Grade 3 Science and Technology

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Growth and Changes in Plants

  -based student learning activities    Growth and Changes in Plants; Plant Parts

Plant Life Cycles     Activity     Fact Sheets      Quiz   - from BBC Schools

Helping Plants Grow Well    Activity     Fact Sheets     Quiz      - from BBC Schools

New Plants - click on "Watch It Grow" to help Farmer Jane plant your garden, and watch it grow!

Great Plant Escape   Help Detective LePlant and his partners Bud and Sprout unlock the amazing mysteries of plant life!

Exploring the Secret World of Trees - Learn all about the parts of a tree and why trees are important to us!

Trees Are Terrific! - Travel with Pierre as you learn all about how trees are important to us!

Magnetic and Charged Particles

Magnetism;     Activity      Fact Sheet    Quiz   - from BBC Education's ReviseWise Science.

Forces and Movement

Forces Activity       Fact Sheet       Quiz   -  from BBC Education's ReviseWise Science

Friction;  Activity     Fact Sheet     Quiz

Forces in Motion - from BBC Education


Building Big - The Labs - from PBS - experiment with Forces, Materials, Loads and Shapes

Build a Tipi! In this Science Alberta Foundation resource, a young First Nations girl explains the steps involved in erecting a Cree tipi. With the girl’s coaching, students select materials, place poles, and insert stakes leading to the completion of the tipi.

Simple Machines - Learn about simple and compound machines while you explore the House and Tool Shed! - from Edheads

Dirtmeister's Science Reporters Investigate and Report on Simple Machines  - a challenge to learn about the six types of simple machines. Then find an example of one you've seen at school, home, or anywhere and write about it.

Soils in the Environment

S.K. Worm Answers Your Questions About Soil and Stuff  from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Very engaging and readable for grade 3. 

Soil School - from, an environmental Internet resource providing teachers and students extensive curriculum-based information about soil.

Great Plant Escape   Each of the lessons in this program is interdisciplinary, designed to introduce students to plant science and increase their understanding of how foods grow. Activities enhance student's math, science, language arts, social studies, music and art. (includes a section on Soil)

The Dirt on Soil - from - the reading level is challenging for grade 3, however there are excellent diagrams and explanations.

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