Grade: 3 - Life Science 3

3.LS.3
Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction.

I Can Statements Academic Vocabulary
I can construct an argument that plants have internal structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction.

I can construct an argument that plants have external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction.

I can construct an argument that animals have internal structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction.

I can construct an argument that animals have external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction.

Behavior
Reproduction
Internal structures
External structures
Function

Cross Cutting Concepts
Structure and Function
*Different materials have different substructures, which can sometimes be observed and substructures have shapes and parts that serve functions.
Science and Engineering Process Standards
SEPS 7: Engaging in Argument from Evidence

SEPS 8: Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Information

Looking Back Looking Ahead
Classify living organisms according to variations in specific physical features (i.e. body coverings, appendages) and describe how those features may provide an advantage for survival in different environments. (2.LS.3) Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction in a different ecosystem. (4.LS.3)