Outcome Chart - Alberta - Science Grade 4

Science Inquiry

Overall Expectations

General Learner Expectations

Students will:

4–1 Investigate the nature of things, demonstrating purposeful action that leads to inferences supported by observations.

4–2 Identify patterns and order in objects and events studied; and record observations, using pictures, words and charts, with guidance in the construction of charts; and make predictions

Specific Expectations

Topic A: Waste and Our World

Students will:

  • Describe alternative methods of disposal, and identify possible advantages and disadvantages of each.
  • Identify methods of waste disposal currently used within the local community.
  • Identify kinds of wastes that may be toxic to people and to the environment.
  • Identify alternative materials and processes that may decrease the amount of waste produced; e.g., reducing wastage of food, using both sides of a sheet of paper.
  • Identify ways in which materials can be reused or recycled, including examples of things that the student has done.
  • Identify actions that individuals and groups can take to minimize the production of wastes, to recycle or reuse wastes and to ensure the safe handling and disposal of wastes.
  • Develop and implement a plan to reduce waste, and monitor what happens over a period of time.

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