4th Grade RoundTable Guide (Science)

4th Grade Science Standards RoundTable: Student Guide

LEADER’S GUIDE

1. (At ___:00) Welcome, everyone, to the RoundTable.  I will be the leader today.  We will spend 5 minutes on science standards and 25 minutes on individual comments. Our teacher, Mrs./Mr./Ms.. ______,  will give us our topic for today.  M. ______? ………..Thank you___.
2. First, let’s read our basics.   _____, will you read #1? ……Thank you___.
___, will you read #2? …Thank you__.
___, will you read #3? …Thank you__.
___, will you read #4? …Thank you__.
___, will you read #5? ….Thank you__
3. Again, M. ______,  will you remind us of our topic for today?…Thank you__.

4. (At ___:05) Now, we will go around the circle.  Let’s offer everyone time to speak.  Please speak so that everyone can hear. What you say is important to us. Who is ready to speak? Three in a row are ready here. We’ll begin with ____ and continue with ____.   …….Thank you___.  (etc.)
5. Is there anyone who passed who is ready to speak now?…. Thank you, ____. Anyone else? (Ask/check if there is time for a second round.)

6. (At ___:30) It’s time to close our RoundTable.  If you have something more you want to say, be sure to tell a classmate your idea later.
7. Thank you, everyone, for your thoughts in the RoundTable today!
8. Please give M. ______ your attention.

BASIC READINGS: SCIENCE STANDARDS*

1.   To learn about Science, we study four strands: PHYSICAL SCIENCES; LIFE SCIENCES; EARTH SCIENCES; and INVESTIGATION AND EXPERIMENTATION

2.  In the PHYSICAL SCIENCES, we learn how electricity and magnetism are related effects that have many useful applications in everyday life.

3.  In the LIFE SCIENCES, we learn how all organisms need energy and matter to live and grow. We learn that living organisms depend on one another and on their environment for survival.

4.  In the EARTH SCIENCES, we learn how the properties of rocks and minerals reflect the processes that formed theMrs. We learn how waves, wind, water, and ice shape and reshape Earth’s land surface.

5.  We learn the importance of INVESTIGATION AND EXPERIMENTATION. Scientific progress is made by asking meaningful questions and conducting careful investigations. As a basis for understanding this concept and addressing the content in the other three strands, we develop our own questions and perform investigations.

TOPIC FOR TODAY   “Regarding the story/chapter, or topic….

1- SOME IDEAS ARE: What are your thoughts about it? the events? people?  What did it mean?  How did it make you feel? What did you like? dislike? What was interesting? surprising?  What did you learn?  What did you already know? What would you like to know more about? What were you reminded about in your own life? or anything else you’d like to say.
2- Support your comments with facts, details, examples, anecdotes, or experiences.
3- How does today’s topic fit in with the standards in the basic readings?”

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One Response to “4th Grade RoundTable Guide (Science)”

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