Tennessee Science Curriculum Framework (2012) — Grade 3

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GLE 0307.1.1

Use magnifiers to make observations of specific plant and animal body parts and describe their functions.

GLE 0307.10.1

Investigate phenomena that produce heat.

GLE 0307.10.2

Design and conduct an experiment to investigate the ability of different materials to conduct heat.

GLE 0307.11.1

Explore how the direction of a moving object is affected by unbalanced forces.

GLE 0307.11.2

Recognize the relationship between the mass of an object and the force needed to move it.

GLE 0307.11.3

Investigate how the pitch and volume of a sound can be changed.

GLE 0307.12.1

Explore how magnets attract objects made of certain metals.

GLE 0307.2.1

Categorize things as living or non-living.

GLE 0307.2.2

Explain how organisms with similar needs compete with one another for resources.

GLE 0307.3.1

Describe how animals use food to obtain energy and materials for growth and repair.

GLE 0307.4.1

Identify the different life stages through which plants and animals pass.

GLE 0307.4.2

Recognize common human characteristics that are transmitted from parents to offspring.

GLE 0307.5.1

Explore the relationship between an organisms characteristics and its ability to survive in a particular environment.

GLE 0307.5.2

Classify organisms as thriving, threatened, endangered, or extinct.

GLE 0307.6.1

Identify and compare the major components of the solar system.

GLE 0307.7.1

Use information and illustrations to identify the earths major landforms and water bodies.

GLE 0307.7.2

Recognize that rocks can be composed of one or more minerals.

GLE 0307.7.3

Distinguish between natural and man-made objects.

GLE 0307.7.4

Design a simple investigation to demonstrate how earth materials can be conserved or recycled.

GLE 0307.8.1

Recognize that that there are a variety of atmospheric conditions that can be measured.

GLE 0307.8.2

Use tools such as the barometer, thermometer, anemometer, and rain gauge to measure atmospheric conditions.

GLE 0307.8.3

Identify cloud types associated with particular atmospheric conditions.

GLE 0307.8.4

Predict the weather based on cloud observations.

GLE 0307.9.1

Design a simple experiment to determine how the physical properties of matter can change over time and under different conditions.

GLE 0307.9.2

Investigate different types of mixtures.

GLE 0307.9.3

Describe different methods to separate mixtures.

GLE 0307.Inq.1

Explore different scientific phenomena by asking questions, making logical predictions, planning investigations, and recording data.

GLE 0307.Inq.2

Select and use appropriate tools and simple equipment to conduct an investigation.

GLE 0307.Inq.3

Organize data into appropriate tables, graphs, drawings, or diagrams.

GLE 0307.Inq.4

Identify and interpret simple patterns of evidence to communicate the findings of multiple investigations.

GLE 0307.Inq.5

Recognize that people may interpret the same results in different ways.

GLE 0307.Inq.6

Compare the results of an investigation with what scientists already accept about this question.

GLE 0307.T/E.1

Describe how tools, technology, and inventions help to answer questions and solve problems.

GLE 0307.T/E.2

Recognize that new tools, technology, and inventions are always being developed.

GLE 0307.T/E.3

Identify appropriate materials, tools, and machines that can extend or enhance the ability to solve a specified problem.

GLE 0307.T/E.4

Recognize the connection between scientific advances, new knowledge, and the availability of new tools and technologies.

GLE 0307.T/E.5

Apply a creative design strategy to solve a particular problem generated by societal needs and wants.