Exploring Science Practices Grade 3
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Environments and Living Things
Forces and Motion
Weather and Climate
Life Cycles and Traits
3-5-ETS1-1. Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a w...
3-5-ETS1-2. Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a p...
3-5-ETS1-3. Plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are co...
3-ESS2-1. Represent data in tables and graphical displays to descri...
3-ESS2-2. Obtain and combine information to describe climates in di...
3-ESS3-1. Make a claim about the merit of a design solution that re...
3-LS1-1. Develop models to describe that organisms have unique and ...
3-LS2-1. Construct an argument that some animals form groups that h...
3-LS3-1. Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence that plants...
3-LS3-2. Use evidence to support the explanation that traits can be...
3-LS4-1. Analyze and interpret data from fossils to provide evidenc...
3-LS4-2. Use evidence to construct an explanation for how the varia...
3-LS4-3. Construct an argument with evidence that in a particular h...
3-LS4-4. Make a claim about the merit of a solution to a problem ca...
3-PS2-1. Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence of t...
3-PS2-2. Make observations and/or measurements of an object’s motio...
3-PS2-3. Ask questions to determine cause and effect relationships ...
3-PS2-4. Define a simple design problem that can be solved by apply...
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING PRACTICES
Analyzing and Interpreting Data
Asking Questions and Defining Problems
Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions
Developing and Using Models
Engaging in Argument from Evidence
Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Information
Planning and Carrying Out Investigations
Using Mathematics and Computational Thinking
Cause and Effect
Scale, Proportion, and Quantity
Stability and Change
Structure and Function
Systems and System Models
DISCIPLINARY CORE IDEAS
ESS2.D: Weather and Climate
ESS3.B: Natural Hazards
ETS1.A: Defining and Delimiting Engineering Problems
ETS1.B: Developing Possible Solutions
LS1.B: Growth and Development of Organisms
LS2.C: Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning, and Resilience
LS2.D: Social Interactions and Group Behavior
LS3.A: Inheritance of Traits
LS3.B: Variation of Traits
LS4.A: Evidence of Common Ancestry and Diversity
LS4.B: Natural Selection
LS4.D: Biodiversity and Humans
PS2.A: Forces and Motion
PS2.B: Types of Interactions