The Instructor for this course is Leona McLeod
First Offered in 2019
Developed by Cara Hauber
This course is designed to fulfill the curricular objectives of the Saskatchewan Grade 4 Science curriculum. It is divided into 4 units of study, each with readings, videos, and activities of their own. Within each unit, you will be asked to complete assignments, quizzes and exams. There are also a variety of links to videos, websites, and other media provided. It is a 36 week course.
Habitats and Communities – (9 weeks)
Saskatchewan is a province that has many different types of landscapes - forests, plains, deserts, water. Each landscape is home to different plants, insects and animals. Explore what makes a good home and how these creatures are connected in this unit.
Chapter 1 – Plants and Animals (3.5 weeks)
Chapter 2 – Structures and Behaviours (2 weeks)
Chapter 3 – Effects of Natural and Human Activities (3.5 weeks)
Light – (7 weeks)
In this topic, we explore light as a form of energy. We'll see how light travels and the properties and characteristics that light has that humans can use to make our lives easier.
Chapter 1 – Natural and Artificial Sources of Light (2 weeks)
Chapter 2 – How Light Interacts (2.5 weeks)
Chapter 3 – Technological Innovations (2.5 weeks)
Sound – (7 weeks)
Learn about how sound is produced, what properties it has and how humans can make, change, record and use sound for our purposes.
Chapter 1 – Natural and Artificial Sources of Sound (3 weeks)
Chapter 2 – Characteristics and Properties of Sound (2 weeks)
Chapter 3 – Impacts of Sound-Related Technologies (2 weeks)
Rocks, Minerals, and Erosion – (9 weeks)
Explore the ground beneath your feet! How are rocks formed? Are minerals rocks? What does Saskatchewan have under our soils? How are people connected to the Earth?
Chapter 1 – Properties of Rocks and Minerals (2.5 weeks)
Chapter 2 – Uses of Rocks and Minerals (2.5 weeks)
Chapter 3 – Weather, Erosion, and Fossils (4 weeks)