The Next Generation Science Standards for 3rd Grade pack a lot into one year of teaching. The only way a to cover all of these standards is to integrate with other subjects. I like to integrate hands-on science lessons with the CCSS for Reading Informational Text. Using nonfiction passages to further develop the students’ understanding is a great way to incorporate reading into the subject of science.
Sometimes I have students participate in sorting or matching games to reinforce the learning.