Third Grade

Third Grade Accelerated Science Curriculum Content Timeline

School Year 2016 - 2017

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Some weeks will include two different topics depending on number of days assigned. This template is to be used as a rough gauge for pacing. 

Dates

Topic

Concepts

Week 1

August 15 - 19

Unit 1:  Big Idea 1

Evidence, Claims, & Reasoning



Lab Safety/Constructing Scientific Understandings

Week 2

August 22 - 26

Constructing Scientific Understandings

Week 3

August 29 - September 2

Unit 2:  Big Idea 8

Properties of Matter

 

Unit 2:  Big Idea 9

Changes in Matter

Comparing Properties of Matter

Week 4

September 6 - 9

Measuring Properties of Matter

Week 5

September 12 - 16

Measuring Properties of Matter

Week 6

September 20 - 23

Describing Changes in Matter

Week 7

September 26 - 30

Describing Changes in Matter

Week 8

October 3 - 7

Describing Changes in Matter

Week 9

October 10 - 14

Unit 3:  Big Idea 10

Forms of Energy



 

Identifying and Understanding Energy

Week 10

October 18 - 21

Identifying and Understanding Energy

Week 11

October 24 - 28

Exploring Light Energy

Week 12

October 31 - November 4

Exploring Light Energy

Week 13

November 7 - 10

Exploring Light Energy

Week 14

November 14 - 18

Exploring Light Energy

Thanksgiving Break

November 21 – 25

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Week 15

November 28 - Dec. 2

Unit 3:  Big Idea 11

Energy Transfer and Transformations

Investigating Energy Transfer

 

Week  16

December 5 - 9

Investigating Energy Transfer

Week 17

December 12 - 16

Investigating Energy Transfer

Winter Holidays

December 17  – January 2

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Week 18

January 3 - 6

Unit 4:  Big Idea 6

Earth Structures

 

Investigating Radiant Energy

Week 19

January 9 -12

Investigating Radiant Energy

Week 20

January 17 - 20

Unit 5:  Big Idea 5

Earth in Time and Space

 

Exploring Stars

Week 21

January 23 - 27

Exploring Stars

Week 22

January 30 - February 3

Exploring the Law of Gravity

Week 23

February 6 - 10

Exploring the Law of Gravity

Week 24

February 13 - 17

 

Unit 6:  Big Idea 14

Organization and Development of Living Organisms

Describing Plant Structures and Functions

Week 25

February 20 - 24

Describing Plant Structures and Functions

Week 26

February 27 – March 3

Investigating Plant Response to Stimuli

Week 27

March 6 – 10

Investigating Plant Response to Stimuli

Week 28

March 13 - 17

Unit 7:  Big Idea 17

Interdependence

Responding to Changing Seasons

Spring Break

March 20 – 24

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Week 29

March 27 - 31

Unit 7:  Big Idea 17

Interdependence

 

Responding to Changing Seasons

Week 30

April 3 - 7

Recognizing Plants Make Their Own Food

Week 31

April 10 - 13

Recognizing Plants Make Their Own Food 

Week  32

April 17 – 21

Unit 8:  Big Idea 15

Diversity and Evolution of Living Organisms

 

Classifying Plants into Major Groups

Week 33

April 24 – 28

Classifying Plants into Major Groups

Week 34

May 1 - 5

Classifying Animals into Major Groups

Week 35

May 8 – 12

Classifying Animals into Major Groups

Week 36

May 15 - 19

 

Unit 9:  Practice of Science

Class Project

Project Idea:

Group Projects

Week 37

May 22 - 26

Project Idea:

Group Projects

Week 38

May 29 - June 2

 Communicate Results Via Inquiry Circles

 

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