Science - 3rd Grade
Students will understand the relationship between the force applied to an object and resulting motion of the object.
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.
Amusement Park Physics
Do you like amusement park rides like roller coasters, pendulums and bumper cars? Have fun on this site learning about how they work.
Build A Rube Goldberg Machine
Build a fantastic machine with levers, pulleys, catapults and mallets!
EdHeads Simple Machines
Let the robot lead you into a house and a tool shed to see if you can find the simple machines.
Eureka! Simple Machines videos
Watch these fun videos to learn about levers, pulleys, screws, and wheels.
Force, Motion, & Primitive Technologies
The prehistoric inhabitants of the Four Corners area used simple machines to help them make everyday tasks easier.
Students will launch a rocket ship to five different space missions and learn that thrust is the force that is needed to get the rocket ship off the ground.
A list of ideas for demonstrating the concept of inertia to your students.
Inertia Lesson Plan
The main objective of this mini-teach is
for students to learn and understand what inertia is. They will learn the
difference between inertia for objects at rest and objects moving in a straight
Making Objects Move
In this lesson students will identify ways to make objects move; to construct a structure that can be used to move an object from one place to another. In this lesson, students study the motion of objects and then create a structure that can be used to move an object from one place to another. They are encouraged to observe and test their structures, revising them as needed. As part of this lesson, students will also make many discoveries about how and why objects move.
Rube Goldberg's "Inventions"
What is the difference between innovation and invention? Look at these inventions and think about what you could invent and have it be marketable.
Check out these funny cartoon inventions. See if you can come up with one too.
Simple Machines Game
Help your little buddy, Twitch, get his work done at the museum by using simple machines. He needs your help!
Simple Machines: Background Information, Lessons, and Activities
Sometimes, students don't realize how much science is all around us every day. For instance, simple machines, which include pulleys, wheels and axles, levers, inclined planes, screws, and wedges, combine to create cars, which are compound machines. By examining each simple machine found in cars, the overall machine becomes less mysterious but even more interesting. Learning about each type of simple machine can help students understand not only how cars work but how many other things work in their world.
Soccer Ball: Energy and Change
Use your knowledge of force to kick a soccer ball and score a goal.
Use your engineering skills and some online simple machines to create a variety of paths for the ball to reach the cup.
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