Mixtures and Solutions
FOSS' Mixtures and Solutions unit addresses the physical science standards relating to the elements. You can link directly to the Mixtures and Solutions vocabulary page on FOSSweb.
You can also go to my physical sciences page for additional information.
You can link directly to the Living Systems vocabulary page on FOSSweb.
Mr. Drum's Science Page
FOSS stands for Full Option Science System and is the science curriculum adopted by the district. It is an inquiry-based program, which means it focuses on hands-on investigations, but follows up the hands-on activities with reading in a textbook.
STAR Test and Standards
Fifth grade students have a science component to their STAR test, which they did not have in previous grades. The science test is comprised 60% of questions from the fifth grade science standards and 40% from the fourth grade science standards.
Fourth Grade Science Review
- Life Sciences: Organisms
- Earth Sciences: Rocks and Minerals; Waves, Wind, Water, and Ice
- Physical Sciences: Electricity and Magnetism