Year 4 Science Objectives
Living things and their habitats
- To recognise that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways.
- To explore and use classification keys to help group, identify and name a variety of living things in their local and wider environment.
- To recognise that environments can change and that this can sometimes pose dangers to living things.
Animals, including humans
- To describe the simple functions of the basic parts of the digestive system in humans.
- To identify the different types of teeth in humans and their simple functions.
- I can construct and interpret a variety of food chains, identifying producers, predators and prey.
States of matter
- To compare and group materials together, according to whether they are solids, liquids or gases.
- I can observe that some materials change state when they are heated or cooled, and measure or research the temperature at which this happens in degrees Celsius (°C).
- To identify the part played by evaporation and condensation in the water cycle and associate the rate of evaporation with temperature.
- To identify how sounds are made, associating some of them with something vibrating.
- To recognise that vibrations from sounds travel through a medium to the ear.
- To find patterns between the pitch of a sound and features of the object that produced it To find patterns between the volume of a sound and the strength of the vibrations that produced it.
- To recognise that sounds get fainter as the distance from the sound source increases.
- To identify common appliances that run on electricity.
- To construct a simple series electrical circuit, identifying and naming its basic parts, including cells, wires, bulbs, switches and buzzers
- To identify whether or not a lamp will light in a simple series circuit, based on whether or not the lamp is part of a complete loop with a battery.
- To recognise that a switch opens and closes a circuit and associate this with whether or not a lamp lights in a simple series circuit.
- To recognise some common conductors and insulators, and associate metals with being good conductors.