Academic Standards: Grade 3

Science - Content

3.4.6  Explain that people need water, food, air, waste removal, and a particular range of  temperatures, just as other animals do.
3.4.7 Explain that eating a variety of healthful foods and getting enough exercise and rest help people stay healthy.
3.4.8 Explain that some diseases are caused by germs and some are not.

Science - Process

3.1.1  Recognize and explain that when a scientific investigation is repeated, a similar result is expected.
3.1.2 Participate in different types of guided scientific investigations, such as observing objects and events and collecting specimens for analysis.
3.1.3 Keep and report records of investigations and observations using tools, such as journals, charts, graphs, and computers.
3.1.4 Discuss the results of investigations and consider the explanations of others.
3.1.5 Demonstrate the ability to work cooperatively while respecting the ideas of others and communicating one’s own conclusions about findings.
3.1.6 Give example of how tools…have affected the way we live.
3.1.7 Recognize that and explain how an invention can be used in different ways
3.2.3 Keep a notebook that describes observations and is understandable weeks or months later.
3.2.4 Appropriately use simple tools and other technology to help solve problems
3.5.5 Explain that one way to make sense of something is to think of how it relates to something more familiar.
3.6.2 Investigate how and describe that something may not work if some of its parts are missing
3.6.3 Explain how a model of something is different from the real thing but can be used to learn something about the real thing.


Health Content

 3.1.1  Identify the link between healthy choices and being healthy.
 3.1.2  Give examples of physical and emotional health.

The project described was supported by a Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) from the Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

NIH . . . Turning Discovery Into Health

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