Standard #: SC.3.N.3.1


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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.


General Information

Subject Area: Science
Grade: 3
Body of Knowledge: Nature of Science
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.
Date Adopted or Revised: 02/08
Date of Last Rating: 05/08
Status: State Board Approved

Related Courses

Course Number1111 Course Title222
5020040: Science - Grade Three (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
7720040: Access Science Grade 3 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 and beyond (current))
5020100: STEM Lab Grade 3 (Specifically in versions: 2016 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))


Related Access Points

Access Point Number Access Point Title
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.


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