SL.3.1b

Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., gaining the floor in respectful ways, listening to others with care, speaking one at a time about the topics and texts under discussion).

 
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2. What Are Magnets ?

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:

Magnetic forces between a pair of objects do not require that an object be in contact.

 
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rv question man
   

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
   

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
   

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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crayfish in habitat
   

Verte What? Vertebrates!

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

Though all animals with a backbone are classified as vertebrates, they are further classified into 5 groups because different organisms vary in how they look and function since they have different inherited information.

 
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4. The Compass, an Ancient Instrument Still Used in a Modern World

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:

A compass is an instrument that works because of the Earth's magnetic field.

 
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student made compass
   

1. I Wonder About Magnets

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:

Some of the best ideas come from just wondering how things work and what would happen if...

 
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i wonder
   

Sources of Light

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

Light, as an energy source, can be confusing to students. It is something they "see" every day, but don't always realize it is an energy and that objects can produce this energy. Today, they will work to understand and explain these concepts.

 
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light source
   

Can We Build It? Yes, We Can!

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

By developing models, engineers improve existing technologies, or develop new ones to solve real world problems.

 
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lesson image from bear clipart illustrations
   

Winter Holidays: Pulling it all Together

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Winter Holidays: Discovering Commonalities
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Winter Holidays: Discovering Commonalities
Jennifer Martinez
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

After researching a winter holiday, students will work independently, in partners, and small groups to determine how their chosen holiday is similar to four others.

 
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lights
   

It's Graduation Day the Tribe! New Great Storytellers Are Born Around the Fire! Day 5 of 5

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Generational Stories, Favorites that are Retold, and Native American Unit
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Generational Stories, Favorites that are Retold, and Native American Unit
Nicole Prejna
Johnsburg, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

It's graduation day for your tribe! They are ready to become a Great Storyteller, just like their teacher! Your tribe gathers around the fire one last time to share their retellings and get one last, special gift from you!

 
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essential question
   

Conductors and Insulators

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

Going on a type of scavenger hunt can be intriguing for students. When that hunt causes them to gain knowledge of scientific concepts, the motivation is high. Students will use their independent thinking skills to make sense of the world around them.

 
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circuit
   

Go With the Flow

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

Although students are typically able, through trial and error, to light a bulb, building knowledge of building a complete pathway for charges to travel from a source to a receiver is essential.

 
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electricity components
   

How do we Work Together? Creating Group Norms

4th Grade ELA » Unit: Discovering Struggle in Historical Fiction
4th Grade ELA » Unit: Discovering Struggle in Historical Fiction
Marquita Prinzing
Seattle, WA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students are used to setting their own goals and timelines for finishing books. They need a set of norms to help make their group work effective.

 
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traveling alone
   

What's the Message, Again?

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Cliff Hanger
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Cliff Hanger
LaTonya Jones
Phoenix, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students determine the central message of a narrative through discussion.

 
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