Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks
MA.3-ESS. Grade 3: Earth and Space Sciences
ESS2. Earth’s Systems
3-ESS2-1. Use graphs and tables of local weather data to describe and predict typical weather during a particular season in an area.
3-ESS2-2. Obtain and summarize information about the climate of different regions of the world to illustrate that typical weather conditions over a year vary by region.
MA.3-LS. Grade 3: Life Science
LS1. From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
3-LS1-1. Use simple graphical representations to show that different types of organisms have unique and diverse life cycles. Describe that all organisms have birth, growth, reproduction, and death in common but there are a variety of ways in which these happen.
LS4. Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
3-LS4-1. Use fossils to describe types of organisms and their environments that existed long ago and compare those to living organisms and their environments. Recognize that most kinds of plants and animals that once lived on Earth are no longer found anywhere.