Utah Open Textbook: 3rd Grade Science

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How do we interact with Earth? Scholars learn about the sun, Earth, and moon, forces, gravity, and heat sources by reading a text and performing hands-on demonstrations. They also differentiate between living and non-living things using real-world examples. Definitions and highlights identify keywords in the text. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Designed
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Instructional Ideas
  • Use "Try This" sections to demonstrate content before having learners read through the text
  • Set up stations with the "Try This" activities and have pupils group together and rotate around the room to each station
Classroom Considerations
  • Some basic scientific reading comprehension is necessary for understanding
  • Incorporates images to relate to real-life applications
  • Includes open-ended, thought-provoking discussion review questions

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