3rd Grade NGSS Life Science Bundle at 20% Savings

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This huge resource includes all of my resources for 3rd-grade NGSS Life Science. This collection of resources cover the life science standards for NGSS. Students will explore in hands-on, inquiry-based lessons. They will read nonfiction scientific passages in a close reading format. They will respond on response pages that include text-dependent questions and are aligned with CCSS for Reading informational text for specific 3rd grade standards. Students will record information in interactive notebook flaps and folds that go with each activity. Scientific background and questions for teachers to ask are included.

Units Included In this Bundle:

All Life Science Disciplinary Core Ideas are addressed:

Molecules to Organisms: Structure and Processes

Ecosystem: Interactions, Energy and Dynamic

Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits

Biological Diversity: Unity and Diversity

ALL NGSS for 3rd Grade Life Science Addressed

3-LS1-1. Develop models to describe that organisms have unique and diverse life cycles but all have in common birth, growth, reproduction, and death.


Construct an argument that some animals form groups that help members survive.

3-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 of similar organisms.

3-LS3-2. Use evidence to support the explanation that traits can be influenced by the environment.

3-LS4-1. Analyze and interpret data from fossils to provide evidence of the organisms and the environments in which they lived long ago.

3-LS4-2. Use evidence to construct an explanation for how the variations in characteristics among individuals of the same

species may provide advantages in surviving, finding mates, and reproducing.

3-LS4-3. Construct an argument with evidence that in a particular habitat some organisms can survive well, some survive less well, and some cannot survive at all

3-LS4-4. Make a claim about the merit of a solution to a problem caused when the environment changes and the types of plants and animals that live there may change.

Science Concepts Include:



Life cycle of butterflies

Life cycle of sunflowers

Life cycle of a rabbit

Life cycle of a pumpkin



Why some animals live in groups?

Animal Behavior

Inherited Traits

Acquired Traits

Physical Traits

Behavioral Traits

Variations in Traits

Fossils as evidence of past life on Earth

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These resources are also available in my Full Year Bundle for NGSS which includes ALL the DCIs,

If you like this resource, please see my other resources:

Complete Physical Science Unit for 3rd Grade NGSS 3-PS-1-4

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Total Pages
390 pages
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Teaching Duration
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.
Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.
Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area.
Use text features and search tools (e.g., key words, sidebars, hyperlinks) to locate information relevant to a given topic efficiently.


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