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

The resources above correspond to the standards listed below:

Rhode Island Standards

RI.ESS1. Earth and Space Science: The earth and earth materials as we know them today have developed over long periods of time, through continual change processes.
ESS 1 (K-4) NOS-3. 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).
ESS1 (3-4)-3. Students demonstrate an understanding of how the use of scientific tools helps to extend senses and gather data by...
3a. Explaining 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).
3b. Selecting appropriate tools for a given task and describing the information they will provide.
ESS1 (K-4) INQ-1. Given certain earth materials (soils, rocks or minerals) use physical properties to sort, classify, and describe them.
ESS1 (3-4)-1. Students demonstrate an understanding of earth materials by...
1a. Describing, comparing, and sorting rocks, soils, and minerals by similar or different physical properties (e.g., size, shape, color, texture, smell, weight, temperature, hardness, composition).
1c. Citing evidence (e.g., prior knowledge, data) to support why rocks, soils, or minerals are classified/not classified together.
1d. Identifying the four basic materials of the earth (water, soil, rocks, air).
ESS1 (K-4) INQ+SAE-4. Explain how wind, water, or ice shape and reshape the earth.
ESS1 (3-4)-4. Students demonstrate an understanding of processes and change over time within earth systems by...
4a. Investigating local landforms and how wind, water, or ice have shaped and reshaped them (e.g. severe weather).
4c. Identifying sudden and gradual changes that affect the Earth (e.g. sudden change = flood; gradual change = erosion caused by oceans).
ESS1 (K-4) POC-5. Based on data collected from daily weather observations, describe weather changes or weather patterns.
ESS1 (3-4)-5. Students demonstrate an understanding of processes and change over time within earth systems by...
5a. Observing, recording, comparing, and analyzing weather data to describe weather changes or weather patterns.
5b. Describing water as it changes into vapor in the air and reappears as a liquid when it's cooled.
5c. Explaining how this cycle of water relates to weather and the formation of clouds.