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.
Students will work in groups to design a wheel-less vehicle that will be sent across different surfaces to test what friction does to materials. The goal of the build will be to make a vehicle that will move as quickly as possible over different surfaces. By using different types of surfaces the student will have to test and decide which building materials are best to cause the best movement.
This scientific article explains the historic, social, and economic implications of the invention of the steam engine. It also discusses how the industrial revolution made manufacturing plants independent from locations next to rivers. The last part describes the nostalgic use of historic steam engines. The text is in child-friendly language and appropriate for children age 8 and up.
Students will investigate and predict the changes that occur in states of matter when heat is applied or removed. Supplemental resources for this lesson can be found as separate entries in the collection. They are identified as "The Heat is On: Name of Resource."
This is a supplemental resource for the lesson: "The Heat Is On." It is a performance indicator that can be used to assess student understanding of the concepts addressed by the lesson. Students will describe a super hero who has the power to either add or remove heat from matter, and create a resume and illustration to depict their super hero.
This is a supplemental resource for the lesson: "The Heat Is On." It is a sample of possible student work for the lesson's performance indicator.
This is a supplemental resource for the lesson: "The Heat Is On." It is a series of images. Students will use these to spark discussion of how heat changes materials when it is added to them.
This is a supplemental resource for the lesson: "The Heat Is On." It is a presentation that provides background information and images on heat and heat transfer.
This is a supplemental resource for the lesson: "The Heat Is On." It is a student handout that will be completed as students observe a demonstration of a pot of water being heated.
Students will explore heat conduction and how materials are affected when different degrees of heat are applied to them (heating and cooling).
Students will understand the property and structure of matter; sources and properties of energy. Students will make observations as ice cubes of various colors are melted.
In this lesson, students investigate and discover different materials that make for good or poor insulators.
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In this lesson, students make observations that things in direct sunlight are warmer than things that are not in as much sunlight. Also, they may notice that there may be more heat near asphalt, brick, or cement because heat can be stored and radiated from these, also.