Grade 3  

                         Intended Learning Outcomes For Third Grade Science


EXPLORING CLASSIFICATIONS

Description:

Teddy Grahams are used to explore classification with Venn diagrams.

Exploring Classifications Unit

Teddy

PENNY LIFT SCIENCE FAIR

Description:

A class science fair project is developed using a penny lever.

Penny Lift Science Fair Unit

Science Fair


 

STANDARD I: Students will understand that the shape of Earth and the moon are spherical and that Earth rotates on its axis to produce the appearance of the sun and moon moving through the sky.

 


EARTH AND MOON OBSERVATIONS

Description:

Models of the Earth, Moon, and Sun are used to study the concepts of revolution, rotation, and phases of the moon.

Earth and Moon Observations Unit

Sun


 

STANDARD II: Students will understand that organisms depend on living and nonliving things within their environment.

 


LIVING, NONLIVING OR ONCE LIVING

Description:

Students sort objects into living, nonliving and once living categories.  Yeast and cornmeal are compared to see if either powder is 'alive'.

Living, Non-Living Or Once Living Unit

lIVING


 

STANDARD III: Students will understand the relationship between the force applied to an object and resulting motion of the object.

 


AIR AND OTHER AMAZING FORCES

Description:

The force of air, water, bouncy balls, and race cars will be explored.

Air and Other Amazing Forces Unit

Wind

THE EFFECT OF GRAVITY ON A BOUNCING BALLl

Description:

The students predict and test which balls bounce back the highest after being dropped.  Is it mass, size or material that has the biggest effect?

The Effect of Gravity on a Bouncing Ball Unit

Bouncing Ball

PENNY LIFT SCIENCE FAIR

Description:

A class science fair project is developed using a penny lever.

Penny Lift Science Fair Unit

Science Fair


 

STANDARD IV: Students will understand that objects near Earth are pulled toward Earth by gravity.

 


THE EFFECT OF GRAVITY ON A BOUNCING BALLl

Description:

The students predict and test which balls bounce back the highest after being dropped.  Is it mass, size or material that has the biggest effect?

The Effect of Gravity on a Bouncing Ball Unit

Bouncing Ball


 

STANDARD V: Students will understand that the sun is the main source of heat and light for things living on Earth. They will also understand that the motion of rubbing objects together may produce heat.

 


FRICTION

Description:

Friction is explored by producing heat, and racing cars over tile and carpeted surfaces.

Friction Unit

Friction

SOLAR RAYS

Description:

Students measure how solar rays heat our earth and how sunscreen protects us from UV rays.

Solar Rays Unit

Solar Energy