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Make a claim about the merit of a solution to a problem caused when the environment changes and the types of plants and animals that live there may change.

 
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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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What Made the Giraffe Decide to be Tall?

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, the same species traits that provide an animal with some advantages in its environment can simultaneously put the animal at a disadvantage.

 
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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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Temperatures Effect on Physical Properties Assessment

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Temperatures Effect on Physical Properties
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Temperatures Effect on Physical Properties
Chaunetta Anderson
Silver Spring, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students will complete a unit assessment about temperature and changes to observable properties.

 
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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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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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What's Going On?

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:

All human activity draws on natural resources and has both short and long-term consequences for the health of people and the natural environment. This lesson will prompt students to consider those consequences.

 
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Heating and Cooling for Needs and Wants

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Temperatures Effect on Physical Properties
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Temperatures Effect on Physical Properties
Chaunetta Anderson
Silver Spring, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students will identify how heating tools have changed over time.

 
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Let Them Know!

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:

The science and engineering practice 8 (Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information) is critical in the growth of scientific thinkers. This lesson will blend the content and the communication standards.

 
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Engage - How Can We Help Endangered Species?

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Create a Zoo Habitat
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Create a Zoo Habitat
Jennifer Valentine
Tucson, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

An understanding of species success or failure to adapt to a changing environment is the foundation of developing solutions to assist endangered species.

 
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Explore - What are the Qualities of a Good Zoo Environment?

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Create a Zoo Habitat
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Create a Zoo Habitat
Jennifer Valentine
Tucson, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Understanding an animal's habitat requirements and ability to adjust to change is an essential part of designing temporary alternative environments for them.

 
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Heating and Cooling: Corn

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Temperatures Effect on Physical Properties
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Temperatures Effect on Physical Properties
Chaunetta Anderson
Silver Spring, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students will be able to identify how corn has been changed by applying different processes such as heating or cooling.

Standards:
 
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Where Do We Go From Here?

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:

Learning about a scientific concept is one thing. Convincing others to care is another aspect of the science and what students will focus on in these few lessons.

 
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Problem, Importance, Solutions

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:

The science and engineering practice 8 (Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information) is critical in the growth of scientific thinkers. This lesson will blend the content and the communication standards.

 
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What Do You Know About Zoos?

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Create a Zoo Habitat
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Create a Zoo Habitat
Jennifer Valentine
Tucson, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students discuss what they already know about zoo environments and unearth connections to animal habitats, adaptations, and behaviors.

 
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