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Cool School!
Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine, September 2009

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Suggested Topics: systems, food webs, adaptations, conservation

Related 4th Grade TEKS:

Language Arts:
4.1 A, B, C: Listening, Speaking, Purposes: Listens Actively and Purposefully in a Variety of Settings
4.5 A, B, C, D, F: Listening, Speaking, Audiences: Speaks Clearly and Appropriately to Different Audiences for Different Purposes and Occasions
4.9 E: Reading, Vocabulary Development: Acquires Extensive Vocabulary through Reading and Systematic Word Study
4.13 A, B, C, D, E, G: Reading, Inquiry, Research: Inquires and Conducts Research Using a Variety of Sources
4.15 A, C: Writing, Purposes: Writes for Variety of Audiences and Purposes in Various Forms
4.18 A, B, C, D, E, F, G: Writing, Grammar, Usage: Applies Grammar and Usage to Communicate Clearly and Effectively in Writing
4.21 A, B, C, D: Writing, Inquiry, Research: Uses Writing as a Tool for Learning and Research
4.1 A: Scientific Processes: Conducts Field and Laboratory Investigations
4.2 A, B, C, D, E: Scientific Processes: Develops Abilities to do Scientific Inquiry in Field and Laboratory
4.3 A, C, D: Scientific Processes: Uses Critical Thinking and Scientific Problem Solving to Make Informed Decisions
4.5 A, B: Science Concepts: Parts Removed from Complex Systems
4.8 A, B, C: Science Concepts: Adaptations Increase Survival
4.3 A: Number, Operations and Quantitative Reasoning : Addition and Subtraction
Social Studies
4.22 A,B: Social Studies Skills : Use Critical Thinking to Organize and Use Information from a Variety of Sources
4.23 D,E: Social Studies Skills : Communicates in Written, Oral and Visual Forms
4.24 B: Social Studies Skills : Problem Solving and Decision Making
4.6 A: Geography : Uses Geographic Tools

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