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Elementary Elementary Science Grade 3

Pre Requisites



The Elementary Science Grade 3 course will spark curiosity in students and build a solid foundation in concepts across many types of sciences including Earth Science, Life Science, and Physical Science. Students will engage in science and engineering practices by asking questions, defining problems, developing and using models, planning and conducting investigations, analyzing and interpreting data, using mathematics and informational technology, constructing explanations, designing solutions, engaging in scientific arguments using evidence, and communicating results. A framework of active student learning supports and allows students to engage, explore, explain, elaborate, and evaluate throughout all courses. This dynamic format will help students build their own understanding from experiences and new ideas in order to facilitate a better understanding of the world around them.

Segment One

Module 01 - Gravity

  • What Goes Up, Must Come Down
  • Keep It Up
  • Overcoming Gravity

Module 02 - Stars

  • Star Light, Star Bright
  • Many Different Stars
  • The Sun and Other Stars
  • Distant Stars
  • Our Star
  • Starry Night
  • Fixed Points of Light
  • The Sun’s Glare
  • A Closer Look
  • Up Close with the Stars

Module 03 - Forms of Energy

  • What Is Energy?
  • Heat Energy
  • Sound Energy
  • Electrical Energy
  • Mechanical Energy

Module 04 - Motion

  • Energy That Moves You
  • Energy Can Change You, Too
  • The Science of Patterns
  • Science Made Me Do It!

Module 05 - Heat

  • It’s All About Heat
  • Can You Feel the Heat?
  • Light and Heat
  • Experimenting with Heat and Light
  • Getting Warmer in the Sun
  • The Case of the Solar Oven
  • Goodbye Sun, Hello Cool Temperatures!
  • No Energy, No Heat
  • Favorite Seasons

Module 06 - Light

  • Light Sources
  • Faster Than the Speed of Light
  • Behavior of Light
  • Reflected Light
  • Refracted Light
  • Absorbed Light
  • They Go Together

Segment Two

Module 07 - Properties of Matter

  • Physical Properties
  • Hard or Soft
  • Comparing Physical Properties
  • Mass of a Solid
  • Volume of a Liquid
  • Comparing Temperatures

Module 08 - Changes in Matter

  • The States of Water
  • Properties of Matter
  • Changes of States
  • Feel the Heat!
  • Where Did They Go?

Module 09 - Plant Structures and Functions

  • The Golden Apple Flower Show
  • The Busy Leaf
  • Rooted to the Ground
  • The Thirsty Roots
  • The Mighty Stems
  • How Flowers Are Made
  • Seeds and Fruit
  • Plants Eat Food?

Module 10 - Plant Responses

  • Heat, Light, and Gravity
  • Plants Respond to Heat
  • Plants Respond to Light
  • Plants Respond to Gravity
  • Investigating with Plants

Module 11 - Plant Classification

  • Flowering Plants
  • Non-Flowering Plants
  • Ferns and Mosses
  • Structures of Flowering Plants
  • Structures of Non-Flowering Plants
  • Comparing Flowering and Non-Flowering
  • Classifying Plants
  • Communication Among Scientists

Module 12 - Animal Classification

  • A Is for Arthropod, and V Is for Vertebrate!
  • Comparing Systems
  • Classifying Animals

Module 13 - Adaptations

  • Seasonal Adaptations
  • Animal Responses to the Seasons
  • Survival in Numbers
  • Plant Responses to the Seasons
  • Staying Alive!
  • Seasonal Changes Around the World
  • Comparing the Life Cycles of Plants and Animals

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