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Science Supplies for Our Third Grade Units

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Science Supplies for Third Grade Units

If you are ordering science supplies to go with our science units, we made this list to make ordering easier for you, especially if your school has an Amazon account.  Yes, we are Amazon affiliates.  This means we get a small profit from each sale, at no extra cost to you.


 Third Grade Physical Science Supplies

Unit:  Motion and Stability Forces and Interactions



2 ropes for tug-of-war

rulers with a groove in them                  


magnets with N and S labeled  (I never realized how expensive good magnets are!)             

small Matchbox type cars

various shapes and sizes of magnets

5 tape measures




a variety of metal and nonmetal objects

– Book suggestions:


Forces Make Things Move – Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Gravity is a Mystery – Frank M. Branley   or   You Wouldn’t Want to Live Without Gravity – Anne Rooney

What Makes a Magnet? by Franklyn M. Branley


Third Grade Life Science Supplies

Units:  From Molecules to Organisms Structures and Processes
Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics

             Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits
Biological Evolution Unity and Diversity

optional: mealworms or Painted Lady Butterflies for Carolina Biological Supply Co.

– Book suggestions:


Animals that Live in Groups – Kelsi T. Tjernagel

Do Animals Work Together? – Faith H. Brynie

Gregor Mendel: The Friar Who Grew Peas – Cheryl Bardoe

Inheritance of Traits: Why My Dog is Bigger Than Your Dog? – Better Word Press

Forest Fire! – Mary Ann Fraser  (I love this book, but it is over $500 new now?!? – get it used on Amazon)

Fire! A Renewal of a Forest – Celia Godkin

Plant Adaptations – Sarah Lalonde

Animal Adaptations – Sarah Lalonde


Third Grade Earth Science Supplies


Unit:  Earth’s Systems and Earth and Human Activity



popsicle sticks                           

modeling clay

index cards

masking tape

– Book suggestions:


Inside a Hurricane – Magic School Bus

Kid’s Book of Weather Forecasting – Mark Bree and Kathleen Friestad

Explore Weather and Climate – Kathleen M. Reilly

If you are interested in science materials for other grade levels click here.

And remember, it’s all science!


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