Arkansas Science Learning Standards — Grade 3


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ESS.10.3.1

Demonstrate how the planets orbit the sun

ESS.10.3.2

Demonstrate the orbit of Earth and its moon around the sun

ESS.10.3.3

Relate Earths rotation to the day/night cycle

ESS.8.3.1

Distinguish among Earths materials: rocks minerals fossils soils

ESS.8.3.10

Construct and read a rain gauge

ESS.8.3.2

Classify rocks by their properties, including but not limited to size shape color texture patterns

ESS.8.3.3

Identify the three categories of rocks: metamorphic igneous sedimentary

ESS.8.3.4

Identify the physical properties of minerals: hardness color luster streak

ESS.8.3.5

Identify areas in Arkansas that are the main sources of the following minerals: bauxite novaculite quartz crystal diamond bromine

ESS.8.3.6

Describe the layers of Earth: crust mantle inner core outer core

ESS.8.3.7

Identify common uses of rocks and minerals

ESS.8.3.8

Chart precipitation levels over time

ESS.8.3.9

Demonstrate safety procedures related to severe weather

ESS.9.3.1

Analyze the effect of wind and water on Earths surface

LS.2.3.1

Classify animals as vertebrates and invertebrates according to their structure

LS.2.3.2

Identify major parts and functions of the following systems: respiratory muscular

LS.3.3.3

Differentiate among complete metamorphosis, incomplete metamorphosis, and embryonic development.

NS.1.3.1

Communicate observations orally, in writing, and in graphic organizers: T-charts pictographs Venn diagrams bar graphs frequency tables

NS.1.3.2

Develop questions that guide scientific inquiry

NS.1.3.3

Conduct scientific investigations individually and in teams: lab activities field studies

NS.1.3.4

Communicate the results of scientific investigations (e.g., ageappropriate graphs, charts, and writings)

NS.1.3.5

Estimate and measure length, mass, temperature, and elapsed time using International System of Units (SI)

NS.1.3.6

Collect and analyze measurable empirical evidence as a team and/or as individuals

NS.1.3.7

Make and explain predictions based on prior knowledge

NS.1.3.8

Use simple equipment, age appropriate tools, technology, and mathematics in scientific investigations (e.g., balances, hand lenses, microscopes, rulers, thermometers, calculators, computers)

NS.1.3.9

Apply lab safety rules as they relate to specific science lab activities (see Arkansas Lab Safety Guide)

PS.5.3.1

Compare and contrast objects based on two or more properties

PS.5.3.2

Demonstrate physical changes in matter

PS.5.3.3

Determine the mass of solids

PS.5.3.4

Compare and contrast solids and liquids

PS.6.3.1

Identify characteristics of wave motion: amplitude frequency

PS.6.3.2

Investigate the relationship between sound and wave motion

PS.6.3.3

Determine the impact of the following variables on pitch: length mass tension state of matter

PS.7.3.1

Classify materials as those which can reflect, refract, or absorb light

PS.7.3.2

Calculate a change in temperature using the Celsius scale

PS.7.3.3

Identify methods of producing electricity relative to Arkansas: hydroelectric coal oil natural gas nuclear solar wind

PS.7.3.4

Differentiate between magnets and nonmagnets

PS.7.3.5

Describe the effect of distance on attraction and repulsion

PS.7.3.6

Construct a magnet by the Touch/Stroke method