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
District review notes for students and parents
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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
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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 in which a) observations are made and are repeated to ensure accuracy; b) predictions are formulated using a variety of sources of information; c) objects with similar characteristics or properties are classified into at least two sets and two subsets; d) natural events are sequenced chronologically; e) length, volume, mass, and temperature are estimated and measured in metric and standard English units using proper tools and techniques; f) time is measured to the nearest minute using proper tools and techniques; g) questions are developed to formulate hypotheses; h) data are gathered, charted, graphed, and analyzed; i) unexpected or unusual quantitative data are recognized; j) inferences are made and conclusions are drawn; k) data are communicated; l) models are designed and built; and m) current applications are used to reinforce science concepts.

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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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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. Key concepts include a) purpose and function of simple machines; b) types of simple machines; c) compound machines; and d) examples of simple and compound machines found in the school, home, and work environments. .

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Simple Machines PowerPoint of essential knowledge
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Simple Machines PowerPoint of essential Knowledge
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Name It! Simple Machines Read the description and name the simple machine.
Beacon Learning Center: Simple Machines Videos and examples of 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
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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. Key concepts include a) objects are made of one or more materials; b) physical properties remain the same as the material is changed in visible size; and c) visible physical changes are identified.

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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

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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. Key concepts include a) behavioral adaptations; and b) physical adaptations.

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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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Twenty Questions - Animal Behaviors Answer each question correctly to clear the board
Animal Adaptations Brochure Publisher template for brochure
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Macaulay Library Archive of animal sounds and video

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3.5 The student will investigate and understand relationships among organisms in aquatic and terrestrial food chains. Key concepts include a) producer, consumer, decomposer; b) herbivore, carnivore, omnivore; and c) predator and prey.

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Food Chains PowerPoint of essential knowledge

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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. Key concepts include a) aquatic ecosystems; b) terrestrial ecosystems; c) populations and communities; and d) the human role in conserving limited resources.

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Living Thing Mystery Game Identify the animals and review essential content
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Adaptations in Land Environments Videos, Vocabulary games, journal activities and reviews

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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. Key concepts include a) soil provides the support and nutrients necessary for plant growth; b) topsoil is a natural product of subsoil and bedrock; c) rock, clay, silt, sand, and humus are components of soils; and d) soil is a natural resource and should be conserved.

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Soil PowerPoint of essential knowledge
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The Changing Earth Online quiz
The Great Plant Escape A lesson describing plant parts
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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. Key concepts include a) patterns of natural events such as day and night, seasonal changes, simple phases of the moon, and tides; b) animal life cycles; and c) plant life cycles.

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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. Key concepts include a) there are many sources of water on Earth; b) the energy from the sun drives the water cycle; c) the water cycle involves several processes; d) water is essential for living things; and e) water on Earth is limited and needs to be conserved.

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Looking at the Sea Build a model of a water cycle
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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. Key concepts include a) the interdependency of plants and animals; b) the effects of human activity on the quality of air, water, and habitat; c) the effects of fire, flood, disease, and erosion on organisms; and d) conservation and resource renewal.

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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. Key concepts include a) energy from the sun; b) sources of renewable energy; and c) sources of nonrenewable energy.

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Energy Jeopardy Gameshow format review

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Review

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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, audio
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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