From this browse and search tool, you will find the New York State (NYS) Learning Standards statements for all seven standard areas across grades PreK - 12. The NYS Learning Standards provides the foundation for the NYS Assessments and the local core curriculum.
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Major Understandings - 3.1g :
Some properties of an object are dependent on the conditions of the present
surroundings in which the object exists. For example:
- temperature - hot or cold
- lighting - shadows, color
- moisture - wet or dry
Major Understandings - 3.1f :
Objects and/or materials can be sorted or classified according to their properties.
Major Understandings - 3.1e :
The material(s) an object is made up of determine some specific properties of the
object (sink/float, conductivity, magnetism). Properties can be observed or measured
with tools such as hand lenses, metric rulers, thermometers, balances, magnets, circuit
testers, and graduated cylinders.
Major Understandings - 3.1d :
Measurements can be made with standard metric units and nonstandard units.
(Note: Exceptions to the metric system usage are found in meteorology.
Major Understandings - 3.1c :
Objects have properties that can be observed, described, and/or measured: length,
width, volume, size, shape, mass or weight, temperature, texture, flexibility, reflectiveness
Major Understandings - 3.1b :
Matter has properties (color, hardness, odor, sound, taste, etc.) that can be
observed through the senses.
Major Understandings - 3.1a :
Matter takes up space and has mass. Two objects cannot occupy the same place at
the same time.
Major Understandings - 3.2c :
Changes in the properties or materials of objects can be observed and described.
Major Understandings - 3.2b :
Temperature can affect the state of matter of a substance.
Major Understandings - 3.2a :
Matter exists in three states: solid, liquid, gas.
- solids have a definite shape and volume
- liquids do not have a definite shape but have a definite volume
- gases do not hold their shape or volume