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Skills available for Virginia third-grade science standards

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Scientific and Engineering Practices

Force, Motion, and Energy

Matter

  • 3.3 The student will investigate and understand how materials interact with water. Key ideas include

    • 3.3.a solids and liquids mix with water in different ways; and

    • 3.3.b many solids dissolve more easily in hot water than in cold water.

Living Systems and Processes

Earth and Space Systems

  • 3.6 The student will investigate and understand that soil is important in ecosystems. Key ideas include

    • 3.6.a soil, with its different components, is important to organisms; and

    • 3.6.b soil provides support and nutrients necessary for plant growth.

  • 3.7 The student will investigate and understand that there is a water cycle and water is important to life on Earth. Key ideas include

    • 3.7.a there are many reservoirs of water on Earth;

    • 3.7.b the energy from the sun drives the water cycle; and

    • 3.7.c the water cycle involves specific processes.

Earth Resources

  • 3.8 The student will investigate and understand that natural events and humans influence ecosystems. Key ideas include

    • 3.8.a human activity affects the quality of air, water, and habitats;

    • 3.8.b water is limited and needs to be conserved;

    • 3.8.c fire, flood, disease, and erosion affect ecosystems; and

    • 3.8.d soil is a natural resource and should be conserved.