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Skills available for Texas third-grade science standards

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1 Scientific investigation and reasoning. The student conducts classroom and outdoor investigations following home and school safety procedures and environmentally appropriate practices.

  • 1.A demonstrate safe practices as described in Texas Education Agency-approved safety standards during classroom and outdoor investigations using safety equipment as appropriate, including safety goggles or chemical splash goggles, as appropriate, and gloves; and

  • 1.B make informed choices in the use and conservation of natural resources by recycling or reusing materials such as paper, aluminum cans, and plastics.

2 Scientific investigation and reasoning. The student uses scientific practices during laboratory and outdoor investigations.

3 Scientific investigation and reasoning. The student knows that information, critical thinking, scientific problem solving, and the contributions of scientists are used in making decisions.

4 Scientific investigation and reasoning. The student knows how to use a variety of tools and methods to conduct science inquiry.

5 Matter and energy. The student knows that matter has measurable physical properties and those properties determine how matter is classified, changed, and used.

6 Force, motion, and energy. The student knows that forces cause change and that energy exists in many forms.

7 Earth and space. The student knows that Earth consists of natural resources and its surface is constantly changing.

8 Earth and space. The student knows there are recognizable patterns in the natural world and among objects in the sky.

  • 8.A observe, measure, record, and compare day-to-day weather changes in different locations at the same time that include air temperature, wind direction, and precipitation;

  • 8.B describe and illustrate the Sun as a star composed of gases that provides light and thermal energy;

  • 8.C construct models that demonstrate the relationship of the Sun, Earth, and Moon, including orbits and positions; and

  • 8.D identify the planets in Earth's solar system and their position in relation to the Sun.

9 Organisms and environments. The student knows and can describe patterns, cycles, systems, and relationships within the environments.

10 Organisms and environments. The student knows that organisms undergo similar life processes and have structures that help them survive within their environments.