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Lesson Overview

Earth and Me
3rd Grade
Less Overview Time Other Things to Know: Advance
on Preparation
1 • Pre Test 40 * Book: Everybody Needs a Rock
• Observations min * Rock Hunt in school yard or nearby
&Classification of Rocks 40 park
min * Collect extra rocks (4-6)
45 * Prepare: What We Think About Rocks
min chart
45
min
2 • Granite – A Mixture of 50 * Copy: Let’s Take a Rock Apart
Minerals min * Copy & Laminate: Word Sort Cards
50
min
3 • Gravel, Sand, Silt, Clay 40 * Book: Dirt
min * Copy: Earth Materials Log Book
60 * Cut Paper into five section (pg 28)
min
4 • Soil 45 * Collect: ½ pint milk cartons for activity
min 7
45
min
5 • Adding Water to Earth 50 * Copy & Laminate: Word Sort Card Set
Materials min * Fill 40 plastic cups ¾ full with water
50 * Fill soufflé cups with gravel, sand,
min silt ,and clay
6 • Renewable/Non- 60 * Book: Weslandia
Renewable Natural min * Copy: Wesley’s Resources
Resources 60 * Collect variety of common objects
min
7 • Earth Materials as 45 * Prepare: sandstone brick ingredients
Building Materials min * Need newspapers for table covering
45
min
8 • Erosion /Runoff 60 * Need: apple and sharp knife
Choices in land use alter min * Need: one gallon mild jug for activity 9
environment 60 * Make: topsoil mixture bags for each
min group
9 • Clean an Oil Spill 60 * Book: Oil Spill
Humans affect the min * Need: leafy carrot or celery tops or
environment 60 lettuce
min * Prepare Oil (pg 68)
* Don’t empty your waste baskets for 2
weeks
* Copy: Presentation
Checklist/Prewriting Sheet
10 • Reduce, Reuse Recycle 30 * Copy: Packaging Survey
min * Collect lunch room trash
60 * Make labels or signs for sorting
min process
60 * Collect examples of various packages
min
11 • Erosion vs. Landslides 60 * Set Up: Paint pan w/ soil mixture
min * Prepare: Earth materials mixture
60 * Need: Ice cubes
min
12 • Earthquakes 60 * Copy: Prewriting Thinking Sheet
Rapid Change min * Punch holes in cardboard/ Cut yarn (pg
88)
13 • Volcanoes 60 * Video: Volcano: Too Hot to Handle
Rapid Change min * Need: research material on volcanoes
• Post Test 40 * Make: What We Think About Volcanoes
min chart