September 5

Science: Grade 4

Beyond the Textbook: Samples of Vanier ‘in house’ print and DVD resources to support new science curriculum. 09/16 Bold= First Nations Content

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Organisms and Ecosystems and How they Respond to their Environment, Biomes

Various titles on the Five Senses
What Do You Know About Animal Adaptations? – Slade
A Warm Winter Tail – Pearson
Various Animal Migration titles
Where in the Wild – Schwartz
The Journey: Migration Stories – Rylant What is a Biome? – Kalman

Biomes in Action: Tundra
Biodiversity series: Deserts, Coasts, Coral Reefs, Polar Regions
Ecosystems in Action: Life in a Grassland Tree of Life: Incredible BioDiversity-Strauss Various titles on Deserts, Coral Reefs, Coasts, Ocean, Polar.
Also Foodchains
Extreme animals: Toughest Creatures on Earth – Davies
Polar Worlds: Life at the ends of the Earth Lots of animal books
DVD: Nye – Biodiversity
DVD: Foodchains
DVD: Nye – Food web
eBook: Polar Biomes – Hollar
eBook: Journey into Adaptation
First Nations: Interconnectedness in the Environment. Examples:
The Elders Are Watching -Bouchard Solomon’s Tree – Spalding
The Drum Calls Softly – Bouchard
We Share the Seasons
We Live Here
We Are a community
Animals of the Salish sea
Goodnight World – animals
Seya’s Song – Hirschi
Solomon’s Tree -Spalding
The Giving Tree – Traditional Metis story The Bannock Book – Ducharme
See 398.2 and Raven Tales graphic novels for additional titles

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The Earth: Axis, Rotation, Orbit, Relationship b/w Sun and Moon

Various Non-Fiction Sun titles
Various Non-Fiction Moon titles
Nocturnal Animals
Plants and Animals respond to the seasons How Leaves Change Colour – Figorito eBook: The Earth and it’s Moon – Anderson Aboriginal teachings: Examples:

See Also Aboriginal Astronomy Kit

How Raven Stole the Sun – Williams

The Day the Sun was Stolen – Oliviero

The Stolen Sun:Story of Native Alaska- Hall

How Raven Freed the Moon – Cameron

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Solids, Liquids, Gases as matter and effect of temperature on pressure in a gas

Various titles on Solids, Liquids and Gases Science experiment texts
Series: Physical Experiments with Solids / Liquids / Gases

How Can Solids Be Changed – Bailey DVD: Solids, Liquids, Gases.

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Forms of Energy, Devices that Transform Energy, Conservation of Energy

Various titles on Light, Sound,
Physical Experiments with Light and Sound Light and Sight experiments – Richards Experiments with Gravity – Merrill. Shocking Truth about Energy- Loreen Leedy. Wonderful World of Energy Graphic – Biskup. Energy Makes Things Happen – Bradley. Power Up – Paleja. Energy: Heat, Light and Fuel – Stille
Energy: Oxlade
Energy, forces and motion: Smith
eBook: Sound and Light – Hillesheim Science fun with Sound: – Cobb
Various titles on Simple Machines
DVD: Nye – Sound
eBook: Energy – Field
A Native American Thought of it: Amazing Inventions and innovations