RI.3.10

By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 2-3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

 
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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
   

Knowledge is Power (2/3)

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

Science is guided by curiosity, research, and experiment. This lesson focuses on the second step-research-through an organized process.

 
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paper airplane by pfunked
   

Math with Maples

3rd Grade Math » Unit: Division in Context
3rd Grade Math » Unit: Division in Context
Jennifer Valentine
Tucson, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Patterns in division and multiplication can be found in nature, and an understanding of these patterns enables scientists to conduct systematic research.

 
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lobes leaves lesson image
   

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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lesson pic
   

Magic Tree House Ancient Greece Dynamic Duo: Day 1 Let the Pair Begin!

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Ancient Greece, Dragons, Gods, and Giants!
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Ancient Greece, Dragons, Gods, and Giants!
Nicole Prejna
Johnsburg, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Students pair informational and fiction texts while reading and writing about ancient Greece

 
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ancient greece pic
   

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
   

Adaptations

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

Students are given a reason for learning about the biomes and their organisms. By the end of the lesson sequence, they will create a mythical animal or plant that could survive in all 6 biomes!

 
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kiwi
   

Biomes Experts

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

Often times in science, elementary students need exposure to conceptual topics before they can be asked to experiment. This lesson allows children to explore and research various biomes with the intention of teaching others.

 
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tundra poster
   

Fun With Fossils

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

The concept of fossilization can be challenging for students. It requires some sense of time movement, changes in the earth, and living organisms dying and leaving behind something after millions of years. This lesson will help build background knowledge.

 
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petoskey stone
   

Immigration Week Lesson Four of Six

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: The People, The Preamble, and the Presidents ELA Government Unit
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: The People, The Preamble, and the Presidents ELA Government Unit
Nicole Prejna
Johnsburg, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

The students continue to read an informational book about Ellis Island, but also "pair" it with a historical fiction selection about a character who immigrates to America.

 
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immigration week image
   

Who Is the Little Brown Bat, Anyway?

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Engineering and Design: Saving the Little Brown Bat
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Engineering and Design: Saving the Little Brown Bat
Michelle Marcus
Troy, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students need to know about the bat as an animal, what it's environment was and how this environment met specific needs, so that they can design a house that meets the bat's environmental needs.

 
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little brown bat  7408990420
   

Teaching Is Learning, Visual and Auditory Research, Day 1

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

These 3 lessons focus on the development of scientific process skills while exploring the content.

 
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photo 112
   

Immigration Week Lesson Two of Six

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: The People, The Preamble, and the Presidents ELA Government Unit
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: The People, The Preamble, and the Presidents ELA Government Unit
Nicole Prejna
Johnsburg, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

The travelers begin an informational text about early immigration. They also pick out a historical fiction immigration story.

 
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immigration week image
Common Core ELA
 
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