This is a BUNDLE of the Ancient Life 5E Unit Plans AND Plants and Animals Long Gone Science Stations for Third Grade. These two sets cover all of the NGSS Third Grade Science Standards for ancient life.
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This BUNDLE includes the following 5e Model units:
This Ancient Life 5E Science Unit Plan is an inquiry-based unit that focuses investigating fossils of plants and animals. Throughout the unit, students analyze and interpret data from fossils to provide evidence of the organisms and the environments in which they lived long ago. Students explore types of fossils, paleontologists, and fossil excavation. The unit includes three parts for each of the 5E's (Engage, Explore, Explain, Extend, and Evaluate) and more.
Included in this Ancient Life Science Resource
► Teacher Notes that provide an overview of the resource and explanation of the NGSS standard for Ancient Life 3-LS4-1
► Common Misconceptions about the Ancient Life
► Teaching Timeline available with four different options, including a correlation with the Third Grade Science Stations
► Vocabulary Cards to reinforce key terms of ancient life throughout the unit. These are the same vocabulary cards available in the Third Grade Science Stations
► Big Idea Posters that illustrate the main concepts students will learn
► Exit Tickets in three formats: short answer, fill-in-the-blank, and multiple choice
► Google Drive and Powerpoint Teacher Presentation that supports the student resources
► Google Drive Student Resources for a paperless option
What is the 5E Instructional Model?
The 5E Model is student-led, with the teacher acting mainly as the facilitator. Through open-ended questions, real-life experiences, guided investigations, and research, the students gain a deep understanding of the scientific topics that are covered in the lessons. Each stage of the model serves as a foundation to the next, creating a coherent model that frames lessons, activities, and units.
This BUNDLE includes the following Science Stations:
Plants & Animals Long Ago Science Stations for Third Grade Next Generation Science Standards include 8 different science stations where students can deepen their understanding of how plants and animals live together long ago. The focus is on NGSS 3-LS4.A and includes concepts such fossils, history of Earth, comparing Mammoth and Elephants, paleontologists, and physical traits of dinosaurs.
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► Vocabulary Cards
in two formats with and without pictures.
- Students watch a video about the fossils or petrified forests and answer questions. Allow students to choose the video or have them do both.
- Students interact with a video game about making fossils and answer questions.
- Students investigate the history of Earth and create a prehistoric timeline of plants and animals.
- Students diagram how a comparing and contrasting woolly mammoths and elephants.
► Read a Passage
- Students read a passage about paleontology and answer questions.
- Students make a model of a dinosaur fossil.
- Students explore how dinosaur structures fit their functions.
- Students sort dinosaurs into carnivore, herbivore and omnivore based on traits.
***Purchase all Third Grade Science Stations together in one large BUNDLE***
Each station includes four different ways to respond to the experience at the station: short answer questions, fill-in-the-blank questions, task cards with short answers, task cards with multiple choice. All the variations are similar to one another. Choose the format that best fits your classroom and students. Students are encouraged to use their science journal, but worksheets are included as well.
Each station is designed to last about 15-20 minutes. Students may do one a day for 8 days, 2 a day for two days, or any format that works for your classroom. Because there are additional activities for the Watch and Play stations, you can offer those as a choice within that station or offer them as an early finisher station, as well.
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