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									ESSENTIAL LEARNINGS – SCIENCE – Grade 3 Content History and Nature of Science: Scientific World View Essential Learnings Show how science is used as a tool (observing, describing, communicating, comparing and contrasting, and sorting) to examine the natural world. Know that science is a tool to use to investigate and answer questions about the environment (refers to the environmental science and the natural world). Show the process of scientific investigations. Investigate questions through making observations, describing, classifying, grouping and sorting, and using rank order. Design a scientific investigation that has measurable qualities. State how scientists use various investigations depending on the questions. Write measurable questions that can be investigated. (“How can,” “How does,” “What if,” and “I wonder.”) Label the structure of plants including roots, stems, leaves, flowers, fruits and seeds. Explain that a plant’s flower, fruits and seeds primary function is for reproduction. Describe the structural parts of plants needed for growth and survival – roots, stems, and leaves. Label the physical characteristics of animals, such as skin, fur, hair, scales, feathers, wings, arms, legs, eyes, ears, mouths and beaks. Write about how an animal’s characteristics serve in survival, growth and reproduction. Standard Understand the use of science as a tool to examine the natural world.

Scientific Inquiry

Understand the nature of scientific investigations.

Life Science: Diversity of Organisms

Recognize that plants and animals have different structures that serve various functions.

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ESSENTIAL LEARNINGS – SCIENCE – Grade 3 Interdependence of Life Describe the ways organisms interact with each other – survival, safety, reproduction, competition for resources and grooming. Investigate changes in habitat of an organism, which include pollution, catastrophic events, fire and new species in the area. Journal how changes in habitat for an organism can be beneficial or harmful for survival. Compare and contrast herbivores, carnivores, and omnivores. Heredity List and observe a human’s inherited characteristics, such as, eyes, skin and hair color. List and observe inherited characteristics of other organisms, such as, fur coloration, skin types, number of appendages, and body coverings. Observe and list a human’s acquired characteristics, such as pierced ears, hairstyle, weight, clothing, tattoos, and allergies. Observe and list acquired characteristics of other organisms, such as weight and docked tails. Categorize inherited and acquired characteristics of humans and other organisms. Compare using a Venn Diagram the similarities and differences between a parent and its offspring. Earth and Space Recognize the difference between rotation and revolution and Science: their connection to day, night, seasons, and the year. The Universe Identify the planets in the solar system and their relative sizes, distances, and basic characteristics such as rank order for size and distance. Observe that the sun applies heat and light to the earth. Know that planets look like stars, but over time, they move differently than stars. (Will use thermometers to observe differences in temperature between areas with and without Lakeville Public Schools Teaching & Learning Services sunlight or between dark and light fabrics, and the presence of Revised 8/08 sle shadows in sunlight). Standards: Minnesota Department of Education
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Understand that an organism’s patterns of behavior are related to the nature of its environment.

Understand that many characteristics of an organism are inherited from its parents, but that other characteristics result from an individual’s interactions with the environment.

Understand the characteristics and relationships of objects in the solar system.

ESSENTIAL LEARNINGS – SCIENCE – Grade 3 differences in temperature between areas with and without sunlight or between dark and light fabrics, and the presence of shadows in sunlight). Recognize that the stars in the sky appear to slowly move Identify the patterns and movements from east to west. of celestial objects. Identify the sun as an average-sized star and that the other stars are so far away that they look like points in light. Explain the function of telescopes.

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