3rd Grade SEEd Resources
This collection contains highly recommended third-grade SEEd lessons, activities, and other resources from the eMedia library.
This is a 21-day unit on the topic of floods. Students will plan and prepare for what might happen in the event of a flood in our area. We have had floods in the past that have affected the Walterville School, its campus, and the surrounding areas. Using this as a springboard, students will discuss the effects of flooding, do research and interview family members who have experienced flooding, and then discuss possible ways to prevent significant damage on the buildings and surrounding areas. They will then design a barrier that could protect an area from damage for a period of time. Students will need materials to conduct experiments. We have listed these in the lesson plan. We have also included a trip to the Leaburg Dam so that students can learn about dams and their uses. We plan on teaching this unit in the fall. This is a series of 14 lessons.
Video that goes along with 3.2.2, 3.2.3, or 3.2.4. May be long for a phenomenon video but could be used to support the concept. Science Phenomena: 3rd grade - Life Cycles and Traits
An 11-lesson unit that covers SEEd standards 3.1.1, 3.1.2 and 3.1.3 (NSTA- click on "view this resource"). This unit is an in-depth look at weather and covers more than Utah standards require.
A lesson that uses a variety of balls to discover balanced and unbalanced forces. This lesson has a list of children's books for a strong narrative ELA connection. This lesson could easily extend to 3.3.2 (NSTA).
This lesson uses magnets to teach force field size. Teachers could add more 3D elements to the lesson by leading a student discussion about how to conduct the investigation described in the lesson. (Click on "view this resource")(NGSS)
Consistent housing is a continual issue for our community, evidence of this is readily observable in the neighborhoods surrounding our classrooms. Over the course of 15 classroom hours, students will be exploring how they can insulate structures to protect from extreme hot and extreme cold using recycled and/or repurposed materials. This is a series of 6 lessons.