Third Grade NGSS 3-LS1, 3-LS2, 3-LS3, and 4-LS4: Life Science Unit



These 3rd-grade lesson plans include everything you need to teach the third-grade NGSS 3-LS1, 3-LS2, 3-LS3, and 3-LS4 Life Science standards.

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Lessons in this unit:

Lesson 1 – Organisms Have Unique Life Cycles

Lesson 2 – Some Animals Live in Groups

Lesson 3 – What are Inherited Traits?

Lesson 4 – Different Types of Environments for Different Types of Animals

Lesson 5 – Animals Adaptations

Lesson 6 – Plant Adaptations

Lesson 7 – Will This Organism Survive Here?

Lesson 8 – Forest Fires Can Be Beneficial

Lesson 9 – What Do Fossils Tell Us?

Please make sure that you have access to YouTube before purchasing this unit.

Included within this resource are:

– the standards

– suggested YouTube Videos and Books

– Biologist Poster

– What is an Organism? Poster

* KLEWS Chart (KWL for Science)

– student worksheets for recording information

*Metamorphosis of a Frog Posters

– Self-Assessment for a group project

– 6 Reading Passages about Animals that Live in Groups

– Task Cards of different groups of animals for students to observe inherited traits from

– Task Cards for “Does this Organism Live Here?” Activity

– Habitat Photographs

* 5 Ecosystems Reading Passages

* 6 Animal Adaptations Reading Passages

* 5 Plant Adaptations Reading Passages

– Fossils Reading and Research Activity

– Fossils Posters

– 27 colorful essential vocabulary cards with graphics and definitions

1 review for Third Grade NGSS 3-LS1, 3-LS2, 3-LS3, and 4-LS4: Life Science Unit

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    Caitlyn’s review on TpT:
    “This resource was an absolute lifesaver when it came time to teach my third graders’ life science! The links were easy to use and the students enjoyed the lessons and activities.”

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