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My Curriculum

Michelle Marcus

3rd Grade Science

Pembroke Elementary School

Troy, MI

Suburban Environment

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Unit 4 - Ecosystems and Biological Evolution(7 Lessons)

Unit 5 - Energy(3 Lessons)

Unit 6 - Light Energy(11 Lessons)

Unit 7 - Matter(6 Lessons)

Unit 8 - Magnets(7 Lessons)

Unit 9 - Electricity(13 Lessons)

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Unit 11 - End of Year Activities(4 Lessons)

What Do We Already Know?

3rd Grade Science

» Unit:

Electricity

Big Idea:Self-guided exploration is a fabulous way to introduce a unit. In this lesson, students will explore components of an electrical circuit and will be challenged with communicating their beginning understandings.

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Go With the Flow

3rd Grade Science

» Unit:

Electricity

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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On Again, Off Again

3rd Grade Science

» Unit:

Electricity

Big Idea:My students are familiar with the idea of the flow of electricity being broken-due to mis-wiring or poorly constructed circuits. This lesson will cause them to work with intentional breaks in the flow of electricity.

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3 Students, 2 Receivers, and 1 Switch

3rd Grade Science

» Unit:

Electricity

Big Idea:During this unit, I have allowed students to learn all of the content through exploration and realization. In this lesson, students are encouraged to explore, using their current knowledge, how to create a working circuit with several components.

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Conductors and Insulators

3rd Grade Science

» Unit:

Electricity

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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Mystery Conductors Day 1

3rd Grade Science

» Unit:

Electricity

Big Idea:Today's lesson will allow students to show what they know about circuits without having all of the materials given to them. They will have to define a problem and solve it as a group, using their prior knowledge.

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Mystery Conductors Day 2

3rd Grade Science

» Unit:

Electricity

Big Idea:Today's lesson will allow students to show what they know about circuits without having all of the materials given to them. They will have to define a problem and solve it as a group, using their prior knowledge.

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Parallel Circuits Day 1

3rd Grade Science

» Unit:

Electricity

Big Idea:Students have been building series circuits all along, without it being defined as such. They now have enough working information to define series and parallel circuits and build both.

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Parallel Circuits Day 2

3rd Grade Science

» Unit:

Electricity

Big Idea:Students have been building series circuits all along, without it being defined as such. They now have enough working information to define series and parallel circuits and build both.

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Electromagnets (1/3)

3rd Grade Science

» Unit:

Electricity

Big Idea:Students have learned and experimented with both magnetism and electricity. It is now time, during these 3 lessons, to put that information together and explore the concept of electromagnets!

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13 Resources

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Electromagnets (2/3)

3rd Grade Science

» Unit:

Electricity

Big Idea:Students have learned and experimented with both magnetism and electricity. It is now time, during these 3 lessons, to put that information together and explore the concept of electromagnets!

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12 Resources

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Electromagnets (3/3)

3rd Grade Science

» Unit:

Electricity

Big Idea:Many times, science is presented as a "follow these steps and see what happens" learning opportunity. Today, students will use their prior knowledge to make meaning on their own and journey through an investigation.

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10 Resources

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Graphing of Results

3rd Grade Science

» Unit:

Electricity

Big Idea:Students have researched, explored, and built electromagnets. Today, they will put all of their knowledge together to test and communicate their results through graphing.

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10 Resources

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