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Static Electricity, Magnetism, & Cause and Effect Relationships for 3rd Grade Science

This complete unit will help you cover static electricity, magnetism, and cause and effect relationships in your 3rd grade science class!

This LARGE unit will save you tons of time and keep your class engaged!

If you use everything included and follow my suggested schedule, this unit will cover 8 days worth of lessons!

Students will learn about the cause and effect relationship between two objects not in contact with each other. Students will figure out ways to move objects that are not touching. They will ask questions to determine cause and effect relationships.

This resource includes five labs to meet the third grade standard for NGSS.

Ask questions to determine cause and effect relationships of electric or magnetic interactions between two objects not in contact with each other.

NGSS 3-PS2-3

It also addresses Utah SEEd standard 3.3.4.

Plan and carry out an investigation to determine cause and effect relationships of electric or magnetic interactions between two objects not in contact with each other.

Utah SEEd 3.3.4

Your students will LOVE these static electricity labs!

This resource includes a slide show, informational text articles with comprehension questions, hands-on lab activities, and more!

Other teachers LOVE this resource!

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Great resource. My students loved the exciting labs! They really seemed to learn the material. This is a really well-designed unit and algins with the standards.

Camille J.

This has so many fun hands-on activities for students to do both remotely and in person. We had a blast with this and I had good feedback from my distance learners.

Sarah B.

Try this complete unit in your 3rd grade class TODAY:

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I am so impressed with this unit which manages to be distance learning and hands-on at the same time.  Really well thought out and engaging activities that allow students to practice each of the eight Science and Engineering Practices.  Really no prep for me!

 
Science and Engineering Practices Distance Education Unit

Tina S

Teaching Science with Lynda R. Williams
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2016-05-03T18:05:39-06:00

Tina S

I am so impressed with this unit which manages to be distance learning and hands-on at the same time.  Really well thought out and engaging activities that allow students to practice each of the eight Science and Engineering Practices.  Really no prep for me!   Science and Engineering Practices Distance Education Unit
The elephant article was excellent but I also thought the lab on dissecting a flower was broken down so easily, even telling me where to get inexpensive flowers!  This resource helped me teach this challenging standard in an engaging way.  Worth every penny!

 
Structure and Function NGSS 4-LS1-1 and 4-LS1-2

Richard S

Teaching Science with Lynda R. Williams
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2016-05-03T18:07:52-06:00

Richard S

The elephant article was excellent but I also thought the lab on dissecting a flower was broken down so easily, even telling me where to get inexpensive flowers!  This resource helped me teach this challenging standard in an engaging way.  Worth every penny!   Structure and Function NGSS 4-LS1-1 and 4-LS1-2
As always, Lynda provides perfect alignment with the standards.

 
Age of the Earth and Geologic Time Scale NGSS MS ESS1-4

Sharon M

Teaching Science with Lynda R. Williams
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2016-05-03T18:24:44-06:00

Sharon M

As always, Lynda provides perfect alignment with the standards.   Age of the Earth and Geologic Time Scale NGSS MS ESS1-4
Thank you so much for creating this resource! It is such a fun and engaging activity for my students, especially during distance learning.

 
Honey Bee Digital Escape Distance Learning

Expedition Fourth

Teaching Science with Lynda R. Williams
2020-11-03T20:44:55-07:00

Expedition Fourth

Thank you so much for creating this resource! It is such a fun and engaging activity for my students, especially during distance learning.   Honey Bee Digital Escape Distance Learning
My students loved this unit. I was able to present different elements of it throughout the month. It is hard to find interesting non-fictional, age-appropriate text for my students that they will enjoy. This was a great unit that aligned well for my students who have very different goals within the same group.

 
Compare and Contrast Two Texts on Reindeer

Heidi J

Teaching Science with Lynda R. Williams
2020-11-03T20:45:49-07:00

Heidi J

My students loved this unit. I was able to present different elements of it throughout the month. It is hard to find interesting non-fictional, age-appropriate text for my students that they will enjoy. This was a great unit that aligned well for my students who have very different goals within the same group.   Compare and Contrast Two Texts on Reindeer
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