Science Standards for Florida — Grade 3


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Recognize a model of a real object.

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Explain that stars can be different; some are smaller, some are larger, and some appear brighter than others; all except the Sun are so far away that they look like points of light.

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Identify the Sun as a star that emits energy; some of it in the form of light.

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Recognize that the Sun appears large and bright because it is the closest star to Earth.

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Explore the Law of Gravity by demonstrating that gravity is a force that can be overcome.

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Investigate that the number of stars that can be seen through telescopes is dramatically greater than those seen by the unaided eye.

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Recognize that stars in the sky look different from each other.

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Recognize that the Sun is a star that gives off its own light.

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Recognize that the Sun is the closest star to Earth.

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Observe and describe ways to keep an object from falling due to gravity.

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Recognize that stars appear larger and closer when seen through a telescope.

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Recognize stars in the sky.

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Recognize that the Sun is bright.

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Recognize that an object can be stopped from falling.

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Match a familiar object enlarged by magnification.

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Recognize that all stars except the Sun appear very small.

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Recognize that the Sun gives off light.

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Recognize that the Sun is a star.

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Observe and recognize ways to stop a falling object, such as catching a ball.

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Recognize a telescope as a tool to view stars in space.

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Demonstrate that radiant energy from the Sun can heat objects and when the Sun is not present, heat may be lost.

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Identify that energy from the Sun heats objects.

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Distinguish between hot and cold objects.

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Recognize that many things will get hot when left in the Sun.

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Describe structures in plants and their roles in food production, support, water and nutrient transport, and reproduction.

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Investigate and describe how plants respond to stimuli (heat, light, gravity), such as the way plant stems grow toward light and their roots grow downward in response to gravity.

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Identify the major parts of a plant, including seed, root, stem, leaf, and flower, and their functions.

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Identify behaviors of plants that show they are growing.

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Recognize the leaf and flower of a plant.

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Recognize that plants grow.

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Identify the major parts of a plant, such as the root, stem, leaf, and flower.

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Recognize that plants grow toward light and roots grow down in the soil.

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Classify animals into major groups (mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, arthropods, vertebrates and invertebrates, those having live births and those which lay eggs) according to their physical characteristics and behaviors.

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Classify flowering and nonflowering plants into major groups such as those that produce seeds, or those like ferns and mosses that produce spores, according to their physical characteristics.

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Classify animals by a similar physical characteristic, such as fur, feathers, and number of legs.

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Classify parts of plants into groups based on physical characteristics, such as classifying leaves by shape.

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Match animals that are the same.

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Match plants that are the same.

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Sort common animals by observable characteristics.

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Sort common plants by observable characteristics.

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Describe how animals and plants respond to changing seasons.

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Recognize that plants use energy from the Sun, air, and water to make their own food.

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Identify changes in the appearance of animals and plants throughout the year.

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Recognize that most plants make their own food.

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Recognize clothing worn by humans in different weather (seasons).

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Recognize that plants need water.

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Recognize that the appearance of some plants in the environment changes throughout the year.

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Recognize that plants need light to grow.

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Raise questions about the natural world, investigate them individually and in teams through free exploration and systematic investigations, and generate appropriate explanations based on those explorations.

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Raise questions about the natural world, investigate them individually and in teams through free exploration and systematic investigations, and generate appropriate explanations based on those explorations.

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Compare the observations made by different groups using the same tools and seek reasons to explain the differences across groups.

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Compare the observations made by different groups using the same tools and seek reasons to explain the differences across groups.

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Keep records as appropriate, such as pictorial, written, or simple charts and graphs, of investigations conducted.

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Recognize the importance of communication among scientists

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Recognize that scientists question, discuss, and check each others' evidence and explanations.

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Infer based on observation.

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Explain that empirical evidence is information, such as observations or measurements, that is used to help validate explanations of natural phenomena.

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Ask questions, explore, observe, and identify outcomes.

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Work with a group to make observations and identify results

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Record observations to describe findings using written or visual formats, such as picture stories.

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Recognize that scientists share their knowledge and results with each other.

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Explore, observe, and recognize common objects in the natural world.

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Assist with investigations with a partner.

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Recognize that people share information.

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Ask literal questions, explore, observe, and share information.

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Work with a partner to make observations.

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Record observations to describe findings using dictated words and phrases and pictures.

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Recognize that people work in different kinds of jobs related to science.

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Recognize that words in science can have different or more specific meanings than their use in everyday language; for example, energy, cell, heat/cold, and evidence.

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Recognize that scientists use models to help understand and explain how things work.

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Recognize that all models are approximations of natural phenomena; as such, they do not perfectly account for all observations.

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Recognize meanings of words used in science, such as energy, temperature, and gravity.

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Use models to identify how things work.

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Identify that models are representations of things found in the real world.

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Recognize common objects related to science by name, such as ice, animal, and plant.

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Recognize meanings of words used in science, such as telescope, environment, and solid.

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Recognize that models represent real things.

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Identify some basic forms of energy such as light, heat, sound, electrical, and mechanical.

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Recognize that energy has the ability to cause motion or create change.

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Demonstrate that light travels in a straight line until it strikes an object or travels from one medium to another.

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Demonstrate that light can be reflected, refracted, and absorbed.

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Recognize forms of energy, such as light, heat, electrical, and energy of motion.

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Recognize examples of the use of energy, such as electrical (radio, freezer) and energy of motion (bowling, wind).

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Identify that light may come from different sources, such as the Sun or electric lamp

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Recognize the change in the motion of an object.

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istinguish light and dark.

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Recognize objects that use electricity (television) and the energy of motion (bowling ball).

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Recognize examples of sources of light, such as the Sun or a flashlight.

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Investigate, observe, and explain that things that give off light often also give off heat. Content Complexity Rating: Level 3: Strategic Thinking & Complex Reasoning

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Investigate, observe, and explain that heat is produced when one object rubs against another, such as rubbing one's hands together.

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Identify that objects that give off light often give off heat.

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Observe and identify that heat is produced when objects are rubbed together.

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Recognize sources of heat.

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Observe and recognize that rubbing objects together causes heat.

SC.3.P.8.1

Measure and compare temperatures of various samples of solids and liquids.

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Measure and compare the mass and volume of solids and liquids.

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Compare materials and objects according to properties such as size, shape, color, texture, and hardness.

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Observe and identify the colder/hotter temperature measured on a thermometer.

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Measure the weight of solids or liquids.

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Group objects by two observable properties, such as size and shape or color and texture.

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Recognize the temperature of items, such as food, as cool or warm.

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Recognize the larger of two objects.

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Match objects by an observable property, such as size, shape, and color.

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Recognize that a thermometer measures temperature (cold and hot).

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Sort solid objects by weight (heavy and light).

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Sort objects by an observable property, such as size, shape, color, and texture.

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Describe the changes water undergoes when it changes state through heating and cooling by using familiar scientific terms such as melting, freezing, boiling, evaporation, and condensation.

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Describe changes in the state of water as a result of freezing and melting.

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Recognize that ice can change to water.

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Identify that water can change from solid to liquid state by heating.