Science

Lessons

1. Grade 4 – Habitats and Communities – Producers and Consumers  

Outcomes & Indicators:

HC4.1 Investigate the interdependence of plants and animals, including humans, within habitats and communities.

f. Classify plants and animals, including humans, according to their role(s) (e.g., producer, consumer, herbivore, omnivore, carnivore, predator, prey, scavenger, and decomposer) in food chains and food webs.

k. Predict how the removal of a specific plant or animal population may affect a community in the short- and long-term.

Lesson – Producers and Consumers

Power Point – Producers and Consumers


Unit Plan

Grade 4 – Sound

Outcomes:

SO4.1 Explore natural and artificial sources of sound in the environment and how those sounds are detected by humans and animals.

SO4.2 Draw conclusions about the characteristics and physical properties of sound, including pitch and loudness, based on observation.

SO4.3 Assess personal, societal, and environmental impacts of sound-related technologies.

Unit Overview

Lesson 1 – Types of Sound: Natural vs. Artificial

Lesson 1 Handout – KWL ChartLesson 1 Handout – Classify the Sounds Around You

Lesson 2 – The Ability to Make and Hear Sounds

Lesson 3 – “Seeing Sound”: Vibrations and Waves

Lesson 3 Handout – Seeing Sound – Vibrations and Waves – Word Blank plus Answer Key, Lesson 3 Experiment – How Does Science Explain Sound, Lesson 3 Handout – How Does Science Explain Sound, Lesson 3 Questions – How Does Science Explain Sound, Lesson 3 Answers – How Does Science Explain Sound

Lesson 4 – Pitch Party

Lesson 4 Experiment – Controlling Variables to Test Pitch, Lesson 4 Handout – Controlling Variables to Test Pitch, Lesson 4 Questions – Controlling Variables to Test Pitch, Lesson 4 Answers – Controlling Variables to Test Pitch

Lesson 5 – Crank it Up!: Loudness

Lesson 5 Handout – I’m Hearing Decibels, Lesson 5 Answers – I’m Hearing Decibels, Lesson 5 Chart – Common Sounds

Lesson 6 – Sense Organ: The Ear

Lesson 6 Presentations – Sense Organ – The Ear, Lesson 6 Presentation Grade – Sense Organ – The Ear

Lesson 7 – Instrument Exploration

SO Lesson 7 Experiment – Simple Instruments

Lesson 8 – Inventions that Enhance our Lives

Lesson 8 Experiment – Amplifying Sound, Lesson 8 Questions – Amplifying Sound. Lesson 8 Answers – Amplifying SoundLesson 8 Handout – Modify a Megaphone and Tune an Ear Trumpet

Lesson 9 – Noise Pollution

Lesson 9 Handout – How Safe Are My Ears

Lesson 10 – Connecting Music and Sound to Aboriginal Cultures

Lesson 11 – Canadian Contributors to Sound-Based Technology

Lesson 11 Options – Canadian Contributes to Sound, Lesson 11 Outline – Canadian Contributes to Sound, Lesson 11 Rubric – Canadian Contributes to Sound

Additional Resource Package

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