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3rd Grade Science Unit
3rd Grade Science Unit
3rd Grade Science Unit
3rd Grade Science Unit
3rd Grade Science Unit
3rd Grade Science Unit
3rd Grade Science Unit
3rd Grade Science Unit
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3rd Grade Science Unit

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  • 1. Science Unit
  • 2. The Living Things and How They Interact <ul><li>Lesson 1: Animal Lesson </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson 2: Producers & Consumers </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson 3: Carnivores, Herbivores, & Omnivores </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson 4: Food Chains </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson 5: Food Webs </li></ul>
  • 3. Literature Resources <ul><li>The Magic School Bus Gets Eaten: A Book About Food Chains by Pat Relf and Carolyn Bracken </li></ul><ul><li>Who Eats What: Food Chains and Food Webs by Patricia Lauber </li></ul><ul><li>Discover the Oceans: The World’s Largest Ecosystem by Lauri Berkenkamp and Chuck Forsman </li></ul>
  • 4. Lesson 3: Carnivores, Herbivores, & Omnivores <ul><li>Essential Question: How are animals classified according to what they eat? </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson Objectives: </li></ul><ul><li>Students will be able to: </li></ul><ul><li>explain what animals eat. </li></ul><ul><li>classify animals/consumers into 3 groups. </li></ul><ul><li>describe adaptations which help animals eat their food. </li></ul>
  • 5. Activities <ul><li>Venn Diagram will be created to show the definitions of carnivore, herbivore, and omnivore. </li></ul><ul><li>Students will arrange animals into 3 groups: carnivores, herbivores, and omnivores. </li></ul><ul><li>Students will complete a poem using vocabulary words from the lesson. </li></ul>
  • 6. Key Words <ul><li>carnivore </li></ul><ul><li>herbivore </li></ul><ul><li>omnivore </li></ul><ul><li>producer </li></ul><ul><li>consumer </li></ul><ul><li>decomposer </li></ul>
  • 7. Working on the Food Chain by Cassy Fries <ul><li>Producers are organisms that make food on their own </li></ul><ul><li>It’s through photosynthesis that plants can be grown </li></ul><ul><li>Plants use the sun’s energy to convert minerals in the land </li></ul><ul><li>When it comes to feeding animals producers give a helping hand </li></ul><ul><li>Zelda the Zebra munches on shrubs and green grass </li></ul><ul><li>Zelda is a herbivore, it’s a plant eaters class </li></ul><ul><li>Harry the hyena likes plants and meat </li></ul><ul><li>A black and white zebra would be such a treat </li></ul><ul><li>Harry the hyena, called an omnivore </li></ul><ul><li>He needs to be careful when he hears a lion’s roar </li></ul>
  • 8. <ul><li>Larry the lion a fierce eating carnivore </li></ul><ul><li>Has a diet of meat, and nothing more </li></ul><ul><li>When animals die, their bodies decay </li></ul><ul><li>Decomposers and scavengers feed on what lays </li></ul><ul><li>As the animal’s remains are broken down to pieces </li></ul><ul><li>The soil receives nutrients from decomposer feces </li></ul><ul><li>Decomposers such as fungi, bacteria, and ants </li></ul><ul><li>Help nourish the growth of all sorts of plants </li></ul><ul><li>This cycle of life is called the food chain </li></ul><ul><li>And hunting can be a dangerous game </li></ul><ul><li>Animals eat other animals in order to survive </li></ul><ul><li>If one animal is extinct, what will keep the other alive? </li></ul><ul><li>If too many animals die the chains can break </li></ul><ul><li>And the other animals’ lives will be at stake. </li></ul>

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