3.1: Materials have properties that can be identified and described through the use of simple tests.

3.1.3: Carry out simple tests to determine if materials dissolve, sink or float in water, conduct heat or attract to magnets.

 Conduction and Convection
 Density
 Magnetism

3.1.4: Classify materials based on their observable properties, including state of matter.

 Mineral Identification
 Phases of Water

3.1.5: Design and conduct fair tests to investigate the absorbency of different materials, write conclusions based on evidence, and analyze why similar investigations might produce different results.

 Color Absorption
 Heat Absorption

3.1.6: Explain the role of heating and cooling in changing matter from one state to another during freezing, melting, evaporation and condensation.

 Phases of Water

3.2: Organisms can survive and reproduce only in environments that meet their basic needs.

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.

 Flower Pollination
 Growing Plants

3.3: Earth materials have different physical and chemical properties.

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.

 Mineral Identification

3.3.4: Summarize nonfiction text to compare and contrast the conditions under which igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks are formed.

 Rock Cycle

3.3.5: Observe and analyze rock properties (e.g., crystal size or layers) to infer the conditions under which the rock was formed.

 Rock Cycle

3.4: Earth materials provide resources for all living things, but these resources are limited and should be conserved.

3.4.3: Explain advantages and disadvantages of renewable and nonrenewable energy sources that can be used for making electricity, fueling cars or heating homes.

 Energy Conversions

Correlation last revised: 1/19/2017

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