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Third Grade Science Pacing Guide Draft 2012 - 2013
Earth Systems
3.E.1 Recognize the major components and patterns observed in the earth/moon/sun system.
3.E.1.1 Recognize that the earth is part of a system called the solar system that includes the sun (a star), planets, and many moons and the earth is the third
planet from the sun in our solar system.
Resources:
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Delta Kit/Readers Solar System Activity 1, 2, 5, 6, 8, 12
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Purple Harcourt Science Text Pgs. D54-D65, D82-D89
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Website - http://starchild.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/StarChild/solar_system_level1/solar_system.html
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Smart Exchange - Constellations
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Literature Connection – Red and Yellow Harcourt series Armadillo From Amarillo, Coyote Places the Stars
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Learn 360 – Video quiz: The Stars 19 mins.
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Tree map- characteristics of planets
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Bubble map – Describe Earth characteristics
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Integrate myths from different cultures
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Create a constellation and write how it came to be
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3.E.1.2 Recognize that changes in the length and direction of an object’s shadow indicate the apparent changing position of the Sun during the day although
the patterns of the stars in the sky, to include the Sun, stay the same.
Resources:
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Delta Kit – Activity B
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Purple Harcourt Science Text Pgs. D66-D73
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http://www.fossweb.com/modules3-6/SunMoonandStars/activities/pacificcoastsunsets.html
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http://www.chiddingstone.kent.sch.uk/homework/science/index.html
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Video – Learn 360-My shadow by Reading Rainbow 27 mins
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Smart Exchange – Sun position and shadows
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Purple reading series –Punxsutawney Phil poem
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Video -Learn 360 – Story of Punxsutawney Phil 10 mins.
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Integrated Activites – Measure length of shadows based on the position of light using the Sun or a flash light (Math)
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Flow Map- Illustrate the position of the Sun and shadow during different times of the day
3.E.2 Compare the structures of the Earth’s surface using models or three-dimensional diagrams.
3.E.2.1 Compare Earth’s saltwater and freshwater features (including oceans, seas, rivers, lakes, ponds, streams, and glaciers).
Resources:
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Purple Harcourt Science Text Pgs. D4 – D13
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Literature Connection – Where the Rive Begins
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Tree Map of different water features
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Smart Exchange – Bodies of Water, Identifing bodies of water
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Learn 360 – Geographical Terms Bodies of Water 7 min.
3.E.2.2 Compare Earth’s land features (including volcanoes, mountains, valleys, canyons, caverns, and islands) by using models, pictures, diagrams, and maps.
Resources
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Purple Harcourt Science Text Pgs. C30 – C37
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Green/Orange Social Studies Textbooks
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Landform Foss Investigation 4 & 5
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Delta Reader Pgs. 30 – 44
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Literature Connections: Red Harcourt – Rocking & Rolling (Journey of Wonder)
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www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/Homework/mountains/ranges.htm
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http://www.fossweb.com/modules3-6/Landforms/index.html
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Learn360 Video - Geographically Speaking
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Tree Map – of different landforms and geographic characteristics
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Multi-flow Map- Causes of landforms (Plate tectonics)
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Learn360 Video - Geographically Speaking
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Make a 3-D model of landforms (following a recipe for clay dough)
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Structures and Functions of Living Organisms
Structures and Functions of Living Organisms
3.L.1 Understand human body systems and how they are essential for life: protection, movement and support.
3.L.1.1 Compare the different functions of the skeletal and muscular system.
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Foss Reader – “Human Body”
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Foss Kit- Investigation 1: Bones
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Smart Exchange- 3rd Grade Science – Human Body
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Harcourt Science – R34 – R35
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Virtual owl pellets http://www.kidwings.com/owlpellets/flash/v4/index.htm
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Integrated Lesson – Following Instructions to make Edible Owl Pellets
Foss Kit- Investigation 2: Joints
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Smart Exchange – How my Body Moves
Foss Kit- Investigation 3: Muscles
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Harcourt Science – R 36 – R37
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Foss Kit- Investigation 4: Stimulus and Response (Part 1 only)
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Smart Exchange – Jeopardy Human Body
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Tree Map – Function of the Human Body: Bones, Joints, and Muscle
3.L.1.2 Explain why skin is necessary for protection and for the body to remain healthy.
Resources:
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Smart Exchange – Your Senses – The Skin
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Energy and Matter
Energy Transfer
3.P.3 Recognize how energy can be transferred from one object to another.
3.P.3.1 Recognize that energy can be transferred from one object to another by rubbing them against each other.
Resources:
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Purple Harcourt Science text book pp. F4 – F5, F6 - F11
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Smart Exchange – Friction, Friction Force
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Learn 360 – Save Energy: Baking (55 seconds)
3.P.3.2 Recognize that energy can be transferred from a warmer object to a cooler one by contact or at a distance and the cooler object gets warmer.
Resources:
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Purple Harcourt Science text book pp. F12 – F13, F14 - F17
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Matter Properties and Change
3.P.2 Understand the structure and properties of matter before and after they undergo a change.
3.P.2.1 Recognize that air is a substance that surrounds us, takes up space and has mass.
Resources:
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AIMS activity “Air Pockets”
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Purple Harcourt Science text pp. E24 – E25
3.P.2.2 Compare solids, liquids, and gases based on their basic properties.
Resources:
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AIMS activity – Oh, Dear What Can This Matter Be?
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Purple Harcourt Science text pp. E4 – E13
3.P.2.3 Summarize changes that occur to the observable properties of materials when different degrees of heat are applied to them, such as melting ice
or ice cream, boiling water or an egg, or freezing water.
Resources:
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AIMs activity “Melting An Ice Cube”
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AIMS activity “Evening Out Temperatures” (Also covers 3.P.3.2)
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Purple Harcourt Science text pp. E14 – E19
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Force and Motion
3.P.1 Understand motion and factors that affect motion.
Resources:
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Purple Harcourt Science text Chapter 3
3.P.1.1 Infer changes in speed or direction resulting from forces acting on an object.
3.P.1.2 Compare the relative speeds (faster or slower) of objects that travel the same distance in different amounts of time.
3.P.1.3 Explain the effects of earth’s gravity on the motion of any object on or near the earth.
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Ecosystems
Ecosystems
3.L.2 Understand how plants survive in their environments.
3.L.2.1 Remember the function of the following structures as it relates to the survival of plants in their environments:
• Roots – absorb nutrients
• Stems – provide support
• Leaves – synthesize food
• Flowers – attract pollinators and produce seeds for reproduction
3.L.2.2 Explain how environmental conditions determine how well plants survive and grow.
3.L.2.3 Summarize the distinct stages of the life cycle of seed plants.
3.L.2.4 Explain how the basic properties (texture and capacity to hold water) and components sand, clay and humus) of soil determine the ability of soil to
support the growth and survival of many plants.
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