Unit 1 ~ Forces Causing Movement
~ Watch this video on Forces and Motion.
~ Review each of these vocabulary words you will be seeing throughout this unit of study, to recognize how to spell them, and to understand what they all mean.
~Forces causing movements: Introduction to forces
~ Play this online BBC game about Force.
~ Grade 3 Forces – Forces everywhere
~ look at a series of pictures in which there were many actions occurring. After examining the pictures, and looking at all of the forces, record on this T chart all the ways that these movements are pushes or pulls.
~ Read about the Types of Forces. Now look at your T chart from last lesson and label what kind of force each one is. Then answer the questions on the second page of the Types of Forces Worksheet. (either print it out, or just answer the questions in your science workbook).
~ Forces causing movements ~ Type of Force ~ Muscular
~ Forces causing movements ~ Type of Force ~ Magnetic
~ Forces causing movement ~ Type of Force ~ Gravity
~ Forces causing movement ~ Type of Force ~ Buoyancy
~ Forces causing movement ~ Type of Force ~ Friction
~ Forces causing movement ~ Type of Force ~ Natural
~ Print and complete this worksheet on What Type of Force is Making Things Move Around You. Get Outside!
~Watch these videos on how Magnets can be used to help the environment.
~ Experiment with magnets! Find a magnet or two and some paperclips. Print and complete this worksheet. Also, walk around your home and experiment to find what things the magnets are attracted to and what things they aren’t. Write down your findings in your workbook.
~ Read about things that can increase friction and decrease friction and then print and complete the table at the bottom.
~ Take the final unit test on Forces causing movement.
Unit 2 ~ Soils in the Environment
~ Watch this video tutorial on Soil.
~ Print and complete this worksheet. Read about what soil is made from and then fill in the bottom diagram.
~ Print and complete this worksheet on how different things contribute to the formation of soil.
~ Watch this video on Soil Profile, Soil Layers, Soil Erosion – Video for Kids
~ Watch this video on the different types of soils
~ Take the online quiz about different types of soils.
~ Choose “Digging Shallow” and Explore “What is Soil?” Play this online interactive game.
~ Choose “Digging Shallow” and Explore “Why Does Soil Matter?” in this online interactive game.
~ Choose “Digging Shallow” and Explore “How do Soils Form?” in this online interactive game.
~ Choose “Digging Shallow” and Explore “Soil Under the Microscope” in this online interactive game.
~ Choose “Digging Shallow” and Explore “Properties of Soil” in this online interactive game.
~ Choose “Digging Shallow” and Explore “Why and How Soils Differ” Play this online interactive game.
~ Choose “Digging Shallow” and Explore “Soils as a Living Being” in this online interactive game.
~ Choose “Digging Shallow” and Explore “Soils, Plants and Food Production” in this online interactive game.
~ Play the interactive game “School Garden” Click on the flower to play.
~ Watch this video on how compost is made
~ Lab activity: Planting Seeds. Done over several weeks. Set up the experiment today by planting all the seeds.
~ Watch this Video on Plant Roots
~ Fill out the first section on your plant growing sheet Lab Activity.
~ Watch this Video about the Ant Lifecycle!
~ Watch this Brief Video about the Vancouver Island Marmot, waking up from Hibernation.
~ Print and complete this worksheet on The Vancouver Island Marmot.
~ Watch this video about Moles from BBC Wildlife
~ Fill out the second section of the Plant growing sheet Lab Activity.
~ Now that the seed experiment is complete. Write a letter to the seed starter company. The letter was to be written in standard, grade 3, format, and was to include the following:
- The purpose of our experiment (what did you want to find out?)
- The procedure from our experiment (what did you do?)
- The controls in our experiment (how did you make it fair?)
- The results from your experiment.
- A question to the seed starter company, asking them to justify their prices.
Use 2 periods to write this letter. The first period for brainstorming. The second period is for edits and the good copy.
~ Watch this video on Soil: Who Needs it?
~ Learn about Pesticides in this video
~ Watch this video on the effects of Fertilizers on lawns.
~ Read through these Soil Review questions in preparation for a little quiz next lesson.
Unit 3~ Growth and Changes in Plants
~ Print this picture. List all the ways plants are used in the photo.
~ Watch this video on the Parts of a Plant.
~ Complete this online activity to learn about the different functions of each plant part.
~ Watch this video on the stems of plants.
~ Take a look at seeds today. Print and complete this lab activity on seeds.
~ Watch this video on sprouting seeds without soil.
~ Today, transplant the sprouted seeds into pots and make sure your seed journal is complete.
~ Learn about Types of leaves. Complete the sheets.
~ Watch this video on simple and compound leaves.
~ Learn about plant survival. Print this information page.
~ Watch this video about Plant Survival and adaptations.
**Congratulations! You have finished for this year!**