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Science

Introduction

Butterfly science syllabus book for grade three consists of five areas of modern scientific study

also know as the core areas of science. The science core areas covered in this book are: life

sciences, technology, astronomy, earth sciences, and physical sciences. Some of the topics

included in this book are:

  1. Study of oceans
  2. Robotics
  3. Thar coal
  4. Global warming

The book promotes scientific thinking by helping children practice the core science skills at every step. Some of the scientific skills included in this book are:

  1. Observation
  2. Analysis
  3. Using tools

4.Drawing conclusions

  1. Presenting results

The book makes study of science interesting by presenting information in different styles. Some of the crafts used in this book are:

  1. Essay
  2. Narration
  3. research Report

Each chapter ends with an interesting project to make learning practical and meaningful for children.

Content of the Book

Common Core Standards

Class 3 (Science)

Students should be able to:

S.No.TargetsChapters
1.Reading: Literature

Key Ideas and Details

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.3.1
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.

 

 

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 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.3.3
Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
 

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2.Craft and Structure

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.3.4
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.

 

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3.

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.3.7
Explain how specific aspects of a text’s illustrations contribute to what is conveyed by the words in a story (e.g., create mood, emphasize aspects of a character or setting).

 

 

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4.

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.3.10
By the end of the year read and comprehends literature, including stories and poetry, in the grades 2-3 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

 

 

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5.Reading: Informational Text

Key Ideas and Details:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.3.1
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.

 

 

 

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 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.3.2
Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.
 

 

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 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.3.3
Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.
 

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6.

Craft and Structure:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.3.5
Use text features and search tools (e.g., key words, sidebars, hyperlinks) to locate information relevant to a given topic efficiently.

 

 

 

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7.

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.3.7
Use information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (e.g., where, when, why, and how key events occur).

 

 

 

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 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.3.9
Compare and contrast the most important points and key details presented in two texts on the same topic.
 

 

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8.

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.3.10
By the end of year read and comprehends informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 2-3 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

 

 

 

 

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9.Reading: Writing

Text Types and Purposes:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3.1
Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.

 

 

 

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 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3.2
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
 

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10.Research to Build and Present Knowledge:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3.7
Conduct short research projects that build knowledge about a topic.

 

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 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3.8
Recall information from experiences or gather information from print and digital sources; take brief notes on sources and sort evidence into provided categories.
 

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11.Reading: Speaking & Listening

Comprehension and Collaboration:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.3.1
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 3 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.

 

 

 

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 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.3.1.A
Come to discussions prepared having read or studied required material; explicitly draw on that preparation and other information known about the topic to explore ideas under discussion.
 

 

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 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.3.1.C
Ask questions to check understanding of information presented, stay on topic, and link their comments to the remarks of others.
 

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 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.3.2
Recount or describe key ideas or details from a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.
 

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12.

Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.3.4
Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking clearly at an understandable pace.

 

 

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