Carolina Biological K-8 Curriculum - November 2023

The Standards

4th Grade

From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes

Students who demonstrate understanding can:



Use a model to describe that animals receive different types of information through their senses, process the information in their brain, and respond to the information in different ways. 4-LS1-2

Clarification Statement and Assessment Boundary

Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on systems of information transfer.

Assessment Boundary: Assessment does not include the mechanisms by which the brain stores and recalls information or the mechanisms of how sensory receptors function.

Science and Engineering Practices

Developing and Using Models

Modeling in 3–5 builds on K–2 experiences and progresses to building and revising simple models and using models to represent events and design solutions.

Use a model to test interactions concerning the functioning of a natural system. (4-LS1-2)

Common Core State Standards Connections

  • SL.4.5 - Add audio recordings and visual displays to presentations when appropriate to enhance the development of main ideas or themes. (4-LS1-2)

Model Course Mapping

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