RI.3.7

Use information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (e.g., where, when, why, and how key events occur).

 
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Thomas Edison: What it Takes to be a Scientist

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Light Energy
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Light Energy
Michelle Marcus
Troy, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students explore and investigate naturally - as people. This literacy/science lesson is designed to help them notice the personality traits that they possess, and will need to continue to strengthen, as they become successful scientists.

 
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thomas edison
   

Flying Into a Problem (1/3)

3rd Grade Science » Unit: End of Year Activities
3rd Grade Science » Unit: End of Year Activities
Michelle Marcus
Troy, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Flight Testing+Designing+Researching+Fun=SCIENCE!

 
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first model
   

What Is This For? Parts of a Seed

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Structures of Life: Seeds
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Structures of Life: Seeds
Michelle Marcus
Troy, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Identifying and labeling seed parts is an age-old task. However, in this lesson, students will be in the driver's seat, as they create investigations, research, listen to music, and play a quiz game!

 
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bean and corn seed
   

What Made the Giraffe Decide to be Tall?

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Amazing Animals - Surviving a Changing Environment
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Amazing Animals - Surviving a Changing Environment
Jennifer Valentine
Tucson, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Sometimes, the same species traits that provide an animal with some advantages in its environment can simultaneously put the animal at a disadvantage.

 
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Scholastic's Digital Tools

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Tips, Tricks, and Tools
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Tips, Tricks, and Tools
Jennifer Martinez
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

One way to extend students' reading skills is with digital text practice. Scholastic Magazine's website offers several tools that provide students with valuable practice perfect for lesson extensions.

 
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An Animal That Can Survive In All Biomes: A Two Day Activity

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Ecosystems and Biological Evolution
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Ecosystems and Biological Evolution
Michelle Marcus
Troy, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Creativity breeds knowledge in this lesson.

 
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adapted fox with labels
   

The Titanic: First Class Passengers

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: The Titanic
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: The Titanic
Jennifer Martinez
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Today students read short biographies about several notable first class passengers and record pertinent facts.

 
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2010 titanic museum at night pigeon forge tn
   

What Can Fossils Teach Us?

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Ecosystems and Biological Evolution
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Ecosystems and Biological Evolution
Michelle Marcus
Troy, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Time is a challenging concept for third graders. Understanding that change happens over many, many years, and tells a story of life long ago is abstract. The design of this lesson allows students to delve more deeply into these concepts.

 
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whale vertebrate
   

The Titanic: Forming an Opinion

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: The Titanic
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: The Titanic
Jennifer Martinez
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

After weeks of research, students have decided that three main factors contributed to the tragedy of the Titanic. They will analyze their data to determine which factor contributed the most and support their opinion with evidence.

 
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2010 titanic museum at night pigeon forge tn
   

Climate Is What You Expect - Close Reading

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Climate
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Climate
Jennifer Valentine
Tucson, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Climate is the pattern of weather over a long period of time in a given region.

 
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global air circulation lesson image
   

Native American Research Project: Feature Detectives & Book-Arounds! (Lesson 2 of 8)

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Generational Stories, Favorites that are Retold, and Native American Unit
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Generational Stories, Favorites that are Retold, and Native American Unit
Nicole Prejna
Johnsburg, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Your tribe is becoming detectives today! Non-fiction text feature detectives, that is! Lead your students in a lesson about text features including a detective hunt with music, and a book-around to prepare them for success with their upcoming research.

 
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nonfiction text feature detectives
   

Thomas Edison: What Did He Teach Us?

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Light Energy
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Light Energy
Michelle Marcus
Troy, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Reading informational text, making sense of it, and connecting learning gleaned from the information is heavy duty for third graders. This lesson explores a step by step strategy to combine science, reading, and writing.

 
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thomas edison in lab
   
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Determining Importance
Deborah Blackley
Atlanta, GA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

How can I determine what is important and what is not when I read nonfiction text?

 
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Life Cycles Lesson 3: Chicken & the Egg

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Animal Life Cycles
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Animal Life Cycles
Marybelle Espin
Roselle, NJ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

All organisms have unique and diverse life cycles but all have in common birth, growth, reproduction, and death.

 
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chicken 469783 640
   

What is a Hurricane?

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Extreme Weather/Hurricanes
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Extreme Weather/Hurricanes
Marybelle Espin
Roselle, NJ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Scientists use models to help explain weather phenomena.

 
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hurricane lesson image from wikipedia
Common Core ELA
 
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