Teaching third-grade science, aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards, is quite challenging without quality resources to guide you. This 3rd Grade Science Units NGSS Yearlong Curriculum BUNDLE addresses all the 3rd-grade NGSS topics and enables you to plan and teach highly engaging lessons that don’t take hours to plan because I’ve done it all for you!
The six complete units in this bundle blend three important aspects of science and engineering education: the content, the skills, and the big picture ideas. These units incorporate phenomena, integrate Crosscutting Concepts, and provide engaging content contained in the Disciplinary Core Ideas in the Next Generation Science Standards for 3rd grade.
The science and engineering practices embedded in each unit give your students opportunities to learn and apply science practice skills and engineering design.
Units included in the 3rd Grade Science Bundle:
- Inherited Traits
- Force & Motion
- Weather & Climate
- Engineering Design
- Scientists & The Scientific Method
- Environment, Survival & Fossil Evidence
Each unit in this year-long series includes an in-depth teacher-led PowerPoint using real photos that present the science content in a vibrant and engaging format. All lessons include turn and talk partner discussion questions and are followed by science journal activities to reinforce the lessons and apply content vocabulary.
STEM Labs & Investigations
Every lesson includes an investigation or STEM lab for students to engage in a combination of: designing and building models, drawing diagrams, conducting simulations, designing solutions to problems in the natural world, collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data, using tables and graphs, incorporating mathematical practices, and collaboratively planning and carrying out investigations.
Crosscutting Concepts – Science Centers
Science centers that focus on the 7 crosscutting concepts are included in each unit. Students explore cause and effect relationships, patterns in nature, stability and change, systems and system models, structure and function, scale and map making, sequencing events, and solving science related math word problems.
Teacher Guides & Lesson Plans
Detailed, scripted lesson plans, step-by-step lab procedures with pictures, materials lists and management tips are all included in the teacher guide. Easily organize your materials using the included planning binder.
Exit ticket quizzes for each lesson, followed by a unit test, are included for each unit in two formats. Easily differentiate for your students using either the multiple choice, short written response, or fill in the blank format.
Each unit in the 3rd Grade Science Curriculum includes:
Lesson support materials
- Detailed scripted lesson plans
- Content-rich PowerPoint lessons
- Planning binder with cover, binder spine & section dividers
- Teacher Guide
- Labs/Investigations for each lesson
- Step-by-step lab procedures with pictures
- Unit overview & pacing guide
- Quick check exit ticket quizzes
- Unit test
- Answer Keys for all materials
- Video links for each lesson
- Related book list
- Journal activities for each lesson
- Partner discussion questions
- Lab introduction
- Science centers
- Vocabulary cards
- Lab planning & recording pages
Focus Wall Displays
- Big idea posters
- Guiding questions posters
- I can statement cards
- Full page vocabulary posters
- Bulletin board display set
Each unit has is intended to be taught over approximately 3-5 weeks depending on the amount of time you have for science and the number of labs you choose to do. This pacing can be adjusted to meet your needs and schedule with a multitude of resources to extend the learning longer or shorten it by skipping some of the labs.
This is a money saving bundle. If purchased separately, these units cost $108. By purchasing the bundle, you receive an entire unit free.
*Please download the preview for each unit to see details and pictures of all resources and unit components included.
Third grade teachers just like you, love these units. They are thoughtfully planned and carefully designed so you have literally everything you need at your fingertips. Even the smallest details are considered. Teachers report their students are highly engaged and excited about science!
Students love every lesson and lab. Teachers love how easy it is to plan, teach, and assess an organized, fun, and effective science unit! I’m thrilled to be able to share these units with you and your students!
Click here for a Lab Materials List for all units in this bundle. This list is included in the bundle download.
Click here for additional science units for 1st grade and 2nd grade.
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