Third Grade

Science Companion

 I Wonder: notice, ask questions, state problems

  I Think: consider, gather information, predict

  I Try: experiment, model, test ideas, repeat

  I Observe: watch, examine, measure

  I Record: record data, organize, describe, classify,  graph, draw

  I Discover: look for patterns, reflect, interpret, conclude, communicate

Science Companion units are designed so that teaching science for 2 - 45 minute classes each week will allow you to easily complete the necessary units in one year. A team of Central Bucks teachers have designed a suggested schedule for Third Grade Science. This is just a suggestion, but may prove useful for teachers new to Science Companion. Click here to see the suggested schedule.

  Our Solar System

One day children chart the moon's cycles, another day they might make a scale model of our solar system. By observing the world around them, they address questions such as "Why are there seasons?" and "Why does the moon appear to change shape?"

  Life Cycles (including Butterflies)

From watching a pea sprout to feeding apples to butterflies, children closely study four organisms, including humans, to observe the remarkable growth and change that living things experience during their life spans.

  Motion (with 3rd Grade Simple Machines Assessment)

Through activities that engage children’s bodies and minds, children move their own bodies in various ways to learn about motion, as well as build ramps, roll toy cars, drop and crash marbles, slide pennies and shoes, and even fly paper airplanes.


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