Third Grade Science
This site is created for all Eanes ISD teachers. The vision is to create an aligned curriculum site to facilitate the collaboration of science teaching across the district. This will help translate the science standards into sound curriculum with accompanying resources. The curriculum guides will specify the content knowledge and skills that all students are expected to learn in the grade level course.
What is on this site? Click Here to learn about the resources on this science site.
The Process Standards
Science, as defined by the National Academy of Science, is the "use of evidence to construct testable explanations and predictions of natural phenomena, as well as the knowledge generated through this process." This vast body of changing and increasing knowledge is described by physical, mathematical, and conceptual models. Students should know that some questions are outside the realm of science because they deal with phenomena that are not scientifically testable.
In Texas, the process standards are skills in the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for mathematics, science, and social studies describe ways in which students are expected to engage with the content. These standards/skills should be incorporated into the teaching of the TEKS when possible so that students can attain a greater depth of understanding of complex content.
Science process standards. The student is expected to:
The student conducts classroom and outdoor investigations following home and school safety procedures and environmentally appropriate and ethical practices.
The student uses scientific practices during laboratory and scientific investigations.
The student uses critical thinking and scientific problem solving to make informed decisions.
The student knows how to use a variety of tools and methods to conduct science inquiry.