Idaho State Standards for Science — Grade 3


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3.S.1.1.1

Label the parts of a system.

3.S.1.2.1

Make observations, collect data and evaluate it.

3.S.1.2.2

Replicate and/or use models.

3.S.1.3.1

Measure changes that occur

3.S.1.3.2

Measure in both U.S. Customary and International System of Measurement (metric system) units.

3.S.1.5.1

Describe the relationship between shape and use

3.S.1.6.1

Identify questions that can be answered by conducting scientific tests

3.S.1.6.2

Conduct scientific tests

3.S.1.6.3

Use appropriate tools and techniques to gather and display data

3.S.1.6.4

Use data to construct a reasonable explanation

3.S.1.6.5

Make simple predictions based on data.

3.S.1.6.6

Identify logical alternative explanations.

3.S.1.6.7

Communicate the results of tests to others

3.S.1.8.1

Read and give multi-step instructions

3.S.2.1.1

Use instruments to measure properties.

3.S.2.1.2

Identify the physical properties of solids, liquids, and gases

3.S.2.1.3

Explain that heating and cooling can cause changes of state in common materials

3.S.2.3.1

Identify potential and kinetic energy

3.S.3.1.1

Describe the adaptations of plants and animals to their environment

3.S.3.2.1

Describe the energy needed for living systems to survive.

3.S.3.2.2

Compare and contrast the energy requirements of plants and animals

3.S.3.2.3

Label a food chain that shows how organisms cooperate and compete in an ecosystem

3.S.3.2.4

Diagram the food web and explain how organisms both cooperate and compete in ecosystems

3.S.4.1.1

Explain the reasons for length of a day, the seasons, and the year on Earth

3.S.5.1.1

Identify local environmental issues

3.S.5.2.1

Describe how technology helps develop tools.

3.S.5.2.2

Describe the development of tools over time.

3.S.5.3.1

Explain the concept of recycling.

3.S.Goal 1.1

Understand Systems, Order, and Organization

3.S.Goal 1.2

Understand Concepts and Processes of Evidence, Models, and Explanations

3.S.Goal 1.3

Understand Constancy, Change, and Measurement

3.S.Goal 1.4

Understand the Theory that Evolution is a Process that Relates to the Gradual Changes in the Universe and of Equilibrium as a Physical State

3.S.Goal 1.5

Understand Concepts of Form and Function

3.S.Goal 1.6

Understand Scientific Inquiry and Develop Critical Thinking Skills

3.S.Goal 1.7

Understand That Interpersonal Relationships Are Important in Scientific Endeavors

3.S.Goal 1.8

Understand Technical Communication

3.S.Goal 2.1

Understand the Structure and Function of Matter and Molecules and Their Interactions

3.S.Goal 2.2

Understand Concepts of Motion and Forces

3.S.Goal 2.3

Understand the Total Energy in the Universe is Constant

3.S.Goal 2.4

Understand the Structure of Atoms

3.S.Goal 2.5

Understand Chemical Reactions

3.S.Goal 3.1

Understand the Theory of Biological Evolution

3.S.Goal 3.2

Understand the Relationship between Matter and Energy in Living Systems

3.S.Goal 3.3

Understand the Cell is the Basis of Form and Function for All Living Things

3.S.Goal 4.1

Understand Scientific Theories of Origin and Subsequent Changes in the Universe and Earth Systems

3.S.Goal 4.2

Understand Geo-chemical Cycles and Energy in the Earth System

3.S.Goal 5.1

Understand Common Environmental Quality Issues, Both Natural and Human Induced

3.S.Goal 5.2

Understand the Relationship between Science and Technology

3.S.Goal 5.3

Understand the Importance of Natural Resources and the Need to Manage and Conserve Them