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
Grade 4 – Sound
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.
Lesson 1 – Types of Sound: Natural vs. Artificial
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 6 – Sense Organ: The Ear
Lesson 7 – Instrument Exploration
Lesson 8 – Inventions that Enhance our Lives
Lesson 9 – Noise Pollution
Lesson 10 – Connecting Music and Sound to Aboriginal Cultures
Lesson 11 – Canadian Contributors to Sound-Based Technology