3-LS1 From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
3-LS1-1 Use simple graphical representations to show that different types of organisms have unique and diverse life cycles. Describe that all organisms have birth, growth, reproduction, and death in common but there are a variety of ways in which these happen.
Genetic mechanisms of inheritance or prediction of traits are not expected in state assessment.
3-LS3-2 Distinguish between inherited characteristics and those characteristics that result from a direct interaction with the environment. Give examples of characteristics of living organisms that are influenced by both inheritance and the environment.
3-LS4-1 Use fossils to describe types of organisms and their environments that existed long ago and compare those to living organisms and their environments. Recognize that most kinds of plants and animals that once lived on Earth are no longer found anywhere.
Identification of specific fossils or specific present-day plants and animals, dynamic processes, or genetics are not expected in state assessment.
3-LS4-2 Use evidence to construct an explanation for how the variations in characteristics among individuals within the same species may provide advantages to these individuals in their survival and reproduction.
Details of reproduction are not expected in state assessment.
3-PS Physical Science
3-PS2 Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions
3-PS2-1 Provide evidence to explain the effect of multiple forces, including friction, on an object. Include balanced forces that do not change the motion of the object and unbalanced forces that do change the motion of the object.