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SCOTT FORESMAN Science (Grade 3, Student Edition + Audio)


Lessons in the Scott Foresman Science Grade 3 Student's Book are organized in four units: Life Science, Earth Science, Physical Science, and Space and Technology. Each unit contains a balance between important science content and hands-on activities (through scaffolded inquiry) that support every lesson. You'll also find biographies, careers, and a NASA Connection in all units.


Unit A: Life Science
Chapter 1: Plants and How They Grow
- Lesson 1: What are the main parts of a plant?
- Lesson 2: Why do plants need roots and stems?
- Lesson 3: How are plants grouped?
- Lesson 4: How do new plants grow?
- Lesson 5: How are plants from the past like today’s plants?
Chapter 2: How Animals Live
- Lesson 1: How are animals grouped?
- Lesson 2: How do animals grow and change?
- Lesson 3: How do adaptations help animals?
- Lesson 4: How are animals from the past like today’s animals?
Chapter 3: Where Plants and Animals Live
- Lesson 1: What are ecosystems?
- Lesson 2: Which ecosystems have few trees?
- Lesson 3: What are some forest ecosystems?
- Lesson 4: What are water ecosystems?
Chapter 4: Plants and Animals Living Together
- Lesson 1: How do living things interact?
- Lesson 2: How do living things get energy?
- Lesson 3: How do living things compete?
- Lesson 4: How do environments change?
- Lesson 5: What is a healthy environment for people?
- Lesson 6: How can people stay healthy?

Unit B: Earth Science
Chapter 5: Water
- Lesson 1: Why is water important?
- Lesson 2: How do forms of water change?
Chapter 6: Weather
- Lesson 1: What makes up weather?
- Lesson 2: How are weather patterns different?
Chapter 7: Rocks and Soil
- Lesson 1: How do rocks form?
- Lesson 2: What are minerals?
- Lesson 3: Why is soil important?
Chapter 8: Changes on Earth
- Lesson 1: What are Earth’s layers?
- Lesson 2: What are volcanoes and earthquakes?
- Lesson 3: What are weathering and erosion?
Chapter 9: Natural Resources
- Lesson 1: What are resources?
- Lesson 2: How can we protect our resources?
- Lesson 3: What are ways to use resources again?

Unit C: Physical Science
Chapter 10: Matter and Its Properties
- Lesson 1: How can we describe matter?
- Lesson 2: How are properties of matter measured?
Chapter 11: Changes in Matter
- Lesson 1: What are physical changes in matter?
- Lesson 2: What are some ways to combine matter?
- Lesson 3: What are chemical changes in matter?
Chapter 12: Forces and Motion
- Lesson 1: What happens when things change position?
- Lesson 2: How does force affect motion?
- Lesson 3: How do simple machines affect work?
Chapter 13: Energy
- Lesson 1: What is energy?
- Lesson 2: How does energy change form?
- Lesson 3: What is heat energy?
- Lesson 4: What is light energy?
- Lesson 5: What is electrical energy?
Chapter 14: Sound
- Lesson 1: What causes sounds?
- Lesson 2: How does sound travel?

Unit D: Space and Technology
Chapter 15: Patterns in the Sky
- Lesson 1: What are some patterns that repeat every day?
- Lesson 2: What patterns repeat every year?
- Lesson 3: Why does the Moon’s shape change?
- Lesson 4: What are star patterns?
Chapter 16: The Solar System
- Lesson 1: What are the parts of the solar system?
- Lesson 2: What are the planets?
Chapter 17: Science in Our Lives
- Lesson 1: How does technology affect our lives?
- Lesson 2: What are some new technologies?
- Lesson 3: How does technology help us get energy?


Multimedia Animations
- Plants Change and Grow
- Life Cycle of a Frog
- Bird Bill Adaptations
- Dinosaur Exhibit
- Whale Adaptions
- North American Ecosystems
- What Do Plants and Animals Need?
- Ocean Plants and Animals
- Ecosystems
- Food Chain
- Food Web
- Water Cycle
- Reading a Rain Gauge
- Sedimentary Rock Formation
- Rock Cycle
- Name That Mineral
- Joy of Soil
- San Andreas Fault System
- Volcanic Eruption
- Inside a Cave- Forms of Matter
- Recycling
- Comparing Weights
- Bob's Bistro of Matter
- Water Changes
- Mixtures, Compounds, and Elements
- Chemical Reaction Investigator
- Measuring Motion
- Transfer of Motion
- Magnetic Fields
- Skateboard School
- How to Build a Sandwich
- Heat Changes Things
- The Effect of Colored Light
- Parallel Circuit
- Light Energy
- Sound Energy
- Star Patterns
- Solar System
- Viewing Planets
- Nano Boy's

AudioText gives students with reading difficulties, limited English proficiency, or auditory learning styles full access to the contents of Scott Foresman Science Grade 3. Complete narrations of the Student Edition help students learn science more effectively. Text is recorded at a normal, instructional pace so that students can follow along easily in their books. There are separate mp3s for pages of text in the Student Edition.

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