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Alabama

Alabama Course of Study

Science 3

Units Covered:

  • Physical Science
  • Life Science
  • Earth and Space Science

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Alaska

Alaska Standards

Science 3

Units Covered:

  • Animals and Plants
  • Ecosystems
  • Changes to Earth's Surface / Earth's Resources
  • Rocks, Minerals, Soil, and Fossils
  • Weather
  • Outer Space
  • Properties and Changes of Matter
  • Energy, Force, and Motion
  • Light and Sound
  • Simple Machines

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Arizona

Science 3

Units Covered:

  • Nature of Science
  • Life Science
  • Earth and Space Science
  • Physical Science

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Arkansas

Science 3

Units Covered:

  • Nature of Science
  • Life Science
  • Physical Science
  • Rocks and Minerals
  • Weather and Outer Space

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California

Science 3

Units Covered:

  • Matter and Energy
  • Light
  • Adaptations
  • The Solar System

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Colorado

Colorado State Standards

Science 3

Units Covered:

  • Physical Science
  • Life Science
  • Earth Science
  • Nature of Science

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Connecticut

Science 3

Units Covered:

  • Nature of Science
  • Physical Science
  • Life Science
  • Earth and Space Science

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Delaware

Science 3

Units Covered:

  • Animals and Plants
  • Ecosystems
  • Changes to Earth's Surface / Earth's Resources
  • Rocks, Minerals, Soil, and Fossils
  • Weather
  • Outer Space
  • Properties and Changes of Matter
  • Energy, Force, and Motion
  • Light and Sound
  • Simple Machines

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Florida

Florida Standards

Science 3

Units Covered:

  • Nature of Science
  • The Sun and Stars
  • Matter
  • Energy, Energy Transformations, and Light
  • Plants and Animals

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Georgia

Georgia Performance Standards (GPS)

Science 3

Units Covered:

  • Nature of Science
  • Earth Science
  • Physical Science
  • Life Science

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Hawaii

Science 3

Units Covered:

  • Animals and Plants
  • Ecosystems
  • Changes to Earth's Surface / Earth's Resources
  • Rocks, Minerals, Soil, and Fossils
  • Weather
  • Outer Space
  • Properties and Changes of Matter
  • Energy, Force, and Motion
  • Light and Sound
  • Simple Machines

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Idaho

Science 3

Units Covered:

  • Animals and Plants
  • Ecosystems
  • Changes to Earth's Surface / Earth's Resources
  • Rocks, Minerals, Soil, and Fossils
  • Weather
  • Outer Space
  • Properties and Changes of Matter
  • Energy, Force, and Motion
  • Light and Sound
  • Simple Machines

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Illinois

Science 3

Units Covered:

  • Animals and Plants
  • Ecosystems
  • Changes to Earth's Surface / Earth's Resources
  • Rocks, Minerals, Soil, and Fossils
  • Weather
  • Outer Space
  • Properties and Changes of Matter
  • Energy, Force, and Motion
  • Light and Sound
  • Simple Machines

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Indiana

Indiana Academic Standards

Science 3

Units Covered:

  • Physical Science
  • Earth Science
  • Life Science
  • Science, Engineering and Technology

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Iowa

Science 3

Units Covered:

  • Animals and Plants
  • Ecosystems
  • Changes to Earth's Surface / Earth's Resources
  • Rocks, Minerals, Soil, and Fossils
  • Weather
  • Outer Space
  • Properties and Changes of Matter
  • Energy, Force, and Motion
  • Light and Sound
  • Simple Machines

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Kansas

Kansas College and Career Ready Standards

Science 3

Units Covered:

  • Animals and Plants
  • Ecosystems
  • Changes to Earth's Surface / Earth's Resources
  • Rocks, Minerals, Soil, and Fossils
  • Weather
  • Outer Space
  • Properties and Changes of Matter
  • Energy, Force, and Motion
  • Light and Sound
  • Simple Machines

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Kentucky

Science 3

Units Covered:

  • Structure and Transformation of Matter
  • Motion and Forces
  • Energy
  • Outer Space
  • Weather
  • Earth's Surface
  • Environments
  • Living Things
  • Scientific Knowledge

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Louisiana

Science 3

Units Covered:

  • Science as Inquiry
  • Properties of Objects and Materials
  • Physical Science
  • Life Science
  • Earth and Space Science
  • Science and the Environment

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Maine

Science 3

Units Covered:

  • Animals and Plants
  • Ecosystems
  • Changes to Earth's Surface / Earth's Resources
  • Rocks, Minerals, Soil, and Fossils
  • Weather
  • Outer Space
  • Properties and Changes of Matter
  • Energy, Force, and Motion
  • Light and Sound
  • Simple Machines

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Maryland

Science 3

Units Covered:

  • Nature of Science
  • Technology and Design
  • Earth Science
  • Life Science
  • Chemistry
  • Physics

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Massachusetts

Science 3

Units Covered:

  • Weather
  • Earth's Materials and Processes of Change
  • Outer Space
  • Life Science
  • Physical Science
  • Technology and Engineering

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Michigan

Science 3

Units Covered:

  • Light and Sound
  • Force and Motion
  • Earth Systems
  • Organization of Living things
  • Solid Earth
  • Science Processes

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Minnesota

Minnesota Academic Standards

Science 3

Units Covered:

  • Nature of Science
  • Physical Science
  • Earth and Space Science
  • Life Science

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Mississippi

Science 3

Units Covered:

  • Animals and Plants
  • Ecosystems
  • Changes to Earth's Surface / Earth's Resources
  • Rocks, Minerals, Soil, and Fossils
  • Weather
  • Outer Space
  • Properties and Changes of Matter
  • Energy, Force, and Motion
  • Light and Sound
  • Simple Machines

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Missouri

Science 3

Units Covered:

  • Nature of Science
  • Physical Science
  • Life Science
  • Earth and Space Science

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Montana

Science 3

Units Covered:

  • Animals and Plants
  • Ecosystems
  • Changes to Earth's Surface / Earth's Resources
  • Rocks, Minerals, Soil, and Fossils
  • Weather
  • Outer Space
  • Properties and Changes of Matter
  • Energy, Force, and Motion
  • Light and Sound
  • Simple Machines

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Nebraska

Nebraska Standards

Science 3

Units Covered:

  • Animals and Plants
  • Ecosystems
  • Changes to Earth's Surface / Earth's Resources
  • Rocks, Minerals, Soil, and Fossils
  • Weather
  • Outer Space
  • Properties and Changes of Matter
  • Energy, Force, and Motion
  • Light and Sound
  • Simple Machines

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Nevada

Science 3

Units Covered:

  • Animals and Plants
  • Ecosystems
  • Changes to Earth's Surface / Earth's Resources
  • Rocks, Minerals, Soil, and Fossils
  • Weather
  • Outer Space
  • Properties and Changes of Matter
  • Energy, Force, and Motion
  • Light and Sound
  • Simple Machines

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New Hampshire

Science 3

Units Covered:

  • Animals and Plants
  • Ecosystems
  • Changes to Earth's Surface / Earth's Resources
  • Rocks, Minerals, Soil, and Fossils
  • Weather
  • Outer Space
  • Properties and Changes of Matter
  • Energy, Force, and Motion
  • Light and Sound
  • Simple Machines

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New Jersey

Science 3

Units Covered:

  • Nature of Science
  • Life Science
  • Physical Science
  • Earth Science 

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New Mexico

Science 3

Units Covered:

  • Animals and Plants
  • Ecosystems
  • Changes to Earth's Surface / Earth's Resources
  • Rocks, Minerals, Soil, and Fossils
  • Weather
  • Outer Space
  • Properties and Changes of Matter
  • Energy, Force, and Motion
  • Light and Sound
  • Simple Machines

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New York

Science 3

Units Covered:

  • Matter
  • Energy
  • Simple Machines
  • Plant and Animal Adaptations

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North Carolina

Science 3

Units Covered:

  • Plant Growth and Adaptations
  • Earth, Moon, and Sun
  • Human Body

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North Dakota

Science 3

Units Covered:

  • Animals and Plants
  • Ecosystems
  • Changes to Earth's Surface / Earth's Resources
  • Rocks, Minerals, Soil, and Fossils
  • Weather
  • Outer Space
  • Properties and Changes of Matter
  • Energy, Force, and Motion
  • Light and Sound
  • Simple Machines

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Ohio

Science 3

Units Covered:

  • Earth Science
  • Life Science
  • Physical Science
  • Nature of Science

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Oklahoma

Oklahoma Academic Standards

Science 3

Units Covered:

  • Science Processes and Inquiry
  • Physical Science
  • Life Science
  • Earth/Space Science

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Oregon

Science 3

Units Covered:

  • Structure and Function: Living and Non-Living Things
  • Interaction and Change
  • Scientific Inquiry and Engineering Design

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Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Common Core Standards

Science 3

Units Covered:

  • Life Science
  • Nature of Science/Technology
  • Earth Science
  • Physics
  • Physical Science - Matter

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Rhode Island

Science 3

Units Covered:

  • Animals and Plants
  • Ecosystems
  • Changes to Earth's Surface / Earth's Resources
  • Rocks, Minerals, Soil, and Fossils
  • Weather
  • Outer Space
  • Properties and Changes of Matter
  • Energy, Force, and Motion
  • Light and Sound
  • Simple Machines

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South Carolina

Science 3

Units Covered:

  • Scientific Inquiry
  • Habitats and Adaptations
  • Earth's Materials and Changes
  • Heat and Changes in Matter
  • Motion and Sound

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South Dakota

Science 3

Units Covered:

  • Animals and Plants
  • Ecosystems
  • Changes to Earth's Surface / Earth's Resources
  • Rocks, Minerals, Soil, and Fossils
  • Weather
  • Outer Space
  • Properties and Changes of Matter
  • Energy, Force, and Motion
  • Light and Sound
  • Simple Machines

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Tennessee

Science 3

Units Covered:

  • Life Science
  • Earth and Space Science
  • Physical Science
  • Nature of Science

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Texas

Texas Essential Skills and Knowledge

Science 3

Units Covered:

  • Matter
  • Force, Motion, and Energy
  • Organisms and Environments
  • Earth's Surface and Resources
  • Solar System and Weather
  • Knowledge and Skills

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Utah

Science 3

Units Covered:

  • Earth, Sun, and Moon
  • Living and Non-Living Things
  • Forces, Machines, and Energy

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Vermont

Science 3

Units Covered:

  • Animals and Plants
  • Ecosystems
  • Changes to Earth's Surface / Earth's Resources
  • Rocks, Minerals, Soil, and Fossils
  • Weather
  • Outer Space
  • Properties and Changes of Matter
  • Energy, Force, and Motion
  • Light and Sound
  • Simple Machines

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Virginia

Virginia Standards of Learning

Science 3

Units Covered:

  • Nature of Science
  • Physical Science
  • Earth Science
  • Life Science

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Washington

Science 3

Units Covered:

  • Systems and Technology
  • Nature of Science
  • Force, Motion and Energy
  • Matter: Properties and Changes
  • Earth and Space Science
  • Organisms: Life Cycles and Variations
  • Ecosystems

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West Virginia

Science 3

Units Covered:

  • Animals and Plants
  • Ecosystems
  • Changes to Earth's Surface / Earth's Resources
  • Rocks, Minerals, Soil, and Fossils
  • Weather
  • Outer Space
  • Properties and Changes of Matter
  • Energy, Force, and Motion
  • Light and Sound
  • Simple Machines

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Wisconsin

Science 3

Units Covered:

  • Physical Science
  • Earth and Space Science
  • Life Science

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Wyoming

Science 3

Units Covered:

  • Animals and Plants
  • Ecosystems
  • Changes to Earth's Surface / Earth's Resources
  • Rocks, Minerals, Soil, and Fossils
  • Weather
  • Outer Space
  • Properties and Changes of Matter
  • Energy, Force, and Motion
  • Light and Sound
  • Simple Machines

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