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Skills available for North Carolina third-grade science standards

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P Physical Science

E Earth and Space Science

  • Earth in the Universe

    • NCES.3.E.1 Recognize the major components and patterns observed in the earth/moon/sun system.

      • NCES.3.E.1.1 Recognize that the earth is part of a system called the solar system that includes the sun (a star), planets, and many moons and the earth is the third planet from the sun in our solar system.

      • NCES.3.E.1.2 Recognize that changes in the length and direction of an object's shadow indicate the apparent changing position of the Sun during the day although the patterns of the stars in the sky, to include the Sun, stay the same.

  • Earth Systems, Structures and Processes

    • NCES.3.E.2 Compare the structures of the Earth's surface using models or three-dimensional diagrams.

      • NCES.3.E.2.1 Compare Earth's saltwater and freshwater features (including oceans, seas, rivers, lakes, ponds, streams, and glaciers).

      • NCES.3.E.2.2 Compare Earth's land features (including volcanoes, mountains, valleys, canyons, caverns, and islands) by using models, pictures, diagrams, and maps.

L Life Science