W.3.2a

Introduce a topic and group related information together; include illustrations when useful to aiding comprehension.

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

The end of the year is a time for wrapping up and reviewing. In this lesson, students will have the opportunity to share with other's what they think is important to know as a third grader.

 
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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
   

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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Life Science Assessment: Crayfish

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

This session will engage students in compiling information, observations, and investigation data about life cycles, structures and functions, and care of living animals, in order to present to our first graders. This is a performance assessment.

 
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Crayfish Life Cycle

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

Learning the life cycle of a living organism is easy. Comparing and contrasting that cycle with another is more rigorous, and more worthy of time.

 
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crayfish eggs
   

Writing to Compare & Contrast

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Using Clarification to Comprehend Reading
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Using Clarification to Comprehend Reading
Deborah Blackley
Atlanta, GA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students will be able to understand that they can use writing to explain or convey ideas that they have learned or experienced.

 
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Responding to Arguments with Evidence (Day 1)

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Earth Science
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Earth Science
Justin Price
Phoenix, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

What evidence do we have that the earth is always changing?

 
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5. Inventions of Tomorrow That Will Rely On Magnetism, A Writing Activity

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Magnets an Ancient and Modern Marvel
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Magnets an Ancient and Modern Marvel
Marybelle Espin
Roselle, NJ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Engineers continually find new ways to improve our quality of life by exploring the possibilities and options available when repurposing known materials.

 
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Bats, Friend or Foe. An Argument Writing Activity

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

Changing a habitat affects the organisms living there.

 
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Observing Erosion

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Earth Science
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Earth Science
Justin Price
Phoenix, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

How does precipitation affect the land?

 
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observing the stream
   

Famous First Lines

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Reading Informational Text
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Reading Informational Text
LaTonya Jones
Phoenix, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students think about their audience as they work to develop an opening sentence with the purpose of informing the reader.

Standards:
 
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Publishing: The Old Fashioned Way (Day 10 of 15)

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Informational Writing Project
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Informational Writing Project
Jennifer Martinez
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

After weeks of research and writing, students are ready to publish their work! They will design and draft each chapter, add text features, and color their final product. We work together to bind it in a book format.

 
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Electromagnets (1/3)

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

Students have learned and experimented with both magnetism and electricity. It is now time, during these 3 lessons, to put that information together and explore the concept of electromagnets!

 
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researching electomagnets
   

Cosmically Cool Planet Research! Day Six: Begin Rough Drafts

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Out of this World! Exploring Enriching Literature and Cosmically Cool Informational Text
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Out of this World! Exploring Enriching Literature and Cosmically Cool Informational Text
Nicole Prejna
Johnsburg, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Following a checklist, the students create their rough draft, and edit to make their writing better.

 
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Cosmically Cool Planet Research! Day Nine: Text Features and Publishing

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Out of this World! Exploring Enriching Literature and Cosmically Cool Informational Text
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Out of this World! Exploring Enriching Literature and Cosmically Cool Informational Text
Nicole Prejna
Johnsburg, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Your astronomers create out of this world nonfiction text features to finish their report.

 
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planet research day nine
Common Core ELA
 
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