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Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

Scientific Investigations & Reasoning

Grade: 3rd Grade
Standard:

3.2.A

Description:

plan and implement descriptive investigations, including asking and answering questions, making inferences, and selecting and using equipment or technology needed, to solve a specific problem in the natural world;

Standard:

3.2.B

Description:

collect data by observing and measuring using the metric system and recognize differences between observed and measured data;

Standard:

3.2.D

Description:

analyze and interpret patterns in data to construct reasonable explanations based on evidence from investigations;

Standard:

3.2.E

Description:

demonstrate that repeated investigations may increase the reliability of results; and

Standard:

3.2.F

Description:

communicate valid conclusions supported by data in writing, by drawing pictures, and through verbal discussion.

Standard:

3.3.A

Description:

in all fields of science, analyze, evaluate, and critique scientific explanations by using empirical evidence, logical reasoning, and experimental and observational testing, including examining all sides of scientific evidence of those scientific explanations, so as to encourage critical thinking by the student

Standard:

3.3.B

Description:

draw inferences and label accuracy of product claims found in advertisements and labels such as for toys and food;

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