BioEYES Standards Alignment
— 4th Grade

Next Generation Science Standards*

The Next Generation Science Standards were developed by a consortium of 26 states and by the National Science Teachers Association, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the National Research Council, and Achieve with the intent of helping students understand the scientific process of developing and testing ideas while evaluating scientific evidence. [Source]


4-LS1 From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes

Students who demonstrate an understanding can:

  • 4-LS1-1. Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction.

Science and Engineering Practices:

  • Engaging in Argument from Evidence
  • Engaging in argument from evidence in 3–5 builds on K–2 experiences and progresses to critiquing the scientific explanations or solutions proposed by peers by citing relevant evidence about the natural and designed world(s).
    • Construct an argument with evidence, data, and/or a model. (4-LS1-1)

Disciplinary Core Ideas:

  • LS1.A: Structure and Function
    • Plants and animals have both internal and external structures that serve various functions in growth, survival, behavior, and reproduction. (4-LS1-1)

*“Next Generation Science Standards” is a registered trademark of Achieve. Neither Achieve nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards was involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product. [Return]

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