Third Grade Science

General Information

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Pacing and Scope & Sequence Suffolk Public Schools Pacing and Scope & Sequence Documents
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1st NW Review Notes
2nd NW Review Notes
3rd NW Review Notes
4th NW Review Notes
District review notes for students and parents
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Practice Video Demonstration
Grade 3 Practice Test Items
Grade 3 Practice Test Guide
VA DOE Practice Test
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Virginia Department of Ed Standards and SOL-based Instructional Resources
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SOL Enhanced Specific activites by SOL created by DOE
Connecting Books to SOL's A database of over 2,000 works of literature and their connection to the Virginia Standards of Learning
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NASA eClips Short, relevant educational video segments
Picture Perfect Science Lessons

Using Children’s Books to Guide Inquiry, 3-6

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Harcourt Activities Correlated by textbook chapter

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3.1 The student will demonstrate an understanding of scientific reasoning, logic, and the nature of science by planning and conducting investigations

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Scientific Investigation 2007 RI PowerPoint review of scientific investigation
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Weird Science Experiments in Physics, Biology, Chemistry and Weather
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Motor Mouth 3.1 Review cards to play Password or Pyramid type review game
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Scientific Investigation Foldable Six flip foldable students can reuse at Science Circus as a reference of scientific investigation terms and the scientific method
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Science Activities Need an experiment - try one of these activities and apply the scientific process

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3.2  The student will investigate and understand simple machines and their uses..

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Simple Machines PowerPoint of essential knowledge
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Simple Machines PowerPoint of essential Knowledge
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Simple Machines Do Work! Teacher Edition - check your answers
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Fling the Teacher Read the description and name the simple machine
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Name It! Simple Machines Read the description and name the simple machine.
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Extra, Extra, Read All About It You've invented a new machine and will write a newspaper article about the invention.
Beacon Learning Center: Simple Machines Videos and examples of simple machines
Simple Machines Research activity on simple machines
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Simple Machines Quiz Reviews the definition and purpose of simple machines
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Simple Machines Word Scramble Game Drag and correct the spelling
My Simple Machines Slideshow on simple machines
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Simple Machines Learn about simple and compound machines while you explore the House and Tool Shed!
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The Compound Machine Learn how forces and simple machines can work together to create The Compound Machine

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3.3 The student will investigate and understand that objects are made of materials that can be described by their physical properties.

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Matter Jeopardy Game format to review essential knowledge
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States of Matter Click Gas, Liquid, or Solid to view the action of the particles
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Solids and Liquids Heat and cool substances to see what happens
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Changing States of Matter Drag the labels to their correct places
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Changing State Change the state of water by heating and cooling
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Gases Around Us Heat and cool liquids to see what happens
Matter Sorting activity

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3.4 The student will investigate and understand that adaptations allow animals to satisfy life needs and respond to the environment.

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Animal Adaptations Around the World

Interactive PowerPoint leads students on a journey of animal adaptations around the world. Students take notes as they travel.
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Animal Adaptation Graphic Organizer

Research concepts of animal adaptations
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Animals in Winter Essential knowledge describing how animals survive winter
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Technology Squares - Mammals Gameshow format review
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Twenty Questions - Animal Behaviors Answer each question correctly to clear the board
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Twenty Questions - Animal Behaviors Template Answer each question correctly to clear the board
Animal Adaptations Flip foldable activity
Animal Adaptations Brochure Publisher template for brochure
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Animal Characteristics Template for animal characteristics activity
Animal Adaptations Tic-Tac-Toe Tic-Tac-Toe Choice Board
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Macaulay Library Archive of animal sounds and video
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Animal Characteristics Vocab Flash card activity

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3.5 The student will investigate and understand relationships among organisms in aquatic and terrestrial food chains.

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Motor Mouth 3.5 & 3.6 Review cards to play Password or Pyramid type review game
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Food Chains PowerPoint of essential knowledge
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Food Web Graphic Organizer Students demonstrate an understanding of the organization of a food web then draw a pictoral representation
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Food Chain Vocab Flash card activity
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Food Chains Diagram Smart Art activity (must have Word 2007)

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3.6 The student will investigate and understand that ecosystems support a diversity of plants and animals that share limited resources.

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Motor Mouth 3.5 & 3.6 Review cards to play Password or Pyramid type review game
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Motor Mouth 3.6 & 3.7 Review cards to play Password or Pyramid type review game
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Biome Hunt - Desert and Grassland Internet scavenger hunt on desert and grassland biomes
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Biome Hunt - Oceans Internet scavenger hunt of oceans biome
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Living Thing Mystery Game Identify the animals and review essential content
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Plant and Animal Diversity Vocab Flash card activity
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Adaptations in Land Environments Videos, Vocabulary games, journal activities and reviews
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Population and Community Essential knowledge information

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3.7 The student will investigate and understand the major components of soil, its origin, and its importance to plants and animals including humans.

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Motor Mouth 3.6 & 3.7 Review cards to play Password or Pyramid type review game
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Soil PowerPoint of essential knowledge
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Pick a Path Identify and model the three main types of soil
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The Changing Earth Online quiz
The Great Plant Escape A lesson describing plant parts
Investigating Soil Graph the components found in soil
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Soil Essential knowledge

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3.8 The student will investigate and understand basic patterns and cycles occurring in nature.

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Motor Mouth 3.8 & 3.9 Review cards to play Password or Pyramid type review game
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Natural Resources Think-Tac-Toe Differentiated assignments to demonstrate understanding on natural resources
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Life Cycle Quiz PowerPoint to review essential knowledge
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Moon Phases and Tides PowerPoint to review essential knowledge
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Earth Patterns Zip Around Game to review essential knowledge
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Moon Phases PowerPoint to review 8 phases of the moon
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Phases of the Moon Animation of the phasess of the moon

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3.9 The student will investigate and understand the water cycle and its relationship to life on Earth.

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Looking at the Sea Build a model of a water cycle
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Motor Mouth 3.8 & 3.9 Review cards to play Password or Pyramid type review game
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The Water Cycle Animation that explains the water cycle
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Water Cycle Tic Tac Toe Differentiated activities to demonstrate understanding on essential knowledge
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Droplet and the Water Cycle Avoid pitfalls and predators while you navigate through several challenging levels of the hydrological cycle
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Water Cycle Quiz Name the process the either transforms or transports water
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Thirstin's Match Fun Facts Game Help Thirstin match each activity to how many gallons of water it takes.

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3.10 The student will investigate and understand that natural events and human influences can affect the survival of species.

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Animal Habitats and Behaviors Online quiz
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Interdependence and Adaptation Can you spot and click on eight different living things in this woodland habitat?
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Recycle City Explore how the city's residents recycle, reduce, and reuse waste

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3.11 The student will investigate and understand different sources of energy.

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Power Play An activity about capturing power
Energy Jeopardy Gameshow format review
Energy Sources Drag the energy sources to the correct column

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Review

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2010 Released Test Review Responder ready PPT to review 2010 Released items
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Worksheet Generator Free printable worksheets
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Puzzle Maker Use their word lists or create your own to generate crosswords, word searches or word scrambles
Review Template Flyer Students create a review flyer on all SOLs
Chalkboard Challenge Gameshow format review similar to Jeopardy
Jefferson Lab SOL Review Practice tests
Engaging Science Online Games Explore science topics with interactive, online games
3rd Grade Science Refrigerator Cards Review information
Are You Smarter than a 3rd Grader? Gameshow format review
Science SOL Review Essential knowledge
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Teacher Invaders: 2nd Science Review Type the answers to the questions to earn more time to save the Earth from Alien Teacher Invaders! Spelling counts!
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Fling the Teacher: 2nd Science Review Multiple choice online activity
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Half a Minute: 3rd Science Review Solve the word jumble in 30 seconds using the clue

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