American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture

The Standards

Grades 3-5

Engineering Design

Students who demonstrate understanding can:



Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost. 3-5-ETS1-1

Clarification Statement and Assessment Boundary

Clarification Statement: none

Assessment Boundary: none

Common Core State Standards Connections

  • W.5.7 - Conduct short research projects that use several sources to build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic. (3-5-ETS1-1)
  • W.5.8 - Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; summarize or paraphrase information in notes and finished work, and provide a list of sources. (3-5-ETS1-1)
  • W.5.9 - Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research. (3-5-ETS1-1)
  • 3.OA - Operations and Algebraic Thinking (3-5-ETS1-1)
  • MP.2 - Reason abstractly and quantitatively. (3-5-ETS1-1)
  • MP.4 - Model with mathematics. (3-5-ETS1-1)
  • MP.5 - Use appropriate tools strategically. (3-5-ETS1-1)

Model Course Mapping

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