3.P.2A: Matter exists in several different states and is classified based on observable and measurable properties. Matter can be changed from one state to another when heat (thermal energy) is added or removed.

3.P.2A.3: Plan and conduct scientific investigations to determine how changes in heat (increase or decrease) change matter from one state to another (including melting, freezing, condensing, boiling, and evaporating).

Phases of Water

3.P.2A.5: Define problems related to heat transfer and design devices or solutions that facilitate (conductor) or inhibit (insulator) the transfer of heat.

Conduction and Convection

3.P.3A: Energy can be transferred from place to place by electric currents. Electric currents flowing through a simple circuit can be used to produce motion, sound, heat, or light. Some materials allow electricity to flow through a circuit and some do not.

3.P.3A.3: Analyze and interpret data from observations and investigations to classify different materials as either an insulator or conductor of electricity.

Circuit Builder

3.E.4A: Earth is made of materials (including rocks, minerals, soil, and water) that have distinct properties. These materials provide resources for human activities.

3.E.4A.1: Analyze and interpret data from observations and measurements to describe and compare different Earth materials (including rocks, minerals, and soil) and classify each type of material based on its distinct physical properties.

Mineral Identification

3.L.5A: The characteristics of an environment (including physical characteristics, temperature, availability of resources, or the kinds and numbers of organisms present) influence the diversity of organisms that live there. Organisms can survive only in environments where their basic needs are met. All organisms need energy to live and grow. This energy is obtained from food. The role an organism serves in an ecosystem can be described by the way in which it gets its energy.

3.L.5A.2: Develop and use a food chain model to classify organisms as producers, consumers, and decomposers and to describe how organisms obtain energy.

Forest Ecosystem
Prairie Ecosystem

Correlation last revised: 8/4/2014

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