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3rd Grade Science Teacher Guide
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This resource accompanies our Rethink 3rd Grade Science course. It includes ideas for use, ways to support exceptional children, ways to extend learning, digital resources and tools, tips for supporting English Language Learners and students with visual and hearing impairments. There are also ideas for offline learning. 

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Curriculum
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
AMBER GARVEY
Date Added:
01/03/2023
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3rd Grade Soil Unit
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This resource is a 4 day, 3rd grade unit on Soil and Plants.Profile image: soil by Creative Mania from the Noun Project

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
TRACY MCKEE
Date Added:
10/29/2019
Ad-libbed Aliens
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In this activity, students will invent crazy plants as they put together new combinations of nouns, verbs, and adjectives. They will be amazed when you introduce real living plants that have adaptations as bizarre as the ones they have created. Then they will create their own alien plants. Students will recognize that invasive species are equipped with adaptations that give them competitive advantages over native species.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Date Added:
02/20/2017
Bark Casts
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In this activity, students will learn more about plants by making plaster casts of tree barks to conduct observations of the bark and use the bark patterns to classify and identify trees.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Michigan Reach Out!
Author:
Darrell Spendlove
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Common Foods and Plant Parts
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Students relate commonly eaten foods to different parts of the flowering plant life cycle. They use a graphic organizer to identify whether a food is a root, stem, leaf, flower, seed, or fruit.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Science Learning Hub
Date Added:
03/09/2018
Do Plants Need Sunlight?
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In this lesson, students learn that plants need sunlight and make observations of what happens when they do not receive the sunlight they need.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Michigan Reach Out!
Date Added:
06/09/2017
German Immersion: Corn - Yellow And Scrunchy
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This article starts with interesting facts about corn. The two next sections focus on the history of corn as a cultivated plant and the multitude of corn varieties and adaptations. The text is written for native speakers age 8 and up.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Science
German
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Bayerischer Rundfunk
Author:
Ursel Boehm
Date Added:
02/26/2019
German Immersion: Reading Selection: Flowers - Why They Smell Good And Bad
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This scientific article touches several different flower features and functions. It starts with the color and the attraction to different pollinators. It then explains how colors are produced in flowers and how scents attract insects. It also discusses how the scent emission varies throughout the day and how different animals perceive different odors. The text is written in child-friendly language for native speakers of 8 years and up.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Science
German
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Bayerischer Rundfunk
Author:
Boerni Schulz
Silke Schmidt-Throe
Date Added:
02/26/2019
German Immersion: Reading Selection: Leaves  - In Summer Always Green
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This scientific article gives a detailed overview over the structure and function of leaves. It explains which nutrients are being exchanged with the help of chlorophyll through process of photosynthesis. It also visualizes with picture support how, during fall, the green component is eventually being extracted from the leaves resulting in yellow, brown, and red color components becoming visible. The text is written for German native speakers age 10 and up.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Life Science
German
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Bayerischer Rundfunk
Author:
Simone Wichert
Date Added:
02/26/2019
The Great Plant Escape
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This content resource builds students' knowledge and conceptual understanding about plants through interactive activities, printable worksheets, and hands-on explorations. There are six investigation cases for students to complete; each case examines a different aspect of plant life, including plant structures, life cycles and reproduction, proper environmental conditions for growth, and ecological importance. Supplemental background information and a teacher's guide with suggestions for using the materials in the classroom are also provided. A Spanish version of the web site is available.

Subject:
Science
Biology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Curriculum
Interactive
Lesson
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Ohio Resource Center
Author:
University of Illinois Extension
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Green Is For
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Through this mini research lesson, students will choose a plant to research and write about. Using Pink is for Blobfish by Jess Keating as a model book, students will create a class book titled 'Green is For...' with their final drafts. 

Subject:
Life Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Formative Assessment
Author:
Rebecca Weaver
Date Added:
02/03/2021
Honey Bees and Pollination
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Students learn about the importance of honey bees to agriculture and are introduced to the complex world of flowering plants. Students will observe flowering plants and count the numbers of bees that visit during a specific period of time. Students will also examine flowers and identify characteristics and parts of flowering plants.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of Arizona
Author:
Roberta Gibson and Janet Mitchell, University of Arizona Africanized Honey Bee Education Project
Date Added:
02/26/2019
The Language of Science: The Great Plant Escape: Case 1 - In Search of Green Life
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This resource supports the English language development of English language learners. Students help Detective LePlant to solve the mystery of plant life and will identify the different parts of plants, what each part does, and how plants grow. The case has a case brief, facts, a quiz, and activities. This is available in Spanish, also.

Subject:
English as a Second Language
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Provider:
The University of Illinois Extension
Author:
Greg Stack, Ron Wolford, Jane Scherer,Marsha Hawley, Gretchen Wieshuber, Chris Tidrick
Date Added:
02/26/2019
The Language of Science: The Great Plant Escape: Is It Dust, Dirt, Dandruff, or a Seed?
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This resource supports English language development for English language learners. Students help Detective LePlant to solve the mystery of seeds, what is needed for germination and seed growth, differences in seeds and how they survive, describe nonflowering plants that produce seed-like structures, describe a seed's structure, and list seeds that are used for food. When students click vocabulary words, a window opens to define the word in English with a Spanish option. The case has a case brief, facts, a quiz, and activities. Available in Spanish, also.

Subject:
English as a Second Language
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
The University of Illinois Extension
Author:
Greg Stack, Ron Wolford, Jane Scherer, Marsha Hawley, Gretchen Wieshuber, Chris Tidrick
Date Added:
02/26/2019
NC Culture Kids - Weymouth Woods and the Longleaf Pine Ecosystem
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In this short video and accompanying activity and readings, students learn about Longleaf Pine Ecosystems by exploring Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve in North Carolina.

Subject:
Science
Life Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Presentation
Vocabulary
Author:
NC Department of Natural & Cultural Resources
NC State Parks
Date Added:
11/01/2021