Third Grade


Highlighted Resources

Print and online lessons, videos, and activities.

Print and online lessons, videos, and activities.

Ideas about how to help children engage in science.

Additional Resources

California Science Academy

Videos, stories, activities, and lesson plans.

TCOE Science Padlet

Ideas for collaboration, virtual field trips, critter cams, and multiple ways to show learning.


Videos, stories, activities, and lesson plans.

NSTA Daily Do

A daily mystery that engages students in sensemaking through exploring a phenomenon. Sign up for their daily updates.


Activites, videos, games, readings and more.


Lesson plans by grade level, plus activity ideas and by science domain.

Discovery Education

Weekly lesson plans by grade band.

3rd Grade NGSS Overview.pdf

Grade Level Overview

Description of how students will show their learning and what they will know, along with driving questions for the grade level.

Screen-Free Time

Observe like a Scientist

See how adults can encourage kids to become better observers.

Science Talk

Check out this video demonstrating how you can help your kids talk about science.

Exploratorium Snacks

Get ideas for engineering and design and hands on activities.

Experiments in Your Home

Get ideas for experimentation in your home.

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