Please Note: This is designed for Florida Interactive Science , 3rd Grade Textbooks published by Pearson. I do feel however that this can go for both 2nd and 3rd grade strands for most science textbooks. The only thing that might not work would be the vocabulary pages.
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Vocabulary Cards – The cards can be used on bulletin boards, or even just as a quick set of cards that you introduce before reading the chapter. For group activities, I like to give a vocabulary card to a group and have them create mini posters to go with each word. This can be done before or after the story has been read.
Vocabulary Jar Interactive- Students will cut out the jar and glue down into their notebook. I would recommend this page done of cardstock in order for the words to stay nice during any sorting or study activity that you might do. Students will write the definitions to the vocabulary words on the back of each card.
Lesson 1 Interactive- This page was designed to get students in the correct mindset on how to describe objects. My favorite activity in school was the mystery box game where students have to guess what is in the box by asking questions. That is where the idea for the graphic interactive came from. Students will cut out each cube. The left side will be a flap to draw the tool for each topic. The top will be where the students sort and rewrite the key words on the right of the page. The front right side of the blocks will be just a glue down.
Lesson 2- Students will begin with two flaps for the two headings from this lesson. Matter is everywhere, students will need to remember that gas is still matter even though you cannot see it. Properties of matter students will review the ways to describe something, and then describe their science textbook. My favorite part of this interactive is the baking section. You might want to purchase marshmallows, Hershey kisses and M&M’s for this lesson. Students will fill in the chart to show the different properties of the added cookie dough ingredients. Afterwards, students will write and explain which ingredient they would like to add to their new famous cookie recipe as a flap underneath the chart.
Lesson 3 Interactive- This page has two activities. You might want to decide to use two pages in their notebook for this. I also like to add study notes or other things around the activities and flaps, so more space might allow for it. Students will describe the molecules, and write the container rules for solid, liquid and gas. Students will also have to put in order the water cycle from frozen water to condensation.
Experiment Interactive- Since this chapter was short, I added an experiment page. Start with placing a cup of ice water on your desk. I would not recommend a yeti cup for this, but a simple clear cup. A thermometer and your stopwatch on your phone will be the only thing that you need! Students will predict how long it will take for either the ice to melt or to reach room temperature. Flaps are created to conduct the same testing at start time, an hour afterwards, and three hours after the start time. The last flap will also have students explain how different cups could change the experiment.