Fourth grade students use the information they have collected to make informed decisions. They have many opportunities to use tools such as calculators, microscopes, triple beam balances and compasses to observe and measure. Students will enjoy examining the properties of soils, recording changes in weather, and learning about food webs.
Scientists use a variety of tools to extend their senses and collect information. Visit each section below to find lessons that develop students skills and abilities to use scientific tools safely and appropriately.