It IS rocket science!
Boy looking at test tubes

Third Grade

Our science lessons start to become a bit more challenging as we look to third grade. Students will study food, the wonders of the night sky, and learn how the scientific method helps them put their theories to the test.

Healthy Science 3

The four lessons (and additional time to continue experiments) of this kit challenge students to design experiments testing how to keep foods fresh and which foods contain fats, proteins, and starch. They hunt for food preservatives, learn what "sell by" really means, and put together their own healthy body puzzle. See what’s inside the Healthy Science 3 kit.

Scientific Thinking

Students are constantly challenged to design tests, perform trials, and evaluate results as they explore magnets, pendulums, mixtures, materials, and light. From getting the iron out of cereal to solving a motion problem to exothermic and endothermic reactions, students learn by doing. See what’s inside the Scientific Thinking kit.

Space/Our Planet

This unit starts with a look at space as students learn about the night sky and how to identify several constellations. They spend time learning about each of the planets and comparing them to each other. The focus comes back to Earth as students learn about our air and water, animals here today and those long extinct, and how our planet changes quickly over time. See what’s inside the Space/Our Planet kit.

Structure and Function

Students examine plants and animals to determine the function of structures such as teeth and beaks. These structures are related to the classification of animals and plans, an organism's ability to adapt to different environments, and its habitat. Students begin to explore how living things are alike and how they are different. See what’s inside the Structure and Function kit.