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Skills available for Tennessee third-grade science standards

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  • Understandings about scientific inquiry and the ability to conduct inquiry are essential for living in the 21st century.

    • What tools, skills, knowledge, and dispositions are needed to conduct scientific inquiry?

Technology & Engineering

Life Science

Earth and Space Science

  • 6 The cosmos is vast and explored well enough to know its basic structure and operational principles.

    • What big ideas guide human understanding about the origin and structure of the universe, Earth's place in the cosmos, and observable motions and patterns in the sky?

      • GLE 0307.6.1 Identify and compare the major components of the solar system.

  • 7 Major geologic events that occur over eons or brief moments in time continually shape and reshape the surface of the Earth, resulting in continuous global change.

  • 8 The earth is surrounded by an active atmosphere and an energy system that controls the distribution life, local weather, climate, and global temperature.

Physical Science

  • 9 The composition and structure of matter is known, and it behaves according to principles that are generally understood.

    • How does the structure of matter influence its physical and chemical behavior?

      • GLE 0307.9.1 Design a simple experiment to determine how the physical properties of matter can change over time and under different conditions.

      • GLE 0307.9.2 Investigate different types of mixtures.

      • GLE 0307.9.3 Describe different methods to separate mixtures.

  • 10 Various forms of energy are constantly being transformed into other types without any net loss of energy from the system.

  • 11 Objects move in ways that can be observed, described, predicted, and measured.

  • 12 Everything in the universe exerts a gravitational force on everything else; there is an interplay between magnetic fields and electrical currents.

    • What are the scientific principles that explain gravity and electromagnetism?

      • GLE 0307.12.1 Explore how magnets attract objects made of certain metals.