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NGSS.3-ESS.EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE
3-ESS2. Earth’s Systems - Students who demonstrate understanding can: 3-ESS2-1. Represent data in tables and graphical displays to describe typical weather conditions expected during a particular season. Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Weather
3-ESS2-2. Obtain and combine information to describe climates in different regions of the world.
3-ESS2.DCI. Disciplinary Core Ideas ESS2.D: Weather and Climate ESS2.D:1. Scientists record patterns of the weather across different times and areas so that they can make predictions about what kind of weather might happen next. (3-ESS2-1) Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Weather
ESS2.D:2. Climate describes a range of an area's typical weather conditions and the extent to which those conditions vary over years. (3-ESS2-2)
3-ESS3. Earth and Human Activity - Students who demonstrate understanding can: 3-ESS3.DCI. Disciplinary Core Ideas ESS3.B: Natural Hazards ESS3.B:1. A variety of natural hazards result from natural processes. Humans cannot eliminate natural hazards but can take steps to reduce their impacts. (3-ESS3-1) (Note: This Disciplinary Core Idea is also addressed by 4-ESS3-2.)
3-LS1. From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes - Students who demonstrate understanding can: 3-LS1-1. Develop models to describe that organisms have unique and diverse life cycles but all have in common birth, growth, reproduction, and death. Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Plants
3-LS1.DCI. Disciplinary Core Ideas LS1.B: Growth and Development of Organisms LS1.B:1. Reproduction is essential to the continued existence of every kind of organism. Plants and animals have unique and diverse life cycles. (3-LS1-1) Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Plants
3-LS2. Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - Students who demonstrate understanding can: 3-LS2-1. Construct an argument that some animals form groups that help members survive.
3-LS2.DCI. Disciplinary Core Ideas LS2.D: Social Interactions and Group Behavior LS2.D:1. Being part of a group helps animals obtain food, defend themselves, and cope with changes. Groups may serve different functions and vary dramatically in size (Note:
3-LS3. Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits - Students who demonstrate understanding can: 3-LS3-1. Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence that plants and animals have traits inherited from parents and that variation of these traits exists in a group of similar organisms.
3-LS3.DCI. Disciplinary Core Ideas LS3.A: Inheritance of Traits LS3.A:1. Many characteristics of organisms are inherited from their parents. (3-LS3-1)
3-LS4. Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity - Students who demonstrate understanding can: 3-LS4-1. Analyze and interpret data from fossils to provide evidence of the organisms and the environments in which they lived long ago.
3-LS4.DCI. Disciplinary Core Ideas LS2.C: Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning, and Resilience LS2.C:1. When the environment changes in ways that affect a place’s physical characteristics, temperature, or availability of resources, some organisms survive and reproduce, others move to new locations, yet others move into the transformed environment, and some die. (secondary to 3-LS4-4)
LS4.A: Evidence of Common Ancestry and Diversity LS4.A:2. Fossils provide evidence about the types of organisms that lived long ago and also about the nature of their environments. (3-LS4-1)
LS4.C: Adaptation LS4.C:1. For any particular environment, some kinds of organisms survive well, some survive less well, and some cannot survive at all. (3-LS4-3)
LS4.D: Biodiversity and Humans LS4.D:1. Populations live in a variety of habitats, and change in those habitats affects the organisms living there. (3-LS4-4)
3-PS2. Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions - Students who demonstrate understanding can: 3-PS2-2. Make observations and/or measurements of an object’s motion to provide evidence that a pattern can be used to predict future motion.
3-PS2-3. Ask questions to determine cause and effect relationships of electric or magnetic interactions between two objects not in contact with each other.
3-PS2-4. Define a simple design problem that can be solved by applying scientific ideas about magnets. Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Magnets
3-PS2.DCI. Disciplinary Core Ideas PS2.A: Forces and Motion PS2.A:1. Each force acts on one particular object and has both strength and a direction. An object at rest typically has multiple forces acting on it, but they add to give zero net force on the object. Forces that do not sum to zero can cause changes in the object’s speed or direction of motion. (Boundary: Qualitative and conceptual, but not quantitative addition of forces are used at this level.) (3-PS2-1)
PS2.A:2. The patterns of an object’s motion in various situations can be observed and measured; when that past motion exhibits a regular pattern, future motion can be predicted from it. (Boundary: Technical terms, such as magnitude, velocity, momentum, and vector quantity, are not introduced at this level, but the concept that some quantities need both size and direction to be described is developed.) (3-PS2-2)
PS2.B: Types of Interactions PS2.B:1. Objects in contact exert forces on each other. (3-PS2-1)
PS2.B:2. Electric, and magnetic forces between a pair of objects do not require that the objects be in contact. The sizes of the forces in each situation depend on the properties of the objects and their distances apart and, for forces between two magnets, on their orientation relative to each other. (3-PS2-3), (3-PS2-4)