Science 3

cience 3 guides students on an exploration of the natural world, its animals, its plants, and its terrain. They learn how clouds form, what causes the cycles of seasons and of day and night on Earth, and that light and sound are actually energy. Students examine the Earth’s eight major biomes and identify how adaptations help plants and animals to survive varying conditions. They become junior meteorologists, able to explain weather and climate and to use weather instruments and knowledge of patterns to observe and predict the weather. Students recognize the information fossils can provide about the Earth’s past and use geologic time scales to identify the eras when fossilized organisms lived. They explain how chemical reactions can change the properties of matter, and they investigate energy, magnetism, and electricity. Finally, students research topics and formulate questions, make predictions and observations, experiment and measure using scientific tools, and draw inferences and identify patterns based on their scientific inquiries. This course includes a printed Parent and Teacher Guide that will help you support your student’s learning.

Major concepts:

  • Ecology
  • Weather & Climate
  • Earth Science
  • Agriculture & Natural Resources
  • Space Science
  • Energy, Force, and Motion
  • Properties of Matter
  • Physical & Chemical Changes
  • Light
  • Magnetism & Electricity

Grade Level

  Grade 3

Duration

Annual

Requirements

None

Prerequisites

None

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