Science Program

3rd Grade Science

In the 3rd grade science program, students will begin with the scientific method through application and inquiry based learning. When presented a real life problem, students will learn how to think scientifically to reach a conclusion and gain support. Students will work through a series of Earth, Physical, and Life sciences where they will apply their scientific thinking skills. Including this content, 3rd grade students will enhance their:

  • Inquiry based learning skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Ability to follow explicit directions
  • Collaboration with peers to reach supported conclusions
  • Knowledge of conservation resources and skills
  • Investigation techniques
  • Basics of physics, biology, and geology



Curriculum & Samples: 3rd Grade Science
Week Curriculum Topics Weekly Topics
1 Application and Inquiry The Scientific Method
2 Earth Science Earth's Energy Resources
3   Identifying Mineral Resources
4   Rocks and Soil
5   The Solar System
6   Earth Science Project Week
7 Physical Science Force and Motion
8   Simple Machines
9   Matter
10   Energy
11   Physical Science Project Week
12 Life Science Habitats, Ecosystems, and Biomes
13   Amphibians
14   Reptiles
15   Adaptations
16   Life Science Project Week


Curriculum Samples
  • Sample 1  
  • Sample 2
  • Sample 3



Other Program(s)
for This Grade:

3rd Grade Math
3rd Grade English

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