Social Studies - 3rd Grade
Students will understand how geography influences community location and development.
AIRNow - Quality of Air Means Quality of Life
Local Air Quality Conditions and Forecasts
American Colonial Life in the Late 1700s: Distant Cousins
After completing these activities, students will be able to:
identify the original thirteen British colonies on a map; understand how physical geography affected settlement; understand how settlers' backgrounds influenced their values, priorities, and daily lives; examine artifacts and make inferences about the people and the historical periods that they represent; imagine typical daily life for different families in colonial America in the late 1700s; write a letter from the viewpoint of someone who lived in a different time and place.
These directions and a template from the Arthur TV show collection tell how to build a globe using a balloon.
Biomes from Enchanted Learning
Maps, information about animals, and printable resources are available.
Biomes from Thinkscience.org
Check out this collection of links that define the different biomes/ecosystems in the world.
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.
Color Landform Atlas of the United States
Maps, maps, and more maps! This is a great online atlas of the United States.
Meet Kids from Canada
Learn about Canada from Canadian kids.
Meet the Greens
The GREENS is a site for kids from WGBH about sustainability and green living. It includes online episodes and links teaching about our carbon footprint.
Natural History Museum of Utah
Visit this web site to learn about the museum's current exhibits and their permanent collections.
Northwestern Shoshone Fish Song
This lesson is written in partnership with and approved by the Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation Cultural Specialist, Patty Timbimboo-Madsen and Paula Watkins, library consultant to the tribal nation.
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.
Reduce Waste: If not you, who?
Learn more about ways you can reduce waste by avoiding making garbage in the first place.
Resources for Recycling
List of links for teaching Recycling.
Teaching Kits: Utah Geological Survey
Geology-Related Teaching Kits.
The Aztecs: Mighty Warriors of Mexico
After completing this lesson, students will be able to: identify the Aztecs as the builders of a great city and rich civilization in what is now Mexico; locate the Aztec Empire and its capital on a map; describe several aspects of Aztec culture; and understand the causes of the Aztec civilization's downfall.
Walk Through the Continents: Mega maps
Download and print simple blackline maps from all over the world.
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.
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