Texas TEKS Standards
TX.112.14. Science, Grade 3.
(3.4) Scientific investigation and reasoning. The student knows how to use a variety of tools and methods to conduct science inquiry. The student is expected to:
3.4 (A) Collect, record, and analyze information using tools, including microscopes, cameras, computers, hand lenses, metric rulers, Celsius thermometers, wind vanes, rain gauges, pan balances, graduated cylinders, beakers, spring scales, hot plates, meter sticks, compasses, magnets, collecting nets, notebooks, sound recorders, and Sun, Earth, and Moon system models; timing devices, including clocks and stopwatches; and materials to support observation of habitats of organisms such as terrariums and aquariums.
(3.7) Earth and space. The student knows that Earth consists of natural resources and its surface is constantly changing. The student is expected to:
3.7 (A) Explore and record how soils are formed by weathering of rock and the decomposition of plant and animal remains.
3.7 (B) Investigate rapid changes in Earth's surface such as volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, and landslides.
3.7 (C) Identify and compare different landforms, including mountains, hills, valleys, and plains.
(3.8) Earth and space. The student knows there are recognizable patterns in the natural world and among objects in the sky. The student is expected to:
3.8 (A) Observe, measure, record, and compare day-to-day weather changes in different locations at the same time that include air temperature, wind direction, and precipitation.