Third Grade NGSS 3-LS1, 2,3,and 4: Life Science Unit in PDF and Digital Formats

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These 3rd grade lesson plans include everything you need to teach the third-grade NGSS 3-LS1, 3-LS2, 3-LS3, and 3-LS4 Life Science standards.

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Lessons in this unit:

Lesson 1 - Organisms Have Unique Life Cycles

Lesson 2 - Some Animals Live in Groups

Lesson 3 - What are Inherited Traits?

Lesson 4 - Different Types of Environments for Different Types of Animals

Lesson 5 - Animals Adaptations

Lesson 6 - Plant Adaptations

Lesson 7 - Will This Organism Survive Here?

Lesson 8 - Forest Fires Can Be Beneficial

Lesson 9 - What Do Fossils Tell Us?

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Included within this resource are:

- the standards

- suggested YouTube Videos and Books

- Biologist Poster

- What is an Organism? Poster

* KLEWS Chart (KWL for Science)

- student worksheets for recording information

*Metamorphosis of a Frog Posters

- Self-Assessment for a group project

- 6 Reading Passages about Animals that Live in Groups

- Task Cards of different groups of animals for students to observe inherited traits from

- Task Cards for "Does this Organism Live Here?" Activity

- Habitat Photographs

* 5 Ecosystems Reading Passages

* 6 Animal Adaptations Reading Passages

* 5 Plant Adaptations Reading Passages

- Fossils Reading and Research Activity

- Fossils Posters

- 27 colorful essential vocabulary cards with graphics and definitions

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Standards

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NGSS3-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. Examples of environmental changes could include changes in land characteristics, water distribution, temperature, food, and other organisms. Assessment is limited to a single environmental change. Assessment does not include the greenhouse effect or climate change.
NGSS3-LS3-1
Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence that plants and animals have traits inherited from parents and that variation of these traits exists in a group of similar organisms. Patterns are the similarities and differences in traits shared between offspring and their parents, or among siblings. Emphasis is on organisms other than humans. Assessment does not include genetic mechanisms of inheritance and prediction of traits. Assessment is limited to non-human examples.
NGSS3-LS3-2
Use evidence to support the explanation that traits can be influenced by the environment. Examples of the environment affecting a trait could include normally tall plants grown with insufficient water are stunted; and, a pet dog that is given too much food and little exercise may become overweight.
NGSS3-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. Examples of cause and effect relationships could be plants that have larger thorns than other plants may be less likely to be eaten by predators; and, animals that have better camouflage coloration than other animals may be more likely to survive and therefore more likely to leave offspring.
NGSS3-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. Examples of evidence could include needs and characteristics of the organisms and habitats involved. The organisms and their habitat make up a system in which the parts depend on each other.

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