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Year 4 Science

Year 4

The Year 4 Science curriculum provides a wide range of topics in physical sciences, life sciences and earth sciences that help students explore, apply, and learn through applications in daily life activities.

What you'll learn

  • 1

    Technology and the design process

  • 2


  • 3

    Living things

  • 4


  • 5

    Body and illness

  • 6

    Earth and weather

  • 7

    Earth and universe

  • 8

    Energy and its forms

  • 9

    Forces and motion

  • 10

    Electrical energy

Skills you'll learn

"Real-life applications and designing skills - Cork opener: screw, Bicycle: lever, pulley, wheel and axle, Lawn mover: wedges, Scissors:lever, Sea-saw: lever"

Observation skills - Parts of a plant, categorising stems, plant reproduction, seeds we eat, life cycle of a plant

Knowledge gaining - Stages in the life cycle of animals, classifying skills based on the observations

Environmental learning - Knowing ecosystem, energy flow, interactions based on energy, natural and man-made changes in the ecosystem

Awareness skills - Maintaining health, diseases, knowing pathogens and spread of diseases, immune system, knowledge about resistance, vaccination

Environment learning - Water cycle, types of landforms, natural phenomena like volcanic eruptions, landslides, earthquakes, weathering and its agents

Scientific learning - Rotation and revolution of Earth, seasons, shadows and their formation, phases of the Moon, astronomical instruments

Application skills - Applications of different types of energy in household, power generation, heat and light generation

Experimental skills - Motion and its types, speed and its types, balanced and unbalanced forces, contact and non-contact forces, properties of magnetism, gravity and weight

Application skills - Electrical energy used to produce heat in toaster, hair dryer, light in digital clock, sound in hearing aids, and motion in electric car

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