Lower Dauphin School District
Subject: STEM Grade Level(s): Fourth
Synopsis of Curriculum
The STEM curriculum for fourth grade is divided into six general areas: Forces and Interactions; Energy; Waves; Structure, Function and Information Processing; Earth's Systems; Engineering Design; and, Coding. Fourth grade students will learn how can one explain and predict interactions between objects within systems, how energy is transferred and conserved, how waves are used to transfer energy and information, and how organisms live, grow, and respond to their environment. Fourth grade students will learn how and why the Earth is constantly changing and how Earth’s processes and human activities affect each other. Fourth grade students will also be introduced to coding and how computer science is a foundational skill for all students.
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