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Want to get a jump start on your third grade year? Get rollin' with this science bundle. I've included all my third grade science units for you in one easy download at a great price!
This bundle includes:
Rocks and Minerals
Rachel Eaker Trash Maker
Ernie's Soil Study
What is a rock?
Characteristics of Sedimentary Rocks
Characteristics of Igneous Rocks
Characteristics of Metamorphic Rocks
What is a Mineral?
Minerals We Use
What is a Fossil?
What’s the Difference (Fossils and Rocks)
Rock Find Worksheet (Exploring different types of the three main rocks using the internet)
Vocabulary Pop-Ups for the Rock Cycle
Rocking Around the Rock Cycle (Teaching Page)
Rocking Around the Rock Cycle (Student Page)
Tiny Foldable Books: Sedimentary Rock- Limestone
Tiny Foldable Books: Sedimentary Rock- Sandstone
Tiny Foldable Books: Igneous Rock- Granite and Feldspar
The Story of Igneous Rock
The Story of Sedimentary Rock
What are Minerals Used for Today? (notes on 10 common minerals)
Mohs Hardness Scale Common Objects Guessing Activity
Rocks and Minerals:
Let’s uncover some fun about fossils! This unit includes:
KWL For Before Reading
-What is a Fossil?
-More Than Dinos
-Rock Layers and Fossil Records
-Four Main Types of Fossils
-How Do Fossils Form?
-How Do we Need Fossils?
Paleontologist's Dig Journal (Comprehension)
Fossil Fun with Play Dough
Picture Fossil Find
Digging Using a Grid
Rocks and Fossils
Rachel Eaker Trash Maker: (Pollution, Conservation, RRR)
Rachel’s Vocabulary Journal *SUPER COOL* and Great for ELLs!
Vocabulary Matching and Teacher KEY
Rachel’s Vocabulary Words Master List
Natural Resources We Use
Forms of Energy- How we Can Conserve
B&W Field Trip Take Along and Class Scrapbook page for easy printing
Reduce it, Bruce- Help Bruce decide which household items to reduce and how.
Reuse, Lucy Cruz – Help Lucy and her table buddies figure out what to make from a used egg carton.
Recycle, Michael- Help Michael figure out items to recycle and sort them into the correct bins.
Rachel Eaker, Trash Maker- Help Rachel and her classmates discover how much paper they use in a given time and how to reduce, reuse, and recycle it.
Michael, Recycle: A work page of comic book action to go along with the book. How would your students help the earth?
We’ve Got your Back, Lorax: A work page to go along with the book or movie. Helping students learn why we need trees.
Why Keep the Trees?: Exploratory webquest for information about how trees are useful.
A Tree Habitat: Illustration page to apply concepts about a tree being a home for animals and useful to us.
Field Trip to the Recycling Center: Two go along pages for a field trip (real or virtual).
Ernie's Soil Study:
Soil Test (2 pages)
Ernie Says: Give a Book a Look Reading List
Ernie’s Soil Study:
-What Do I Know Pre-Assessment
-Introduction to Ernie the Earthworm
- What Is Soil? and Earth’s Layers
-The Soil and the Plant Life Cycle
-The Life of a Pumpkin Plant Diagram
-What is Soil Made Of? Observation Lab
-What are the Layers of the Soil? Reading Page
-What are the Layers of the Soil? Comprehension
-What are the Layers of the Soil? Cut and Paste
-Layer 1: Topsoil Reading Page
-Layers 2,3 and 4: Subsoil, Parent Material and Bedrock Reading Page
-Sand Reading Page and Fill in the Blank
-Silt Reading Page and Fill in the Blank
-Humus, Loam and Peat Reading Page and Fill in the Blank
-Ernie Earthworm Observation Lab
-The Soil is Alive!
-”Root!” Root!” for the Roots
-Types of Soil in My State
-My Soil Sample