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3rd Grade Science Fusion: Life Science (2 of 4)

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Stephanie Jill Boyd - The Joyful Teacher
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Third Grade Science students will learn about life cycles, food chains, and ecosystems. This class also covers structural, physical, and behavioral adaptations. (CEFR: B1, B2) 🌟Charter Funds Eligible🌟Full Curriculum, Part 2 of 4

Class experience

US Grade 3 - 5
Advanced Level
Aligned with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
12 lessons//4 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Unit 3: Plants and Animals - What Are Some Plant Life Cycles? (pages 89-100)
Before class - Read and complete pages 92-97 Show and Tell: any kind of seed Complete together in class - pages 89-91, 98-100
Lesson 2
What Are Some Animal Life Cycles? (pages 101-113)
Before class - Read and complete pages 102-109 Show and Tell: Students may show, or just tell us about their favorite insect. Complete together in class - pages 101, 110-112 *Optional at-home activity: Plant a bean seed and graph the growth on page 113.
Lesson 3
What Are Structural Adaptations? (pages 115-126)
Before class - Please read and complete pages 116-123 Show and Tell: Show or tell us about an animal and it's adaptation. Complete together in class - pages 115, 124-126 *Students will need a party blower next week.
 Week 2
Lesson 4
Meet the Insect Scientists & Physical Adaptations (pages 127-130)
Before class - Read and complete pages 127-128 Show and Tell: a honeybee or ant book or toy *Students will need a party blower for class. Complete together in class - pages 129-130 Learn about frog tongues. 1 minute video: https://youtu.be/IubFs-PtzhM?si=o2e9x59qbLwP36Vk
Lesson 5
What Are Behavioral Adaptations? (pages 131-140)
Before class - Please ask your child to finish their frog's tongue. They may add something sticky or figure out another way for it to pick up something small. Please read and complete pages 132-139. Show and Tell: Students may bring an animal toy or book to show us an animal that either hibernates or migrates. For examples, they can look in their book on pages 136-138. Complete together in class - pages 131, review graph 139, 141
Lesson 6
S.T.E.M. Food Preservation (pages 141-148)
Before class - Please read and complete pages 140, 142-144 Show and Tell: Bring a preserved food item. (See page 143 for ideas.) Complete together in class - Students will need these items for class. It's okay if they don't have them all. ** spoon, tongs, tweezers, chopsticks, clothespin **
 Week 3
Lesson 7
Unit 3 Review (pages 145-148)
Before class - Please complete the Unit 3 Review, pages 145-148 Show and Tell: the life cycle of any animal Complete together in class - begin Unit 4 on page 149
Lesson 8
Unit 4: Ecosystems and Interactions - What Are Ecosystems? (pages 149-162)
Before class - Please read and complete pages 152-159 about ecosystems. Show and Tell: stuffed animal or book about an animal that they see in the lesson. They will tell us the name of the animal and about it's ecosystem (where it lives). Complete together in class - pages 149-151, 160-162
Lesson 9
What Is a Food Chain? (pages 165-180)
Before class - Read and complete pages 168-175 Show and Tell: an animal that is a herbivore (only eats plants) Complete together in class - pages 165-167 finish completing My State Wordsearch - Ecosystems
 Week 4
Lesson 10
Food Chains continued
Show and Tell: an animal that is a carnivore (only eats meat) or omnivore (eats both plants and animals) Before class - Please complete pages 176-178 Complete together in class - begin lesson 5 on pages 181-183
Lesson 11
How Do Environmental Changes Affect Living Things? (pages 181-194)
Before class - Please read and complete pages 184-191 and watch this video about how animals change their environment. https://youtu.be/XiywCGadohQ?si=ncz-Bocz_WOfe6K7 Show and Tell: Students may bring an animal toy or picture to show us, and tell us how it changes in it's environment. Complete together in class - pages 192-193
Lesson 12
S.T.E.M. & Unit 4 Review (pages 195-200)
Before class - Please read and complete pages 194-196 Show and Tell: any firefighting item or a book about firefighters Complete together in class - pages 197-200
This class is taught in English.
I am a certified Elementary teacher. My bachelors is in Early Childhood Education.
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:
party blower
spoon, tongs, tweezers, chopsticks, clothespin
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 the student worktext and this course, click here: https://youtu.be/CddgwKJ-4tA
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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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$27

weekly or $108 for 12 classes
3x per week, 4 weeks
25 min

Completed by 11 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 7-11
3-6 learners per class

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