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I Need a Magnet!

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

This is an extremely fun activity for the students that will allow them to put to use all they know about magnets and magnetic fields. It is also a great way for me to assess their learning.

 
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Writing an Opinion - Planning

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Fact and Opinion
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Fact and Opinion
LaTonya Jones
Phoenix, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students will begin the planning process of writing their opinion of the best movie by generating reasons.

 
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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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Poetry: Personification

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry and Figurative Language
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry and Figurative Language
Jennifer Martinez
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

After learning the definition of personification, students practice reading examples in a short poem, and use it in their writing.

 
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Which Way Does The Wind Blow? A Weather Vane Can Show You!

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

Meteorologists use weather instruments to observe and document weather patterns leading to more accurate forecasts.

 
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Crayfish and Their Territory

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

It is critical to give students time to engage in observation of life in order for them to make real sense of it. This lesson allows for that time, as well as it provides a structure for students to form theories about behavior.

 
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Fair or Stormy? A barometer can help you forecast the weather

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

Meteorologists use weather instruments to observe and document weather patterns leading to more accurate forecasts.

 
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Science Through Song

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

This lesson will integrate language arts, music, and science concepts in order to help students explore and make meaning of states of matter terms.

 
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Cast Your Vote: Debating Character Traits for a President

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: President Opinion Writing Unit
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: President Opinion Writing Unit
Sara Hesemann
Johnsburg, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

In this lesson, students will discuss what makes a good president and identify character traits that support their reasoning.

Standards:
 
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Persuasive Writing and Multi-Media

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Persuasive Writing through Websites
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Persuasive Writing through Websites
Deborah Blackley
Atlanta, GA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

How do advertisers use persuasion to get people to buy their products or use their services?

Standards:
 
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Lesson 1: Day 1 Observing Ants, What's going on?

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Teamwork, the Animal Survival Guide
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Teamwork, the Animal Survival Guide
Marybelle Espin
Roselle, NJ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Animals form groups in order to help them survive.

 
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Fossils of the United States - Engage "Where Can You Find Fossils?"

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

Learning what fossils can be found in different states gives us information about the past environment.

 
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Shiloh Vs. Judd

2nd Grade ELA » Unit: FINDS Research
2nd Grade ELA » Unit: FINDS Research
Dr. Miranti Murphy
Hollywood, FL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Can students apply persuasive techniques in a friendly debate ?

 
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Let Them Know!

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:

The science and engineering practice 8 (Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information) is critical in the growth of scientific thinkers. This lesson will blend the content and the communication standards.

 
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African Elephant vs. Woolly Mammoth

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Elephants an Adaptation Project
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Elephants an Adaptation Project
Marybelle Espin
Roselle, NJ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

A combination of behaviors and structures, instead of any single characteristic, enables an animal to survive in a particular habitat.

 
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