Grade 3 Science

The magazine "Time" is presented for Grades K-6 teachers.
"Time" for Kids

A to Z Teacher Stuff is a teacher-created site designed to help teachers find online resources more quickly and easily. Find lesson plans, thematic units, teacher tips, discussion forums for teachers, downloadable teaching materials & eBooks, printable worksheets and blacklines, emergent reader books, themes, and more.

A to Z Teacher Stuff

Choose to play an interactive, online scientific mystery, search the database for grade and subject appropriate activities, or view graphics and animations. This is a large website with a lot to offer!

Access Excellence Activities Exchange

Hundreds of activities for your students.  Both online and printable options available.

Animal Pictures, Games, Flashcards, etc.

A three day lesson where students choose an animal to learn about, keep track of sources, and draw their animal.

Animal Report Booklet

Welcome to Ask A Scientist! Our service has been in operation since 1991. We have already compiled answers to more than 20,000 questions - and this site now receives more than nine million hits each month!

If you have a question, first check our Archives to see if it has been asked and answered before. Ask A Scientist includes Archives containing questions that our volunteer scientists have answered since our service began. And since 1991, questions have come from every country on the planet!

Ask a Scientist Service

The BBC has a terrific site for English, Math and Science learning.  The activities are highly interactive and engaging!

BBC BItesize KS2 Links

A series of lessons, worksheets, charts, and tables from Enchanted Learning's site. Some items are available to everyone but some items are only available to members of the site.

Biomes and Habitats

Bubbabrain is a question and answer review game that would work very well on an interactive whiteboard.  You can either choose from user-created questions or create your own.  Both words and images are supported.


This site has activities and daily news.

CBC for Kids

Do a search for "Lesson Plan Ideas" for various levels and subjects, including Simple Machines, Space Exploration, Structures and Shapes, Sound.

Canada Science and Technology Museum
The Children's University of Manchester is an interactive, online learning site for grades 2-6.  There are mostly science topics here but you can also learn about Ancient Egypt, Textiles, and Words.

Children's University of Manchester

Saskatchewan people will now be able to find climate change information more easily, understand climate change and learn what to do to lessen its effects.  There are many links on this site for educators, along with some Mini-Units based on the Saskatchewan's K - Grade 12 Curriculum (although these units do not reflect the recent renewal of curricula).

Climate Change Saskatchewan

This is one cool site for all elementary students. There are informative videos, articles, interactive activities and games.
Discovery Kids: Home Page

Explore the World of Earth Science. An incredible site with interactive visualizations and investigations about all topics of Earth Science.

Earth Science

Eduweb develops award-winning digital learning games and interactives about art, history, science, and technology.  Their mission is to "create exciting and effective learning experiences that hit the sweet spot where learning theory, digital technology, and fun meet." 


Eduweb Interactive Learning Games

Help! Time is running out for the world's endangered species. You are about to take a trip across North America. Why are some animals on the endangered species list? What is being done to protect them?

Your job is to report about an endangered animal of North America. You will be working as a team with another scientist. You will need to present your final report to the Conservation Committee to bring more awareness about the situation of these animals in North America.
Endangered Animals

Explore science topics with our fun, interactive, on-line games. Iinspired by well-tested, hands-on classroom activities from our Engaging Science teacher workshops. Topics to learn about include Earth and Space Science, Physical Science, and Life Science.

Engaging Science Online Activities

A variety of links to games, information, experiments, and fun concerning bubbles!


The Exploratorium Museum in San Francisco has compiled a collection of "snacks", or miniature experiments of popular exhibits at their facility.  These are perfect for classrooms!

Snacks about Mechanics

The Exploratorium Museum in San Francisco has compiled a collection of "snacks", or miniature experiments of popular exhibits at their facility.  These are perfect for classrooms!

Snacks About Heat

Online since 1993, the Exploratorium was one of the first science museums to build a site on the World Wide Web. Our site now contains over 15,000 Web pages exploring hundreds of different topics. 

Exploratorium: the museum of science, art and human perception

This exciting site has much to offer the sciene teacher.  Browse through the "Web-based Classroom Projects" for a variety of elementary, middle and high school projects.

Fermilab Science Education

Have the students delve deeper into the world of fossils by completing the webquest.

Fossils - A WebQuest

Choose your grade level and subject to access flashcards to test your knowledge of that area.  This is an American website so you may have visit other grade levels for any Saskatchewan subjects that are not listed for your grade level.

Select the appropriate age of your students and choose from a variety of Mathematics, Geography, Art, Science, Language Arts, etc. games.

FunBrain Game Finder

Gizmos are online simulations that power inquiry and understanding.  You can browse for math or science gizmos for students from Grade 3 to Grade 12.  These are great for whiteboard use!


This site features resources (units and internet sites) that support the Saskatchewan Science Curriculum objectives grades 1-9.

Grade Specific Science Resources

Graphics of all Constellations is just a click away.  Great pictures that are print-friendly.

Graphics of Constellations

We are going on an adventure to a special habitat. We will learn as much as possible about this habitat and the life within it. We will be hunting through the World Wide Web. This might also be appropriate for the Grade 2 Saskatchewan Curriculum.

Habitat WebQuest

As you read and learn about Canada's vanishing natural heritage, you might want to know what an individual can do about it. Well, you've come to the right section, because we've included many practical and doable ideas that you can begin implementing to help Canada's wildlife right now. So, whether you just start out by making your own backyard nature-friendly, or take on a bigger project including your whole community, we know that you'll enjoy the sense of accomplishment you get from making the world a better place for wildlife.


Action and Awareness

Here are some links that can be powerful whole-group instructional tools when used on an interactive whiteboard.  These are grouped by subject area and subdivided by grade levels.

Interactive Whiteboard Links
Learn about the sun, the planets, the moons and other solar objects.  This series of webpages has interactive graphics, easy to read text and is great for students and teachers alike!

Kids Astronomy

A template for collecting and displaying different types of leaves.  You can customize the information that the students need to include based on their ability.

Leaf Collecting

No matter what your grade level or subject area, Learn Alberta's website has many resources for you.  You can find resources by grade, subject, keyword, media type, audience, language or learning resource type. 

Developed for teachers and students, finds the best science interactives and resources in the world.  Choose an area of science to discover and find resources for your grade level.
Throughout the centuries, humans have been challenged to make life easier.  One way to accomplish this was to invent tools to make jobs less difficult. We know these tools as machines. The tools most people think about when they hear the word "machine" are actually a combination of two or more simple machines. There are six types of simple machines: the inclined plane, wedge, screw, levers, pulley, and the wheel and axle.

Simple Machines

There are so many places on the web to find lessons. I hope this one is a little different. I have found some amazing sites that I would like to share with everyone. I have included lots of sites to search through. Just pick out what you need. You will soon find the ones that are what you need.

Marcia's Lesson Links

The McGraw-Hill Companies have compiled a list of grades 3-6 Science lessons that correspond with their textbooks.  Even if you do not use these particular textbooks in your classrooms, there are still great ideas for every science class!

McGraw-Hill Science Resources

This method of research is used to walk an entire class through the research process at the beginning of the year.

Micro-Research Model

Make your SmartBoard more interactive with these Flash animations.  Simply download one of the mini-movies for science or math and use them on your interactive whiteboards.

Mister Teacher

Ce site Web des modules de science a été crée pour les élèves et les enseignants de la 1ère à la 5e année du programme de français immersion.

Page d'accueil

A series of video questions and answers geared towards children.  Some questions include "How is a Snowboarder Like an Astronaut?", "How Long Does It Take to Call Mars?", and "What is a Sonic Boom?".

NASA Brain Bites - Munchies For Your Mind

Activities, Experiments,Games, Stories, News, Animals, Pictures ~ all are found on this site.

National Geographic Kids

This site has been categorized by grade to make your search easier. The lessons are online based and weave nicely with the curriculum in both science and social studies.

Lesson Plans and Activities

NetVet Veterinary Resources / Electronic Zoo Animal Species. The title speaks for itself. Everything one wanted to know about animals ... and then some.

NetVet Veterinary Resources / Electronic Zoo Animal Species

Energy, and the essential role it plays in today's society, is a complex topic for elementary school children. Our theme - save energy, save nature - provides a practical introduction to the subject. It can be used to help kids understand the relationship between energy production and use and environmental problems such as smog and climate change.

Kids Club

Busy teachers are always looking for new teaching ideas and ways to save time. The Saskatoon Public Schools OLC has compiled a list of online resources that their teachers have created or recommended. 

Online Learning Centre Resources 

Language Arts, the Arts, Math, and Social Science games for Pre-K - Grade 5 are offered to help make your whiteboard lessons fun and educational!

PBS Kids Interactive Whiteboard Games

Pics4Learning is a copyright-friendly image library for teachers and students. The Pics4Learning collection consists of thousands of images that have been donated by students, teachers, and amateur photographers. Unlike many Internet sites, permission has been granted for teachers and students to use all of the images donated to the Pics4Learning collection.

Pics4Learning - Tech4Learning

Free & fun science resources for children, young people, teachers and parents.

Planet Science

You are an astronaut on a mission to another planet in our solar system. You will join a crew to gather information about your destination. When you become experts, you will voyage to this planet. After exploring it, you will contact Mission Control on Earth by cyber postcard to communicate your impressions and data.

Planet WebQuest

Free lesson plans, activity ideas and resources for primary teachers.  Math, science, art, ELA, P.E., music and more are available here!

Primary Resources

Games, puzzles, and virtual worlds to encourage learning in math, language arts, science and social studies.  Check the curriculum guide page to find activities that meet your needs. - The Fun Place to Learn!

A list of experiments on topics such as "Inertia", "Floatation", and "Cohesion".

Reeko's Bag of Tricks
Browse and download lessons and demonstrations made for the Smartboard!

SMART Exchange

A collection of lesson plans and experiments for all grade levels.

San Diego Zoo Resources

This series of webpages was created by a retired teacher in Regina.  It includes pages on Canada, Space, The Arctic, Animals, Winter, Pioneers, Saskatchewan, Plains Indians, and more.

Saskatchewan and Canada Information

Teaching Resources, Student Activities, Reproducibles, and more! | Teachers

A list of science resources that are appropriate for K to Grade 2 (cycle #1), Grades 3-4 (cycle #2), or Grades 5-6 (cycle #3)

Science Activities and Printouts

The Science Learning Network (SLN) is an online community of educators, students, schools, science museums and other institutions demonstrating a new model for inquiry science education.  There is a list of resources developed by SLN museums.

Science Learning Network: Home

Providing a wealth of resources for K-12 science educators, Science NetLinks is your guide to meaningful standards-based Internet experiences for students.  Search the lesson plans, use intereactive sites, and support your students' learning.

Science Netlinks

Short movie and animated clips that help to illustrate science topics.  Over 100 clips to choose from.

Science Up Close

Students write an expository paper explaining concepts associated with simple machines.

Simple Machines Unit

Lessons and activities that focus on soil.

Soil Erosion Activities

This unit focuses on the Earth and its surroundings.  The content of this unit involves the solar system, planets, moons, asteroids, meteors, meteorites, comets, day and night, lunar cycles and the seasons.  It is a 10 week unit.

Solar System Unit

Just like the title states!!!

Space - The Basic Facts

Space links for your classroom. 

Space Links

Some really easy science demonstrations for younger audiences.

Super Simple Science Experiments

Great for Smartboard users!  Create seating plans, make jeopardy-style review games, make board games and more.

This teacher has gathered some Notebook 10 games and demonstrations for a variety of upper elementary classrooms.

Teachers Love Smart Boards
Students find out that plants are an important part of their lives by finding clues, doing experiments and solving problems about plant life.  There are 6 cases to solve, along with a teacher's guide for you to help your students get the most out of this opportunity.

The Great Plant Escape
Physics Front editors have chosen the materials on this website as exemplary resources within their categories.  One category is Physical Sciences K-8 for pre-high school physics concepts like conservation of energy, wave energy, astronomy, light, and more.

The Physics Front
Perfect for Science or Health classes!  This high-interest site explains everything dandruff to worms!

The Yuckiest Site on the Internet
Trees are Terrific... Travels with Pierre is designed to help young children (5-8 years of age) gain an appreciation of trees, observe trees in their every day lives and develop an interest in learning more about trees
Trees are Terrific

The U.S. Geological Survey provides scientific information intended to help educate the public about natural resources, natural hazards, geospatial data, and issues that affect our quality of life. Discover selected online resources, including lessons, data, maps, and more, to support teaching, learning, education (K-12), and college inquiry and research.

USGS Education

Choose your grade level (Kindergarten to Grade 8) to explore daily weather patterns and extreme weather conditions.

Weather Watch Activities
Just as the title suggests, this is a site to narrow down the search for webquests.  There are a variety of webquests, all categorized to correlate with the Ontario Curriculum in 2007.

Webquest Locator

A fun-filled activity based site to help students discover the world around them.

Welcome to Owl

This is a collection of many of the best images from NASA's planetary exploration program. See close-up photos of the planets, as well as of the space vehicles used.

Welcome to the Planets

When chemicals react, the results may be small, large, or even very dramatic. These changes in matter is what this chapter is all about.

What is Matter?

Welcome to The World Almanac for Kids Online!

Millions of kids read The World Almanac For Kids every year. Now the bestselling book has a companion Web Site -- The World Almanac For Kids Online. So dive in and explore. You might even get smarter.

World Almanac for Kids

Established in late 2004, e-Learning for Kids is a global, nonprofit foundation dedicated to fun and free learning on the Internet for children ages 5 - 12. This site offers free activities in math, science, reading and keyboarding; and they're building a community for parents and educators to share innovations and insights in childhood education.

e-Learning for Kids

GSCS Global Resources Search

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