The grade four Science Fusion textbook, produced by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, covers topics such as plants and animals, energy and ecosystems, weather and earth and space. The textbook also covers properties and changes in matter, the engineering process, energy and electricity.
The first unit of the fourth grade Science Fusion textbook focuses on how to study science. Students are then shifted to the engineering process and move on to plants and animals by unit three. Energy and ecosystems are prelude topics to weather, and earth and space round out unit six. Properties of matter are covered in unit seven, followed by changes in matter in unit eight. The last three units cover topics such as motion, energy and electricity.
Students in fourth grade should expect to learn topics such as life science, earth science and physical science while discovering the role of scientists in society. Fourth grade science textbooks are designed to teach students scientific principles and concepts while engaging in hands-on activities and experiments to investigate the world they live in. Science textbooks contain vocabulary and facts that help students ask scientific questions, develop and plan experiments to answer these questions and develop scientific explanations based on their observations during labs and experiments.