Access Point #: SC.3.N.3.Pa.2

Recognize a model of a real object.
General Information
Number: SC.3.N.3.Pa.2
Category: Participatory
Date Adopted or Revised: 02/08
Big Idea: The Role of Theories, Laws, Hypotheses, and Models : The terms that describe examples of scientific knowledge, for example; "theory," "law," "hypothesis," and "model" have very specific meanings and functions within science.

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5020040: Science - Grade Three
7720040: Access Science Grade 3
5020100: STEM Lab Grade 3

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Lesson Plans

Modeling Patterns and Cycles in our Lives:

Elementary students use everyday patterns and cycles to learn the cyclical nature of science concepts. This lesson can be used as an Engage activity to spark interest in the seasons or Moon phases.

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Lesson 1: Making Models to Understand Our Home:

This lesson plan from NASA's Messenger program allows K-2 students to make a model of their home to understand models and scale.

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A View of Home from the Front Door and from Space:

The world is full of objects large and small, near and far. Models are built as powerful tools to help study large things such as buildings, towns, countries, and even the Earth and the Moon. With models, things beyond our physical reach can be easily explored. To begin to distinguish "home" from "home planet," students can build a model of their home and neighborhood as it appears from the front door of the house, from a tall building, from an airplane, and from outer space.

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