Third Grade Science
All 3rd-5th graders can access NewsELA via Clever. Use Newsela to practice nonfiction reading skills while learning about science and social studies curriculum. This is a science example activity you can use with other articles/genres. Students with low reading fluency can use Read&Write extension to have the article read out loud to them.
SeeSaw for Science Notebooking
Writing a science notebook can be challenging and time-consuming for young learners. SeeSaw enables students to record their scientific inquiry and thinking. Students can either take a photo of their science learning or use the drawing tool, and then record their thinking.
Here are some other Science Notebook Prompt Activities that you can reuse:
Capture an Experiment
Seesaw makes it easy to capture hands-on experiences. Taking a photo or video allows students to document and reflect. They can look back into their Seesaw portfolio to review previous learning.
- In this activity, students will use the photo tool to take a photo during an experiment. After, they will use the drawing tools to add labels or drawings. Using the microphone, they can summarize the experiment which gives you, the teacher a great way to quickly hear from all of your students.
Scientists Ask Questions in SeeSaw
(this one is on Water, but could be modified for any topic)
Students are curious scientists.
Based on their observations, they will think about a focus question and use their observations to answer it.
Forces in BrainPop Jr.
BrainPop Jr. is a website featuring terrific animated shorts and activities covering a variety of topics. BrainPoP Jr is available to all staff and students via our Clever portal. Login via Clever with your Moraga google account, select BrainPoP Jr. and check out these Force videos:
Weather and Climate in BrainPop Jr.
Login via Clever with your Moraga google account, select BrainPoP Jr. and check out these Weather videos: