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Traveling Scientist- Third Grade

    

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Each program is 60 minutes in length. 

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Eight Legs or Six?

NGSS Standards Supported: 3-LS1-1. and 3-LS3-1.
Stereotypes and fear towards insects and spiders are lessened as students learn about the animals’ body parts and experience the thrill of touching live arthropods! Through various hands-on lab stations, students discover the important role some of these animals have on Earth as decomposers.

MAD Plants

NGSS Standards Supported: 3-LS3-2. and 3-LS4-4.
In cooperative teams, students will design a native plant garden based on the plants’ growing requirements, learn how plants move, adapt or die in response to environmental conditions, identify native plants using their adaptations as clues, and explore the plant communities of California through a hands-on map activity.

Magnets are Magnificent!

NGSS Standards Supported: 3-PS2-3. and 3-PS2-4.
Magnetism magic is demystified as students investigate electromagnetic motors, magnets and compasses.  Working in cooperative teams, students visit various hands-on lab stations and complete experiments to gain a better understanding of the role magnets play in our everyday lives.  

Amazing Animals - Various Grades

NGSS Standards Supported: 3-LS4-3.
Experience a variety of live animals and learn about the unique characteristics and behaviors of mammals, reptiles, birds, and other species of the animal kingdom!   Amazing Animals focuses on grade-specific NGSS standards, and is adaptable for any grade.  This program is also available as a large group assembly.

Birds of Prey - Various Grades

Hawks, owls, and other raptors are brought into the classroom to teach students about the roles these predators play in the balance of nature. Students visit lab stations, which include experiencing hawk vision and discovering the diet of an owl through an owl pellet dissection.  This program is also available as a large group assembly.

Rethink Resources - Various Grades

Is all of our trash really waste? Rethink Resources uses trash to explore the connection between humans and the natural world. Through hands-on activities that focus on the five R's: Reduce, Reuse, Rot, Repurpose, and Recycle, students will develop a deeper understanding of the importance of natural resources and how we can conserve them by producing less waste.


To better support the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), our programs underwent some changes starting in the 2017-2018 school year. The programs listed above are the best programs for 3rd Grade. Nurturing a Natural Curiosity Inside the Outdoors logo with tree, bird, stream 714-708-3885 insidetheoutdoors@ocde.us