Third grade 5E Lessons

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Life Science

Modifying Environments (3.8D)

Describe how living organisms modify their physical environment to meet their needs such as beavers building a dam or humans building a home.

Inherited Traits (3.10B) Updated

Identify some inherited traits of plants; and identify some inherited traits of animals.

Systems, Structures, and Processes: Plants and Animals (3.5AB)

Observe and identify simple systems such as a sprouted seed and a wooden toy car, and observe a simple system and describe the role of various parts such as a yo-yo and string.

Habitats and Ecosystems (3.4A) Updated

Observe and describe the habitats of organisms within an ecosystem AND observe and identify organisms with similar needs that compete with one another for resources such as oxygen, water, food, and space

Environmental Changes (3.9AC) Updated

Describe environmental changes in which some organisms would thrive, become ill, or perish, and describe how living organisms modify their physical environment to meet their needs such as beavers building a dam or humans building a home.

Adaptation (3.10A) Updated

Observe and identify characteristics among species that allow each to survive and reproduce, and analyze how adaptive characteristics help individuals within a species to survive and reproduce.

Physical science

Force and Motion (3.6B) Updated

Demonstrate and observe how position and motion can be changed by pushing and pulling objects to show work being done, such as swings, balls, pulleys and wagons.

Classifying Matter (3.5A & 3.6C) Updated

Gather information including temperature, magnetism, hardness, and mass using appropriate tools to identify physical properties of matter; and identify matter as liquids, solids, and gases.

Earth Science

Earth's Forces (3.7B ) Updated

Investigate rapid changes in the Earth's surface, such as volcanic eruptions, earthquakes and landslides.

Planets (3.8D) Updated

Identify the planets in our solar system and their position in relation to the Sun

The Sun's Characteristics (3.8BC) Updated

Describe the characteristics of the Sun