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

The resources above correspond to the standards listed below:

Tennessee Standards

TN.1. Life Science: Cells
CS.1. All living things are made of cells that perform functions necessary for life.
GQ.1. How are plant and animals cells organized to carry on the processes of life?
GLE.0307.1. Grade Level Expectations
GLE.0307.1.1. Use magnifiers to make observations of specific plant and body parts and describe their functions.
SPI.0307.1. State Performance Indicators
SPI.0307.1.1. Identify specific parts of a plant and describe their function.
TN.2. Life Science: Interdependence
CS.2. All life is interdependent and interacts with the environment.
GQ.2. How do living things interact with one another and with the non-living elements of their environment?
0307.2. Checks for Understanding
0307.2.2. Label a drawing of an environment to illustrate interrelationships among plants and animals.
TN.3. Life Science: Flow of Matter and Energy
CS.3. Matter and energy flow through the biosphere.
GQ.3. What scientific information explains how matter and energy flow through the biosphere?
0307.3. Checks for Understanding
0307.3.3. Identify structures used by different plants and animals to meet their basic energy requirements.
SPI.0307.3. State Performance Indicators
SPI.0307.3.1. Identify the basic needs of plants and animals.
TN.4. Life Science: Heredity
CS.4. Plants and animals reproduce and transmit hereditary information between generations.
GQ.4. What are the principal mechanisms by which living things reproduce and transmit information between parents and offspring?
0307.4. Checks for Understanding
0307.4.1. Sequence diagrams that illustrate various stages in the development of an organism.
0307.4.2. Create a timeline to depict the changes that occur during an organism's life cycle.
0307.4.3. Differentiate among the stages in the life cycle of a butterfly, mealworm, frog, and plant.
GLE.0307.4. Grade Level Expectations
GLE.0307.4.1. Identify the different life stages through which plants and animals pass.
SPI.0307.4. State Performance Indicators
SPI.0307.4.1. Select an illustration that shows how an organism changes as it develops.
TN.5. Life Science: Biodiversity and Change
CS.5. A rich variety of complex organisms have developed in response to a continually changing environment.
GQ.5. How does natural selection explain how organisms have changed over time?
0307.5. Checks for Understanding
0307.5.1. Create representations of animals that have characteristics necessary to survive in a particular environment.
0307.5.2. Investigate the connection between an organism's characteristics and its ability to survive in a specific environment.
GLE.0307.5. Grade Level Expectations
GLE.0307.5.1. Explore the relationship between an organism's characteristics and its ability to survive in a particular environment.
SPI.0307.5. State Performance Indicators
SPI.0307.5.1. Investigate an organism's characteristics and evaluate how these features enable it to survive in a particular environment.