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3rd Grade Gifted Life & Physical Science With Lab Component-Semester 2: 15 Weeks

This course will cover Life Science and Physical Science for third graders. The course has been setup for gifted and accelerated learners. The gifted component will involve video summaries after units, and more lab opportunties.
Mrs. Collins, Certified Teacher
66 total reviews for this teacher
New class
year olds
learners per class


Charged upfront
$11 per week
Flexible schedule
Over 15 weeks
No live meetings
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Class Experience

Physical Science
S3P1. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the ways heat energy is
transferred and measured.
a. Ask questions to identify sources of heat energy.
(Clarification statement: Examples could include sunlight, friction, and burning.)
b. Plan and carry out an investigation to gather data using thermometers to produce tables and
charts that illustrate the effect of sunlight on various objects.
(Clarification statement: The use of both Fahrenheit and Celsius temperature scales is
c. Use tools and every day materials to design and construct a device/structure that will
increase/decrease the warming effects of sunlight on various materials.
(Clarification statement: Conduction, convection, and radiation are taught in upper grades.)

Life Science
S3L1. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the similarities and
differences between plants, animals, and habitats found within geographic regions .
a. Ask questions to differentiate between plants, animals, and habitats found within 
geographic regions.
b. Construct an explanation of how external features and adaptations (camouflage, hibernation,
migration, mimicry) of animals allow them to survive in their habitat.
c. Use evidence to construct an explanation of why some organisms can thrive in one habitat
and not in another.
S3L2. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the effects of pollution (air,
land, and water) and humans on the environment.
a. Ask questions to collect information and create records of sources and effects of pollution on
the plants and animals.
b. Explore, research, and communicate solutions, such as conservation of resources and
recycling of materials, to protect plants and animals.
Mrs. Collins is a certified teacher with 23 years of experience in science. She is certified in 3 areas: science, ag, and gifted studies. 
Students will have 5 mini weekly assignments each week. 
In addition, students will have a project to work on for Life Science, and another one for Physical Science. 
 6 files available upon enrollment
spiral notebook scissors tape (clear and masking tape) coloring pencils or crayons play dough or clay in several colors string ziploc bag sandwich size shoebox to hold supplies glue (liquid and gluestick) computer paper drawing paper construction paper water bottle water vinegar sugar balloon yeast package rubberbands (3-4) plastic straws (4) notecards matchbox size car magnets of any kind (can be refrigerator) books to stack up to make a car ramp simple calculator Above is the general supplies, please contact the teacher or wait to see the supplies needed for labs.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Assessments and keys provided for the family to use using The instructor has the premium teacher subscription for the class to use. 
No live meetings, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Parents are asked to please help students learn how to upload assignments, upload images and how to create a video response the first week. We then ask that parents check the class wall once a week to make sure assignments are completed each week. 

Please carefully read the class description, review the supply list, and reach out if you have questions. 
Outschool disclaimer: Please look over the supply list and do not use any items the child maybe allergic to. 
Class Information For Parents:
I am only a small piece of your homeschool puzzle. My goal is to provide your family quality curriculum, fun labs, crafts and assessment tools. I have over 23 years of experience in the classroom and homeschooling my own children. Over the years I have taught in the private, public and college setting providing quality labs and curriculum. I currently write science curriculum for 3 states to be used in public school classrooms. Over the years I have improved my craft by taking countless professional development on assessment methods, how to integrate technology into the classroom, and hands-on activities that promote learning. I am now taking my experience to provide quality curriculum for homeschool families. 

Assessments: Because my classes are flex, the option for live testing is not included. Instead I have a paid premium teacher membership to Quizizz and Quizlet. When it is time for an assessment I provide the student a website link and special code to take the test. Quizizz and Quizlet both grade test immediately for the family and allow the student the option to retest for a higher grade. Then students are asked to write down the grade, test name and date in their spiral on the "test score" page. All flex parents are asked to look at the spiral and test score page periodically to keep informed and to see how well the student is progressing in the class. If you are participating in a co-op that requires live testing, please let me know. I have a special Outschool one day option add-on that you can use for live testing. You can simply request the time/day for live testing that works for you. I have found that some flex parents use my Quizizz/Quizlet tests, but some families opt out of testing so it is whatever works best for your family. But I do provide the assessments if you would like to use them. Once the student is on the testing site via my special code they may also use the site for test over other subjects also. 

How To Grade: I recommend that parents add up all of the test scores at the end of the session, and divide by the number of test to get the final average for the class. At the end of the class I provide a general letter of completion that can be used for your records or charter/private/co-op use. If you need me to put a specific average on the letter, I am more than happy to just let me know the average your child has or seen me a list of their test scores to average.

Parents, please check your messages upon enrollment. A welcome letter, science template, and class expectation paper will be sent. 

I hope the above information is helpful and I want to thank you for taking the time to read it. I strive to give 200% to my families on Outschool so please reach out if you have questions. 
Mrs. Collins used Third Grade & Fourth Grade Glencoe Science and Holt for curriculum. 


Mrs. Collins, Certified Teacher
Lives in the United States
Come learn about science from a certified teacher with 23 years of experience.
66 total reviews
156 completed classes

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