Third grade scientists learn how to observe, record, and interpret information like scientists. They learn to identify and utilize tools in the science classroom. As scientists, we will be focusing on exploring and explaining different phenomenons. The children will apply the skills they learn as they work in cooperative groups, delegating jobs and sharing the tasks.
The performance expectations in third grade help students formulate answers to questions such as:
- How do balanced and unbalanced forces affect the motion of objects?
- How can we use patterns to predict an object's motion?
- How can habitats and animal groupings help animals survive?
- What makes different organisms diverse? What characteristics do all organisms share?
- Use evidence to support that traits can be influenced by the environment.
- How can we use data to describe different climates around the world?
- Investigate the connection between weather and water on Earth.