Third Grade - Science

  • Building Blocks of Science: "Forces and Interactions" of Carolina Biological
    In Forces and Interactions, students use Science and Engineering Practices to:
    • Plan and conduct investigations to provide evidence of the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces on the motion of an object (NGSS Performance Expectation 3-PS2-1)
    • Make observations and measurements of an object's motion to provide evidence that a pattern can be used to predict future motion (NGSS Performance Expectation 3-PS2-2)
    • Ask questions to determine cause and effect relationships of electric or magnetic interactions between two objects not in contact with each other (NGSS Performance Expectation 3-PS2-3)
    • Define a simple design problem than can be solved by applying scientific ideas about magnets. (NGSS Performance Expectation 3-PS2-4)
    Building Blocks of Science: "Weather and Climate Patterns" by Carolina Biological

    In Weather and Climate Patterns, students use Science and Engineering Practices to:
    • Represent data in table and graphical displays to describe typical weather conditions expected during a particular season (NGSS Performance Expectation 3-ESS2-1)
    • Obtain and combine information to describe climates in different regions of the world (NGSS Performance Expectation 3-ESS2-2)
    • Make a claim about the merit of a design solution that reduces the impacts of a weather-related hazard (NGSS Performance Expectation 3-ESS3-1)
    Building Blocks of Science: "Life in Ecosystems" by Carolina Biological

    In Life in Ecosystems, students use Science and Engineering Practices to:
    • Develop models to describe that organisms have unique and diverse life cycles but all have in common birth, growth, reproduction, and death (NGSS Performance Expectation 3-LS1-1)
    • Construct an argument that some animals form groups that help members survive (NGSS Performance Expectation 3-LS2-1)
    • Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence that plants and animals have traits inherited from parents and that variation of these traits exists in a group of similar organisms (NGSS Performance Expectation 3-LS3-1)
    • Use evidence to support the explanation that traits can be influence by the environment (NGSS Performance Expectation 3-LS3-2)
    • Analyze and interpret data from fossils to provide evidence of the organisms and environments in which they lived long ago (NGSS Performance Expectation 3-LS4-1)
    • Use evidence to construct an explanation for how the variations in characteristics among individuals of the same species may provide advantages in surviving, finding mates, and reproducing (NGSS Performance Expectation 3-LS4-2)
    • Construct an argument with evidence that in a particular habitat, some organisms can survive well, survive less well, and some cannot survive at all (NGSS Performance Expectation 3-LS4-3)
    • Make a claim about the merit of a solution to a problem caused when the environment changes and the types of plants and animals that live there may change (NGSS Performance Expectation 3-LS4-4)

Elementary ELA Curriculum

  • The series of Reach for Reading Books

    Reach for Reading by Cengage Publishing

    The elementary ELA curriculum is called Reach for Reading. The program contains 8 units centered around a "Big Question" related to that particular unit. The fiction and non-fiction texts that are included in each unit help build to answering that unit's "Big Question". Students engage in critical thinking when determininig how to best answer the "Big Question".

    Visit the Reach for Reading Website for more information


Elementary Mathematics Curriculum

  • Origo Stepping StonesCovers of 6 different Stepping Stones books.

    The elementary school mathematics curriculum is called Origo Stepping Stones, A web-based core curriculum that has been designed to replicate the content and the intent of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. Teachers follow the scope and sequence of the program in order to build understanding from Kindergarten to Fifth grade. Stepping Stones emphasizes conceptual understanding, procedural fluency and application of mathematical skills.

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