Every science lesson should include a process skills standard AND a content standard. Additionally, investigations should be conducted to practice multiple process skills EACH nine weeks.

Process Skills Standards

The student will demonstrate an understanding of scientific reasoning, logic, and the nature of science by planning and conducting investigations in which:

3.1a observations are made and repeated to ensure accuracy
3.1b predictions are formulated using a variety of sources of information
3.1c objects with similar characteristics or properties are classified into at least two sets and two subsets
3.1d natural events are sequenced chronologically
3.1e length, volume, mass, and temperature are estimated and measured in metric & English units using proper tools
3.1f time is measured to the nearest minute using proper tools and techniques
3.1g questions are developed to formulate hypotheses
3.1h data are gathered, charted, graphed, and analyzed
3.1i unexpected or unusual quantitative data are recognized
3.1j inferences are made and conclusions are drawn
3.1k data are communicated
3.1l models are designed and built
3.1m current applications are used to reinforce science concepts

Content Standards

Quarter 1

Quarter 2

Quarter 3

Quarter 4

Investigations
(10 days)
3.1 - Scientific Investigations

Simple Machines
(13 days)
3.2 - Simple Machines

Matter
(14 days)
3.3 - Matter

Performance Task


(7 days)
BENCHMARK ASSESSMENT CUTOFF

Cycles, Patterns, & Change
(20 days)
3.8 - Cycles, Patterns, and Change

Water Resources
(10 days)
3.9 - Water Cycle

Performance Assessment
(5 days)

Adaptations
(13 days)
3.4 - Adaptations

Food Chains
(12 days)
3.5 - Food Chain

Ecosystems
(12 days)
3.6 - Ecosystems

Soil
(12 days)
3.7 - Soil

Performance Task


(5 days)

Soil continued
(12 days)
3.7 - Soil

Conservation
(10 days)
3.10 - Resources and Conservation

Energy
(14 days)
3.11 - Energy

44 Days 35 Days 58 Days 43 Days
ELL PreK-5 Standards