Science Worksheets and Study Guides Third Grade. Life Cycles of Plants and Animals

The resources above correspond to the standards listed below:

Next Generation Science Standards

3-LS1. From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes - Students who demonstrate understanding can:
3-LS1-1. Develop models to describe that organisms have unique and diverse life cycles but all have in common birth, growth, reproduction, and death.
3-LS1.DCI. Disciplinary Core Ideas
LS1.B: Growth and Development of Organisms
LS1.B:1. Reproduction is essential to the continued existence of every kind of organism. Plants and animals have unique and diverse life cycles. (3-LS1-1)
3-LS2. Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - Students who demonstrate understanding can:
3-LS2-1. Construct an argument that some animals form groups that help members survive.
3-LS2.DCI. Disciplinary Core Ideas
LS2.D: Social Interactions and Group Behavior
LS2.D:1. Being part of a group helps animals obtain food, defend themselves, and cope with changes. Groups may serve different functions and vary dramatically in size (Note:
3-LS4. Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity - Students who demonstrate understanding can:
3-LS4.DCI. Disciplinary Core Ideas
LS2.C: Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning, and Resilience
LS2.C:1. When the environment changes in ways that affect a place’s physical characteristics, temperature, or availability of resources, some organisms survive and reproduce, others move to new locations, yet others move into the transformed environment, and some die. (secondary to 3-LS4-4)
LS4.C: Adaptation
LS4.C:1. For any particular environment, some kinds of organisms survive well, some survive less well, and some cannot survive at all. (3-LS4-3)