Third Grade Links for Science, Social Studies, and Other Stuff

SCIENCE

  1. Try building a human skeleton with this link. Put Annie's Bones Back Together
  2. You can practice disecting an owl pellet on the computer. One of the most exciting days in science class is when we dig for vole bones inside owl pellets. Voles are small rodents as small or smaller than mice. Owls swallow them whole, but owls cannot digest the fur and bones of a vole. Owls erp up balls of fur and bone called owl pellets sort of like when a cat erps up a hairball.
  3. In our Structures of Life unit we will care for and examine crayfish.  Minnesota seems to be home for 6 different kinds of crayfish.  Unfortunately one of those species is invasive.  Learn more about them.
  4. How a flu virus invades you!
  5. Study the predictable pattern in the lunar cycle.
  6. Explore the physics of sound with the TRY THIS below...

 

> SOCIAL STUDIES

  1. Conquer the Continents is a challenging game of world map reading and country recognition.  Open up a world map and keep it handy next to you while you try this game.
  2. September's double field trip includes the Mill City Museum.....
  3. And the Stone Arch BridgeRomans built great stone arches.
  4. If you want to understand wheat, harvesting, milling, flour, and baking, please read the Little Red Hen.
  5. Hey, the tropics may have the equator, but Minneapolis has an imaginary line too!  We are on the 45th parallel, and we see the rock that marks it  during our double field trip.
  6. Learn what longitude and latitude mean and sing this song in the car.  Is that Mr. Hofmann on the accordion?
  7. Impress your friends and family with Secrets About the Presidents.

OTHER STUFF

  1. Great typing practice.
  2. If you are interested in the Greek myths try Winged Sandals and Greek myths at Starfall.
  3. We went to Orchestra Hall again this year and heard a great concert.

Finally NetTrekker is a great search engine for young students because real people review and rate the sites that it references.  Hopefully less ads and less junk.  Try it for research into science, social studies, or other stuff  Ms. Hennen in Media for the passwords you need to use it.