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					                                  Pleasant Valley Community School District
                           THIRD GRADE SCIENCE - GRADE LEVEL INDICATORS

Standard 1: Understands and applies the principles of scientific inquiry.
Interval Benchmark 1: Uses scientific reasoning to answer questions or solve problems.
     Grade Level
                         Vocabulary             Information             Skills          Classroom Resources
     Benchmark
a. Recognizes a      problem,              Understands science Formulates and         Pg. 5
problem or asks a    observation,          is based on          verbalizes a question Question Worksheet
question.            scientific question   questioning through based on
                                           observations.        observation.

b. Considers many       solution, prediction, Understands          Compares their own Pg.
different               hypothesis            scientists have      observation with   Drops on a Penny
explanations.                                 different            those of others.
                                              explanations for the
                                              same set of
                                              observations.
c. Tests and re-tests   trial, procedure,    Understands              Conducts tests       Pg.
the validity of the     substance,           repeated testing is      accurately.          Candy Lab
most promising          investigation,       necessary for                                 Raft Rally
solution.               evidence, data,      accurate results.
                        materials,
                        equipment, results
Interval Benchmark 2: Analyzes scientific procedures and investigations.
     Grade Level
                             Vocabulary         Information               Skills        Classroom Resources
     Benchmark
a. Recognizes the       controlled variable Understands           Identifies that     Swingers Lab
control in an                               variables need to     comparisons might
experiment.                                 stay the same         not be fair because
                                            throughout an         some conditions are
                                            experiment.           not kept the same.
                                            Understands only
                                            one variable should
                                            be changed at a time.
b. Identifies variables variable            Understands           Utilize and change Helicopter Lab
in an experiment.                           variables affect the variables in an
                                            outcome of the        experiment.
                                            investigations.
                                            Understands
                                            variables can be
                                            changed.
c. Evaluates solution analyze, pattern,      Understands              Offers reasons for   OJ Lab
through collaboration trend, accuracy        evaluation of            their findings and
and confirmation of                          scientific data.         consider reasons
others.                                      Understands sharing      suggested by others.
                                             information and
                                             solutions is essential
                                             to the scientific
                                             process.

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d. Communicates         conclusion            Understands         Presents             Swingers Lab
findings.                                     communication is an experimental results OJ Lab
                                                                                       Paper Towel Lab
                                              essential part of   to others.
                                              science.
                                              Understands the
                                              conclusion is the
                                              answer to the
                                              beginning problem.
e. Understands that                           Understands science    Describes an        Science Myths and New
science is subject to                         is subject to change   example of how      Discoveries

change.                                       as new information     science has changed
                                              arises.                due to new
                                                                     information.
Interval Benchmark 3: Reads and interprets scientific information.
     Grade Level
                         Vocabulary           Information                   Skills           Classroom Resources
     Benchmark
a. Understands       data, symbol,        Understands                                     Swingers
scientific           abbreviation, units numbers and shapes                               OJ Lab
                                                                                          Candy Lab
representation.                           can be used to tell                             Bubble Gum Lab
                                          about science.                                  Gummy Worm Lab
                                          Understands                                     Metric Measurement Lab
                                          scientific                                      Paper Towel Testing Lab
                                                                                          Hand Mapping
                                          representation is
                                          different than other
                                          subject areas.


b. Interprets symbols chart, graph, key,      Understands science Reads charts, graphs, Pg. 60-73
and data.             data table, circle      symbols.            and tables.           Various Worksheets

                      graph, line plot, bar   Understands how to
                      graph, line graph       gain information
                                              from simple tables,
                                              charts, and graphs.
Interval Benchmark 4: Develops new thinking based upon experimental data.
     Grade Level
                          Vocabulary         Information            Skills                   Classroom Resources
      Benchmark
a. Understands the    hypothesis,        Understands         Formulates                   Helicopter Lab
relationship between prediction          hypotheses changes. hypothesis.
the hypothesis and                       Understands
the changed variable.                    different variables
                                         generate different
                                         hypotheses.

b. Summarizes           conclusion, data      Understands how to Interprets known         Swinger
results.                                      interpret data.      data to form a         Paper Towel Lab

                                              Understands the      conclusion.
                                              conclusion is based
                                              on interpreted data.
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Interval Benchmark 5: Reads accurately and chooses appropriate tools for scientific investigations.
     Grade Level
                          Vocabulary           Information               Skills          Classroom Resources
     Benchmark
a. Understands       mm/cm/m/km,           Understands the       Measures objects     meter sticks, rulers, tape measures,
measurements of      convert, meter stick, spatial relationships with the appropriate microscope
                                                                                      Pg. 42-43
length.              ruler, tape measure, between different      tool and unit and    Are you a Square
                     estimate, metric,     linear measurements. convert between       Metric Measure Lab
                     English               Understands how to metric units.           My Metric Body
                                           measure length.                            Gummy Worm Lab


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b. Understands           F, oC, probe          Understands         Measures                 Probes (computer), thermometer
measurements of                                meaningful          temperature with a       Pg. 49
                        (computer),                                                         Hand Mapping Lab
temperature.            thermometer            temperature points. thermometer.             Best Insulation Material
                                               Understands how to
                                               measure
                                               temperature.
                                               Understands the
                                               different scales.
c. Understands       minute, second,           Understands the        Measures time with a Pg. 50
measurement of time. stopwatch, reset          relationship between   stopwatch and        Bubble Gum Chomp
                                                                                           M&M Dissolving
                                               minutes and seconds.   converts minutes to
                                               Understands how to     seconds.
                                               measure time.
                                               Understands much of
                                               science is a change
                                               over time.


                                                                                            Pg. 44-45- Graduated Cylinder
                                               Other Activities:                            Paper Towel
                                                                                            Dish Soap Testing
                                                                                            Graduated Cylinder/Beaker Lab
                                                                                            Fill'er Up

                                                                                            Pg. 46-48
                                                                                            Candy Lab
                                                                                            How Much Sugar is in Gum
                                                                                            Practice with Balance
                                                                                            O'Haus Website

                                                                                            Pg. 51-53- Microscopes
                                                                                            Examing Letter "e"
                                                                                            Pond Water Search
                                                                                            Scavenger Hunt

                                                                                            Using the Microscope




Standard 2: Understands and applies the basic concepts of life science.
Interval Benchmark 1: Knows characteristics of human growth and development.
     Grade Level
                        Vocabulary            Information           Skills                         Classroom Resources
     Benchmark
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Interval Benchmark 2: Explains characteristics and functions of living things.
     Grade Level
                        Vocabulary            Information                Skills      Classroom Resources
     Benchmark
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Interval Benchmark 3: Describes life cycles of familiar organisms.
     Grade Level
                        Vocabulary              Information              Skills      Classroom Resources
     Benchmark
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Interval Benchmark 4: Explains how plan and animal adaptations relate to survival and extinction.
     Grade Level
                        Vocabulary           Information             Skills            Classroom Resources
     Benchmark




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Standard 3: Understands and applies the basic concepts of Earth science.
Interval Benchmark 1: Describes features and composition of the Earth.
     Grade Level
                         Vocabulary           Information              Skills        Classroom Resources
     Benchmark
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Interval Benchmark 2: Identifies factors and conditions that influence weather and weathering.
     Grade Level
                         Vocabulary            Information              Skills          Classroom Resources
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Interval Benchmark 3: Identifies components of Earth history.

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Interval Benchmark 4: Recognizes the relationship between Earth, its moon (lunar characteristics) and the Solar System.
     Grade Level
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Standard 4: Understands and applies the basic concepts of physical science.
Interval Benchmark 1: Investigates properties of electricity and magnetism.
     Grade Level
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Interval Benchmark 2: Recognizes forces acting on objects.
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Interval Benchmark 3: Identifies characteristics of various forms of energy.
     Grade Level
                         Vocabulary             Information              Skills   Classroom Resources
     Benchmark
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Interval Benchmark 4: Knows and describes properties of matter.
     Grade Level
                        Vocabulary           Information                 Skills   Classroom Resources
     Benchmark
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