Grade 4

Science

The objective of teaching Science in Grade 4 is to enable learners to develop inquisitiveness for the environment and the natural world. The curriculum includes activities to motivate active engagement among learners for community development. The curriculum is intended to allow learner interactions with natural habitats.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Concept

  • The learner develops foundational knowledge about the environment through observation of the surroundings.
  • The learner recognizes the components of the earth.
  • The learner expands one’s knowledge and understanding of topics in the areas of physics, chemistry, Earth science, ecology, biology, and space science.

Confidence

  • The learner consciously and sub-consciously develops an appreciation for the environment.
  • The learner discovers facts about land, air, water, sound, and light pollution.
  • The learner begins to form opinions on the actions of humans and its consequence on the environment.

Clarity

  • The learner consciously and sub-consciously develops an interest in the importance of Science in daily life.
  • The learner develops basic understanding of Earth’s landforms and the types of rocks and soil, and extend their learning beyond the Earth to the solar system.
  •  The learner understands  the need and importance of a healthy environment.

Application

  • The learner consciously and sub-consciously develops an appreciation for different elements of nature and their contribution to maintaining a sound ecosystem.
  • The learner attempts to investigate genetics and the physical characteristics of living things, ecosystems and agriculture.
  • The learner begins to explore the technical and sometimes surprising facts behind the things seen and experienced every day.

Innovation

  • The learner inferences, identifies and creates patterns based on their scientific inquiries.
  • The learner innovates various used on the principle of 4Rs.
  • The learner becomes innovative problem-solvers equipped with the skills and knowledge necessary to address twenty-first century issues.

Compassion

  • The learner develops a sense of responsibility, care, and respect for the environment.
  • The learner begins to sensitize about one’s society.
  • The learner develops an appreciation for social and ecological diversity.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Concept - The learner is able to:

  • Associate various plants and animals with their habitats;
  • Develop an understanding of the solar system;
  • Interpret and draw conclusions out of simple information.

Confidence - The learner is able to:

  • Analyze the current ongoing situations critically;
  • Advocate one’s opinion with a proper understanding of the topic;
  • Engage oneself in discussions within classrooms and among one’s peers and family.

Clarity - The learner is able to:

  • Categorize various rocks, ores, and minerals;
  • Understand the concept of sanitation and the importance of good hygiene;
  • Identify one’s role in maintaining a healthy environment.

Application - The learner is able to:

  • Develop awareness about the impact of technological advances on the environment;
  • Demonstrate active participation in eco-club activities;
  • Research about various  communities and their relationship with the environment.

Innovation - The learner is able to:

  • generate questions that lead to scientific inquiry;
  • plan and carry out systematic investigations, manipulating variables as necessary;
  • create working models with scientific tools and techniques.

Compassion - The learner is able to:

  • Develop an appreciation for diversity;
  • Understand ‘Collective Responsibility’;
  • Engage in discussions to minimize the impact of human activity on the environment.
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