Third Grade

Applicable Content Standards and Relevant Exhibits

Historical and Social Sciences Analysis Skills
3.4.2. Discuss the importance of public virtue and the role of citizens, including how to participate in a classroom, in the community, and in civic life. (Total Museum Experience)

Health Education
Growth and Development:
1.3. G. Identify major internal and external body parts and their functions. (The Doctor's In)

Personal and Community Health/Practicing Health-Enhancing Behaviors:
7.2. P. Demonstrate ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle at home, at school, and in the community. (Recycle Exhibit)
8.2. P. Encourage others to promote a healthy environment. (Recycle Exhibit)

Language Arts
Reading Comprehension:
2.7. Follow simple multiple-step written instructions. (Total Museum Experience)


Physical Sciences:
1. A. Students know energy comes from the Sun to Earth in the form of light. (Shadows in Space)
1. C. Students know machines and living things convert stored energy to motion and heat. (Pulley Wall, Gear Wall, Touch Wall, Bernoulli Blower)
1. D. Students know energy can be carried from one place to another by waves, such as water waves and sound waves, by electric current, and by moving objects. (Oscilloscope, Gravity Wall, Bernoulli Blower, Harmonograph)
2. A. Light has a source and travels in a direction. As a basis for understanding this concept; Students know sunlight can be blocked to create shadows. (Shadows in Space)
2. B. Students know light is reflected from mirrors and other surfaces. (Kaleidoscope)
2. D. Students know an object is seen when light traveling from the object enters the eye. (Senses Area)

Earth Sciences
4. D. Students know that Earth is one of several planets that orbit the Sun and that the Moon orbits Earth. (Shadows in Space)
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