3rd Grade Science Standards

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3rd Grade Science Standards by Mind Map: 3rd Grade Science Standards

1. National Science Standards- Grades K-4

1.1. Science as Inquiry

1.1.1. Ability needed to do scientific inquiry

1.1.2. Understand about scientific inquiry

1.2. Physical Science

1.2.1. Properties of objects and materials

1.2.2. Position and motion of objects

1.2.3. Light, heat, Electricity, and Magnetism

1.3. LIfe Science

1.3.1. The characteristics of organisms

1.3.2. Life Cycles of Organisms

1.3.3. ORganisms and Environments

1.4. Earth and Space Science

1.4.1. Properties of Earth Materials

1.4.2. Objects in the Sky

1.4.3. Changes in Earth and Sky

1.5. Science and Technology

1.5.1. Abilities of technological design

1.5.2. Understanding about science and technology

1.5.3. Abilities to distinquish between natural and man-made objects

1.6. Personal and Social Perspectives

1.6.1. Personal Health

1.6.2. Characteristics and changes in populations

1.6.3. Types of Resources

1.6.4. Changes in environments

1.6.5. Science and technology in local challenges

1.7. History of Nature and Science

1.7.1. Science as a Human endeavor

2. District Science Standards

3. MN State Science Standards- Grade 3

3.1. Physical Science

3.1.1. Energy Energy appears in different forms, including sound and light

3.2. Earth Science

3.2.1. The Universe The sun and moon have locations and movements that can be oberved and described Objects in the solar system as seen from Earth have various sizes and distinctive patterns of motion

3.3. Life Science

3.3.1. Structure and Function of Living Systems Living things are diverse with many different characteristics that enable them to grow, reproduce, and survive

3.3.2. Evolution in Living Systems Offspring are generally similar to their parents

3.4. The Nature of Science and Engineering

3.4.1. The Practice of Science Understand that Scientists work as individuals and in groups Scientific Inquiry is a set of interrelated processes incorporating multiple approaches that are used to pose questions about the natural world and investigage phenomena

3.4.2. Interactions Among Science, Engineering, Technology, and Society Men and Women throughout history of all cultures, including American Indian tribes, have been involved in engineering design and scientific inquiry Tools and math help scientists and engineers see more, measure accurately, and accomplish things

4. Grade 3 Science Curriculum

4.1. Chemistry

4.2. Life Science

4.3. Electricy and Magnetism