The Standards

3rd Grade

Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions

Students who demonstrate understanding can:



Define a simple design problem that can be solved by applying scientific ideas about magnets. 3-PS2-4

Clarification Statement and Assessment Boundary

Clarification Statement: Examples of problems could include constructing a latch to keep a door shut and creating a device to keep two moving objects from touching each other.

Assessment Boundary: none

Science and Engineering Practices

Asking Questions and Defining Problems

Asking questions and defining problems in grades 3–5 builds from grades K–2 experiences and progresses to specifying qualitative relationships.

Define a simple problem that can be solved through the development of a new or improved object or tool. (3-PS2-4)

Crosscutting Concepts
Connections to Engineering, Technology, and Applications of Science

Interdependence of Science, Engineering, and Technology

Scientific discoveries about the natural world can often lead to new and improved technologies, which are developed through the engineering design process. (3-PS2-4)