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Make observations and/or measurements of an object's motion to provide evidence that a pattern can be used to predict future motion.

 
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Flying Into a Problem (1/3)

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

Flight Testing+Designing+Researching+Fun=SCIENCE!

 
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Knowledge is Power (2/3)

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

Science is guided by curiosity, research, and experiment. This lesson focuses on the second step-research-through an organized process.

 
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Flight of the Champions (3/3)

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

Students get excited about constructing, competing, and cheering each other on. This lesson integrates all three!

 
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Does it Push or Pull ?

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

All forces have something in common, they either push or pull.

 
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Force and Motion Investigation

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

Scientists make observations and take measurements to produce data to serve as the basis for evidence in order to explain a phenomenon.

 
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Change in Motion

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Forces and Motion
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Forces and Motion
Chaunetta Anderson
Silver Spring, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students will be placed into groups with an assigned change in motion. They must use materials and tools to create a device that changes the ball's motion based on their group's assigned change.

 
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Energy Makes "What" Happen?

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

Energy is a difficult concept for students to describe and the conversion of energy is the center of understanding how to apply it to do work. This activity gives students a chance to explore and develop a visual of changing energy.

 
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What is Energy Anyway?

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

Energy is a complex concept and students will need time to explore and create a background schema before delving more deeply into the concept.

 
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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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Cartoon Creations

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Forces and Motion
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Forces and Motion
Chaunetta Anderson
Silver Spring, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students will create a cartoon flipbook using post it notes and describe the position of an object in the cartoon and how it changes as the book is flipped.

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What Caused that Change in Motion?

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Forces and Motion
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Forces and Motion
Chaunetta Anderson
Silver Spring, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students will observe balls changing direction and determine what made the ball's motion change. They will also use a digital resource to change the position of a digital ball.

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Time to Change Motions

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Forces and Motion
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Forces and Motion
Chaunetta Anderson
Silver Spring, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students will use a a small rubber ball, index card, T pin, 12 inch length of string, and a Unifix cube to change the direction of the rubber ball.

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Testable Questions and Investigations

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Changes to Physical Properties
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Changes to Physical Properties
Chaunetta Anderson
Silver Spring, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students will be able to create testable questions and investigate to seek answers when various processes are applied. This particular lesson, involves making changes to chalk to observe the changes in properties.

 
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How Fast Can You Get There Part 2

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Speed and Distance
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Speed and Distance
Chaunetta Anderson
Silver Spring, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students will use the Elementary Engineering Design Process to design an object that can travel a distance.

 
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Solids: Expansion Joint Project (Days 2-3)

6th Grade Science » Unit: Matter
6th Grade Science » Unit: Matter
David Kujawski
East Walpole, MA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Telling kids about expansion joints is boring, but having them investigate where expansion joints are located and how they work makes learning meaningful.

 
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