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3rd Grade Science Fusion: Earth Science (3 of 4)

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Stephanie Jill Boyd - The Joyful Teacher
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Third Grade Science students will learn about Earth and Space Science, including earth's surface, water, and weather. This class also covers how Earth and the moon move. (CEFR: B1, B2) 🌟Charter Funds Eligible🌟 Full Curriculum, Part 3 of 4

Class experience

US Grade 3 - 5
Advanced Level
Aligned with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
15 lessons//5 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Unit 5: Changes to Earth's Surface - What Are Some Landforms? (pages 201-214)
Before class - Please read and complete pages 204-212 and make your own show and tell item! Show and Tell - Your child can use their creativity to show the colors and layers of Earth. See page 204. Example ideas: use different colored playdough to layer the colors, draw and color, or paint the layers, make a beaded bracelet using the colors of the Earth's layers, or make a cake or cookies with different colored icing. Complete together in class - pages 201-203 and 213-214
Lesson 2
How Does Earth's Surface Change Slowly? (pages 215-224)
Before class - Please read and complete pages 216-222 Show and Tell - Students may bring something to show the class and explain a cause and effect relationship. Complete together in class - pages 215, 223-224
Lesson 3
Sand and Surf (pages 225-226)
Before class - Catch up on any pages you haven't read or completed yet, up through page 224. If you're all caught up, congratulations!! I would like to encourage students to watch this video showing a lighthouse that needed to be moved, due to erosion. https://youtu.be/1Cn0yVIXGj0?si=RLKgBvwIcgfRurUH Show and Tell - If you like to draw, sketch a lighthouse for us to see! :-) Or you can make one with clay or paint one! Be creative and have fun! Complete together in class - pages 225-226
 Week 2
Lesson 4
How Does Earth's Surface Change Quickly? (pages 229-240)
Before class - Please read and complete pages 230-238 On page 231, find and put a heart on the state where you live. Show and Tell - any book or item related to one of our vocabulary words: volcano, earthquake, flood Complete together in class - pages 229, 239-240
Lesson 5
Earth Scientists & Unit 5 Review (pages 240-246)
Before class - Please read and complete pages 240-246 Show and Tell - Students may bring a book or object about earthquakes, volcanoes, floods, mudslides, or glaciers. The teacher will screen share page 14 showing the Ring of Fire in this book on Epic: Science to the Rescue: Escape from the Volcano, by: Felicia Law & Gerry Bailey In class - review answers
Lesson 6
Unit 6: People and Resources (pages 247-260)
Before class - Please read and complete pages 250-259 Show and Tell - a natural resource Complete together in class - pages 247-249, 260
 Week 3
Lesson 7
What Is Soil? (pages 261-276)
We are going to begin learning about the types of soil. This is a good time for you to observe what type of soil you have in your area. Here in north Georgia, we have the red clay type of soil. Parents, please help your child observe if they have more clay, sandy, or silt soil. Before class - Please read and complete pages 261-262, 266-276 Show and Tell - an item that can go in a compost (see page 275 for ideas) Complete together in class - pages 265, 277-278
Lesson 8
Environmental Scientists, S.T.E.M. & Unit 6 Review (pages 277-286)
Before class - Please read and complete pages 277-282 Show and Tell - Bring a fruit or vegetable that grows in your state. With an adult helping at your home, you can use the internet before class to try to find out the best soil pH for that fruit or vegetable to grow. (see page 280 for help) In class - discuss page 280 and begin Unit 6 Review together
Lesson 9
Unit 7: Water and Weather (pages 287- 292)
Before class - Finish completing the Unit 6 Review (pages 283-286). Please also read and complete pages 290-293 Show and Tell - a book or picture of a body of water (waterfall, lake, ocean, glacier, etc.) Complete together in class - pages 287-289 and check answers pages 291 and 293
 Week 4
Lesson 10
The Water Cycle (pages 294-300)
Before class - Please read and complete pages 294 -298 Show and Tell - Students may bring a weather related item to show the class. Examples: thermometer, rain gauge, umbrella, hat, sunglasses, etc. Complete together in class - pages 299-300
Lesson 11
What Is Weather? (pages 301-314)
Before class - Please read and complete pages 301-312 Show and Tell - Students may bring a book, news article, or item that represents extreme weather, such as a tornado, blizzard, thunderstorm, or hurricane. Complete together in class - 313-314
Lesson 12
Keeping Dry & Unit 7 Review (pages 317-322)
Before class - Please read and complete pages 317-322 Show and Tell - You may show something you have at your home that you wear or use in inclement weather. ⭐🌦️Cloud Selfie Challenge: Post in the classroom a picture of you with clouds and identify the type of clouds in the picture.⭐🌦️ In class - friendly raincoat vs. poncho debate (go over student's answers and drawings pages 317-318)
 Week 5
Lesson 13
Unit 8: Earth and Its Moon - How Do Earth and the Moon Move? (pages 323-338)
Before class - Please read and complete pages 326-336 Show and Tell - Bring an item that represents your favorite season. Complete together in class - pages 323-325, 337-338
Lesson 14
Space Scientists and Moon Phases (pages 339-348)
Before class - Please read and complete pages 343-348. Show and Tell - any space related item In class - pages 339-340 Later this week... We will be making the moon phases together. Students are welcome to bring Oreo cookies, playdough, watercolor paints, or any other items to create the phases.
Lesson 15
Let's Make the Moon Phases!
Before class - Please complete the Unit 8 Review on pages 345-348 Show and Tell - any space related item Bring to class - We will be making the moon phases together. Students are welcome to bring Oreo cookies, playdough, watercolor paints, or any other items to create the phases.
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Homework Offered
Students will be expected to complete homework assignments between class meetings.
2 - 4 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Parents may use the Unit Reviews as a quiz or test.
Grades Offered
upon request
Required write-in student edition book of Science Fusion:
Science Fusion, Grade 3, 1st Edition
ISBN # is  978-0544778399 (2017) 
https://a.co/d/hHHaehz
We will cover all of the pages in the book, except the Inquiry Flipchart pages.

In addition to the text:

Week 1: Class 1 - Your child can use their creativity to show the colors and layers of Earth's. See page 204. Example ideas: use different colored playdough to layer the colors, draw and color, or paint the layers, make a beaded bracelet using the colors of the Earth's layers, or make a cake or cookies with different colored icing. Those are just some ideas! I'm excited to see what the students make! :-)

Oreo cookies are needed for the very last class in this Part.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Required write-in student edition book of Science Fusion:
Science Fusion, Grade 3, 1st Edition
ISBN # is  978-0544778399 (2017) 
https://a.co/d/hHHaehz
We will cover all of the pages in the book, except the Inquiry Flipchart pages.
To learn more about this student worktext and the course, click here: https://youtu.be/CddgwKJ-4tA

The teacher will screen share page 14 showing the Ring of Fire in this book on Epic:
Science to the Rescue: Escape from the Volcano, by: Felicia Law & Gerry Bailey
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Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(240)
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Hello from the U.S.A.! Specializing in Quilling and Science classes, I offer a variety of one-time, multi-day, and ongoing classes. Graduating college with a degree in Early Childhood Education has allowed me to teach children, ages 4-12. My... 
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