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Grade 3 Science

What We Do

  • Scientific Investigation
  • Simple machines and their uses
  • Objects are made of materials that can be described by their physical properties
  • Adaptations allow animals to satisfy life needs and respond to the environment
  • Relationships among organisms
  • Ecosystems support a diversity of plants and animals
  • Soil- its origin, and its importance to plants and animals
  • Basic patterns and cycles occur in nature
  • The water cycle and its relationship to life on Earth
  • Natural events and human influences can affect the survival of species
  • Sources of energy

How We Do It

  • Plan and conduct simple investigations
  • Gather and display data
  • Projects, writing activities and discussions
  • Collaborative projects and activities
  • Group and independent activities utilizing technology (i.e. IPads, Smartboard)
  • Formative and summative assessments


  • Pre-teaching vocabulary
  • Visual maps/charts
  • Multisensory activities for group and independent work