3.PS1: Matter and Its Interactions

3.PS1.1: Describe the properties of solids, liquids, and gases and identify that matter is made up of particles too small to be seen.

Phases of Water

3.PS1.2: Differentiate between changes caused by heating or cooling that can be reversed and that cannot.

Phases of Water

3.PS1.3: Describe and compare the physical properties of matter including color, texture, shape, length, mass, temperature, volume, state, hardness, and flexibility.

Mineral Identification
Weight and Mass

3.PS2: Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions

3.PS2.1: Explain the cause and effect relationship of magnets.


3.PS2.2: Solve a problem by applying the use of the interactions between two magnets.


3.PS3: Energy

3.PS3.3: Evaluate how magnets cause changes in the motion and position of objects, even when the objects are not touching the magnet.


3.LS1: From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes

3.LS1.1: Analyze the internal and external structures that aquatic and land animals and plants have to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction.

Flower Pollination

3.LS2: Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics

3.LS2.1: Construct an argument to explain why some animals benefit from forming groups.

Honeybee Hive

3.LS4: Biological Change: Unity and Diversity

3.LS4.2: Infer that plant and animal adaptations help them survive in land and aquatic biomes.

Comparing Climates (Customary)

3.ESS1: Earth’s Place in the Universe

3.ESS1.1: Use data to categorize the planets in the solar system as inner or outer planets according to their physical properties.

Solar System

3.ESS2: Earth’s Systems

3.ESS2.1: Explain the cycle of water on Earth.

Water Cycle

3.ESS2.3: Use tables, graphs, and tools to describe precipitation, temperature, and wind (direction and speed) to determine local weather and climate.

Comparing Climates (Customary)
Comparing Climates (Metric)
Observing Weather (Customary)
Observing Weather (Metric)

3.ESS2.4: Incorporate weather data to describe major climates (polar, temperate, tropical) in different regions of the world.

Comparing Climates (Customary)
Comparing Climates (Metric)

3.ETS1: Engineering Design

3.ETS1.1: Design a solution to a real-world problem that includes specified criteria for constraints.

Programmable Rover

3.ETS1.2: Apply evidence or research to support a design solution.


3.ETS2: Links Among Engineering, Technology, Science, and Society

3.ETS2.1: Identify and demonstrate how technology can be used for different purposes.


Correlation last revised: 8/16/2021

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