Here's the 4th/5th grade Science essential standards trace I promised in an earlier post. I created this document because I am teaching 4th grade this year, but will loop with my students next year. While it's not required, I think it is a good idea for 4th grade teachers to start looking at and implementing some of the essential science standards in order to support the 5th grade curriculum next year when these standards "go live." We have been told that all EOG's (or whatever we come to call them next year) will be in place, and we can only assume this includes continued testing for 5th graders in science.
4th-5th Science Essential Standards Trace (in google docs form)