GA Milestones
Predictor Review Links
4th Grade Science
AKS
Number
Objective
Links to Study
8
8. analyze the components of our solar system and their relationship to one another
(GPS,
ITBS.  
                                                                                                                                                        
8a. compare and contrast the physical attributes (number, size, color, patterns. of stars in
the night sky (GPS.
8b. compare the similarities and differences of planets to the stars in appearance,
position and number in the night sky (GPS.
8c. explain why the pattern of stars in a constellation stays the same but a planet can be
seen in different locations at different times (seasons. (GPS.
8d. compare and contrast the earth and other planets in our solar system
8e. explain how technology is used to observe the universe (telescopes, sensors. (GPS)
What is a planet? - from NASA
All About Astronomy - from Enchanted Learning
Solar System Tutor - click the answer at the bottom to keep going
through the pages!
Astronomy at ology.com - 44 different pages for kids; scroll down
to see them all!
Kid's Astronomy.com - look around here for whatever you need!
Cosmos4kids - Stars, the Solar System and more! Click on the
planets on the right, then use the menu at the top to go to the
Stars pages.
SpaceQuake - Can you order the planets? A game from Mr.
Nussbaum.
Constellations - this page has LOTS of links to games and
activities!
Solar System - same website as above, but the solar system page
9
9. analyze the role of relative position and motion in determining the sequence of the
phases of the moon (GPS, ITBS)
9a. model the position and motion of the earth in the solar system (GPS)
9b. explain the day/night cycle using a model (GPS)
9c. explain and illustrate the sequence of the phases of the moon (GPS)
9d. demonstrate how it is the earth's tilt and orbit around the sun rather than the earth's
distance from the sun that causes seasonal changes (GPS)
9e. illustrate the relative size and order from the sun of the planets in the solar system
(GPS)
9f. explain how hemispheres and other characteristics of the earth's surface cause
seasonal and climate variations
What causes the seasons? -from NASA
Astronomy at ology.com - 44 different pages for kids; scroll down
to see them all!
Kid's Astronomy.com - look around here for whatever you need!
Earth, Sun, & Moon - scroll down to see the game
Earth, Moon, and Sun - this page has LOTS of links to games and
activities!
Seasons and Weather - this page has LOTS of links to games
and activities
Seasons video clip; from Next Vista Learning
10
10. differentiate between the states of water and how they relate to the water cycle
and weather (GPS, ITBS.
10a. demonstrate how water changes states from solid (ice. to liquid to gas (water vapor,
steam. and changes from gas to liquid to solid (GPS.
10b. identify the temperature at which water becomes a solid (32 degrees F, 0 degrees C.
and at which water becomes a gas (212 degrees F, 100 degrees C. (GPS.
10c. identify cloud types and formation and how clouds relate to the water cycle (GPS.
10d. demonstrate and explain the water cycle and the role of evaporation, precipitation
and condensation (GPS.
10e. investigate different forms of precipitation (rain, snow, sleet, hail. and sky conditions
(clouds, fog. (GPS.
Changing State of Water - scroll down to see the game
Water Around Us - video from nextvista.org
Solids, Liquids, & Gases - scroll down to see the game
Clouds, Evaporation, and the Water Cycle - This webpage has
LOTS of links to games and activities!
Temperature - same site as above, but the Temperature page
The Water Cycle - student produced video from nextvista.org
Cloud Types - AFTER you review cloud types, watch this short
video clip to see if you can identify them!
11
11. analyze weather charts/maps and collect weather data to predict weather events
and infer patterns and seasonal changes (GPS, ITBS.
11a. use weather instruments (thermometer, rain gauge, barometer, wind vane,
anemometer. to collect data and measure atmospheric conditions (temperature,
humidity, air pressure, wind speed, direction. (GPS.
11b. explain how weather instruments are used to make forecasts (GPS.
11c. identify fronts, temperature and precipitation on a weather map and use the
information to interpret and forecast upcoming weather conditions (GPS.
11d. use observations and records of weather conditions to predict weather patterns
throughout the year (GPS.
11e. differentiate between weather and climate, and identify Earth's climate zones (GPS.

Seasons and Weather - this page has LOTS of links to games
and activities

How do you build a weather satellite? - from NASA
12
12. investigate the nature of light using tools (mirrors, lenses, prisms) (GPS, ITBS)
12a. identify materials that are transparent, opaque, and translucent (GPS)
12b. investigate the reflection of light using a mirror and a light source (GPS)
12c. identify the physical attributes of a convex lens, a concave lens, and a prism and
where each is used (GPS)
12d. demonstrate how light can be transmitted, absorbed, scattered, reflected, refracted
and/or separated into a visible spectrum
Catch the Waves - interactive tutorial
The Science of Light - tutorials with simulations that help you
understand light
What is Light? - also see the second page about lenses
Physics4Kids - Light; see the links on the right for all the articles!
How We See - a game with mirrors and light
Light - this page has LOTS of linked games and activities about
light!
13
13. investigate how sound is produced by vibrating objects (GPS, ITBS)
13a. demonstrate how sound is produced and how it can be varied by changing the rate
of vibration (GPS)
13b. define sound as a form of energy
13c. recognize the conditions that cause pitch to vary (GPS)
13d. relate attributes of waves (wavelength, frequency) to sound (pitch, intensity)
13e. illustrate how sound travels in a solid, liquid and gas
Physclips - waves and sound
Changing Sounds - scroll down to see the game
Vibration causes Sound - a singing tutorial that's kind of silly, but
does explain some important ideas!
14
14. demonstrate the relationship between force and motion (GPS, ITBS)
14a. identify the nature of work
14b. identify and demonstrate forces such as push and pull
14c. observe how force and friction affect speed and motion using different sized objects
(GPS)
14d. identify and compare simple machines (lever, pulley, wedge, inclined plane, screw,
wheel 14e. explain what happens to the speed or direction of an object when a greater
force than the original force is applied (GPS)
14f . demonstrate the effect of gravitational force on the motion of an object (GPS)

Physclips - video clips and tutorials find the ones that you need by
scrolling down
Physics4Kids - Force and Motion; see the links on the right and
the menu topics at the top, too.
Simple Machines from mikids.com - all six simple machines with
summaries and links to more information
Inventor's Toolbox - quick overview of the simple machines
Forces in Action Game - scroll down to see the game
Friction - scroll down to see the game
Physics and Motion - this page has links to LOTS of games and
activities
15
15. describe the roles of organisms and the flow of energy within an ecosystem (GPS,
ITBS)
15a. identify the roles of producers consumers and decomposers in a community (GPS)
15b. construct a food chain/food web and explain the flow of energy beginning with
sunlight and including producers, consumers and decomposers (GPS)
15c. predict how changes in the environment affect a community of organisms within an
ecosystem (GPS)
15d. predict the effect on a population if some of the plants or animals in the community
are scarce or too plentiful (GPS)
Habitat Maker - a game by Mr. Nussbaum
Habitats - video clip from nextvista.org
Food Chain Game - scroll down to play the game
Food Chains - this page has LOTS of links to games and activities
you can use to review!
Habitats - same website as above, but this page is about habitats.
Producers, Consumers, Decomposers - game
16
16. explain various factors (adaptation, variation, behavior, external features. that
affect the survival or extinction of organisms (GPS, ITBS)
16a. identify external features of organisms that allow them to grow, survive or reproduce
better than organisms that do not have these features (camouflage, use of hibernation,
protection methods. (GPS)
16b. identify factors that may have led to the extinction of some organisms (GPS)
Animal Adaptation Game Links - This page has LOTS of game
links!
Animal Adaptations - video clip from nextvista.org
Organism Needs - tutorial about what things are needed for
survival