Grade 3 to Grade 5 Science Lesson Plans
Rid of Germs - This is a good activity to do in the winter when students
spend a lot of time indoors. It shows how easily viruses like the common
cold can be passed. Be prepared though because getting rid of all the
glitter afterward will take awhile!
Fast Does It Fall - The student will be able to determine how fast
objects of different weights fall when they are dropped from the same
It Cold - Students learn a lot by trial and error. In this lesson
students will try to be the ones to keep a popsicle frozen the longest.
This is a good activity to do outside on a hot day. Just make sure you
pack extra ice pops for the students to eat!
or Solid or Neither - This experiment is a childhood favorite. Mixing
cornstarch and water together creates a substance that seems to be both
a solid and a liquid. Students enjoy rolling it into a ball and then watching
it run through their fingers when they stop.
a Ramp - The student will be able to compare two ramps to find out
which one allows a vehicle to roll the farthest.
Around the Body - Students will know the parts of the body that make
up each of the 4 body systems.
Farming Technology - Students will Identify and describe the parts
of a flowering plant. Differentiate between types of plants.
Flight - Learn about Daniel Bernoulli to see how the decrease in air
pressure which occurs when air is moving (relative to air which is not
moving or is moving more slowly) allows birds to fly.
Building - To use knowledge of forces to create strong bridges out
Bag Science - The purpose of this investigation is to introduce students
to the concept of electricity and dispel any fears they may have that
they don't understand the concept.
- The purpose of this activity is to introduce aerodynamics to the students
by challenging them to devise the best ways to keep a bubble aloft.
About Bees - The student will know the parts of a bee and their functions.
you take the Pressure - This lesson introduces students to the concept
of air pressure. Students will explore how air pressure creates force
on an object.
Hide and Seek - Students will be able to answer the key question:
How does camouflage affect a critter's ability to survive?
Links - We give examples of ways in which pesticides enter food chain.
a Simple Machine - Students will be able to Formulate a model to show
force, gravity, and velocity.
- Students will create a concept web to organize ideas about interactions
- Children will appreciate the significant impact that soil erosion has
on water quality and how leaf canopies and plants significantly prevent
erosion of soil.
a Fish - Understand the reason for the existence of several types
of species of animals.
and Furious - Determine the motion of an object by following and measuring
its position over time with 100% accuracy.
Food Groups - Students will differentiate between different types
of foods to determine which of the five food groups they belong in.
- Fossils are evidence of organisms that lived long ago.
Single Cells to Body Systems - What Are Cells? What Do They Do?
Smart - What are the functions of the heart?
Do We Hear? - Ask the class to listen carefully as the teacher rings
each of the tuning forks separately, then work together to line the forks
up from lowest to highest pitch.
Magnets Work - In this lesson students will be introduced to the basic
principles of magnets and how they work.
The Five Senses Take In Information - Reading several books about
Trees by Leaves - Students will be able to recognize common trees
by sight and gain a familiarity with the resources and procedures to tree
identification for unknown species.
Passing Through; Transparent - Understanding how objects react to
and Potential Energy - Students investigate and understand how kinetic
energy can be stored as potential energy and then be released as kinetic
or Small Intestine - Student will be able to connect the relation
of the large intestine, small intestine, rectum, and anus to the entire
Cycle of a Salmon - The student will draw a simplified diagram to
illustrate the life cycle of a fish (salmon).
- The students will learn to recognize the six simple machines and how
they are used in everyday life.
chains and Food Webs - How do living things get the energy they need?
- To discover why magnets repel or attract one another. To understand
why all metals are not attracted by magnets.
Are Everywhere; Whales - Given the topic of killer whales, the students
will write in Microsoft Word several paragraphs using the proper format
and facts with few or no mistakes.
Molecules - They will also understand and demonstrate the movement
of molecules when heated or cooled.
Awareness Brochure - For children, through the means of using technology,
will become better acquainted with the effects nature has on the world.
of Animals - The Needs of Animals in order to survive.
in Our Solar System - Students will have an understanding of the main
components of our solar system and how they interact.
Soil Types - Students will record data in a chart. Students will conclude
how soils differ.
Advocacy Project - Synthesize researched information to create a product
which educates the public about and or advocates for a particular conservation
practice intended to preserve the ocean ecosystem.
of Light - Students will experiment with flashlights and mirrors,
and random objects.
Thermometers - Looking at thermometers and learning how to read them.
- The Impact on Humans.
and Mineral Attributes - Students are able to identify the various
attributes of rocks and minerals.
in the Sahel - Students will, at the end of this lesson(group of lessons)
be able to gain a much better understanding of the Sahel, the countries
making up the area in which they live, its people, landforms, and wildlife.
Search" - This is a lesson for day one of a seeds and plants unit.
Changes With Chocolate - Conduct investigations that explore the properties
of matter and changes in matter.
Table - Have students set up a stream table which will represent a
model of the Grand Canyon.
Busy Life of a Particle - The lesson is focused primarily on students
having an understanding of streams and their contents along with graphing
and presenting the information they have found.
Earth and its Moon - Students will understand that the Earth rotates
once each day on its axis, this is cause of night and day.
Food Pyramid - Students will develop a general knowledge of the food
pyramid and learn what foods they need to be eating in order to stay healthy.
Human Body Systems - Students will demonstrate knowledge on how the
human body is made up of systems with structures that are related.
Planets - Students will know the 4 inner planets and their common
Sun - We are going to use our Safe "sun" glasses experiment to view
the sun but not actually look directly at it.
Wonders of Weather - The study of weather patterns and how they differ
throughout the United States.
Scientific Method and Science Fairs - Children understand the scientific
process, beginning with the problem, then stating the hypothesis.
of Rocks - TLW describe the relationship between rocks and minerals.
- Students will be able to create a concept map describing the volcano
type assigned and give a presentation to the class or small group.
50 Grade 3 - Grade 5 Science Lesson Plans