This resource addresses the third grade NGSS 3-LS2-1
Construct an argument that some animals form groups that help members survive.
This resource includes a hands-on science activity in which students observe and record evidence. It also includes a 3 page nonfiction article so that students can further research the topic of why animals live in groups. This article is read as a CLOSE reading activity and includes response pages with text dependent questions.
This integrated science and literacy lesson will address fully the NGSS standards while also addressing CCSS for reading informational text.
This resource includes charts, response pages, interactive notebook flaps, a 3 page nonfiction passage, two lesson plans and a fun page on collective nouns.
The following Science and Engineering Practices will be used by students:
Asking questions (for science) and defining problems (for engineering)
Developing and using models
Planning and carrying out investigations
Analyzing and interpreting data
Constructing explanations for science
Engaging in argument from evidence
Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information
Science Topics Include:
Reasons for Animals to Live In Groups
Benefits to Species by Living in Groups
Shared Raising of the Young
Protection from Predators
Division of Labor
Supporting Claims with Evidence
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If you like this resource you should see some of my other resources for 3rd grade:
Life Cycle of a Sunflower NGSS 3-LS1-1
Third Grade Objects In Motion 3-PS2-2