3rd Grade Comprehensive Curriculum

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Unit 1 Unit 2 Unit 3 Unit 4 Unit 5 Unit 6 Unit 7 Unit 8

Comprehensive Curriculum

Black-line Masters

Pacing Chart

Science iLEAP Assessment Guide

Science iLEAP Practice Powerpoint

Science SimulationsAdditional Resources

 

Unit 1:  Measuring and Describing Matter
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Chevron Materials Correlated to Unit

Length/Distance:  12 metric rulers, 12 primary rulers, 12 senior rulers, 6 measuring tapes, 6 motion sensors

Mass: 6 Ohaus triple beam balances

Weight:  6  force sensors

Volume:  6 beakers, 6 sets of measuring plastic cylinders, 2 dispensing jugs

Temperature: 12 thermometers, 6 temperature sensors

Electricity: 6 snap circuits kits 

6 GLXs

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Explore the Scientific Method

Experimental Design
(An entire unit on the scientific method contributed by Julie Dubois - MSP Summer Institute)

Measuring Colors
(An activity on using a graduated cylinder contributed by Julie Dubois - MSP Summer Institute)

Matter Unit
(A whole unit on matter contributed by Julie Dubois - MSP Summer Institute)

Solid to Liquid Race

More about Matter: Solids, Liquids, & Gases
(This link will get you to a lesson plan by Scholastic with a video, karaoke, etc.  Cute!)

Matter
(Scroll down to 3.3 to get many ideas on how to teach matter!)

Please use the Weather Stations that are available through the internet by all schools in the parish for Activity 3!

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Weather Station Instructions

Use GLXs with temperature sensors in addition to thermometers for CC activities.

Use GLXs with force sensors as a spring scale when measuring weight.

Use Chevron materials in the CC activities!

 

 

Unit 2:  Energy
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Sound: Wave Port (on portable laptop), 6 sound sensors built into GLX, one sound level sensor for demonstration, 8-piece tuning fork set

Light: 6 goose neck lamps,  6 flash lights, pkg. of  paraffin candles, 6 unbreakable mirrors (5"x7"), 6 light sensors to be used with 6 GLXs

Temperature: 12 thermometers, 6 GLXs with 2 temperature sensors

Weight:  6 force sensors

 

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Temperature & Heat Unit
(A whole unit on heat contributed by Julie Dubois - MSP Summer Institute)

Making & Measuring Sound

Making a Glass Xylophone

Investigating Sound

See the Science of Sound!

Sound Unit
(A whole unit on sound contributed by Julie Dubois - MSP Summer Institute)

Lemon Power
(Use the GLX & voltage sensor to measure the voltage.  Change fruits & have students discover if one type if better than the other!)

Solar S'mores
(Use the first activity to teach about color & light absorption!)

Electricity:  Open & Short Circuits

Use GLXs with temperature sensors in addition to thermometers for CC activities.

Use GLXs with force sensors as a spring scale when measuring weight.

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Unit 3:  Forces and Motion
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6  meter sticks, 12 primary rulers, 12 senior rulers, 6 measuring tapes, 6 Ohaus triple beam balances, 2 hooked mass sets with storage box

6 pulleys, 6 inclined planes, 6 friction boxes, 6 hall cars

6 GLXs with 6 motion sensors, 6 photo-gates, 6 force sensors and 6 digital adapters

 

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Children's Misconceptions About Forces & Motion

Simple Machines
(Scroll down to 3.2 for many activities with simple machines.)

The Moon Olympics
(This is an interactive site to allow to students to examine the effects of gravity.)

Use GLXs with force sensors to measure forces in Activity 1.

Use GLXs with motion sensors and photogates for Activity 3.

Use Chevron materials in the other CC activities!

 

 

Unit 4:  Rocks, Soils, and Change
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12 meter sticks, 12 primary rulers,  12 senior rulers, 6  measuring tapes

microscopes, QX5 digital microscope and magnifying glasses

1 introductory rock collection,  6 streak mineral collections, 6 sets classifying  sedimentary metamorphic  igneous rocks

6 beakers, 6 sets of measuring plastic cylinders, 2 dispensing jugs

12 thermometers, 6 GLXs with 2 temperature sensors each

 

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Planet Earth Unit
contributed by Julie Dubois - MSP Master Teacher

Plate Tectonics PowerPoint
contributed by Julie Dubois - MSP Master Teacher

Relative Dating PowerPoint
contributed by Julie Dubois - MSP Master Teacher

Rock Cycle PowerPoint
contributed by Julie Dubois - MSP Master Teacher

Water Cycle PowerPoint
contributed by Julie Dubois - MSP Master Teacher

Weathering & Erosion PowerPoint
contributed by Julie Dubois - MSP Master Teacher

Use Chevron materials in CC activities!

GLXs with temperature sensors can be used in addition to thermometers!

Please use the Weather Stations that are available through the internet by all schools in the parish for Activity 3!

http://achieve.weatherbug.com/Registration/login.aspx

Weather Station Instructions

 

 

Unit 5:  Plant and Animal Systems
(top)

Chevron Materials Correlated to Unit

12 meter sticks, 12 primary rulers, 12 senior rulers, 6 measuring tapes

microscopes, 1 QX5 digital microscope and magnifying glasses

6 Ohaus triple beam balances

6 beakers, 6 sets of measuring plastic cylinders, 2 dispensing jugs

Human anatomy models

 

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Unit 6: The Solar System
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12 meter sticks, 12 primary rulers, 12 senior rulers, 6 measuring tapes

1 illuminated orbital planetarium 

6 flash lights

6 GLX data loggers and 6 light sensors, 6 temperature sensors

 

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Earth, Moon, & Sun Activities
(This site has many activities to teach students about the effects of the position of the Earth, Moon, & Sun.)

Solar System Unit
contributed by Julie Dubois - MSP Master Teacher

Day & Night PowerPoint
contributed by Julie Dubois - MSP Master Teacher

Moon Facts & Phases PowerPoint
contributed by Julie Dubois - MSP Master Teacher

Shelters on Other Planets PowerPoint
contributed by Julie Dubois - MSP Master Teacher

Solar & Lunar Eclipses PowerPoint
contributed by Julie Dubois - MSP Master Teacher

Solar System PowerPoint
contributed by Julie Dubois - MSP Master Teacher

Use flashlights to represent the sun at different positions during the day/year while using the GLX sensors to measure light intensities and temperatures at these times.

Please use the Weather Stations that are available through the internet by all schools in the parish to collect solar data!

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Weather Station Instructions

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Unit 7:  The Environment
(top)

Chevron Materials Correlated to Unit

12 meter sticks, 12 primary rulers, 12 senior rulers, 6 measuring tapes

microscopes,1 digital QX5 microscope and magnifying glasses

12 thermometers, 6 GLXs with 2 temperature sensors each

 

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Activities Adapted to Chevron Materials

Use Chevron materials in CC activities!

GLXs with temperature sensors can be used in addition to thermometers

Please use the Weather Stations that are available through the internet by all schools in the parish to record daily environmental conditions!

http://achieve.weatherbug.com/Registration/login.aspx

Weather Station Instructions

 

 

 

Unit 8:  Weather Patterns
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Chevron Materials Correlated to Unit

12 thermometers, 6 GLXs with 2 temperature sensors each

 

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The Water Cycle
(This link will get you to a lesson plan by Scholastic with a video, karaoke, etc.  Cute!)

Evaporation and Condensation

Watching the Weather

Seasons and Weather Unit
contributed by Julie Dubois - MSP Master Teacher

Measuring Weather PowerPoint
contributed by Julie Dubois - MSP Master Teacher

Weather Folklore PowerPoint
contributed by Julie Dubois - MSP Master Teacher

Weather Lesson PowerPoint
contributed by Julie Dubois - MSP Master Teacher

GLXs with temperature sensors can be used in addition to thermometers

Please use the Weather Stations that are available through the internet by all schools in the parish to record daily environmental conditions!

http://achieve.weatherbug.com/Registration/login.aspx

Weather Station Instructions

Use Chevron materials in other CC activities!