W.3.2b

Develop the topic with facts, definitions, and details.

 
12 Lesson(s)
   

What is a Scientist?

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

This activity provides baseline data about both content and concept knowledge and writing skills.

 
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what is a scientist lesson
   

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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teaching about crayfish
   

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
   

It's Only Temporary!

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

Students have a clear understanding at this point of magnetic force and magnetic and non magnetic items. Today they will explore using that knowledge to create magnets out of non magnetic objects.

 
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a temporary magent
   

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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comparing contrasting through writing
   

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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kharaza
   

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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transrapid emsland
   

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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typewriterkeys
   

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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planet research day six
   

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
   

Cosmically Cool Planet Research! Day Seven: Rough Drafts Take Two

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:

The students complete their planet report rough drafts today!

 
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planet research day seven
   

Drafting About Famous Landforms

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

Students use brief notes they have taken to write a first draft of an informational paragraph.

 
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Common Core ELA
 
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