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Mahomet-Seymour Schools

Curriculum

Science - Grade 3

 

Solar System

 

The learner will be able to list the names of the nine planets, list their order from the sun, and describe the distinguishing characteristics of each.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the concept of gravity.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to understand the difference between manned and unmanned space travel.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to name and describe at least two other objects in the sky.

 

  

 

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Chemical Testing

 

The learner will be able to demonstrate knowledge of how chemicals are identified by their interaction with water, vinegar, iodine, red cabbage juice, and heat.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know common household chemicals have different physical and chemical properties.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know chemicals undergo changes in form, color, or texture when they are mixed together, separated, or heated.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know that different types of mixtures, such as solutions or suspensions, are created when solids are combined with water.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know that evaporation and filtration are methods for separating mixtures of solids and liquids.

 

  

 

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Sound

 

The learner will be able to demonstrate an understanding of how sound is produced.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to distinguish between surfaces that reflect or absorb sound.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to illustrate high and low pitches.

 

  

 

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Rocks and Minerals

 

The learner will be able to describe the properties of a rock.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to classify minerals on the basis of similarities and differences in identified properties.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to identify the three types of soil and determine which type of soil is best for plant growth and root development.

 

  

 

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