18 Weeks of Science Lessons and Investigations; Activities to make Teaching Science the Next Generation Science SO Easy!
18 Weeks of Lessons with EVERYTHING! 90 Lessons total.
Be finished with your NGSS science alignment. The entire 3rd grade science curriculum plus all the extras. Multitude of teaching modalities used.
Go to http://ngss3rdgradescience.weebly.com/weeks-1-9.html to see how the lessons are laid out. Just click and teach. Teaching science couldn't be easier! Students take responsibility for their learning, the teacher facilitates.
1) Print and put in binder. (binder cover included)
2) Using the science supply list, gather supplies, put into tub, and use the science supply label.
3) go to http://ngss3rdgradescience.weebly.com/weeks-1-9.html to follow week by week. Click through and teach.
Your role as a teacher would be to lead inquiries and facilitate.
Students role would be to discover and explore.
To use this, students need access to computers for research, online practice, and a projects. The teacher needs a projector, smartboard, interactive board, or projector board to do the informational reading, play and discuss video clips, and model the activities and games.
Lesson Plans (includes standards, student objectives, procedure, supplies & essential questions)
Colorful/Fun/Interactive Student Handouts
List of Formative and Summative Assessments (copy and paste to gradebook)
Simple Science Investigations
Simple Science Activities
Supply Lists (three ways week by week, one page at a glance, and checklist)
Seamless Incorporation of Technology
Science Tub Label
A website to go with the lessons to make teaching organized and simplistic.
*Created to make teaching science simple, but with impact.
*The shift in teaching is that teachers have to be well planned to promote learning through engagement. With this shift, the way teaching looks has changed. It should look like students exploring and discovering and teachers facilitating and asking how, why, when,etc. questions.
Includes all of the Next Generation Science Standards:
3.ETS1.1 Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.
3.ETS1.2 Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
3.ETS1.3 Plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify aspects of a model or prototype that can be improved.
Earth and Space Science: Earth’s Systems
3.ESS2.1 Represent data in tables and graphical displays to describe typical weather conditions expected during a particular season.
3.ESS2.2 Obtain and combine information to describe climates in different regions of the world.
Earth and Human Activity
3.ESS3.1 Make a claim about the merit of a design solution that reduces the impacts of a weather-related hazard.
Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
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.
Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
3.LS2.1 Construct an argument that some animals form groups that help members survive.
Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits
3.LS3.1 Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence that plants and animals have traits nherited 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.
Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
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.
Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions
3.PS2.1 Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence of the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces on the motion of an object.
3.PS2.2 Make observations and/or measurements of an object’s motion to provide evidence that a pattern can be used to predict future motion.
3.PS2.3 Ask questions to determine cause and effect relationships of electric or magnetic interactions between two objects not in contact with each other.
3.PS2.4 Define a simple design problem that can be solved by applying scientific ideas about magnets