South Carolina Standards & Learning
SC.3.S. SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING PRACTICES
3.S.1. The student will use the science and engineering practices, including the processes and skills of scientific inquiry, to develop understandings of science content.
3.S.1A. Conceptual Understanding: The practices of science and engineering support the development of science concepts, develop the habits of mind that are necessary for scientific thinking, and allow students to engage in science in ways that are similar to those used by scientists and engineers.
Students who demonstrate this understanding can:
3.S.1A.5. Use mathematical and computational thinking to (1) express quantitative observations using appropriate English or metric units, (2) collect and analyze data, or (3) understand patterns, trends and relationships.