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Science Supplies for Our Fourth Grade Units

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Science Supplies for Fourth Grade Units

If you are ordering science supplies to go with our science units, we made this list to make ordering easier for you, especially if your school has an Amazon account.  Yes, we are Amazon affiliates.  This means we get a small profit from each sale, at no extra cost to you.


 Fourth Grade Physical Science Supplies

Unit:  Waves and their Applications in Technology for Information Transfer




access to computers or tablets

rulers or yardsticks                 

balls such as ping pong, tennis, golf, etc.

5-10 cookie baking pans          


Clamp-on light                     

small solar-powered cars or grasshoppers

mini bulb (flashlight), socket, 2 sets of alligator clips, AA batteries  (for each student pair)

marbles (large and small)


foil and wax paper                

empty pizza boxes or other boxes


graham crackers, marshmallows, and chocolate chips

string or yarn                       

pipe cleaners

small mirrors                        


plastic cups (clear, translucent, solid color)

baggies, paper bags

– Book suggestions:


Switch On, Switch Off – Melvin Berger

The Magic School Bus and the Electric Field Trip – Joanna Cole and Bruce Degen

Who Was Thomas Alva Edison? by Margaret Frith


Fourth Grade Life Science Supplies

Unit:  From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes

Flowers for students to dissect (lilies, tulips, and daffodils are easy to dissect)

– Book suggestions:


What If You Had An Animal’ Nose?  by Sandra Markle

         What If You Had Animal Teeth?

          What If You Had Animal Hair?

          What If You Had Animal Ears?

          What If You Had Animal Eyes?


 Animal Senses – Pamela Hickman

Pepito’s Whiskers: The True Story of a Blind Cat – Sarah Lalonde

Traits for Survival – Teacher Created Materials

How and Why Do Animals Adapt? – Bobbie Kalman

Animal Adaptations – Sarah Lalonde

Plant Adaptations – Sarah Lalonde

Fourth Grade Earth Science Supplies

Unit:  Earth’s Place in the Universe

            Earth’s Systems

            Earth and Human Activity


sugar cubes                                  

droppers or spoons

M and M’s, Skittles, or similar candy


paint pan (looking for slope)

jello and pans (I get volunteers to make this when we need it.)

index cards                                   

masking tape

pipe cleaners                                 

coffee stirrers

popsicle sticks or tongue depressors      


– Book suggestions:


 Weathering and Erosion – Torrey Maloof

 Erosion Changing Earth’s Surface – Robin Koontz

 Cracking Up A Story about Erosion – Jacqui Bailey


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