# Lesson 1 Video: Observations

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### General Information

Subject(s): Science
Grade Level(s): 3
Intended Audience: Students
Keywords: properties, SaM-1, sam, shape, color, texture, hardness, sort, categorize, conservation, observations, science, physical properties, property, physical science, animals, robot
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## Aligned Standards

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