Ms. Holland's 3rd Grade Science Class


You have just landed in a classroom where science ROCKS!  Science is such an amazing subject.  In this class you will explore physical science, life science, earth and space science, and environmental science.  In this class you will research, conduct experiements, grow plants, raise animals, and many more fun things.  I hope that you like getting down and dirty as there will be lots of hands-on learning.  


Class Rules:

1. Be on time ready to work when the bell rings.

2. Keep hands and feet to yourself.   

3. Be kind, respectful, and courteous to others. 

4. Keep your work area neat and tidy.  

Next Generation Science Standards

Steps in the Scientific Method

1. Ask a Question

2. Do Background Research

3. Construct a Hypothesis

4. Test Your Hypothesis by Doing an Experiment

5. Analyze Your Data and Draw a Conclusion

6. Communicate Your Results

"Cool" Science Videos

For Further Reading/Exploring

Book:  Tug of War:  All About Balance by K. Hall.   When the bigger Beasties take on the smaller Beasties in a game of tug-of-war, they soon learn that size matters.

Activity:  Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence of the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces on the motion of an object.


Book:  Balancing Act by E. Walsh.  Two mice make a teeter-totter. They're balancing just fine, but then along comes a frog. Can they make room for one more friend on their teeter-totter? What about two? What about more? But then a big bird comes along and wants to play too.

Activity:  Make observations and/or measurements of an object’s motion to provide evidence that a pattern can be used to predict future motion


Book:  Cactus Hotel by B. Guiberson.   A story about a desert, a giant cactus, and the animals who live in it.

Activity:  Develop models to describe that organisms have unique and diverse life cycles but all have in common birth, growth, reproduction, and death.