PSSA Science 4th Grade Practice

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Nature of Science 50%
Biological Sciences 18%
Physical Sciences 16%
Earth and Space Sciences 16%
  • Questions 2,082
  • Vocabulary Terms 341
  • Performance Tasks 184
  • Instructional Videos 85

Test Standards

Nature of Science
1. (S4.A.1.1.1)  Scientific Fact v. Opinion
2. (S4.A.1.1.2)  Technological Changes
3. (S4.A.1.3.1)  Observe and Record Change
4. (S4.A.1.3.2)  Relative Size
5. (S4.A.1.3.3)  Temperature Change
6. (S4.A.1.3.4)  Living Organism
7. (S4.A.1.3.5)  Human Activities
8. (S4.A.2.1.1)  Scientific Investigations
9. (S4.A.2.1.2)  Design and Describe Investigations
10. (S4.A.2.1.3)  Natural Phenomenon
11. (S4.A.2.1.4)  State a Conclusion
12. (S4.A.2.2.1)  Identify Tools or Instruments
13. (S4.A.3.1.1)  Natural or Human-Made Systems
14. (S4.A.3.1.2)  Living and Nonliving Components
15. (S4.A.3.1.3)  Categorize Ecosystem Parts
16. (S4.A.3.1.4)  Food and Fiber Systems
17. (S4.A.3.2.1)  Identify Models
18. (S4.A.3.2.2)  Use Models
19. (S4.A.3.2.3)  Describe or Illustrate Systems
20. (S4.A.3.3.1)  Observable Patterns
21. (S4.A.3.3.2)  Predict Future Conditions
Biological Sciences
1. (S4.B.1.1.1)  Life Processes
2. (S4.B.1.1.2)  External Characteristics
3. (S4.B.1.1.3)  Basic Needs
4. (S4.B.1.1.4)  Parts Working Together
5. (S4.B.1.1.5)  Life Cycles
6. (S4.B.2.1.1)  Plant and Animal Survival
7. (S4.B.2.1.2)  Adaptations
8. (S4.B.2.2.1)  Physical Characteristics
9. (S4.B.3.1.1)  Components of Ecosystem
10. (S4.B.3.1.2)  Describe Interactions
11. (S4.B.3.2.1)  Habitat Changes
12. (S4.B.3.2.2)  Changes in Environment
13. (S4.B.3.2.3)  Changes in Seasons
14. (S4.B.3.3.1)  Human Activities
15. (S4.B.3.3.2)  Human Dependence
16. (S4.B.3.3.3)  Biological Pests
17. (S4.B.3.3.4)  Identify Land Uses
18. (S4.B.3.3.5)  Effects of Pollution
Physical Sciences
1. (S4.C.1.1.1)  Physical Properties
2. (S4.C.1.1.2)  Categorize Objects
3. (S4.C.2.1.1)  Energy Forms
4. (S4.C.2.1.2)  Flow of Energy
5. (S4.C.2.1.3)  Direct Current and Circuits
6. (S4.C.2.1.4)  Characteristics of Sound
7. (S4.C.3.1.1)  Changes in Motion
8. (S4.C.3.1.2)  Movement of Objects
9. (S4.C.3.1.3)  Position of Object
Earth and Space Sciences
1. (S4.D.1.1.1)  Earth Features in Pennsylvania
2. (S4.D.1.1.2)  Earth Structures
3. (S4.D.1.1.3)  Composition of Soil
4. (S4.D.1.2.1)  Products and By-Products
5. (S4.D.1.2.2)  Renewable, Nonrenewable, and Reusable
6. (S4.D.1.2.3)  Water Resources
7. (S4.D.1.3.1)  Fresh and Saltwater Bodies
8. (S4.D.1.3.2)  Water Phase Changes
9. (S4.D.1.3.3)  Lentic Systems
10. (S4.D.1.3.4)  Watershed and Wetlands
11. (S4.D.2.1.1)  Basic Cloud Types
12. (S4.D.2.1.2)  Weather Patterns
13. (S4.D.2.1.3)  Appropriate Instruments
14. (S4.D.3.1.1)  Motions of Systems
15. (S4.D.3.1.2)  Motion and Time
16. (S4.D.3.1.3)  Causes of Seasonal Change