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Fourth Grade Junior Science Academy Classes

Artifacts and Culture of Ancient Problem Solvers

Biology: Structure and Function in Living Organisms

Fossils: Stability and Change in the Fossil Record


Artifacts and Culture of Ancient Problem Solvers

  • Discover our artifacts and how they were engineered to help past people survive
  • Participate in a trading activity to understand how past people shared skills and tools for survival
  • Learn how pottery was designed and build one to take home
  • This class encourages use of Science and Engineering Practices while exploring Social Studies Standard I, Objectives 1&2, and Standard II, Objective 1

Biology: Structure and Function in Living Organisms

  • Observe and record the structures of Utah bird specimens to better understand their functions
  • Use insect specimens and microscopes for student-centered investigations of their unique and differing structures.
  • Identify the impacts of differing environments on the growth and structure of plants
  • Using the museum dioramas, explore what they learned and develop their own conclusions about the function of animal sounds
  • This class uses Museum quality specimens to further understanding of SEEd standards 4.1.1 and 4.1.2

Fossils: Stability and Change in the Fossil Record

  • Observe and record the structures of fossils to better understand what a fossil is
  • Compare the patterns in Green River leaf fossils to modern leaves to determine the environment in Utah 52 million years ago
  • Compare and contrast trilobite fossils to better understand stability and change in an organism over time
  • Observe the ceratopsian wall to develop conclusions about why an organism might change
  • This class allows students close interaction with museum quality fossils to improve their comprehension of SEEd standards 4.1.3 and 4.1.4

All Junior Science Academy Classes are Full for the the 2022-2023 School Year


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