Engineering Design (3-5)
- 3-5-ETS1-1 Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or
a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.
- 3-5-ETS1-2 Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to
a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
- 3-5-ETS1-3 Plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are
controlled and failure points are considered to identify aspects of a model or prototype that can be improved.
Forces and Interactions
- 3-PS2-1 Plan and conduct an investigation to provide
evidence of the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces on the motion of an object.
- 3-PS2-2 Make observations and/or measurements of an
object’s motion to provide evidence that a pattern can be used to predict future motion.
- 3-PS2-3 Ask questions to determine cause and effect
relationships of electric or magnetic interactions between two objects not in contact with each other.
- 3-PS2-4 Define a simple design problem that can be
solved by applying scientific ideas about magnet.
Inheritance and Variation of Traits: Life Cycles and Traits
- 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-LS3-1 Analyze and interpret data
to provide evidence that plants and animals have traits inherited from parents
and that variation of these traits exists in a group of similar organisms.
- 3-LS3-2 Use evidence to
support the explanation that traits can be influenced by the environment.
- 3-LS4-2 Use evidence to construct an
explanation for how the variations in characteristics among individuals of the
same species may provide advantages in surviving, finding mates, and
- Inheritance and Variation of Traits: Life Cycles and Traits
Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems
- 3-LS2-1 Construct an argument that some animals form
groups that help members survive.
- 3-LS4-1 Analyze and interpret data
from fossils to provide evidence of the organisms and the environments in which
they lived long ago.
- 3-LS4-3 Construct an argument with
evidence that in a particular habitat some organisms can survive well, some
survive less well, and some cannot survive at all.
- 3-LS4-4 Make a claim about the merit
of a solution to a problem caused when the environment changes and the types of
plants and animals that live there may change.
- Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems
Weather and Climate
- 3-ESS2-1 Represent data in tables and
graphical displays to describe typical weather conditions expected during a
- 3-ESS2-2 Obtain and combine information to describe
climates in different regions of the world.
- 3-ESS3-1 Make a claim about the merit of a design
solution that reduces the impacts of a weather-related hazard.