Next Generation Science Standards, Third Grade

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3-PS2 Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions


3-LS1 From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes


3-LS2 Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics


  • 3-LS2-1 Construct an argument that some animals form groups that help members survive.

3-LS3 Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits


  • 3-LS3-1 Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence that plants and animals have traits inherited from parents and that variation of these traits exists in a group of similar organisms.
    Who Evolved on First? text page, free
    Review Cells-4 practice

  • 3-LS3-2 Use evidence to support the explanation that traits can be influenced by the environment.

3-LS4 Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity


3-ESS2 Earth’s Systems


3-ESS3 Earth and Human Activity


  • 3-ESS3-1 Make a claim about the merit of a design solution that reduces the impacts of a weather-related hazard.

3-5-ETS1 Engineering Design


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