Students who demonstrate understanding can:
3ESS21. 
[Clarification Statement: Examples of data could include average temperature, precipitation, and wind direction.] [Assessment Boundary: Assessment of graphical displays is limited to pictographs and bar graphs. Assessment does not include climate change.] 
3ESS22. 



The performance expectations above were developed using the following elements from the NRC document A Framework for K12 Science Education: 
Science and Engineering Practices
Analyzing data in 3–5 builds on K–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.
Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information in 3–5 builds on K–2 experiences and progresses to evaluating the merit and accuracy of ideas and methods.

Disciplinary Core Ideas

Crosscutting Concepts

Connections to other DCIs in third grade: N/A

Articulation of DCIs across gradelevels: K.ESS2.D (3ESS21); 4.ESS2.A (3ESS21); 5.ESS2.A (3ESS21); MS.ESS2.C (3ESS21),(3ESS22); MS.ESS2.D (3ESS21),(3ESS22)

Common Core State Standards Connections:
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. (3ESS22) 
RI.3.9 
Compare and contrast the most important points and key details presented in two texts on the same topic. (3ESS22) 
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. (3ESS22) 
Mathematics — 
MP.2  Reason abstractly and quantitatively. (3ESS21),(3ESS22) 
MP.4  Model with mathematics. (3ESS21),(3ESS22) 
MP.5  Use appropriate tools strategically. (3ESS21) 
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 onestep 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. (3ESS21) 
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 twostep “how many more” and “how many less” problems using information presented in bar graphs. (3ESS21) 

Students who demonstrate understanding can:
3ESS21. 
[Clarification Statement: Examples of data could include average temperature, precipitation, and wind direction.] [Assessment Boundary: Assessment of graphical displays is limited to pictographs and bar graphs. Assessment does not include climate change.] 
3ESS22. 



The performance expectations above were developed using the following elements from the NRC document A Framework for K12 Science Education: 
Science and Engineering Practices
Analyzing data in 3–5 builds on K–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.
Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information in 3–5 builds on K–2 experiences and progresses to evaluating the merit and accuracy of ideas and methods.

Disciplinary Core Ideas

Crosscutting Concepts

Connections to other DCIs in third grade: N/A

Articulation of DCIs across gradelevels: K.ESS2.D (3ESS21); 4.ESS2.A (3ESS21); 5.ESS2.A (3ESS21); MS.ESS2.C (3ESS21),(3ESS22); MS.ESS2.D (3ESS21),(3ESS22)

Common Core State Standards Connections:
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. (3ESS22) 
RI.3.9 
Compare and contrast the most important points and key details presented in two texts on the same topic. (3ESS22) 
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. (3ESS22) 
Mathematics — 
MP.2  Reason abstractly and quantitatively. (3ESS21),(3ESS22) 
MP.4  Model with mathematics. (3ESS21),(3ESS22) 
MP.5  Use appropriate tools strategically. (3ESS21) 
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 onestep 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. (3ESS21) 
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 twostep “how many more” and “how many less” problems using information presented in bar graphs. (3ESS21) 

Students who demonstrate understanding can:
3ESS21. 
[Clarification Statement: Examples of data could include average temperature, precipitation, and wind direction.] [Assessment Boundary: Assessment of graphical displays is limited to pictographs and bar graphs. Assessment does not include climate change.] 
3ESS22. 



The performance expectations above were developed using the following elements from the NRC document A Framework for K12 Science Education: 
Science and Engineering Practices
Analyzing data in 3–5 builds on K–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.
Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information in 3–5 builds on K–2 experiences and progresses to evaluating the merit and accuracy of ideas and methods.

Disciplinary Core Ideas

Crosscutting Concepts

Connections to other DCIs in third grade: N/A

Articulation of DCIs across gradelevels: K.ESS2.D (3ESS21); 4.ESS2.A (3ESS21); 5.ESS2.A (3ESS21); MS.ESS2.C (3ESS21),(3ESS22); MS.ESS2.D (3ESS21),(3ESS22)

Common Core State Standards Connections:
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. (3ESS22) 
RI.3.9 
Compare and contrast the most important points and key details presented in two texts on the same topic. (3ESS22) 
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. (3ESS22) 
Mathematics — 
MP.2  Reason abstractly and quantitatively. (3ESS21),(3ESS22) 
MP.4  Model with mathematics. (3ESS21),(3ESS22) 
MP.5  Use appropriate tools strategically. (3ESS21) 
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 onestep 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. (3ESS21) 
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 twostep “how many more” and “how many less” problems using information presented in bar graphs. (3ESS21) 
