Physics

OBJECTIVE:
3.P.1 Understand motion and factors that affect motion.
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 effect of earth’s gravity on the motion of any object on or near the earth.
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1ST QUARTER PHYSICS

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Forces and Motion Video Clip
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OBJECTIVE:
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.
3.P.2.2 Compare solids, liquids, and gases based on their basic properties.
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.
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PheT Demonstrations: Solids/Liquids and Gases
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Energy: Conservation and 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.
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.
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Earth Science

OBJECTIVE:
Earth in the Universe
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.
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.
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LITERARY CONNECTION:
Read Greek Myths to the class that explain constellations. Have students create their own constellation and write a myth to explain their star formation.

The Planet Gods Myths and Facts about the Solar System by Jacqueline Mitton

Me and My Place in Space (Dragonfly Books)

by Joan Sweeney
This gives a simple overview of the planets. It is quick to read and has fun illustrations, making it a great choice to use a a read aloud book!

The Planet Hunter: The Story Behind What Happened to Pluto

by Elizabeth Rusch, Guy Francis
This has wonderful illustrations and does an excellent job of explaining what happened to Pluto as a planet.

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Solar System Unit Great Unit that includes songs, interactive activites and lots of facts
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Earth Systems, Structures and Processes
3.E.2 Compare the structures of the Earth’s surface using models or three dimensions diagrams.
3.E.2.1 Compare Earth’s saltwater and freshwater features (including oceans, seas, rivers, lakes, ponds, streams, and glaciers).
3.E.2.2. Compare Earth’s land features (including volcanoes, mountains, valleys, canyons, caverns, and islands) by constructing models, pictures, diagrams, and maps.
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{Earth History
No 3rd Grade Expectation}

Life Science

OBJECTIVE:
L.1 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.
3.L.1.2. Explain why skin is necessary for protection and for the body to remain healthy.6C/E3
PACING GUIDE
2ND QUARTER


INTERACTIVE ACTIVITIES:
Virtual Owl Pellet Dissection
http://www.kidwings.com/owlpellets/flash/v4/index.htm
Dirty Jobs with Mike Rowe on retrieving owl pellets
http://videos.howstuffworks.com/discovery/30927-dirty-jobs-owl-vomit-video.htm
Human Body Foss Kit
http://www.fossweb.com/modules3-6/HumanBody/index.html
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Candy Spinal Cordexternal image arrow-10x10.png Project
http://www.thinkfirst.ca/documents/CandySpineRecipe-Final.pdf

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L.2 Ecosystems
3.L.2 Understand how plants survive in their environments.
3.L.2.1 Remember the function of the following plant structures as it relates to the survival of plants in their environment:(Roots – absorb nutrients; Stems – provide support; Leaves – synthesize food; Flowers – attract pollinators and produce seeds for reproduction 5D/E3b)
3.L.2.2 Explain how environmental conditions determine how well plants survive and grow. 5D/E1
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. 5D/E1
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4TH QUARTER


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From Acorn to Oak Tree by Jan Kottke
From Seed to Plant by Gail Gibbons
The Magic School Bus Gets Planted by Lenore Notkin
Plant Life by Peter Riley
The Reason for a Flower by Ruth Heller
How a Seed Grows by Helen J. Jordan


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