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Animal Characteristics
This interactive and engaging lesson is a complete resource to introduce your students to Animal Characteristics. It is important for students to master these concepts to improve their Science knowledge to ensure success in the future. This lesson is a PowerPoint file to be played as a slideshow f
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Animal Characteristics
This external characteristics activity can enrich the student's knowledge as to why animals are shaped the way they are. The students will discuss how an animal's habitat, the way it moves and what it eats can effect their external characteristics.Please note that these are extensions activities to
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The Mitten by Jan Brett Animal Character Traits
Teach your students character traits using the book The Mitten adapted and illustrated by Jan Brett. The worksheet lists animal character traits for each of the 8 animals described in the story; students are asked to match the characteristics with the animal they describe. This activity is included
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Animal Characteristics Graphic Organizer
Using this bubble graphic organizer with word bank, students can sort characteristics about the six main animal groups: Mammals Reptiles Amphibians Birds Fish Insects Use this as a pre/post test to see how many traits students can match up with each animal group. Or you can give this to your studen
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Animals and their Characteristics
Animals and their Characteristics Common Core lesson teaches students about the 4 common traits belonging to all animals. Focus questions are also included with the lesson.
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Science Interactive Notebook Templates  {203 Flip Books}
Science Interactive Notebooks can be used in many ways in your classroom to help your students keep track of key vocabulary, definitions, and concepts. The foldable flip books can be used in a file folder to create lapbooks, or glue them into your science interactive notebooks! Most of the flip bo
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5E Unit Plans AND Science Stations BUNDLE for Third Grade
This is a BUNDLE of all the 5E Unit Plans AND Science Stations for Third Grade. There are 72 Third Grade Science Stations in 9 Sets and 15 5E Model Instructional Units. ★ Save 30% by purchasing the BUNDLE ★See this blog post to find out more information about the 5E Instructional Model. See this
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5E Unit Plans BUNDLE for Third Grade
This is a BUNDLE of all the 5E Unit Plans for Third Grade. The 5E Instructional Model walks students through the five components of inquiry-based learning. Each unit includes multiple lessons for each of the 5Es and provides a structure for your science instruction.See this blog post to find out mor
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3rd Grade Inherited Traits and Acquired Traits 3-LS3-1, 3-LS3-2 and 3-LS4-2
You will love this no-prep, ready to go unit on Heredity, inherited traits, acquired traits and more. This resource is aligned with the NGSS standards for 3rd grade 3-LS3-1, 3-LS3-2 and 3-LS4-2 This resource addresses the NGSS Disciplinary Core Ideas of Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits

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Arctic Animals Extravaganza
I LOVE incorporating science and reading to motivate and engage my students in the learning process! This Arctic Animals Extravaganza explores the arctic tundra habitat, animal adaptations, migration, food chains, nonfiction text features, comprehension, analyzing, inferring, and SO MUCH MORE!!!! I’

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Inheritance of Traits 5E Unit Plan for Third Grade
This Inheritance of Traits 5E Unit Plan is an inquiry-based unit that focuses on providing evidence that plants and animals have traits inherited from parents. Variation of traits is also explored within groups of similar organisms. Students analyze the many characteristics of organisms and determ

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Classifying Plants and Animals Full Unit
After teaching about classification for 5 years, I finally felt the unit was ready to share with others! The entire unit culminates with a fun and silly assessment where students use their notes to classify imaginary animals!This 45 Page Unit Includes• 10 Day unit pacing guide and teacher notes thro
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Life Science 5E Units AND Science Stations BUNDLE for Third Grade
This is a BUNDLE of all the Life Science 5E Unit Plans AND Life Science Science Stations for Third Grade. There are 8 5E Unit Plans AND 6 Science Station sets that cover all of the NGSS Third Grade Science Standards for Life Science. Topics include life cycle of plants and animals, animal groups,
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Inherited and Learned Traits, Basic Heredity Unit   Grade 3-6
This unit was developed to explore heredity using engaging activities and linking science to literature. 5 days of fun learning with a writing and art activity to show in a hallway bulletin board. Enduring Understanding Offspring inherit their traits from their parents. These traits can b
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Science Literacy Reading #8 - Photosynthetic Animals - Science Sub Plan
Science articles make great secondary science sub plans, but finding reliable and interesting articles on the internet or in periodicals is very time consuming. Formatting online articles to fit a printed page can also be challenging and can often waste time and paper. Worst of all, it's often diff

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NGSS 3rd Grade Life Science Resources!
GAMES, WORKSHEETS, ACTIVITY IDEAS, WEBSITES, ARTICLES, GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS, STUDENT EXAMPLES, EXIT SLIPS & BULLETIN BORAD IDEA! Resources are based around these standards: 3-LS1 From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes 3-LS1-1. Develop models to describe that organisms have unique
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Inheritance and Variation of Traits 5E Unit AND Science Station BUNDLE 3rd Grade
This is a BUNDLE of the Inheritance of Traits 5E Unit Plans, Environment and Traits 5E Unit AND Inheritance and Variations of Traits Science Stations for Third Grade. These three sets cover all of the NGSS Third Grade Science Standards for inheritance and variation of traits. ★ Save 20% by purchasi
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Life Science 5E Unit BUNDLE for Third Grade
This is a BUNDLE of all the Life Science 5E Unit Plans. There are 8 5E Unit Plans that cover all of the NGSS Third Grade Science Standards for Life Science. Topics include life cycle of plants and animals, animal groups, inheritance of traits, environment and traits, ancient life, natural selectio
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40 Great Graphic Organizers
This product has 40 great organizers! If you bought my original 20 Basic Graphic Organizers, file, you should know that this NEW file has 19 organizers from that original file, however this NEW file has 21 additional organizers including an interactive cut and paste, as well as a great non-fiction
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STEM Genetic Traits SCOOT Game Inherited and Environmental
Students love playing SCOOT - especially because they get to move around the room while reviewing important science concepts. Each of the 30 task cards includes a statement about a human, animal or plant characteristic and asks students to classify the trait as inherited or environmental. Use thi
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Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits ** 3rd Grade NGSS **
This is a complete teaching unit based on the following 3rd Grade NGSS Standards:3-LS3 Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits3-LS3-1.Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence that plants and animals have traits inherited from parents and that variation of these traits exists in a group o

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Inherited Traits vs. Learned Behaviors
This is a Power Point presentations discussing the basic differences between inherited traits and learned behaviors. It includes a slide defining each one and an activity asking students to look at different characteristics and sort them into columns on notebook paper. This activity could be done
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What Characteristics Are Inherited?  A Science Picture Activity for Heredity
Students analyze examples of inherited traits and circle INHERITED or NOT INHERITED for each one. Adorable graphics from Thistlegirl Designs make studying genetics and heredity fun. Enough examples to use some in class, give some for homework, some for review and still have enough left over for ex
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Animal Research Report- Common Core Aligned
This unit is designed to teach students expository writing skills through science curriculum. It is Common Core aligned and works well with 2nd and 3rd grade curriculum. The standards addressed are included in the unit. Students will be involved in a group research report in which they will write
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