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Free Science Resource Sets — 3rd Grade


3rd Grade Science Standard: 3-LS3-2

Performance Expectation (PE)

Use evidence to support the explanation that traits can be influenced by the environment.

Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCI)

Inheritance of Traits:

Other characteristics result from individuals’ interactions with the environment, which can range from diet to learning. Many characteristics involve both inheritance and environment.

Variation of Traits:

The environment also affects the traits that an organism develops.

PHENOMENON-BASED INSTRUCTIONAL TASK:

The Environment Changed Me!

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FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT TASK:

Environmental Influence on Traits: Hydrangeas

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PATTERN ANALYSIS OF STUDENT THINKING (PAST):

Environmental Influence on Traits: Hydrangeas

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3rd Grade Science Standard: 3-PS2-3

Performance Expectation (PE)

Ask questions to determine cause and effect relationships of electric or magnetic interactions between two objects not in contact with each other.

Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCI)

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.

PHENOMENON-BASED INSTRUCTIONAL TASK:

Magnetic Magic

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FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT TASK:

Magnetic Force

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PATTERN ANALYSIS OF STUDENT THINKING (PAST):

Magnetic Force

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