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What Is It Like Where You Live?
This site offers an abundance of information on Earth's biomes (rainforest, tundra, taiga, desert, temperate, and grasslands), as well as marine and freshwater ecosystems. The site features relevant...

Primary Resource Type:
Educational Software / Tool
Subject(s): Science
Grade Level(s): 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Intended Audience: Educators
Collection: iCPALMS

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    Standards
  • 2
    Components
Bounce Back Ball
Students will be working in teams of four to measure the rebound heights of a tennis ball dropped from four different heights. Students will be investigating with the bouncing balls to measure...

Primary Resource Type:
Formative Assessment
Subject(s): Science
Grade Level(s): 4, 5
Intended Audience: Educators
Collection: iCPALMS

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    Standards
  • 2
    Components
Energy Kids
This website provides information and resources for teachers seeking to make learning about energy fun and exciting for students. Renewable and nonrenewable sources of energy are well organized and...

Primary Resource Type:
Resource Collection
Subject(s): Science
Grade Level(s): 3, 4, 5
Intended Audience: Educators
Collection: NSDL

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    Standards
  • 1
    Components
Ice Melting

Students will design investigations to test various materials to prevent heat gain in frozen water.

Primary Resource Type:
Formative Assessment
Subject(s): Science
Grade Level(s): 4, 5
Intended Audience: Educators
Collection: iCPALMS

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    Components
Packing Materials
Students will test the solubility of different items used in packing. Based on their observations, the student will explain which of the materials would be least harmful to the environment. The task...

Primary Resource Type:
Formative Assessment
Subject(s): Science
Grade Level(s): 4
Intended Audience: Educators
Collection: iCPALMS

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    Standards
  • 2
    Components
Testing Food
Students determine the relative amounts of oils in food. They then apply their understanding to an additional situation. The task assesses students' abilities to make simple observations, make...

Primary Resource Type:
Formative Assessment
Subject(s): Science
Grade Level(s): 4
Intended Audience: Educators
Collection: iCPALMS

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    Standards
  • 2
    Components
Variables-FOSS Module
Some of the most important scientific concepts students learn are the result of their ability to see relationships between objects and events. Relationships always involve interactions, dependencies,...

Primary Resource Type:
Resource Collection
Subject(s): Science
Grade Level(s): 3, 4, 5, 6
Intended Audience: Educators
Collection: iCPALMS

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    Standards
  • 6
    Components
What Kind of Rock? - Expository Writing
Using this resource, students are given an opportunity to use their science vocabulary and content knowledge to organize and write an essay on the subject of the three different kinds of rocks:...

Primary Resource Type:
Formative Assessment
Subject(s): Science
Grade Level(s): 4
Intended Audience: Educators
Collection: iCPALMS

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    Components
Pinewood Derby Forces and Motion
Let's get rolling and explore the physics behind rolling cars! Make sure you stay on track. Produced with funding from the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs.

Primary Resource Type:
Perspectives Video: Teaching Idea
Subject(s): Science
Grade Level(s): 4
Intended Audience: Educators
Collection: CPALMS Perspectives Videos - STEAM Collection

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  • 1
    Components
Precision of Measurement

Classroom activities that teach students precision of measurement.

Primary Resource Type:
Perspectives Video: Teaching Idea
Subject(s): Mathematics, Science
Grade Level(s): 4, 5, 7, 8
Intended Audience: Educators
Collection: CPALMS Perspectives Videos - General

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A Plant's Life

Follow the steps of the life cycle of flowering plants in this interactive tutorial.

Primary Resource Type:
Original Tutorial
Subject(s): Science
Grade Level(s): 4
Intended Audience: Students
Collection: Original Student Tutorials Science - Grades K-8

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Animal Traits

Explore animal traits and how theygain them as you complete this interactive tutorial.

Primary Resource Type:
Original Tutorial
Subject(s): Science
Grade Level(s): 4
Intended Audience: Students
Collection: Original Student Tutorials Science - Grades K-8

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Categories of Rocks

Explore thethree categories of rocks and what makes each one unique.

Primary Resource Type:
Original Tutorial
Subject(s): Science
Grade Level(s): 4
Intended Audience: Students
Collection: Original Student Tutorials Science - Grades K-8

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Chemical Change Investigations | Inquiry in...
In this series of 10 investigations, students gain experience with the evidence of chemical change - production of a gas, change in temperature, color change, and formation of a precipitate. Students...

Primary Resource Type:
Unit/Lesson Sequence
Subject(s): Science
Grade Level(s): 4, 8
Intended Audience: Educators
Collection: iCPALMS

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    Standards
  • 5
    Components
Honeybee Mystery--a Comprehension...
In this lesson tied to Florida Standards for English/Language Arts, students receive support as they read a complex informational text about honeybees. The teacher facilitates a close reading and...

Primary Resource Type:
Unit/Lesson Sequence
Subject(s): English Language Arts, Science
Grade Level(s): 4
Intended Audience: Educators
Collection: CPALMS Lesson Plan Development Initiative

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    Standards
  • 4
    Components
Magnetic Levitation

Physics is a weighty subject, but this discussion of magnets and illusion brings a little levity.

Primary Resource Type:
Perspectives Video: Professional/Enthusiast
Subject(s): Science
Grade Level(s): 4
Intended Audience: Educators, Students, Parents
Collection: CPALMS Perspectives Videos - General

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Making Models - From the Mind, to Paper, to...

An art studio manager describes how projects are designed and completed using mental, 2D, computer, and 3D models.

Primary Resource Type:
Perspectives Video: Professional/Enthusiast
Subject(s): Science
Grade Level(s): 4
Intended Audience: Educators, Students, Parents
Collection: CPALMS Perspectives Videos - General

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Measuring Mass
In this unit, students will first do research and study the Law of Conservation of Mass and learn how to form a hypothesis. After they learn how to form a hypothesis, they will use balance beams to...

Primary Resource Type:
Unit/Lesson Sequence
Subject(s): Science
Grade Level(s): 4
Intended Audience: Educators
Collection: Orange County Public Schools

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    Standards
  • 2
    Components
Natural Resources
Natural resources are everywhere. Take a trip through the different types of natural resources and analyze the aspects of nonrenewable and renewable resources. Question what we do with our resources...

Primary Resource Type:
Original Tutorial
Subject(s): Science
Grade Level(s): 4
Intended Audience: Students
Collection: Original Student Tutorials Science - Grades K-8

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Physical Properties Physical Change in...
In this investigation, students will carefully look at four known household crystals. After observing and describing the crystals, students will be given an unknown crystal, which is chemically the...

Primary Resource Type:
Unit/Lesson Sequence
Subject(s): Science
Grade Level(s): 3, 4
Intended Audience: Educators
Collection: iCPALMS

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    Standards
  • 3
    Components
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