Science concepts create the themes for the units within Third Grade Complete. The questions for discussion of the concepts incorporate new vocabulary words that become part of your child’s usable vocabulary and stimulate higher-level thinking skills. The child will utilize a scientific method to perform experiments and demonstrations. The included enrichment activities reinforce the skills in a fun or challenging way.
- Identify the parts of a grasshopper.
- Understand that God gives animals instincts which help them survive.
- Understand that plants and animals progress through life cycles of birth, growth and development, reproduction, and death; the details of these life cycles are different for different organisms.
- Know that distinct environments support the life of different types of plants and animals.
- Classify objects.
- Learn about types of weather.
- Use a barometer to predict weather.
- Demonstrate refracted light, and produce a rainbow.
- Grow crystals.
- Understand that the world was created by God, and how we should take care of it.
- Explore the world through observation and experimentation.
- Make predictions and draw conclusions based on patterns or evidence.
- Understand the importance of healthy living.
- Recall the four food groups, and evaluate diet for good nutrition.
- Apply physics principles: potential and kinetic energy, inertia, force, friction.
- Observe and apply Newton’s Laws of Motion.
- Discover how water pressure affects the flow of water.
- Learn about Asian animals.
- Draw a diagram of a spider, and label its body parts.
- Construct a model of an orb web.
- Create a simple pendulum, and understand the forces that cause a pendulum to swing.
- Recognize the characteristics and habitats of various types of animals.
- Use a scientific method.
- Recognize and create simple and compound machines.
- Learn about peanut plants and their uses.
- Understand the process of a water cycle.