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Skills available for Alaska third-grade science standards

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A1 Science as Inquiry and Process

B1 Concepts of Physical Science

  • SB Students develop an understanding of the concepts, models, theories, universal principles, and facts that explain the physical world.

C1 Concepts of Life Science

D1 Concepts of Earth Science

  • SD Students develop an understanding of the concepts, processes, theories, models, evidence, and systems of earth and space sciences.

    • SD1 Students develop an understanding of Earth's geochemical cycles.

      • SD1.1 recognizing that most rocks are composed of combinations of different substances.

      • SD1.2 describing the water cycle to show that water circulates through the crust, oceans, and atmosphere of Earth.

    • SD2 Students develop an understanding of the origins, ongoing processes, and forces that shape the structure, composition, and physical history of the Earth.

      • SD2.1 identifying and comparing a variety of Earth's land features (i.e., rivers, deltas, lakes, glaciers, mountains, valleys, and islands).

    • SD3 Students develop an understanding of the cyclical changes controlled by energy from the sun and by Earth's position and motion in our solar system.

    • SD4 Students develop an understanding of the theories regarding the evolution of the universe.

      • SD4.1 recognizing that objects appear smaller the farther away they are.

      • SD4.2 recognizing that objects have properties, locations, and movements that can be observed and described.

      • SD4.3 recognizing and using appropriate instruments of magnification (e.g., binoculars and telescopes).

E1 Science and Technology

  • SE Students develop an understanding of the relationships among science, technology, and society.

    • SE1 Students develop an understanding of how scientific knowledge and technology are used in making decisions about issues, innovations, and responses to problems and everyday events.

    • SE2 Students develop an understanding that solving problems involves different ways of thinking, perspectives, and curiosity that lead to the exploration of multiple paths that are analyzed using scientific, technological, and social merits.

      • SE2.1 identifying local tools and materials used in everyday life.

    • SE3 Students develop an understanding of how scientific discoveries and technological innovations affect and are affected by our lives and cultures.

      • SE3.1 listing the positive and negative effects of a single technological development in the local community (e.g., fish trap, fish wheel, four-wheeler, computer).

F1-F3 Cultural, Social, Personal Perspectives, and Science

  • SF Students develop an understanding of the dynamic relationships among scientific, cultural, social, and personal perspectives.

    • SF1 Students develop an understanding of the interrelationships among individuals, cultures, societies, science, and technology.

      • SF1.1 exploring local or traditional stories that explain a natural event.

    • SF2 Students develop an understanding that some individuals, cultures, and societies use other beliefs and methods in addition to scientific methods to describe and understand the world.

      • SF2.1 exploring local or traditional stories that explain a natural event.

    • SF3 Students develop an understanding of the importance of recording and validating cultural knowledge.

      • SF3.1 exploring local or traditional stories that explain a natural event.

G1 History and Nature of Science

  • SG Students develop an understanding of the history and nature of science.

    • SG1 Students develop an understanding that historical perspectives of scientific explanations demonstrate that scientific knowledge changes over time, building on prior knowledge.

    • SG2 Students develop an understanding that the advancement of scientific knowledge embraces innovation and requires empirical evidence, repeatable investigations, logical arguments, and critical review in striving for the best possible explanations of the natural world.

      • SG2.1 comparing the results of multiple observations of a single local event.

    • SG3 Students develop an understanding that scientific knowledge is ongoing and subject to change as new evidence becomes available through experimental and/or observational confirmation(s).

    • SG4 Students develop an understanding that advancements in science depend on curiosity, creativity, imagination, and a broad knowledge base.

      • SG4.1 asking questions about the natural world.