3 – Interconnections

Standards

Utah Third Grade Science Core

Utah Third Grade Social Studies Core

Lesson Planning

Unit 1: Interrelationships: Communities & their Environments

Essential Question 1: What determines if something is considered a living thing?

1 – Characteristics of Living Things

2 – Living Things Grow and Develop

Essential Question 2: How does environment determine where living things (humans) exist?

3 – NEWS

4 – Understanding Globes

5 – Exploring the Globe

6 – Landforms and Ecosystems

7 – Where People Live

Essential Question 3: How do changes/adaptations in the environment impact living things and their communities?

8 – Living Things Adapt to their Environment

9 – North and South American Communities – Lesson Taught in English by the English Partner Teacher

Essential Question 4: How do living and non-living things adapt as the size of their environment grows?

10 – Habitat- Small Environments

11 – Environmental Comparisons

Essential Question 5: In what ways does community and environment shape human culture?

12 – Introduction to Early Indigenous Cultures – Lesson Taught in English by the English Partner Teacher

13 – Environment and Communities of Early Indigenous Cultures – Lesson Taught in English by the English Partner Teacher

14 – The Elements of Culture – Lesson Taught in English by the English Partner Teacher

15 – Legends (Northeastern Woodland American Indians) – Lesson Taught in English by the English Partner Teacher

16 – Potlatch (Northwest American Indians) – Lesson Taught in English by the English Partner Teacher

Unit 2: Finding Out About Force

Essential Question 1: How does the strength of a force affect its impact on an object?

17 – Push or Pull

18 – Force and Motion

19 – Force Applied to an Object

20 – Collision zone

Essential Question 2: How have humans applied the concept of changes in force and motion to their inventions?

21 – Simple Machines

22 – Simple Machines Inventions

Essential Question 3: In what ways does gravity affect the motion of an object?

23 – Introduction to Gravity

24 – Gravity is a Force

25 – Roller Coasters

Essential Question 4: How does gravity affect me?

3 – 26 – Gravity Experiment

Unit 3 Interactions: The Earth, Moon, Sun & Heat

Essential Question 1: In what ways are the earth and moon similar and different?

27 – All about the Moon

Essential Question 2: How does Earth’s rotation on its axis affect the apparent movement of the sun in the sky?

28 – Motions of the Earth and Moon

29 – Phases of the Moon

Essential Question 3: What impact does lack of sunlight have on living things?

30 – The Sun

31 – Plants Need Sunlight

32 – Sunlight Affects People and Animals

Essential Question 4: What are some ways that you can create heat or light?

33 – Heat Sources

34 – Heat Produced by Machines

35 – Friction

Unit 4 Responsibility: My Classroom, Community, and Country

Essential Question 1: What does it mean to be a member of a community?

36 – Living in a Community – Lesson Taught in English by the English Partner Teacher

Essential Question 2: What are our rights and responsibilities as members of a community?

37 – Patriotic Symbols and Traditions – Lesson Taught in English by the English Partner Teacher

38 – Responsible Community Members – Lesson Taught in English by the English Partner Teacher

Essential Question 3: How does our government help us and our community?

39 – Our Government – Lesson Taught in English by the English Partner Teacher

Essential Question 4: How do we practice civic responsibility?

40 – Practicing Civic Responsibility – Lesson Taught in English by the English Partner Teacher

Resources

Interconnections Correlated Literature List (Media List)

Benchmark Correlated Support Literature

Heinemann Correlated Support Literature

Rosen Correlated Support Literature

Teachers’ Lesson Ideas

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