Access Science Grade 3 (#7720040) 

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Course Standards

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SC.3.E.5.1: Explain that stars can be different; some are smaller, some are larger, and some appear brighter than others; all except the Sun are so far away that they look like points of light.
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SC.3.E.5.In.1: Recognize that stars in the sky look different from each other.
SC.3.E.5.Su.1: Recognize that all stars except the Sun appear very small.
SC.3.E.5.Pa.1: Recognize stars in the sky.

SC.3.E.5.2: Identify the Sun as a star that emits energy; some of it in the form of light.
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SC.3.E.5.In.2: Recognize that the Sun is a star that gives off its own light.
SC.3.E.5.Su.2: Recognize that the Sun gives off light.
SC.3.E.5.Pa.2: Recognize that the Sun is bright.

SC.3.E.5.3: Recognize that the Sun appears large and bright because it is the closest star to Earth.
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SC.3.E.5.In.3: Recognize that the Sun is the closest star to Earth.
SC.3.E.5.Su.3: Recognize that the Sun is a star.
SC.3.E.5.Pa.2: Recognize that the Sun is bright.

SC.3.E.5.4: Explore the Law of Gravity by demonstrating that gravity is a force that can be overcome.
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SC.3.E.5.In.4: Observe and describe ways to keep an object from falling due to gravity.
SC.3.E.5.Su.4: Observe and recognize ways to stop a falling object, such as catching a ball.
SC.3.E.5.Pa.3: Recognize that an object can be stopped from falling.

SC.3.E.5.5: Investigate that the number of stars that can be seen through telescopes is dramatically greater than those seen by the unaided eye.
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SC.3.E.5.In.5: Recognize that stars appear larger and closer when seen through a telescope.
SC.3.E.5.Su.5: Recognize a telescope as a tool to view stars in space.
SC.3.E.5.Pa.4: Match a familiar object enlarged by magnification.

SC.3.E.6.1: Demonstrate that radiant energy from the Sun can heat objects and when the Sun is not present, heat may be lost.
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SC.3.E.6.In.1: Identify that energy from the Sun heats objects.
SC.3.E.6.Su.1: Recognize that many things will get hot when left in the Sun.
SC.3.E.6.Pa.1: Distinguish between hot and cold objects.

SC.3.L.14.1: Describe structures in plants and their roles in food production, support, water and nutrient transport, and reproduction.
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SC.3.L.14.In.1: Identify the major parts of a plant, including seed, root, stem, leaf, and flower, and their functions.
SC.3.L.14.Su.1: Identify the major parts of a plant, such as the root, stem, leaf, and flower.
SC.3.L.14.Pa.1: Recognize the leaf and flower of a plant.

SC.3.L.14.2: Investigate and describe how plants respond to stimuli (heat, light, gravity), such as the way plant stems grow toward light and their roots grow downward in response to gravity.
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SC.3.L.14.In.2: Identify behaviors of plants that show they are growing.
SC.3.L.14.Su.2: Recognize that plants grow toward light and roots grow down in the soil.
SC.3.L.14.Pa.2: Recognize that plants grow.

SC.3.L.15.1: Classify animals into major groups (mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, arthropods, vertebrates and invertebrates, those having live births and those which lay eggs) according to their physical characteristics and behaviors.
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SC.3.L.15.In.1: Classify animals by a similar physical characteristic, such as fur, feathers, and number of legs.
SC.3.L.15.Su.1: Sort common animals by observable characteristics.
SC.3.L.15.Pa.1: Match animals that are the same.

SC.3.L.15.2: Classify flowering and nonflowering plants into major groups such as those that produce seeds, or those like ferns and mosses that produce spores, according to their physical characteristics.
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SC.3.L.15.In.2: Classify parts of plants into groups based on physical characteristics, such as classifying leaves by shape.
SC.3.L.15.Su.2: Sort common plants by observable characteristics.
SC.3.L.15.Pa.2: Match plants that are the same.

SC.3.L.17.1: Describe how animals and plants respond to changing seasons.
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SC.3.L.17.In.1: Identify changes in the appearance of animals and plants throughout the year.
SC.3.L.17.Su.1: Recognize that the appearance of some plants in the environment changes throughout the year.
SC.3.L.17.Pa.1: Recognize clothing worn by humans in different weather (seasons).

SC.3.L.17.2: Recognize that plants use energy from the Sun, air, and water to make their own food.
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SC.3.L.17.In.2: Recognize that most plants make their own food.
SC.3.L.17.Su.2: Recognize that plants need light to grow.
SC.3.L.17.Pa.2: Recognize that plants need water.

SC.3.N.1.1: Raise questions about the natural world, investigate them individually and in teams through free exploration and systematic investigations, and generate appropriate explanations based on those explorations.
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SC.3.N.1.In.1: Ask questions, explore, observe, and identify outcomes.
SC.3.N.1.Su.1: Ask literal questions, explore, observe, and share information.
SC.3.N.1.Pa.1: Explore, observe, and recognize common objects in the natural world.

SC.3.N.1.2: Compare the observations made by different groups using the same tools and seek reasons to explain the differences across groups.
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SC.3.N.1.In.2: Work with a group to make observations and identify results.
SC.3.N.1.Su.2: Work with a partner to make observations.
SC.3.N.1.Pa.2: Assist with investigations with a partner.

SC.3.N.1.3: Keep records as appropriate, such as pictorial, written, or simple charts and graphs, of investigations conducted.
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SC.3.N.1.In.3: Record observations to describe findings using written or visual formats, such as picture stories.
SC.3.N.1.Su.3: Record observations to describe findings using dictated words and phrases and pictures.
SC.3.N.1.Pa.1: Explore, observe, and recognize common objects in the natural world.

SC.3.N.1.4: Recognize the importance of communication among scientists.
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SC.3.N.1.In.4: Recognize that scientists share their knowledge and results with each other.
SC.3.N.1.Su.4: Recognize that people work in different kinds of jobs related to science.
SC.3.N.1.Pa.3: Recognize that people share information.

SC.3.N.1.5: Recognize that scientists question, discuss, and check each other's evidence and explanations.
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SC.3.N.1.In.4: Recognize that scientists share their knowledge and results with each other.
SC.3.N.1.Su.4: Recognize that people work in different kinds of jobs related to science.
SC.3.N.1.Pa.3: Recognize that people share information.

SC.3.N.1.6: Infer based on observation.
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SC.3.N.1.In.1: Ask questions, explore, observe, and identify outcomes.
SC.3.N.1.Su.1: Ask literal questions, explore, observe, and share information.
SC.3.N.1.Pa.1: Explore, observe, and recognize common objects in the natural world.

SC.3.N.1.7: Explain that empirical evidence is information, such as observations or measurements, that is used to help validate explanations of natural phenomena.
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SC.3.N.1.In.1: Ask questions, explore, observe, and identify outcomes.
SC.3.N.1.Su.1: Ask literal questions, explore, observe, and share information.
SC.3.N.1.Pa.1: Explore, observe, and recognize common objects in the natural world.

SC.3.N.3.1: Recognize that words in science can have different or more specific meanings than their use in everyday language; for example, energy, cell, heat/cold, and evidence.
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SC.3.N.3.In.1: Recognize meanings of words used in science, such as energy, temperature, and gravity.
SC.3.N.3.Su.1: Recognize meanings of words used in science, such as telescope, environment, and solid.
SC.3.N.3.Pa.1: Recognize common objects related to science by name, such as ice, animal, and plant.

SC.3.N.3.2: Recognize that scientists use models to help understand and explain how things work.
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SC.3.N.3.In.2: Use models to identify how things work.
SC.3.N.3.Su.2: Recognize that models represent real things.
SC.3.N.3.Pa.2: Recognize a model of a real object.

SC.3.N.3.3: Recognize that all models are approximations of natural phenomena; as such, they do not perfectly account for all observations.
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SC.3.N.3.In.3: Identify that models are representations of things found in the real world.
SC.3.N.3.Su.2: Recognize that models represent real things.
SC.3.N.3.Pa.2: Recognize a model of a real object.

SC.3.P.8.1: Measure and compare temperatures of various samples of solids and liquids.
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SC.3.P.8.In.1: Observe and identify the colder/hotter temperature measured on a thermometer.
SC.3.P.8.Su.1: Recognize that a thermometer measures temperature (cold and hot).
SC.3.P.8.Pa.1: Recognize the temperature of items, such as food, as cool or warm.

SC.3.P.8.2: Measure and compare the mass and volume of solids and liquids.
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SC.3.P.8.In.2: Measure the weight of solids or liquids.
SC.3.P.8.Su.2: Sort solid objects by weight (heavy and light).
SC.3.P.8.Pa.2: Recognize the larger of two objects.

SC.3.P.8.3: Compare materials and objects according to properties such as size, shape, color, texture, and hardness.
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SC.3.P.8.In.3: Group objects by two observable properties, such as size and shape or color and texture.
SC.3.P.8.Su.3: Sort objects by an observable property, such as size, shape, color, and texture.
SC.3.P.8.Pa.3: Match objects by an observable property, such as size, shape, and color.

SC.3.P.9.1: Describe the changes water undergoes when it changes state through heating and cooling by using familiar scientific terms such as melting, freezing, boiling, evaporation, and condensation.
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SC.3.P.9.In.1: Describe changes in the state of water as a result of freezing and melting.
SC.3.P.9.Su.1: Identify that water can change from solid to liquid state by heating.
SC.3.P.9.Pa.1: Recognize that ice can change to water.

SC.3.P.10.1: Identify some basic forms of energy such as light, heat, sound, electrical, and mechanical.
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SC.3.P.10.In.1: Recognize forms of energy, such as light, heat, electrical, and energy of motion.
SC.3.P.10.Su.1: Recognize objects that use electricity (television) and the energy of motion (bowling ball).
SC.3.P.10.Pa.1: Recognize the change in the motion of an object.

SC.3.P.10.2: Recognize that energy has the ability to cause motion or create change.
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SC.3.P.10.In.2: Recognize examples of the use of energy, such as electrical (radio, freezer) and energy of motion (bowling, wind).
SC.3.P.10.Su.1: Recognize objects that use electricity (television) and the energy of motion (bowling ball).
SC.3.P.10.Pa.1: Recognize the change in the motion of an object.

SC.3.P.10.3: Demonstrate that light travels in a straight line until it strikes an object or travels from one medium to another.
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SC.3.P.10.In.3: Identify that light may come from different sources, such as the Sun or electric lamp.
SC.3.P.10.Su.2: Recognize examples of sources of light, such as the Sun or a flashlight.
SC.3.P.10.Pa.2: Distinguish light and dark.

SC.3.P.10.4: Demonstrate that light can be reflected, refracted, and absorbed.
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SC.3.P.10.In.3: Identify that light may come from different sources, such as the Sun or electric lamp.
SC.3.P.10.Su.2: Recognize examples of sources of light, such as the Sun or a flashlight.
SC.3.P.10.Pa.2: Distinguish light and dark.

SC.3.P.11.1: Investigate, observe, and explain that things that give off light often also give off heat.
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SC.3.P.11.In.1: Identify that objects that give off light often give off heat.
SC.3.P.11.Su.1: Recognize objects that give off both heat and light, such as a light bulb.
SC.3.P.11.Pa.1: Recognize sources of light.

SC.3.P.11.2: Investigate, observe, and explain that heat is produced when one object rubs against another, such as rubbing one's hands together.
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SC.3.P.11.In.2: Observe and identify that heat is produced when objects are rubbed together.
SC.3.P.11.Su.2: Observe and recognize that rubbing objects together causes heat.
SC.3.P.11.Pa.2: Recognize sources of heat.

LAFS.3.RI.1.3 (Archived Standard): Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.
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LAFS.3.RI.1.AP.3a: Identify the sequence of events in an informational text.
LAFS.3.RI.1.AP.3b: Identify the steps in a process in an informational text.
LAFS.3.RI.1.AP.3c: Identify the cause and effect relationships in an informational text.

LAFS.3.RI.2.4 (Archived Standard): Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area.
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LAFS.3.RI.2.AP.4a: Determine the meaning of general academic words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area.
LAFS.3.RI.2.AP.4b: Determine the meaning of domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area.

LAFS.3.RI.4.10 (Archived Standard): By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 2–3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
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LAFS.3.RI.4.AP.10a: Read or listen to and recount self- selected informational articles, history/social studies, science and technical texts.

LAFS.3.SL.1.1 (Archived Standard): Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 3 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
  1. Come to discussions prepared, having read or studied required material; explicitly draw on that preparation and other information known about the topic to explore ideas under discussion.
  2. Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., gaining the floor in respectful ways, listening to others with care, speaking one at a time about the topics and texts under discussion).
  3. Ask questions to check understanding of information presented, stay on topic, and link their comments to the remarks of others.
  4. Explain their own ideas and understanding in light of the discussion.
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LAFS.3.SL.1.AP.1a: Provide evidence of being prepared for discussions on a topic or text through appropriate statements made during discussion.
LAFS.3.SL.1.AP.1b: Ask questions to check understanding of information presented in collaborative discussions.
LAFS.3.SL.1.AP.1c: Link personal ideas and comments to the ideas shared by others in collaborative discussions.
LAFS.3.SL.1.AP.1d: Express ideas and understanding in light of collaborative discussions.

LAFS.3.W.3.8 (Archived Standard): Recall information from experiences or gather information from print and digital sources; take brief notes on sources and sort evidence into provided categories.
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LAFS.3.W.3.AP.8a: Recall relevant information from experiences for use in writing.
LAFS.3.W.3.AP.8b: Recall information from experiences for use in writing.
LAFS.3.W.3.AP.8c: Gather facts (e.g., highlight in text, quote or paraphrase from persuasive text or discussion) from print and/or digital sources.
LAFS.3.W.3.AP.8d: Gather information from stories (e.g., highlight in text, quote or paraphrase from text) from print and/or digital sources.
LAFS.3.W.3.AP.8e: Gather information (e.g., highlight, quote or paraphrase from source) from informational text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively and orally.
LAFS.3.W.3.AP.8f: Use text features and search tools (e.g., key words, sidebars, hyperlinks) to locate information relevant to a given topic with the purpose of creating a permanent product (e.g., select/generate responses to form paragraph/essay).
LAFS.3.W.3.AP.8g: Locate important points on a single topic from two informational texts or sources.
LAFS.3.W.3.AP.8h: Identify key details in an informational text.
LAFS.3.W.3.AP.8i: Take brief notes (e.g., graphic organizers, notes, labeling, listing) on sources.
LAFS.3.W.3.AP.8j: Sort evidence collected from print and/or digital sources into provided categories.

ELD.K12.ELL.SC.1: English language learners communicate information, ideas and concepts necessary for academic success in the content area of Science.
ELD.K12.ELL.SI.1: English language learners communicate for social and instructional purposes within the school setting.
HE.3.C.1.4: Recognize common childhood health conditions.
Clarifications:
Asthma, diabetes, food allergies, dental cavities, and colds.
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HE.3.C.1.In.d: Identify common childhood health conditions, such as asthma, diabetes, food allergies, and dental cavities.
HE.3.C.1.Su.d: Identify a common childhood health condition, such as asthma, diabetes, food allergies, and dental cavities.
HE.3.C.1.Pa.d: Recognize symptoms of common childhood illnesses, such as a runny nose or sore throat.

HE.3.C.1.5: Recognize that body parts and organs work together to form human body systems.
Clarifications:
Circulatory system, digestive system, nervous system, reproductive system, and other body systems.
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HE.3.C.1.In.e: Recognize that human body parts work together (systems) to maintain physical health.
HE.3.C.1.Su.e: Recognize that selected body parts work together to maintain physical health.
HE.3.C.1.Pa.e: Recognize that there are parts inside of the body, such as the heart and stomach.

MAFS.3.MD.1.2 (Archived Standard): Measure and estimate liquid volumes and masses of objects using standard units of grams (g), kilograms (kg), and liters (l). Add, subtract, multiply, or divide to solve one-step word problems involving masses or volumes that are given in the same units.
Clarifications:
Examples of Opportunities for In-Depth Focus

Continuous measurement quantities such as liquid volume, mass, and so on are an important context for fraction arithmetic (cf. 4.NF.2.4c, 5.NF.2.7c, 5.NF.2.3). In grade 3, students begin to get a feel for continuous measurement quantities and solve whole- number problems involving such quantities.
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MAFS.3.MD.1.AP.2a: Select the appropriate tool for the measurement of liquid volume and mass.
MAFS.3.MD.1.AP.2b: Select appropriate units for measurement involving liquid volume and mass.
MAFS.3.MD.1.AP.2c: Add to solve one-step word problems involving liquid volume and mass.
MAFS.3.MD.1.AP.2d: Estimate liquid volume and mass.

MAFS.3.MD.2.4 (Archived Standard): Generate measurement data by measuring lengths using rulers marked with halves and fourths of an inch. Show the data by making a line plot, where the horizontal scale is marked off in appropriate units— whole numbers, halves, or quarters.
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MAFS.3.MD.2.AP.4a: Generate measurement data by measuring lengths using rulers marked with halves and fourths of an inch.
MAFS.3.MD.2.AP.4b: Organize measurement data into a line plot.




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GENERAL NOTES

Access Courses: Access courses are intended only for students with a significant cognitive disability. Access courses are designed to provide students with access to the general curriculum. Access points reflect increasing levels of complexity and depth of knowledge aligned with grade-level expectations. The access points included in access courses are intentionally designed to foster high expectations for students with significant cognitive disabilities.

Access points in the subject areas of science, social studies, art, dance, physical education, theatre, and health provide tiered access to the general curriculum through three levels of access points (Participatory, Supported, and Independent). Access points in English language arts and mathematics do not contain these tiers, but contain Essential Understandings (or EUs). EUs consist of skills at varying levels of complexity and are a resource when planning for instruction.

English Language Development ELD Standards Special Notes Section:

Teachers are required to provide listening, speaking, reading and writing instruction that allows English language learners (ELL) to communicate information, ideas and concepts for academic success in the content area of Science.  For the given level of English language proficiency and with visual, graphic, or interactive support, students will interact with grade level words, expressions, sentences and discourse to process or produce language necessary for academic success The ELD standard should specify a relevant content area concept or topic of study chosen by curriculum developers and teachers which maximizes an ELL’s need for communication and social skills. To access an ELL supporting document which delineates performance definitions and descriptors, please click on the following link: https://cpalmsmediaprod.blob.core.windows.net/uploads/docs/standards/eld/sc.pdf.


General Information

Course Number: 7720040 Course Path: Section: Exceptional Student Education > Grade Group: Elementary > Subject: Academics - Subject Areas >
Abbreviated Title: ACCESS SCI GRADE 3
Course Attributes:
  • Class Size Core Required
Course Status: Course Approved
Grade Level(s): 3



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Science (Elementary Grades 1-6) Plus Mentally Handicapped (Elementary and Secondary Grades K-12)
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