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Skills available for Georgia third-grade science standards

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Co-Requisite - Characteristics of Science

  • S3CS1 Students will be aware of the importance of curiosity, honesty, openness, and skepticism in science and will exhibit these traits in their own efforts to understand how the world works.

  • S3CS2 Students will have the computation and estimation skills necessary for analyzing data and following scientific explanations.

  • S3CS3 Students will use tools and instruments for observing, measuring, and manipulating objects in scientific activities utilizing safe laboratory procedures.

  • S3CS4 Students will use ideas of system, model, change, and scale in exploring scientific and technological matters.

  • S3CS5 Students will communicate scientific ideas and activities clearly.

  • S3CS6 Students will question scientific claims and arguments effectively.

  • S3CS7 Students will be familiar with the character of scientific knowledge and how it is achieved. Students will recognize that:

    • a Similar scientific investigations seldom produce exactly the same results, which may differ due to unexpected differences in whatever is being investigated, unrecognized differences in the methods or circumstances of the investigation, or observational uncertainties.

    • b Some scientific knowledge is very old and yet is still applicable today.

  • S3CS8 Students will understand important features of the process of scientific inquiry. Students will apply the following to inquiry learning practices:

    • a Scientific investigations may take many different forms, including observing what things are like or what is happening somewhere, collecting specimens for analysis, and doing experiments.

    • b Clear and active communication is an essential part of doing science. It enables scientists to inform others about their work, expose their ideas to criticism by other scientists, and stay informed about scientific discoveries around the world.

    • c Scientists use technology to increase their power to observe things and to measure and compare things accurately.

    • d Science involves many different kinds of work and engages men and women of all ages and backgrounds.

Co-Requisite - Content