Science Worksheets and Study Guides Third Grade. All About Energy

The resources above correspond to the standards listed below:

Kentucky Standards

KY.CC. Core Content for Assessment v.4.1
SC-EP-4.6. Energy Transformations: Energy transformations are inherent in almost every system in the universe - from tangible examples at the elementary level, such as heat production in simple earth and physical systems to more abstract ideas beginning at middle school, such as those transformations involved in the growth, dying and decay of living systems. The use of models to illustrate the often invisible and abstract notions of energy transfer will aid in conceptualization, especially as students move from the macroscopic level of observation and evidence (primarily elementary school) to the microscopic interactions at the atomic level (middle and high school levels).
SC-EP-4.6.4. Unifying Concepts: Students will describe light as traveling in a straight line until it strikes an object.
KY.PS. Program of Studies 2006
SC-P-ET. Big Idea: Energy Transformations (Unifying Concepts) - Energy transformations are inherent in almost every system in the universe - from tangible examples at the elementary level, such as heat production in simple earth and physical systems to more abstract ideas beginning at middle school, such as those transformations involved in the growth, dying and decay of living systems. The use of models to illustrate the often invisible and abstract notions of energy transfer will aid in conceptualization, especially as students move from the macroscopic level of observation and evidence (primarily elementary school) to the microscopic interactions at the atomic level (middle and high school levels). (Academic Expectations 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4)
SC-P-ET-U-1. Program of Studies: Understandings - Students will understand that energy makes things move, grow or work. Everything that changes uses energy to make those changes happen. Sometimes evidence of these changes can be seen, but not always.
SC-P-ET-U-4. Program of Studies: Understandings - Students will understand that light can be observed to determine how it travels and how it interacts with different materials (e.g. reflects, is absorbed, passes through).
SC-P-MF. Big Idea: Motion and Forces (Physical Science) - Whether observing airplanes, baseballs, planets, or people, the motion of all bodies is governed by the same basic rules. In the elementary years of conceptual development, students need multiple opportunities to experience, observe, and describe (in words and pictures) motion, including factors (e.g., pushing, pulling) that affect motion. (Academic Expectations 2.1, 2.2, 2.3)
SC-P-MF-S-3. Program of Studies: Skills and Concepts - Students will make qualitative (e.g., hard, soft, fast, slow) descriptions of pushes/pulls and motion
SC-P-MF-S-4. Program of Studies: Skills and Concepts - Students will use tools (e.g., timer, meter stick, balance) to collect data about the position and motion of objects in order to predict changes resulting from pushes and pulls
SC-P-MF-S-8. Program of Studies: Skills and Concepts - Students will ask questions about motion, magnetism and sound and use a variety of print and non-print sources to gather and synthesize information
SC-P-MF-U-2. Program of Studies: Understandings - Students will understand that forces (pushes or pulls) can cause objects to start moving, go faster, slow down, or change the direction they are going.