# Earth's Systems

### Students who demonstrate understanding can:

#### Performance Expectations

1. Represent data in tables and graphical displays to describe typical weather conditions expected during a particular season.

Clarification Statement and Assessment Boundary

A Peformance Expectation (PE) is what a student should be able to do to show mastery of a concept. Some PEs include a Clarification Statement and/or an Assessment Boundary. These can be found by clicking the PE for "More Info." By hovering over a PE, its corresponding pieces from the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts will be highlighted.

### Science and Engineering Practices

#### Analyzing and Interpreting Data

Analyzing data in 3â5 builds on Kâ2 experiences and progresses to introducing quantitative approaches to collecting data and conducting multiple trials of qualitative observations. When possible and feasible, digital tools should be used.

By clicking on a specific Science and Engineering Practice, Disciplinary Core Idea, or Crosscutting Concept, you can find out more information on it. By hovering over one you can find its corresponding elements in the PEs.

## Planning Curriculum

### Common Core State Standards Connections

#### Mathematics

• 3.MD.A.2 - Measure and estimate liquid volumes and masses of objects using standard units of grams (g), kilograms (kg), and liters (l). Add, subtract, multiply, or divide to solve one-step word problems involving masses or volumes that are given in the same units, e.g., by using drawings (such as a beaker with a measurement scale) to represent the problem. (3-ESS2-1)
• 3.MD.B.3 - Draw a scaled picture graph and a scaled bar graph to represent a data set with several categories. Solve one- and two-step "how many more" and "how many less" problems using information presented in scaled bar graphs. (3-ESS2-1)
• MP.2 - Reason abstractly and quantitatively. (3-ESS2-1)
• MP.4 - Model with mathematics. (3-ESS2-1)
• MP.5 - Use appropriate tools strategically. (3-ESS2-1)

## Resources & Lesson Plans

• More resources added each week!
A team of teacher curators is working to find, review, and vet online resources that support the standards. Check back often, as NSTA continues to add more targeted resources.
• In this 5E lesson, students use monthly temperature and precipitation maps to determine average temperature and amount of precipitation in different locations. They then represent that information in tables and graphs. An interactive lesson for ...

• In this lesson, students make a prediction about annual precipitation in their local area, and then use normal precipitation data for each month of the year from an internet source to create a bar graph of that data.  Normal is defined as a ...

• Students analyze NASA wind speed climate data using a line plot graph. The lesson includes guiding questions to help students understand the basic functions of a line plot. It serves as an introduction to analyzing data and climate data in gener ...

• The book, Sky Notebook, introduces students to the concept of collecting weather data to observe patterns. The book is written by a scientist who measures daily weather and records his observations in a notebook. The book allows students to examine t ...

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• This page is used to help students in third grade track the weather on a daily basis. We spend time analyzing the weather we record, comparing the daily weather to the area's climate, and use the changing weather as a way to discuss the seasons.

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