Grade Level Expectations
3.1.1: Compare and contrast the properties of solids, liquids and gases.
3.1.2: Demonstrate that solids, liquids and gases are all forms of matter that take up space and have weight.
3.1.3: Carry out simple tests to determine if materials dissolve, sink or float in water; conduct heat; or attract to magnets.
3.1.4: Classify materials based on their observable properties, including state of matter.
3.1.6: Explain the role of heating and cooling in changing matter from one state to another during freezing, melting, evaporation and condensation.
3.2.1: Compare and contrast the external features and behaviors that enable different animals and plants (including those that are extinct) to get food, water and sunlight; find mates; and be protected in specific land and water habitats.
3.2.2: Explain how behaviors such as hibernation, dormancy and migration give species advantages for surviving unfavorable environmental conditions.
3.2.4: Evaluate whether an adaptation gives a plant or animal a survival advantage in a given environment.
3.3.2: Use the senses and simple measuring tools to gather data about various rocks and classify them based on observable properties (e.g., shape, size, color, weight, visible markings).
3.3.3: Conduct simple tests to determine properties of different minerals (e.g., color, odor, streak, luster, hardness, magnetism), organize data in a table, and use the data and other resources to identify unknown mineral specimens.
3.4.4: Design and conduct experiments to evaluate the effectiveness of different insulating materials for keeping a substance warm or cold (i.e., conducting heat).
3.4.5: Use mathematics to estimate, measure and graph the quantity of a natural resource (e.g., water, paper) used by an individual (or group) in a certain time period.
Correlation last revised: 3/31/2015