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3rd Grade Science Unit

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3rd Grade Science Unit

  1. 1. Science Unit
  2. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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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