Scientific Method | Science Interactive Notebooks | Scientists

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This was better than my textbook! I really enjoyed that we were able to add it to our notebook and do our note taking! Great information for the students-very informative!!!
I loved this resource for the beginning of the year!! It has great activities for learning the basic tools and the scientific method. Thank you for creating it!!!
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Help your students develop proficiency in the NATURE OF SCIENCE.

Do your students LOVE conducting science experiments, but always seem to struggle with the name of the tools they're using or how to use them properly? Do they have difficulty writing conclusions or are they simply missing the connection between science and their own lives?

If so, then this unit might be just the thing you're looking for! This INTRODUCTION TO SCIENCE UNIT focuses on answering the questions "Why is science important, What is the scientific method, and What tools do scientists use". It goes into detail teaching students how to carry out the scientific method and how to use science tools correctly.



*** NEW digital activities have been included for use with Google Classroom**

or Microsoft Teams. With the addition of these digital versions, you have the option to go 100% paperless.

>> How can I use this resource for distance learning? <<

« If you have students who do NOT have devices or cannot complete work online, simply print the resource and put together a packet for parents to pick up at school. 

« For students that DO have digital devices, a digital version of this activity has been added. You can use this resource with Google Drive, Google Classroom™, Microsoft OneDrive™, Microsoft Teams™, or a learning management system.



*Checklist of all NGSSS for 3rd grade (record date when the standard is covered)

*15 day lesson plans

* science notebook cover page (Sized for Interactive Notebook)

* unit cover page "Practicing Science" (Sized for Interactive Notebook)

* teaching tidbits

* 11-page informational text booklet

* 11-page informational text in a full-page format in case you rather give students a page a day, etc... (same text as the booklet)

* 3 quick checks to assess students’ understanding throughout the unit with Answer Keys

* 3-page unit assessment with answer key

* science tools assessment (with pictures of tools) with Answer Key

* science tools assessment (with a description of tools) with Answer Key

* 19 picture vocabulary cards- with real-life pics

* 1 blank vocabulary card

* 5 flaps to record notes throughout the unit.

* 4 writing prompts (half sheet and full sheet sizes)

* 8 practice pages teaching students how to use difference science tools correctly hand lens, ruler, thermometer, stopwatch, balance scale, beaker, graduated cylinder, and a spring scale. (Half sheet and full sheet sizes)

* directions, sample pictures, and write up for 3 experiments so that students can practice the scientific method and how to properly use science tools.

* 1 blank lab write up sheet to use with any experiment

* 8 posters (Scientific Method & Safety Rules)

This unit is ready-to-print and has been student tested + teacher-approved :)


“This is by and far one of the BEST units out there for the scientific process. I have included it in my unit plan and can not wait to use it this year. Thank you!!" — Krissy S.

“This was a GREAT way for me to start the year with my fourth graders! I liked that there was structure and meat to the lessons. By starting with this product, my students and I have had a common language of science to use through other units.” — Scott S.

“Perfect beginning of the year introduction, my students LOVED it and this was the best my students have had an understanding of science before we begin the year!!” — Shantell B.

“This is a wonderful resource for introducing science to your students. I'm a third-grade teacher and couldn't be more excited about focusing on concept attainment before comprehension of benchmarks. I love the reading resources, foldables and graphic organizers included with each benchmark because it allows me to connect reading and writing so easily into my science lessons. I LOVE IT!" — Nicole N.

“I just made it a little over halfway through. I am getting ready to do the experiments with my students. The background knowledge it has provided was wonderful. I can't wait to do the experiments and put our knowledge to use in an actual experiment. The kids have enjoyed putting this information in their science notebooks. It has worked very well. Thanks!" — Carrie B.

“This has been incredible for me. I have a textbook that doesn't include this unit and I think it is essential for students to learn this material before starting the actual materials.” —Caitlyn A.



-SC.3.N.1.1 Raise questions about the natural world, investigate them individually and in teams through free exploration and systematic investigations, and generate appropriate explanations based on those explorations.

-SC.3.N.1.2 Compare the observations made by different groups using the same tools and seek reasons to explain the differences across groups.

-SC.3.N.1.3 Keep records as appropriate, such as pictorial, written, or simple charts and graphs, of investigations conducted.

-SC.3.N.1.4 Recognize the importance of communication among scientists

-SC.3.N.1.5 Recognize that scientists question, discuss, and check each others' evidence and explanations.

-SC.3.N.1.6 Infer based on observation

-SC.3.N.1.7 Explain that empirical evidence is information, such as observations or measurements, which is used to help validate explanation of natural phenomena.


If you like what you see then you might be interested in some of my other science resources. Click on the links to take a look!

Matter Unit

Energy Unit

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Space Unit

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