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Use evidence to support the explanation that traits can be influenced by the environment.

 
19 Lesson(s)
   

Adaptations and Environmental Change: An Assessment

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Ecosystems and Biological Evolution
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Ecosystems and Biological Evolution
Michelle Marcus
Troy, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Assessments are not always multiple choice! This session allows students to observe and make open ended claims, as long as they supply evidence.

 
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Investigations

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

This lesson is designed to guide students through developing a controlled investigation and making them aware of changing variables.

 
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Hydroponics Vs. Soil Planting

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

In order to compare and contrast two growing methods, students must come to understand what each require to be successful. This lesson is the beginning of that data gathering.

 
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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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What Does the Walrus Do When the Ice Is Gone?

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Amazing Animals - Surviving a Changing Environment
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Amazing Animals - Surviving a Changing Environment
Jennifer Valentine
Tucson, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Sometimes animals respond to a changing environment with a behavior that doesn't help them.

 
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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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Fish, Vertebrates of the Sea

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

Sometimes the differences in characteristics within the same species provides advantages in surviving.

 
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Who Is the Little Brown Bat, Anyway?

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:

Students need to know about the bat as an animal, what it's environment was and how this environment met specific needs, so that they can design a house that meets the bat's environmental needs.

 
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Cycle of a Germinating Seed

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

Communicating information to others is one of the requirements of scientists. This lesson allows students to organize, create, and share what they have learned thus far.

 
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Meet My Invertebrate

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

Scientists must validate a claim with evidence. Students must give reasons based on facts in order to explain what they see in Science.

 
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Bats and Their Amazing Hearing

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

Using a model helps build a deeper understanding of the animal adaptation phenomena

 
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Invasive Species

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Natural Resources and Human Needs
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Natural Resources and Human Needs
Chaunetta Anderson
Silver Spring, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students will view video resources to learn about the effects of invasive species on different environments.

 
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stink bug
   

Hot Fish, Cold Fish, Yes Fish, No Fish

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

Scientists observe animal behaviors in order to learn more about them.

 
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Bats, The Only Mammal That Can Fly

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

Scientists must acquire information from different sources in order to explain a phenomena

 
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Socratic Circles in Science

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

Scientific dialogue is based in the ability to have open-ended, meaningful discussions with a peer group.

 
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