What we learn about in Third Grade

  • Structures/ Functions of Plants/Animals:

    -How the structures of plants and animals serve the function or growth, survival, and reproduction (including behaviors, mimicry, and camouflage).

    -What traits of plants and animals are inherited and acquired, and how offspring can look like adults.


    Light and Sound:

    -How pitch is affected by rate of vibrations and other factors

    -Light travels in a straight line until it is absorbed, redirected, reflected or passes through an object.


    Rocks and Minerals: 

    -Classify minerals on their physical properties (streak, luster, hardness, reaction to vinegar)



    -Support claims with evidence

    -Generate testable questions

    -Use tools to improve observations (ruler, thermometers, hand lens, balance)