Louisiana Science Learning Standards — Grade 3


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1.3.SI-E-A1

Ask questions about objects and events in the environment (e.g., plants, rocks, storms)

10.3.SI-E-A5

Combine information, data, and knowledge from one or more of the science content areas to reach a conclusion or make a prediction

11.3.SI-E-A6

Use a variety of appropriate formats to describe procedures and to express ideas about demonstrations or experiments (e.g., drawings, journals, reports, presentations, exhibitions, portfolios)

12.3.SI-E-A7

Identify and use appropriate safety procedures and equipment when conducting investigations (e.g., gloves, goggles, hair ties)

13.3.SI-E-B1

Identify questions that need to be explained through further inquiry

14.3.SI-E-B1

Distinguish between what is known and what is unknown in scientific investigations

15.3.SI-E-B3

Recognize that a variety of tools can be used to examine objects at different degrees of magnification (e.g., hand lens, microscope)

16.3.SI-E-B5

Describe procedures and communicate data in a manner that allows others to understand and repeat an investigation or experiment

17.3.SI-E-B6

Explain and give examples of how scientific discoveries have affected society

18.3.PS-E-A1

Compare and classify objects on properties determined through experimentation (e.g.,ability to conduct electricity, tendency to float or sink in water)

19.3.PS-E-A2

Select the appropriate metric system and U.S. system tools for measuring length, width, temperature, volume, and mass

2.3.SI-E-A1

Pose questions that can be answered by using students own observations, scientific knowledge, and testable scientific investigations

20.3.PS-E-A2

Measure temperature by using Fahrenheit and Celsius thermometers and compare results

21.3.PS-E-A3

Compare common objects and identify the original material from which they are made (e.g.,paper, pencil, comb)

22.3.PS-E-A4

Investigate and explain conditions under which matter changes physical states: heating, freezing, evaporating, condensing, boiling

23.3.PS-E-B2

Demonstrate how force is a push or a pull by using students bodies, toy cars, or balls

24.3.PS-E-B2

Explain how the amount and direction of force exerted on an object (e.g., push, pull, friction,gravity) determine how much the object will move

25.3.PS-E-B3

Observe and analyze motion and position of objects over time (e.g., shadows, apparent path of the Sun across the sky)

26.3.PS-E-B4

Explain the effect of varying amounts of force on the motion of an object

27.3.PS-E-C1

Use the words high/low to compare the pitch of sound and the words loud/soft to compare the volume (amplitude) of sound

28.3.PS-E-C2

Describe the reflection/absorption properties of various colored objects

29.3.PS-E-C3

Determine which materials insulate best by using experimental data

3.3.SI-E-A2

Use observations to design and conduct simple investigations or experiments to answer testable questions

30.3.PS-E-C4

Demonstrate and explain the movement of electricity in closed and open circuits

31.3.PS-E-C6

Compare and describe the common forms of energy and explain how they are used in everyday life (e.g., light, electricity, heat, mechanical)

32.3.PS-E-C6

Give examples of how energy can be used to move or lift objects

33.3.PS-E-C6

Identify simple machines and the tasks they make possible

34.3.LS-E-A1

Describe what the human body needs to grow and be healthy

35.3.LS-E-A3

Compare structures (parts of the body) in a variety of animals (e.g., fish, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds, insects)

36.3.LS-E-A3

Compare structures (e.g., roots, leaves, stems, flowers, seeds) and their functions in a variety of plants

37.3.LS-E-A3

Describe how plant structures enable the plant to meet its basic needs

38.3.LS-E-A4

Classify groups of organisms based on common characteristics

39.3.LS-E-A4

Compare organisms from different groups (e.g., birds with mammals, terrestrial plants with aquatic plants)

4.3.SI-E-A2

Predict and anticipate possible outcomes

40.3.LS-E-A5

Explain how the organs of the digestive system function

41.3.LS-E-A5

Describe how the components of the skeletal system function

42.3.LS-E-A6

Describe the relationship between eating habits and maintaining a healthy body

43.3.LS-E-A6

Identify a meal that includes representatives from each group of the food pyramid

44.3.LS-E-B4

Graph, analyze, and interpret personal and class data

45.3.ESS-E-A1, ESS-E-A5

Recognize and describe that rock is composed of different combinations of minerals

46.3.ESS-E-A1

Describe earth processes that have affected selected physical features in studentsneighborhoods (e.g., rusting, weathering, erosion)

47.3.ESS-E-A2

Describe the difference between weather and climate

48.3.ESS-E-A3

Identify examples of the processes of a water cycle (e.g., evaporation, condensation, precipitation, collection of runoff)

49.3.ESS-E-A4

Describe climate patterns from recorded weather conditions over a period of time

5.3.SI-E-A2

Use a variety of methods and materials and multiple trials to investigate ideas (observe, measure, accurately record data)

50.3.ESS-E-A5

Compare and group common rocks according to their characteristics (i.e., igneous, metamorphic, sedimentary)

51.3.ESS-E-A6, ESS-E-A1

Identify and compare the components found in soil

52.3.ESS-E-A7

Identify characteristics of selected fossils and explain how fossil records are used to learn about the past

53.3.ESS-E-B1

Identify, in order, the planets of the solar system

54.3.ESS-E-B2

Describe the patterns of apparent change in the position of the Sun

55.3.ESS-E-B4

Explain the results of the rotation and revolution of Earth (e.g., day and night, year)

56.3.ESS-E-B4

Compare shadow direction and length at different times of day and year

57.3.SE-E-A1

Describe the interrelationships of living (biotic) and nonliving (abiotic) components within various ecosystems (e.g., terrarium, swamp, backyard)

58.3.SE-E-A3, SE-E-A5

Describe how humans have had negative and positive effects on organisms and their environments

59.3.SE-E-A4

Classify manufactured products according to the natural resources from which they are made (e.g., copper wire from copper ore, plastic from petroleum)

6.3.SI-E-A3

Use the five senses to describe observations

60.3.SE-E-A4

Explain how renewable and nonrenewable resources can be replenished or depleted

61.3.SE-E-A5

Explain how selected animals once classified as endangered have recovered

62.3.SE-E-A5

Identify animals in Louisiana that have recovered and that are no longer considered endangered (e.g., brown pelican, American alligator)

7.3.SI-E-A4

Measure and record length, temperature, mass, volume, and area in both metric system and U.S. system units

8.3.SI-E-A4

Select and use developmentally appropriate equipment and tools (e.g., magnifying lenses, microscopes, graduated cylinders) and units of measurement to observe and collect data

9.3.SI-E-A5, SI-E-B4

Express data in a variety of ways by constructing illustrations, graphs, charts, tables, concept maps, and oral and written explanations as appropriate