4th Grade Unit 1: Structure, Function & Information Processing "BIG SCIENCE WORDS"
In this unit, we will be using some words that are unique to Science. It is not the intention that all students will master these words, but with exposure to these words, some students may start using them appropriately. Consider using the words with your child in order to help them see science in the world around them.
Brain: organ in the head that receives information from the senses, stores memories, controls body functions
Component: a part of a whole system
External Structure: a part on the outside of a living thing
Function: what a structure of a living thing does
Illuminate: brighten with light; to light up
Information Processing: making sense of information
Internal Structure: a part on the inside of a living thing
Memory: remembers stored information
Perception: becoming aware of something using the senses
Reflect: bounce off an object
Sensory Receptor: structures that receive information for taste, smell, hearing, balance and vision
Stimulus: something that makes an activity happen