Science - 3rd Grade
Students will understand that organisms depend on living and nonliving things within their environment.
"Things That" Game
Look at the pictures shown and see if you can find animals that eat fish, lay eggs, and more.
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.
Animal Diet Game
Watch for an animal to appear on the screen. When it does, choose the right diet and watch it eat up!
Biomes from Enchanted Learning
Maps, information about animals, and printable resources are available.
Biomes of the World: The Wild Classroom and Explore Biodiversity
Click on a biome on the graph for more information, informative videos, and links to scientist profiles, travel information, lesson plans and species profiles for each region.
Build an Online Habitat
Make your own habitat! Just add plants and animals.
Dendrochronology: Tree Ring Studies
See what scientists can learn by studying the rings inside a tree.
Food Chain Game
Play the food chain game by dragging parts of the chain to their proper places. Good luck!
Is It Alive?
Watch this cool video and see if you can spot living and nonliving things.
Living & Nonliving Interactions
In this lesson plan dtudents will explore producers, consumers, decomposers and food chains.
Living and Non-Living Things
This online resource for students and teachers describes seven characteristics of living things.
This website includes resources for many of the different habitats around the world. It also has lesson plans for K-12.
People and Endangered Species
This lesson provides students with an overview of some endangered species and of the ways that human activities contribute to species endangerment.
The Open Door Web Site: Living and Non-Living Things
Do you understand the difference between living and non-living things? Take this quiz to find out.
Utah National Parks
Check out Utah's five National Parks and all the things that can be learned from them.
Virtual Pond Dip
Discover what lives in a drop of pond water by exploring A Virtual Pond Dip.
What is it Like Where You Live? Biomes of the World
Learn about the world's major environments: rainforests, tundras, taigas, desert, temperate and grasslands.
What Tree is That?
You can identify most trees by studying their leaves, seeds, and fruit. This animation will help you learn to identify these characteristics and take a step-by-step approach to arrive at the name of your tree.
Windows to the Universe: Biomes and Ecosystems
Learn about different biomes of the world, with three different readability levels, with similar plants, animals, and other living things that are adapted to the climate and other conditions.
WorldBiomes.com covers five of the major world biomes.
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