Educational Resources – Grades 3 and 4
The following state standards could potentially be fulfilled by the completion of the mosquito unit.
- 3.1 Structure and Function: Living and non-living things vary in their characteristics and properties.
- 3.1L.1 Compare and contrast the characteristics of offspring and parents.
- 3.2 Interaction and Change: Living and non-living things interact with energy and forces.
- 3.2L.1 Compare and contrast the life cycles of plants and animals.
- 3.3 Scientific Inquiry: Scientific inquiry is a process used to explore the natural world using evidence from observations and investigations.
- 3.3S.1 Plan a simple investigation based on a testable question, match measuring tools and their uses, and collect and record data from a scientific investigation.
- 3.3S.2 Use the data collected from a scientific investigation to explain the results and draw conclusions.
- 3.3S.3 Explain why when a scientific investigation is repeated, similar results are expected.
- 4.1 Structure and Function: Living and non-living things can be classified by their characteristics and properties.
- 4.1L.1 Compare and contrast characteristics of fossils and living organisms.
- 4.2 Interaction and Change: Living and non-living things undergo changes that involve force and energy.
- 4.2L.1 Describe the interactions of organisms and the environment where they live.
- 4.3S Scientific Inquiry: Scientific inquiry is a process of investigation through questioning, collecting, describing, and examining evidence to explain natural phenomena and artifacts.
- 4.3S.1 Based on observations identify testable questions, design a scientific investigation, and collect and record data consistent with a planned scientific investigation.
- 4.3S.2 Summarize the results from a scientific investigation and use the results to respond to the question being tested.
- 4.4 Engineering Design: Engineering design is a process of using science principles to solve problems generated by needs and aspirations.
- 4.4D.3 Explain how the solution to one problem may create other problems.