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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.