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SC03-S1C2. Scientific Testing (Investigating and Modeling): Participate in planning and conducting investigations, and recording data. SC03-S1C2-01. Demonstrate safe behavior and appropriate procedures (e.g., use of instruments, materials, organisms) in all science inquiry.
SC03-S1C2-03. Conduct simple investigations (e.g., related to plant life cycles, changing the pitch of a sound, properties of rocks) in life, physical, and Earth and space sciences. Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Sound
SC03-S1C2-04. Use metric and U.S. customary units to measure objects (See M03-S4C4-04).
SC03-S1C3. Analysis and Conclusions: Organize and analyze data; compare to predictions. SC03-S1C3-01. Organize data using the following methods with appropriate labels: bar graphs; pictographs; tally charts (See M03-S2C1-02).
SC03-S1C3-02. Construct reasonable interpretations of the collected data based on formulated questions. (See M03-S2C1-03).
SC03-S1C3-03. Compare the results of the investigation to predictions made prior to the investigation. .
SC03-S1C4. Communication: Communicate results of investigations. SC03-S1C4-01. Communicate investigations and explanations using evidence and appropriate terminology. (See W03-S3C2-01).
AZ.SC03-S2.History and Nature of Science
History and Nature of Science
SC03-S2C1. History of Science as a Human Endeavor: Identify individual and cultural contributions to scientific knowledge. SC03-S2C1-01. Identify how diverse people and/or cultures, past and present, have made important contributions to scientific innovations (e.g., John Muir [naturalist], supports Strand 4; Thomas Edison [inventor], supports Strand 5; Mae Jemison [engineer, physician, astronaut], supports Strand 6; Edmund Halley [scientist], supports Strand 6).
AZ.SC03-S3.Science in Personal and Social Perspectives
Science in Personal and Social Perspectives
SC03-S3C1. Changes in Environments: Describe the interactions between human populations, natural hazards, and the environment. SC03-S3C1-02. Describe the beneficial and harmful impacts of natural events and human activities on the environment (e.g., forest fires, flooding, pesticides).
SC03-S3C2. Science and Technology in Society: Understand the impact of technology. SC03-S3C2-01. Identify ways that people use tools and techniques to solve problems.
SC03-S3C2-02. Describe the development of different technologies (e.g., communication, entertainment, transportation, medicine) in response to resources, needs, and values.
SC03-S4C1. Characteristics of Organisms: Understand that basic structures in plants and animals serve a function. SC03-S4C1-01. Describe the function of the following plant structures: roots - absorb nutrients; stems - provide support; leaves - synthesize food; flowers - attract pollinators and produce seeds for reproduction. Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Plants
SC03-S4C2. Life Cycles: Understand the life cycles of plants and animals. SC03-S4C2-01. Compare life cycles of various plants (e.g., conifers, flowering plants, ferns). Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Plants
SC03-S4C2-02. Explain how growth, death, and decay are part of the plant life cycle. Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Plants
SC03-S4C3. Organisms and Environments: Understand the relationships among various organisms and their environment. SC03-S4C3-02. Examine an ecosystem to identify microscopic and macroscopic organisms.
SC03-S4C3-03. Explain the interrelationships among plants and animals in different environments: producers - plants; consumers - animals; decomposers - fungi, insects, bacteria.
SC03-S4C3-05. Describe how environmental factors (e.g., soil composition, range of temperature, quantity and quality of light or water) in the ecosystem may affect a member organism's ability to grow, reproduce, and thrive.
SC03-S4C4. Diversity, Adaptation, and Behavior: Identify plant and animal adaptations. SC03-S4C4-01. Identify adaptations of plants and animals that allow them to live in specific environments.
SC03-S4C4-02. Describe ways that species adapt when introduced into new environments.
SC03-S4C4-03. Cite examples of how a species' inability to adapt to changing conditions in the ecosystem led to the extinction of that species.
SC03-S5C3. Energy and Magnetism: Investigate different forms of energy. SC03-S5C3-01. Demonstrate that light can be: reflected (with mirrors); refracted (with prisms); absorbed (by dark surfaces).
SC03-S5C3-02. Describe how light behaves on striking objects that are: transparent (clear plastic); translucent (waxed paper); opaque (cardboard). Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Energy
SC03-S5C3-03. Demonstrate that vibrating objects produce sound. Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Sound
SC03-S5C3-04. Demonstrate that the pitch of a sound depends on the rate of the vibration (e.g., a long rubber band has a lower pitch than a short rubber band). Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Sound
AZ.SC03-S6.Earth and Space Science
SC03-S6C1. Properties of Earth Materials: Identify the basic properties of Earth materials. SC03-S6C1-01. Identify the layers of the Earth: crust, mantle, core (inner and outer).
SC03-S6C1-02. Describe the different types of rocks and how they are formed: metamorphic, igneous, sedimentary.
SC03-S6C1-03. Classify rocks based on the following physical properties: color; texture.
SC03-S6C1-04. Describe fossils as a record of past life forms.
SC03-S6C1-05. Describe how fossils are formed.
SC03-S6C1-06. Describe ways humans use Earth materials (e.g., fuel, building materials, growing food).