Science Worksheets and Study Guides Third Grade. How Does the Earth's Surface Change?

The resources above correspond to the standards listed below:

New Hampshire Standards

NH.ESS1. Earth Space Science: The Earth and Earth materials, as we know them today, have developed over long periods of time, through constant change processes.
S:ESS1:4:1.1. Atmosphere, Climate, and Weather: Students will explain how water exists in the atmosphere in different forms and describe how it changes from one form to another through various processes such as freezing, condensation, precipitation and evaporation.
S:ESS1:4:1.3. Atmosphere, Climate, and Weather: Students will based on data collected from daily weather observations, describe weather changes or weather patterns.
S:ESS1:4:1.4. Atmosphere, Climate, and Weather: Students will explain how the use of scientific tools helps to extend senses and gather data about weather (i.e., weather/wind vane- direction; wind sock- wind intensity; anemometer- speed; thermometer- temperature; meter sticks/rulers- snow depth; rain gauges- rain amount in inches).
S:ESS1:4:2.1. Composition and Features: Students will describe Earth materials such as gases found in the atmosphere, rocks, soils, and water in its liquid and solid states.
S:ESS1:4:2.4. Composition and Features: Students will given certain Earth materials (soils, rocks, or minerals) use physical properties to sort, classify, and/or describe them.
S:ESS1:4:5.1. Processes and Rates of Change: Students will identify and describe processes that affect the features of the Earth's surface, including weathering, erosion, deposition of sediment.
S:ESS1:4:5.2. Processes and Rates of Change: Students will explain how wind, water, or ice shape and reshape the Earth's surface.
S:ESS1:4:6.1. Rock Cycle: Students will explain that smaller rocks come from the breaking and weathering of larger rocks and bedrock.
S:ESS1:4:6.2. Rock Cycle: Students will distinguish between the three categories of rocks (metamorphic, igneous and sedimentary) and describe the processes that create them.
S:ESS1:4:6.3. Rock Cycle: Students will identify minerals by their physical properties, such as color, texture and cleavage, and describe simple tests used in the identification process.
S:ESS1:4:6.4. Rock Cycle: Students will use results from an experiment to draw conclusions about how water interacts with earth materials (e.g., percolation, erosion, frost heaves).
S:ESS1:4:7.2. Water: Students will explain that most of Earth's water is salt water, which is found in the oceans, and that fresh water is found in rivers, lakes, underground sources, and glaciers..
NH.ESS4. Earth Space Science: The growth of scientific knowledge in Earth Space Science has been advanced through the development of technology and is used (alone or in combination with other sciences) to identify, understand and solve local and global issues.
S:ESS4:4:1.1. Design Technology: Students will recognize that man uses various mechanical devices to record changes in the weather and the Earth.
S:ESS4:4:2.1. Tools: Students will demonstrate the use of simple instruments to collect weather data, including thermometers, windsocks, meter sticks, and rain gauges.
NH.SPS1. Science Process Skills: Scientific Inquiry and Critical Thinking Skills
S:SPS1:4:1.5. Making Observations and Asking Questions: Students will apply skills from previous grades and classify according to several attributes and describe or show the method for classification.
S:SPS1:4:1.6. Making Observations and Asking Questions: Students will apply skills from previous grades and compare methods of classifying based on the goal.