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Alaska Standards for Third Grade Science

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AK.A1. Science as Inquiry and Process (SA1, SA2, SA3)

[3] SA1.1. The student develops an understanding of the processes of science by asking questions, predicting, observing, describing, measuring, classifying, making generalizations, inferring and communicating.

[3] SA1.2. The student develops an understanding of the processes of science by observing and describing their world to answer simple questions.

[3] SA2.1. The student will demonstrate an understanding of the attitudes and approaches to scientific inquiry by answering, 'how do you know?' questions with reasonable answers.

[3] SA3.1. The student demonstrates an understanding that interactions with the environment provide an opportunity for understanding scientific concepts by observing local conditions that determine which plants and/or animals survive. (L)

AK.B1. Concepts of Physical Science (SB1, SB2, SB3, SB4)

[3] SB1.1. The student demonstrates an understanding of the structure and properties of matter by classifying matter according to physical properties (i.e., color, size, shape, weight, texture, flexibility).

[3] SB3.1. The student demonstrates an understanding of the interactions between matter and energy and the effects of these interactions on systems by recognizing that temperature changes cause changes in phases of substances (e.g., ice changing to liquid, water changing to water vapor, and vice versa).

[3] SB4.2. The student demonstrates an understanding of motions, forces, their characteristics, relationships, and effects by recognizing that objects can be moved without being touched (e.g., using magnets, falling objects, static electricity).

AK.C1. Concepts of Life Science (SC1, SC2, SC3)

[3] SC1.1. The student demonstrates an understanding of how science explains changes in life forms over time, including genetics, heredity, the process of natural selection and biological evolution by sorting Alaskan plants and/or animals using physical characteristics (e.g., leaves, beaks) (L)

[3] SC1.2. The student demonstrates an understanding of how science explains changes in life forms over time, including genetics, heredity, the process of natural selection and biological evolution by describing how some traits (e.g. claws, teeth, camouflage) of living organisms have helped them survive as a species.

[3] SC2.1. The student demonstrates an understanding of the structure, function, behavior, development, life cycles, and diversity of living organisms by sorting animals and plants into groups based on appearance and behaviors.

[3] SC2.2. The student demonstrates an understanding of the structure, function, behavior, development, life cycles, and diversity of living organisms by observing and comparing external features of plants and of animals that may help them grow, survive, and reproduce.

[3] SC3.1. The student demonstrates an understanding that all organisms are linked to each other and their physical environments through the transfer and transformation of matter and energy by identifying and sorting examples of living and non-living things in the local environment. (L)

[3] SC3.2. The student demonstrates an understanding that all organisms are linked to each other and their physical environments through the transfer and transformation of matter and energy by organizing a simple food chain of familiar plants and animals. (L)

AK.D1. Concepts of Earth Science (SD1, SD2, SD3, SD4)

[3] SD1.1. The student demonstrates an understanding of geochemical cycles by recognizing that most rocks are composed of combinations of different substances.

[3] SD1.2. The student demonstrates an understanding of geochemical cycles by describing the water cycle to show that water circulates through the crust, oceans, and atmosphere of Earth.

[3] SD2.1. The student demonstrates an understanding of the forces that shape Earth by identifying and comparing a variety of Earth's land features (i.e., rivers, deltas, lakes, glaciers, mountains, valleys, and islands).

[3] SD3.1. The student demonstrates an understanding of cycles influenced by energy from the sun and by Earth's position and motion in our solar system by using recorded weather patterns (e.g., temperature, cloud cover, or precipitation) to make reasonable predictions. (L)

[3] SD4.1. The student demonstrates an understanding of the theories regarding the origin and evolution of the universe by recognizing that objects appear smaller the farther away they are.

[3] SD4.2. The student demonstrates an understanding of the theories regarding the origin and evolution of the universe by recognizing that objects have properties, locations, and movements that can be observed and described.

AK.E1. Science and Technology (SE1, SE2, SE3)

[3] SE2.1. The student demonstrates an understanding that solving problems involves different ways of thinking, perspectives, and curiosity by identifying local tools and materials used in everyday life. (L)

[3] SE3.1. The student demonstrates an understanding of how scientific discoveries and technological innovations affect our lives and society by listing the positive and negative effects of a single technological development in the local community (e.g., fish trap, fish wheel, four-wheeler, computer). (L)

AK.SA. Science as Inquiry and Process: A student should understand and be able to apply the processes and applications of scientific inquiry. A student who meets the content standard should:

SA1. Develop an understanding of the processes of science used to investigate problems, design and conduct repeatable scientific investigations, and defend scientific arguments.

AK.SB. Concepts of Physical Science: A student should understand and be able to apply the concepts, models, theories, universal principles, and facts that explain the physical world. A student who meets the content standard should:

SB1. Develop an understanding of the characteristic properties of matter and the relationship of these properties to their structure and behavior.

SB2. Develop an understanding that energy appears in different forms, can be transformed from one form to another, can be transferred or moved from one place or system to another, may be unavailable for use, and is ultimately conserved.

SB3. Develop an understanding of the interactions between matter and energy, including physical, chemical, and nuclear changes, and the effects of these interactions on physical systems.

SB4. Develop an understanding of motions, forces, their characteristics and relationships, and natural forces and their effects.

AK.SC. Concepts of Life Science: A student should understand and be able to apply the concepts, models, theories, facts, evidence, systems, and processes of life science. A student who meets the content standard should:

SC2. Develop an understanding of the structure, function, behavior, development, life cycles, and diversity of living organisms.

SC3. Develop an understanding that all organisms are linked to each other and their physical environments through the transfer and transformation of matter and energy.

AK.SD. Concepts of Earth Science: A student should understand and be able to apply the concepts, processes, theories, models, evidence, and systems of earth and space sciences. A student who meets the content standard should:

SD1. Develop an understanding of Earth's geochemical cycles.

SD2. Develop an understanding of the origins, ongoing processes, and forces that shape the structure, composition, and physical history of the Earth.

SD3. Develop an understanding of the cyclical changes controlled by energy from the sun and by Earth's position and motion in our solar system.

AK.SG. History and Nature of Science: A student should understand the history and nature of science. A student who meets the content standard should:

SG1. Develop an understanding that historical perspectives of scientific explanations demonstrate that scientific knowledge changes over time, building on prior knowledge.

SG3. Develop an understanding that scientific knowledge is ongoing and subject to change as new evidence becomes available through experimental and/or observational confirmation(s).