Science - 3rd Grade
Students will understand that the shape of Earth and the moon are spherical and that Earth rotates on its axis to produce the appearance of the sun and moon moving through the sky.
3rd Grade OER Science Textbook for Utah SEEd Standards
The Utah Science Open Educational Resources (OER) textbook project was started to bring Utah teachers together to create a resource that aligns to Utah core science standards. The Utah Science OER textbooks are not intended to be curriculum as they do not include labs, assessments, or a teacher guide with answers. They are intended as a reference material for students with content to support teachers classroom instruction and help make sense of science concepts found in standards. This OER textbook is also available in other languages at https://www.uen.org/oer/index.shtml.
3rd Grade Sci-ber Text
From USBE, a fun, interactive online textbook. Correlates directly with Utah's science core curriculum.
3rd Grade Teacher Resource Book (TRB)
Great resource for teaching the core curriculum, including activities and background information.
Earth and Moon Viewer
Students can view various images of the Earth and the Moon .
Earth from Space
NASA Space Shuttle Earth Observations
Earth's Moon: Our Natural Satellite
This NASA site shows video segments about the moon.
Watch this video and see if you can answer questions about the shapes of planets.
This NASA web site provides information about our home planet, Earth.
NASA Shuttle Web
Find out the latest information about the space shuttle, its crew, Mir Space Station
NSSDC Photo Gallery - Earth
This page shows views of Earth from various NASA missions.
NSSDC Photo Gallery - Moon
Here are views of the moon from various NASA missions.
Sun, Earth, and Moon in Motion
This online animation illustrates how the sun, earth and moon move in space.
The Earth's Moon
This Windows to the Universe website provides a brief description of the moon as well as a few links to learn more.
The Moon's Orbit
Here is some good background information and a movie clip of the moon's progressive phases.
Thunderbolt Kids: Planet Earth
Fun activities, quizzes, and writing assignments about the features, habitats, and continents of our great planet Earth.
Thunderbolt Kids: the Moon
This site has activities, quizzes and vocabulary words all about the features, phases, and exploration of the moon.
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and see the Science - Elementary website. For
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