Science - 3rd Grade
Students will understand that the sun is the main source of heat and light for things living on Earth. They will also understand that the motion of rubbing objects together may produce heat.
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.
Ecosystems and Climates
Two experiments involving sunlight and plant growth.
Force, Motion, & Primitive Technologies
The prehistoric inhabitants of the Four Corners area used simple machines to help them make everyday tasks easier.
Forces and Motion Basics Games
Play tug of war by using force to help your side win.
Use your mouse to create friction and make the temperature rise in this interactive game.
Can you help the skateboarder get down the ramp after his board has lost a wheel?
Heat and Temperature
Watch cool videos on heat and temperature on this site.
Slide this thermometer and see how hot coffee, the desert and snow temperatures compare in Celsius and Fahrenheit scales.
You can learn all about the sun on this site, as well as make crafts and play games.
The Warmth of the Sun
This lesson plan will help students broaden their understanding of the sun, particularly its critical role in warming the land, air, and water around us.
Virtual Tour of the Sun
Take a virtual tour of the sun with website by reading information, looking at pictures, and viewing movies.
When Things Start Heating Up
This lesson plan will help students understand how and why heat is produced from things that give off light, from machines, or when one thing is rubbed against another.
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