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TITLE 19EDUCATION
PART 2TEXAS EDUCATION AGENCY
CHAPTER 112TEXAS ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS FOR SCIENCE
SUBCHAPTER AELEMENTARY
RULE §112.6Science, Grade 4, Adopted 2021

    (A) identify and explain advantages and disadvantages of using Earth's renewable and nonrenewable natural resources such as wind, water, sunlight, plants, animals, coal, oil, and natural gas;

    (B) explain the critical role of energy resources to modern life and how conservation, disposal, and recycling of natural resources impact the environment; and

    (C) determine the physical properties of rocks that allow Earth's natural resources to be stored there.

  (12) Organisms and environments. The student describes patterns, cycles, systems, and relationships within environments. The student is expected to:

    (A) investigate and explain how most producers can make their own food using sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide through the cycling of matter;

    (B) describe the cycling of matter and flow of energy through food webs, including the roles of the Sun, producers, consumers, and decomposers; and

    (C) identify and describe past environments based on fossil evidence, including common Texas fossils.

  (13) Organisms and environments. The student knows that organisms undergo similar life processes and have structures that function to help them survive within their environments. The student is expected to:

    (A) explore and explain how structures and functions of plants such as waxy leaves and deep roots enable them to survive in their environment; and

    (B) differentiate between inherited and acquired physical traits of organisms.


Source Note: The provisions of this §112.6 adopted to be effective April 26, 2022, 47 TexReg 2136

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