Field Elementary School

Science

Third Grade Science Units

  • Astronomy
  • Simple Machines
  • Weather

Simple Machines

The websites below will give the students  interactive practice by using and identifying simple machines.

MIKids.com

Goldburger to Go!

EdHeads Simple Machines

Astronomy

 

 

These links can be used for additional reseach and information. 

 

 

 

 

Let's Explore the Nine Planets

http://kids.nineplanets.org/title.htm

Kid-friendly version of The Nine Planets (see below).

 

 

Solar System

http://science.nationalgeographic.com/science/space/solar-system/

Explore the solar system through interactive links where you can find statistics, size comparisons and how much you weigh on each planet?

 

**Star Child: The Solar System

http://starchild.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/StarChild/solar_system_level1/solar_system.html

Listen and Learn with NASA.  This site was created for elementary students.  For more detailed information select Level 2.

 

Welcome to the Planets

http://pds.jpl.nasa.gov/planets/

Great images of the planets.  Includes RealAudio or MP3 Audio of text.

 

Zoom Astronomy

http://www.AllAboutSpace.com/subjects/astronomy/plan

Student friendly content.  Brief information, statistical tables and good graphics.  Beware of the advertising banner at the top of the page.

 

Fun Activities

 

NASA Kids Club
http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forkids/kidsclub/flash/index.html
Have a little fun playing games as you learn about the Solar System.

 

NASA Play and Learn
http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/k-4/playandlearn/playandlearn_archive_1.html
Have a little fun playing games as you learn about the Solar System.

 

NASA Space Place
http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/en/kids/

Learn about astronomy as you play games or make craft projects.

 

Starchild: Where, Oh Where Does That Little Object Go?
http://starchild.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/StarChild/solar_system_level1/activity/planet_go.html
Identify the planets rotating  around the Sun.