3rd Grade Units

 

Students discover how substances change when they undergo chemical reactions, such as generating gases or producing unexpected color changes (Physical Science).

$595.00

  Science Topics

1 • Indicators – color change identification of chemical reactions
2 • Chemical Changes – chemical change versus physical change
3 • Physical Changes - physical changes in substances
4 • Gases – chemical reactions can produce gases

   

 

Introduces students to a basic force that strongly influences events that occur around them all the time (Physical Science).

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  Science Topics

1 • Force – defines force
2 • Area – how area affects pressure
3 • Pressure – the effects of pressure
4 • Applying Pressure – ways pressure can be used

   

 

  

Lets students experiment with this upward force that depends upon differences in density (Physical Science).

$595.00

  Science Topics

1 • Density – density is defined
2 • Floating – what floats and what stinks
3 • Buoyancy – how buoyancy affects objects in a fluid
4 • Applying Buoyancy – how buoyancy is used

   
 

Exposes students to the fact that many common substances, such as salt, sugar and ice are crystals and have repeating geometric patterns (Physical Science).

$595.00

  Science Topics

1 • Phase Changes – what are the properties of phases and how do they change
2 • Atoms and Molecules – what are atoms and molecules
3 • Studying Crystals – examining the properties of crystals
4 • Making Crystals – how various crystals can be made

   
 
 

Students learn of differences between living organisms and how these differences allow them to survive (Life Science).

$595.00

  Science Topics

1 • Life – how to identify living things
2 • Cells – the unit of living things
3 • Plants – explore factors that define plants
4 • Animals – what defines an animal and how do animals differ

   
 

Delves more deeply into factors and forces that affect the seashore. Students learn to identify various plants and animals that are found there (Life & Earth Sciences).

$595.00

  Science Topics

1 • Wind, Water and Sand – how different seashores are formed
2 • How Tides are Formed – the forces behind tides
3 • Plants of the Seashore – plants that live in and by the sea are studied
4 • Animals of the Sea – different kinds of mollusks are examined

   
 

Students differentiate between solutions and mixtures, including gaining an understanding of the concept of concentrations (Physical Science).

$595.00

  Science Topics

1 • Simple Mixtures – the properties of mixtures
2 • Separating Mixtures – how mixtures can be separated into their components
3 • Solutions – solutions are uniform mixtures
4 • Special Mixtures – mixtures that have intermolecular attraction

   
 
 

  

Students apply observation to understand fossils and their formation, leading to an introduction to paleontology and dinosaurs (Life & Earth Sciences).

$595.00

  Science Topics

1 • Detectives – interpreting indirect evidence
2 • Fossils – how fossils are formed
3 • Paleontology – defines the study of extinct life forms
4 • Dinosaurs – creating dinosaurs from indirect evidence

   
 
 

  

Students learn about renewable and nonrenewable resources, and establishes the relationship between Earth's resources and human development.  Explains why conservation is an important task, and concludes with easy methods of conservation (Earth Sciences/Physical Sciences).

$595.00

  Science Topics

1 • Earth's Natural Resources - Identifying Earth's natural resources and how humans depend on them for survival.
2 • Where Does Garbage Go? - Disposal methods and problems associated with vast amounts of trash.
3 • Reducing Garbage - Methods for reducing trash.
4 • Recycling - Materials that can be recycled, and the process of recycling.

   
 
 

  

Students explore how rocks vary and the origins of volcanoes.  By classifying and experimenting with rocks, students are given an introduction to geology (Earth Sciences).

$595.00

  Science Topics

1 • Investigating Rocks - Observing the different types of rocks and how they vary.
2 • Volcanoes - Understanding what volcanoes are and how they erupt, as well as the relationship between volcanoes and certain types of rocks.
3 • Classifying Rocks - Rocks can be grouped according to color, texture, size, and type.
4 • Experimenting with Rocks - Understanding several experiments to help differentiate between rocks.

   

 

 

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