Science Fun

3rd Grade

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Virtual program experiments and activities may vary slightly -but guaranteed to be fun, engaging and meet curriculum standards.

Standards Keyphysics newton

Motion Commotion (In-School)
Junior Physicists will separate fact from fiction as we experiment with friction. Next, split up into teams of scientists to work in labs, exploring factors that affect motion. Defeat gravity with our “Altzer Rockets” then create and keep your own fun friction tube, and more!
Essential Standard: 3.P.1.1, 3.P.1.2, 3.P.1.3: Understand motion and factors that affect motion.


A Matter of Science (VIRTUAL or In-School) 
slime blob solids vs liquidsWe’ll have a “gas” exploring the properties of matter. Explore freezing and melting as students make their own science ice cream. Create and conduct heat before enjoying a frozen treat… then chemically concoct your own “cool” keepsake!
Essential Standard: 3.P.2.1, 3.P.2.2, 3.P.2.3, 3.P.3.1, 3.P.3.2: Understand the structure and properties of matter before and after they undergo a change. Recognize how energy can be transferred from one object to another.


Our Place in SpaceOur Place in Space (VIRTUAL of In-School)
Become an astronomer as we explore the components of the Earth, Moon and Sun system. Create “glow-in-the-dark” constellations to study the patterns of stars. Learn how to use the shadows from the Sun to tell time with your very own sun-clock!
Essential Standard: 3.E.1.1, 3.E.1.2: Recognize the major components and patterns observed in the earth/moon/sun system.


Volcano cross sectional Lava, Lakes and LandForms (VIRTUAL or In-school)
From canyons to caverns and volcanoes to valleys, Junior Geologists will be erupting with excitement while exploring the Earth’s land-forms. We’ll use 3-D models for hands-on experimenting of salt and freshwater features. Mix up a batch of our famous “liquid lava” to take home.
Essential Standard: 3.E.2.1, 3.E.2.2: Compare the structures of the Earth’s surface using models or three-dimensional diagrams.


skeletonSkin-n-Bones (VIRTUAL or In-School)
Get the “Bare Bone Facts” about the skeletal and muscular systems on this anatomical adventure. Put on surgical gloves and have a hands-on look at REAL animal hearts, kidneys, eyeballs and more!
Essential Standard: 3.L.1.1, 3.L.1.2: Understand human body systems and how they are essential for life: protection, movement and support.


Plant Power (In-School Only)
plant in test tube “Trans-plant” yourself into the wonderful world of Botany and explore the properties of soil. Watch flowers change color right before your eyes and then grow your own “Plant Pal” with drought defending crystals. Journey through the life cycle of plants and dissect flowers before our finale’ “Xploda-Soda!”
Essential Standard: 3.L.2.1, 3.L.2.2, 3.L.2.3, 3.L.2.4: Understand how plants survive in their environments.