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Class IV Science

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Class IV students actively study the world around them using scientific instruments and techniques. Lessons are hands-on, and the scientific method is always used. Students begin the year with a unit on Plants, including classification of local plants and trees. During the Weather unit, students collect data, study clouds, and learn about forecasting. Matter is always an exciting unit! Students learn about physical and chemical changes to matter as they learn about mixtures, elements, and phases of matter. During the Astronomy unit, students study the solar system and links between Earth's movements and the seasons. Students become biologists during the Physiology unit, with focus on the skeletal-muscular and the nervous systems.