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  • Your child DOES NOT have to complete all activities listed for each subject.
  • Activities have been identified to give your child choice and variety.
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Grade 3 Science - Week Five

Printable Version of this lesson board in PDF format

3rdGrade Science

Week 5 May 4 - 8

Science Objectives: Students will be able to:

  • group living (biotic) and nonliving (abiotic) things and describe how they interact in their ecosystems.
  • plan and carry out investigations to demonstrate ways plants and animals react to stimuli.
  • construct an argument from evidence that organisms are interdependent.

Objetivos de ciencia: Los estudiantes podrán:

  • agrupar seres vivos (bióticos) y sin vida para describir cómo interactúan en su ecosistema.
  • organizar y actualizar investigaciones para determinar maneras en como plantas y animales reaccionan a estimulo.
  • formular un argumento por medio de evidencia que todos organismos son interdependientes.

Science Reading Newsela
To access the articles, log into your Clever account and click on the Newsela app.
Pick one of the articles and write a short paragraph that explains the central idea of the article. Use at least two details from the article to support your response.
Earth’s plant and animal species need each other to survive, report says
Plant Life Cycle
Lecturas de ciencia en Newsela
¿Qué es un ecosistema?
Especies clave

Science Notebooks/Journal Writing
Continue your journal and write three things you learned about an ecosystem.
Illustrate the pages in your journal You can make a journal with any paper you have, fold a few pieces together into a book.
Cuaderno de ciencia
En tu cuaderno de ciencia, escribe 3 cosas que aprendiste acerca de ecosistemas. Incluye dibujos de ejemplos que has observado. Recuerda que se puede hacer un cuaderno con doblar varias hojas de papel.

Scholastic BookFlix
Click on the link. If necessary, use the username and password listed to begin using Bookflix (Truflix).
Username: Learning20
Password: Clifford
Textos de Bookflix disponibles en Español usando el mismo nombre usuario y clave.
Summer Bridge

Germination: Science Experience – What conditions affect seeds as they germinate? page 140

Actividades sin pantalla
Observa tu ecosistema. Dobla una hoja de papel por la mitad. Marca un lado abiótico (no vivo) y biótico (seres vivos). Encuentra ejemplos en tu patio. ¿De cuál hay más?

Screen Free Activities
Go outside and examine your ecosystem. Fold a piece of paper hotdog style. Label the two sides abiotic (nonliving) and biotic (living). See which side you can find the most.

Get Moving!
Check out Go Noodle and choose video you would like to do. Go Noodle helps get your body moving and helps you exercise!

Vaya a la página de Go Noodle y escoge un video. Sigue el video. Ponte a bailar, hacer ejercicio y diviértete.

Create a system mobile. Find a hanger or a stick. Hang the strings at different heights from the hanger of stick. On each string place a picture you drew or object from your ecosystem.

Escoge un ecosistema. Crea un móvil para representar ese ecosistema. Encuentra un palo grande o un gancho. Corta estambre de diferentes tamaños. En cada estambre, pega un dibujo de un objeto del ecosistema.

Watch the videos about an ecosystem. Draw and label a picture of an ecosystem.
Learning about ecosystems
ecosystem video for kids

Videos en español
Ecosistemas para niños
Especies invasoras
Supervivencia animal

Check for understanding
IXL - identifying ecosystems
IXL- Describe-ecosystems

Asegura tu entendimiento
¿Qué es un ecosistema? – Khan Academy
Juegos de ciencia- Mundo Primaria

Vocabulary/ Vocabulario
ecosystem - the living and nonliving things in an environment.
ecosistema: un lugar de la naturaleza formado por un espacio determinado o concreto y los seres que lo habitan. se podría decir pues, que estos sistemas están formados por dos elementos principales, los organismos vivos (seres bióticos) y el espacio físico (seres abióticos).

biome - a community of plants and animals occupying a region
bioma: una comunidad de plantas y animales que ocupan una región en particular.

interact - when plants and animals affect one another or the environment to meet their needs
interacción: cuando las plantas y animales afecta uno al otro o al medioambiente para atender a sus necesidades.

habitat - the place where a population lives in an ecosystem

hábitat: el lugar en donde una populación viven entre un ecosistema.

abiotic - are non-living components of an ecosystem like the sun, water, soil, temperature, altitude, nutrients, ph and air. they influence the living components of an ecosystem.
abiótico: son aquellos factores que no son seres vivos, no poseen vida propia o son inertes.

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