Grade 3 Science and Technology
Growth and Changes in Plants
-based student learning activities Growth and Changes in Plants ; Plant Parts
Plant Life Cycles Activity Fact Sheets Quiz – from BBC Schools
Helping Plants Grow Well Activity Fact Sheets Quiz – from BBC Schools
New Plants – click on Watch It Grow to help Farmer Jane plant your garden, and watch it grow!
Great Plant Escape Help Detective LePlant and his partners Bud and Sprout unlock the amazing mysteries of plant life!
Exploring the Secret World of Trees – Learn all about the parts of a tree and why trees are important to us!
Trees Are Terrific! – Travel with Pierre as you learn all about how trees are important to us!
Magnetic and Charged Particles
Magnetism; Activity Fact Sheet Quiz – from BBC Education’s ReviseWise Science.
Forces and Movement
Forces ; Activity Fact Sheet Quiz – from BBC Education’s ReviseWise Science
Building Big – The Labs – from PBS – experiment with Forces, Materials, Loads and Shapes
Build a Tipi! In this Science Alberta Foundation resource, a young First Nations girl explains the steps involved in erecting a Cree tipi. With the girl’s coaching, students select materials, place poles, and insert stakes leading to the completion of the tipi.
Simple Machines – Learn about simple and compound machines while you explore the House and Tool Shed! – from Edheads
Dirtmeister’s Science Reporters Investigate and Report on Simple Machines – a challenge to learn about the six types of simple machines. Then find an example of one you’ve seen at school, home, or anywhere and write about it.
Soils in the Environment
S.K. Worm Answers Your Questions About Soil and Stuff from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Very engaging and readable for grade 3.
Soil School – from Soil-Net.com, an environmental Internet resource providing teachers and students extensive curriculum-based information about soil.
Great Plant Escape Each of the lessons in this program is interdisciplinary, designed to introduce students to plant science and increase their understanding of how foods grow. Activities enhance student’s math, science, language arts, social studies, music and art. (includes a section on Soil)