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Grade 3 - Science Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE)


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3rd Grade Science Georgia Standards of Excellence

Distance Learning

​This plan was specifically designed for use during these uncertain times as support for school districts, administrators, teachers, and parents who are working tirelessly to provide students with quality content in a remote format. The plan includes both "plugged and unplugged" activities.​

​​3rd Grade Distance Learning Plan: ​Rocks and Soils​

Instructional Resources

3rd Grade Science Curriculum Map

Third Grade Pacing Guides

1. Rocks, Soils and Fossils of Georgia
2. Under the Sun
3. Pollution and Conservation

Instructional Segments

1. Rocks, Soils, and Fossils of Georgia​

Lab - My Soil Record
Lab - My Plant Record
What’s in a Rock
Moh’s Hardness Scale
Pictures - Rocks Become Soil
Research Guide – Regions of Georgia
PowerPoint: Rocks in Regions of Georgia
Data Sheet - Fossil Dig

2. Under the Sun
PowerPoint: Animal Adaptations

3. Pollution and Conservation
PowerPoint: Rubber Duck Races

Essential Toolkit - TRL Public

New resources are currently being added to the Statewide Longitudinal Data System (SLDS) of the Essential Toolkit within the Teacher Resource Link (TRL Public). SLDS is available to all public school educators in Georgia. If you are not a public educator and need access to resources, please visit TRL Public.

Science GSE Feedback Program

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