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Fit standards-based science instruction into your curriculum!
Help your grade 3 students develop a genuine understanding of standards-based scientific concepts and vocabulary using the 150 engaging activities in Daily Science! A variety of rich resources, including vocabulary practice, hands-on science activities, and comprehension tests in multiple-choice format, help you successfully introduce students to earth, life, and physical science concepts.
30 weeks of instruction cover the following standards-based science topics:
Big Idea 1: Living things have adaptations that help them survive in their environment. Week 1: Why do flowers have different colors and scents? Week 2: How do dolphins sleep without drowning? Week 3: Why does a cactus have needles? Week 4: Why do birds migrate? Week 5: Unit Review
Big Idea 2: Plants have many parts. Each part does a special job. Week 1: What's the difference between a fruit and a vegetable? Week 2: How does a tree get water from its roots to its leaves? Week 3: Why do dandelions turn white and fluffy? Week 4: Why do leaves change color in the fall? Week 5: Unit Review
Big Idea 3: Fossils tell us about the plants and animals that lived long ago. Week 1: Where is the best place to look for fossils? Week 2: How do scientists know how old a fossil is? Week 3: Why are fossils of ocean animals found on mountains today? Week 4: How does something become a fossil? Week 5: Unit Review
Big Idea 4: Air is a gas that surrounds us, takes up space, and creates weather. Week 1: Why can't you breathe in outer space? Week 2: Why does a can of soda sometimes explode when you open it? Week 3: Where does wind come from? Week 4: How do birds fly? Week 5: Unit Review
Big Idea 5: Light moves in a straight line until it hits an object. Light can be absorbed, refracted, or reflected. Week 1: Why does it get hot in the car on a sunny day when it is cold outside? Week 2: Why does a straw look bent in a glass of water? Week 3: Why do things look backward in a mirror? Week 4: How does a movie projector work? Week 5: Unit Review
Big Idea 6: Electricity travels in currents. It can pull and push the things around it. Week 1: Where does lightning come from? Week 2: Why do people get a shock when they touch metal? Week 3: How does a battery make electricity? Week 4: How does flipping a switch make a light bulb light up? Week 5: Unit Review
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Since 1979, Evan-Moor Educational Publishers has provided educators with practical, creative, and engaging PreK–8 materials to support and enrich the core curriculum.
We strive to produce educational materials that are aligned with current standards and best educational practices—and with student interests and motivations. We pride ourselves on our ability to create products that not only build and reinforce basic and complex skills, but that develop a curiosity about the subjects in which those skills are taught.