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Use evidence to construct an explanation for how the variations in characteristics among individuals of the same species may provide advantages in surviving, finding mates, and reproducing.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
3-5
3
Construct an argument with evidence that in a particular habitat some organisms can survive well, some survive less well, and some cannot survive at all.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
3-5
3
Make a claim about the merit of a solution to a problem caused when the environment changes and the types of plants and animals that live there may change.*

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
3-5
3
Represent data in tables and graphical displays to describe typical weather conditions expected during a particular season.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
3-5
3
Obtain and combine information to describe climates in different regions of the world.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
3-5
3
Make a claim about the merit of a design solution that reduces the impacts of a weather-related hazard.*

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
3-5
3
Use evidence to construct an explanation relating the speed of an object to the energy of that object.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
3-5
4
Make observations to provide evidence that energy can be transferred from place to place by sound, light, heat, and electric currents.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
3-5
4
Ask questions and predict outcomes about the changes in energy that occur when objects collide.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
3-5
4
Apply scientific ideas to design, test, and refine a device that converts energy from one form to another.*

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
3-5
4