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Skills available for Pennsylvania third-grade science standards

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4.1 Ecology

4.2 Watersheds and Wetlands

  • 4.2.3.A Watersheds

    • Define the term watershed.

      • Identify the watersheds in which you reside.

  • 4.2.3.B Wetlands

    • Identify plants and animals found in a wetland.

  • 4.2.3.C Aquatic Ecosystems

  • 4.2.3.D Science as Inquiry

4.3 Natural Resources

  • 4.3.3.A Use of Natural Resources

    • Identify the natural resources used to make various products.

  • 4.3.3.B Availability of Natural Resources

    • Identify local natural resources.

  • 4.3.3.C Science as Inquiry

4.4 Agriculture and Society

  • 4.4.3.A Food and Fiber System

    • Identify Pennsylvania crops that provide food for the table and fiber for textiles.

  • 4.4.3.B Importance of Agriculture

    • Explain how agriculture meets the basic needs of humans.

  • 4.4.3.C Applying Sciences to Agriculture

  • 4.4.3.D Technology Influences on Agriculture

    • Identify technology used in agriculture.

      • Identify tools and machinery used in agricultural processes.

  • 4.4.3.E Science as Inquiry

4.5 Humans and the Environment

  • 4.5.3.A Sustainability

    • Identify resources humans take from the environment for their survival.

  • 4.5.3.B Integrated Pest Management

    • Define the term pest and identify various plants and animals that humans may call pests.

  • 4.5.3.C Pollution

  • 4.5.3.D Waste Management

    • Describe how waste is generated.

      • Identify and propose a solution for a waste issue in the school setting (e.g., litter in the hallway).

  • 4.5.3.E Human Health Issues

  • 4.5.3.F Science as Inquiry