

Impact of Sound

Striking Sounds

 

8.

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.10
By the end of year read and comprehends informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 4-5 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

 

 

 

 

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9.Reading: Writing

Text Types and Purposes:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.1
Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.

 

 

 

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 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.1B
Provide reasons that are supported by facts and details.
 

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 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.2
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
 

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10.Research to Build and Present Knowledge:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.7
Conduct short research projects that build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.

 

 

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 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.8
Recall relevant information from experiences or gather information from print and digital sources; take brief notes on sources and sort evidence into provided categories.
 

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11.Reading: Speaking & Listening

Comprehension and Collaboration:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.4.1
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 4 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.

 

 

 

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 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.4.1.A
Come to discussions prepared having read or studied required material; explicitly draw on that preparation and other information known about the topic to explore ideas under discussion.
 

 

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 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.4.1.C
Pose and respond to specific questions to clarify or follow up on information, and make comments that contribute to the discussion and link to the remarks of others.
 

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 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.4.2
Paraphrase portions of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
 

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Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.4.4
Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience in an organized manner, using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace.

 

 

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