Standard #: SC.3.P.10.2


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Recognize that energy has the ability to cause motion or create change.


General Information

Subject Area: Science
Grade: 3
Body of Knowledge: Physical Science
Idea: Level 1: Recall
Big Idea: Forms of Energy -

A. Energy is involved in all physical processes and is a unifying concept in many areas of science.

B. Energy exists in many forms and has the ability to do work or cause a change.

Date Adopted or Revised: 02/08
Content Complexity Rating: Level 1: Recall - More Information
Date of Last Rating: 05/08
Status: State Board Approved
Assessed: Yes

Related Courses

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Related Access Points

Access Point Number Access Point Title
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.In.2 Recognize examples of the use of energy, such as electrical (radio, freezer) and energy of motion (bowling, wind).


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Lesson Plans

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Students will set up the lab investigation that they planned in the previous lesson and collect data on the temperature of shaded and non-shaded sand. This lesson could also be taught using Math instructional time. 

This is a lesson in the Grade 3 Physical Science Unit on Properties. This is a themed unit of SaM-1's adventures at the CPALMS Rehabilitation and Conservation Center.  To see all the lessons in the unit please visit https://www.cpalms.org/page818.aspx .

Physical Science Unit: Properties Lesson 17 Sea Turtle Expert Interview

Students will use their listening and writing skills to watch a video to learn about sea turtles, preparing them for an investigation in subsequent lessons. This lesson could also be taught using ELA instructional time. 

This is a lesson in the Grade 3 Physical Science Unit on Properties. This is a themed unit of SaM-1's adventures at the CPALMS Rehabilitation and Conservation Center.  To see all the lessons in the unit please visit https://www.cpalms.org/page818.aspx .

Zoom, Zoom, Vroom Vroom!

In this lesson, students will explore forces, kinetic energy, and potential energy by engineering their own vehicles utilizing via the engineering design process.

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In this engineering design challenge, student teams will design a house that will withstand high winds.

DOLO - Dinosaurs Only Live Once?

During this activity, students will create an incubator to save the last dinosaur eggs. Students will use their knowledge of energy to develop a strategy and choose which materials would be best for their dinosaur egg incubator.

An Energetic Place to Live

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Model Eliciting Activities, MEAs, are open-ended, interdisciplinary problem-solving activities that are meant to reveal students’ thinking about the concepts embedded in realistic situations. Click here to learn more about MEAs and how they can transform your classroom.

Dream Skates

A student engineering team is asked by a wheel manufacturer to investigate and develop a plan to select the best model of roller blades.

Model Eliciting Activities, MEAs, are open-ended, interdisciplinary problem-solving activities that are meant to reveal students’ thinking about the concepts embedded in realistic situations. Click here to learn more about MEAs and how they can transform your classroom.

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In this lesson, students will learn about energy causing motion and change through examining the cause and effect relationships and sequence of events.

Original Student Tutorial

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Lesson 17 Video: Sea Turtle Expert Interview

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Perspectives Video: Professional/Enthusiast

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KROS Pacific Ocean Kayak Journey: Waves

When your classroom is the open ocean, which is the longest period? The one from the tsunami.

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KROS Pacific Ocean Kayak Journey: GPS Data Set[.XLSX]
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Download the CPALMS Perspectives video student note taking guide.

Resource Collection

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Energy Kids

This website provides information and resources for teachers seeking to make learning about energy fun and exciting for students. Renewable and nonrenewable sources of energy are well organized and supplemented with diagrams, maps, and graphs. Other sections include fun facts about energy, games & activities, history, and classroom activities. This resource was developed by the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

Teaching Idea

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Boing! Wind Me Up!

This activity features a wind-up boat which uses the stored energy of a rubber band to motor around a bathtub or any other body of water you choose to use!

Unit/Lesson Sequences

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In this unit, students first explore the different forms of energy using their senses. In the next two lessons, emphasis is placed on light energy and how light interacts with other objects.

Don't Marry the Mole! (Sun as an Energy Source) Students conduct a series of activities to better understand solar energy and the broader concept of the sun as an energy source. Some of the activities include: observing how heat energy blows up a balloon, launching a solar air balloon, and making a solar oven.

Student Resources

Original Student Tutorial

Name Description
Lesson 17 Video: Sea Turtle Expert Interview :

In this SaM-1 video, students will use their listening and writing skills to watch a video to learn about the affects temperature has on sea turtles' nests, preparing them for an investigation in subsequent lessons within the unit.  



Parent Resources

Unit/Lesson Sequence

Name Description
Don't Marry the Mole! (Sun as an Energy Source): Students conduct a series of activities to better understand solar energy and the broader concept of the sun as an energy source. Some of the activities include: observing how heat energy blows up a balloon, launching a solar air balloon, and making a solar oven.


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