Grade Level Expectations
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.
3.1.5: 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.
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.
3.2.5: Design a model of an organism whose adaptations give it an advantage in a specific environment.
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.
3.3.4: Summarize nonfiction text to compare and contrast the conditions under which igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks are formed.
3.3.5: Observe and analyze rock properties (e.g., crystal size or layers) to infer the conditions under which the rock was formed.
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.
Correlation last revised: 4/4/2018