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West Virginia Standards for Third Grade Science

WV.SC.S.3.1. Nature of Science: Students will demonstrate an understanding of the history and nature of science as a human endeavor encompassing the contributions of diverse cultures, scientists, and careers, demonstrate the abilities and understanding necessary to do scientific inquiry, demonstrate the ability to think and act as scientists by engaging in active inquiries and investigations, while incorporating hands-on activities.

SC.O.3.1.1. Recognize that scientific explanations may lead to new discoveries (e.g., new knowledge leads to new questions).

SC.O.3.1.10. Interpret data presented in a table, graph, map or diagram and use it to answer questions and make predictions and inferences based on patterns of evidence.

SC.O.3.1.2. Study the lives and discoveries of scientists of different cultures and backgrounds.

SC.O.3.1.3. Explore science careers in the community.

SC.O.3.1.4. Demonstrate curiosity, initiative and creativity by planning and conducting simple investigations.

SC.O.3.1.7. Use scientific instruments, technology, and everyday materials to investigate the natural world.

SC.O.3.1.8. Use safe and proper techniques for handling, manipulating and caring for science materials (e.g., follow safety rules, maintain a clean work area, or treat living organisms humanely).

SC.O.3.1.9. Apply mathematical skills and use metric units in measurements.

WV.SC.S.3.2. Content of Science: Students will demonstrate knowledge, understanding and applications of scientific facts, concepts, principles, theories, and models as delineated in the objectives, demonstrate an understanding of the interrelationships among physics, chemistry, biology and the earth and space sciences, apply knowledge, understanding and skills of science subject matter/concepts to daily life experiences.

SC.O.3.2.1. Identify the structures of living things, including their systems and explain their functions.

SC.O.3.2.11. Recognize that it takes work to move objects over a distance.

SC.O.3.2.12. Examine the relationships between speed, distance, and time.

SC.O.3.2.13. Recognize that the greater a force is exerted on an object, the greater the change of its motion.

SC.O.3.2.14. Identify examples of potential and kinetic energy.

SC.O.3.2.18. Recognize the relative movement of the Earth and moon in relation to the sun.

SC.O.3.2.19. Describe the similarities and differences among the planets.

SC.O.3.2.2. Observe, measure and record changes in living things (e.g., growth and development, or variations within species).

SC.O.3.2.20. Identify properties of minerals and recognize that rocks are composed of different minerals.

SC.O.3.2.21. Explain how igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks are formed.

SC.O.3.2.23. Compare and contrast the layers of the Earth and their various features.

SC.O.3.2.3. Compare physical characteristics and behaviors of living organisms and explain how they are adapted to a specific environment (e.g., beaks and feet in birds, seed dispersal, camouflage, or different types of flowers).

SC.O.3.2.4. Observe and describe relationships among organisms and predict the effect of adverse factors.

SC.O.3.2.5. Relate the buoyancy of an object to its density.

SC.O.3.2.6. Identify physical and chemical properties.

SC.O.3.2.7. Relate changes in states of matter to changes in temperature.

SC.O.3.2.8. Investigate the dissolving of solids in liquids.

SC.O.3.2.9. Investigate the reflection and refraction of light by objects.

WV.SC.S.3.3. Application of Science: Students will identify how the parts of a system interact, recognize and use models as representations of real things., observe and identify patterns of change, consistency or regularity within the environment, demonstrate the ability to utilize technology to gather and organize data to communicate designs, results and conclusions, identify that a solution to a problem often creates new problems, demonstrate the ability to listen to, be tolerant of, and evaluate the impact of different points of view on health, population, resources and environmental practices while working in collaborative groups.

SC.O.3.3.10. Develop respect and responsibility for the environment by engaging in conservation practices.

SC.O.3.3.5. Given a set of events, objects, shapes, designs, or numbers, formulate patterns of constancy or regularity.

SC.O.3.3.6. Cite examples of the uses of science and technology in common daily events and in the community.

SC.O.3.3.7. Explain a simple problem and identify a specific solution describing the use of tools and/or materials to solve the problem or to complete the task.

SC.O.3.3.8. Recognize that a solution to one scientific problem often creates new problems (e.g., recycling, pollution, conservation, or waste disposal).