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Elementary Math - Grade 3

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CK-12's Elementary Math Grade 3 is a series of videos and interactive videos designed to teach basic math concepts to 3rd graders. Concepts covered include Addition and Subtraction, Multiplication, Division, Place Value, Decimals, Time, Factors and Multiples, Money, Measurement, and Geometry.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Interactive, Lecture

Introduction to Angles Published

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The lesson starts with a review of basic geometric terms.Angles are defined.There are four types of angles.A right angle measures 90° and forms a square corner. If you were to sit inside a right angle, you would be sitting straight up.An acute angle measures less than 90° and is open less than a right angle. Acute angles have a smaller measurement. Think of them as small and cute. =) If you were sitting inside an acute angle, you would be bent together like a 'V'.An obtuse angle measures more than 90° and is open more than a right angle. Obtuse angles have a larger measurement. If you were to sit inside a obtuse angle, you would be leaning back as if you were lounging in a beach chair by the pool.A straight angle measures exactly 180° and forms a straight line. If you were to sit inside a straight angle, you would actually have to lay down flat on your back.

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Author: Amanda Muraczewski

The Big Green Monster Teaches Phonics in Reading and Writing

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Go Away, Big Green Monster!‰ŰÓEd Emberley‰ŰŞs tale about a scary, multicolored monster‰ŰÓis used to help students build their reading fluency and word recognition skills. In this lesson, students chorally read the story and then point out familiar color words or sight words that appear in the story. After finishing the story, students are introduced to four different literacy center activities that include participating in a read along, building word families with story words, playing a memory game with color words from the story, and retelling story events using sentence strips. In the sessions that follow, students create their own artwork of the big green monster and use that artwork to help them write a story. Students use both self- and peer-editing to improve their writing. Completed stories are either published on the Internet or in a class book.

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Author: Maureen Gerard

ABC Match

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ABC Match is a game that has students practice letter-recognition fluency while honing their memories. Students match initial letters with pictures, playing either with a timer or without.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Interactive

Energy Forms and Changes

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This simulation lets learners explore how heating and cooling adds or removes energy. Use a slider to heat blocks of iron or brick to see the energy flow. Next, build your own system to convert mechanical, light, or chemical energy into electrical or thermal energy. (Learners can choose sunlight, steam, flowing water, or mechanical energy to power their systems.) The simulation allows students to visualize energy transformation and describe how energy flows in various systems. Through examples from everyday life, it also bolsters understanding of conservation of energy. This item is part of a larger collection of simulations developed by the Physics Education Technology project (PhET).

Material Type: Simulation

Authors: Ariel Paul, Emily Moore, John Blanco, Kathy Perkins, Noah Podolefsky, Trish Loeblein

3RC (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Compost)

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In this lesson, students expand their understanding of solid waste management to include the idea of 3RC (reduce, reuse, recycle and compost). They will look at the effects of packaging decisions (reducing) and learn about engineering advancements in packaging materials and solid waste management. Also, they will observe biodegradation in a model landfill (composting).

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Authors: Amy Kolenbrander, Janet Yowell, Jessica Todd, Malinda Schaefer Zarske

Science Lesson Plans, Activities and Experiments

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Go to our Lesson Plans indexWe have lesson plans for art, health, math, reading, social studies, technology, writing and more. Science Lesson Plans, Activities and ExperimentsPique interest and help your students enjoy learning about the "how" and "why". Science Lesson Plans and ActivitiesDon't forget to check out the Thematic Units Page. Guinness World Records Superlative Science (Grades 2-5)Many Activities Using the Guinness World Records Teacher GuideScience ExperimentsFind a bunch of exciting and easy science experiments that can be done with simple household products. EMAIL us your favorite science lesson plan.

Material Type: Lesson Plan