Weather & Climate Third Grade Science Unit NGSS

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Linda Kamp
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254 pgs., 135 slide PowerPoint
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  1. This third grade weather bundle is a comprehensive science resource carefully designed with literally everything you need to teach NGSS, TEKS, and many state science standards for weather and climate. Each ready to teach lesson comes with an instructional PowerPoint, detailed, scripted lesson plans,
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This third grade weather and climate unit is a comprehensive science resource carefully designed with literally everything you need to teach NGSS, TEKS, and many state science standards for weather and climate.

Each ready to teach lesson comes with an instructional PowerPoint, detailed, scripted lesson plans, response journal activities, differentiated quizzes, hands-on investigations and simple lab activities that are actually do-able in your classroom. The lessons also include vocabulary posters, guiding questions, and learning objectives display cards as well as related videos for each lesson. Literacy and math based science centers make it easy to integrate science during your reading and math blocks if you wish to.

Science and engineering practices are woven into each lesson as students investigate real-world phenomena that require them to design solutions to weather related problems. This third grade weather unit is the second unit in the third grade science series. It includes 20 days of complete science lessons on weather, climate zones, seasonal weather changes, weather instruments, the water cycle, measuring temperature, comparing weather data, and more! These lessons will have your students begging you for science!

Assessing each lesson is easy to differentiate using one of two quiz formats: the fill in the blank option or the short, written response format. At the end of the unit students are assessed with a comprehensive unit test with questions modeled after standardized tests that allow students to practice important skills while you assess learning.

What’s included:

· A complete Teacher’s Guide with a 22-day Pacing Guide that can be shortened to fit your schedule

· Standards alignment pages with NGSS, TEKS, and CCSS for each lesson

· Teacher planning binder with cover and sections

· 22 Days of detailed, scripted lesson plans.

· 8 Hands-on investigations with guided lab procedures and step-by-step directions with photos.

· 8 Partner activity labs

· An in-depth Teaching Power Point to guide you through 22 engaging lessons with Turn and Talk partner discussion, Independent Activity slides and a slide introducing the Investigation for each lesson

· Science focus wall with essential question posters and learning target cards

· Student science journal booklet with activity pages to reinforce each lesson

· Vocabulary cards + full page vocabulary posters

· Quick Check/Exit Tickets in 2 formats for each lesson (short written response or fill in the blank) with answer keys

· Final Unit Test & Answer Key

· 4 Literacy and math-based science centers

· Related videos for each lesson

· Weather and climate book list

· BONUS Weather bulletin board set

Lesson topics:

· Lesson 1.1 Water and Weather

· Lesson 1.2 Impacts of Weather

· Lesson 1 Lab: How can water and temperature damage a home?

· Lesson 2.1 Seasonal Weather Changes

· Lesson 2.2 Weather Instruments

· Lesson 2.3 Measuring and Comparing Temperature

· Lesson 2 Lab: Designing Tools to Measure Rainfall

· Lesson 3.1 Hazardous Weather

· Lesson 3.2 Flood Simulation

· Lesson 3 Lab: Reduce the Impact of a Hurricane

· Lesson 4.1 Climates on Earth

· Lesson 4.2 How do mountains affect climate?

· Lesson 4.3 Climate Zones

· Lesson 4 Lab: Model how sunlight varies on Earth

· Lesson 5.1 Factors That Affect Climate

· Lesson 5.2 Climate Change

· Lesson 5.3 The Greenhouse Effect

· Lesson 5 Lab: Investigate Sea Level Rise

Please download the Preview for more details and pictures of everything included plus a list of the easy to find materials needed for the experiments.

Happy teaching!

Linda Kamp

Around the Kampfire

Additional third grade science units in this series:

Force & Motion

Weather & Climate

Inherited Traits Variations & Life Cycles

Engineering Design

Scientists & the Scientific Method

Click HERE for DIGITAL science units

Click HERE for second grade science units.

Total Pages
254 pgs., 135 slide PowerPoint
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Make a claim about the merit of a design solution that reduces the impacts of a weather-related hazard. Examples of design solutions to weather-related hazards could include barriers to prevent flooding, wind resistant roofs, and lighting rods.
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.
Represent data in tables and graphical displays to describe typical weather conditions expected during a particular season. Examples of data could include average temperature, precipitation, and wind direction. Assessment of graphical displays is limited to pictographs and bar graphs. Assessment does not include climate change.
Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.
Obtain and combine information to describe climates in different regions of the world.


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