Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks
MA.3-LS. Grade 3: Life Science
LS1. From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
3-LS1-1. Use simple graphical representations to show that different types of organisms have unique and diverse life cycles. Describe that all organisms have birth, growth, reproduction, and death in common but there are a variety of ways in which these happen.
LS4. Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
3-LS4-3. Construct an argument with evidence that in a particular environment some organisms can survive well, some survive less well, and some cannot survive.
3-LS4-4. Analyze and interpret given data about changes in a habitat and describe how the changes may affect the ability of organisms that live in that habitat to survive and reproduce.
MA.3-PS. Grade 3: Physical Science
PS2. Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions
3-PS2-1. Provide evidence to explain the effect of multiple forces, including friction, on an object. Include balanced forces that do not change the motion of the object and unbalanced forces that do change the motion of the object.