180 Days of Science for Third Grade provides teachers and parents with 180 days of daily practice to build students' science content-area knowledge. The quick, diagnostic-based activities allow busy teachers to cover science content daily. Through these weekly units, grade 3 students will analyze and evaluate scientific data and scenarios, answer constructed response questions, improve their understanding of science and engineering practices, and increase their critical thinking and reasoning skills. Each week will assess students' knowledge of grade-level science content, and focuses on a grade-level topic within one of three science strands: physical science, life science, and Earth and space science. By integrating scientific practices, language arts and math concepts, disciplinary core ideas, and crosscutting concepts, this resource helps teachers meet Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and state standards in their classrooms. With these daily activities, students will learn to think like scientists in no time! Digital files are included.
This well-constructed secular series from Shell Education is a great supplement assuring you’ve covered state standards and provided quality daily work. An added plus is the ability to test students and to determine if there are any gaps in their grade-level learning. The 180 days (one page per school day) of black and white worksheets (reproducible for classroom/families) cover grade-appropriate topics in each of three science strands: Life, Physical, and Earth/Space (12 weeks each). Weekly structure follows a pattern which parallels the scientific process. Day One: read grade-appropriate content and answer questions. Day Two: analyze scientific data. Day Three: develop questions about a scenario related to the week’s topic. Day Four: plan an investigation or develop a solution. Day Five: communicate results. Digital resources (available from the publisher’s website) include rubrics, analysis sheets, and standards correlations. A complete answer key is available in the back of each book. ~ Janice.
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