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3rd Grade Science: Ecology, Pollution & Conservation - Chapter Summary
Open up this chapter to aid in your 3rd grader's studies of ecology, pollution, and conservation. Our chapter materials are made by professional educators. The lessons are prepared for direct use in the classroom, as a homework resource, or as supplemental information to expand on textbook chapters. Furthermore, our instructors create these chapters to address learners at all levels. The self-paced nature of our site allows slower learners the freedom to go back over information as many times as needed. More advanced students can use this and other chapters to get ahead in their studies of science.
- Facts about ecosystems
- Ecosystem types
- Definition of biome
- Living things and different types of habitats
- Examples of the food chain and food web
- Concerns about habitat destruction
- Pollution facts
- Air pollution causes
- Water pollution types
- Definition of energy conservation
- Recycling facts
- Biography of John Muir
Who It's For
Kids who need extra help with science will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There's no faster or easier way to learn about ecology, pollution, and conservation.
- Students who have fallen behind in understanding environmental concerns
- Students who have learning disabilities or need a little extra help learning about pollution and ecology
- Students who prefer multiple ways of learning science (visual or auditory)
- Students who have missed class and need to catch up
- Students who need an efficient and convenient way to learn about ecology, pollution, and conservation
- Students who struggle to understand their science teachers
- Students who attend schools without extra science resources
How It Works
- Find lessons in the chapter that cover the ecology, pollution, and conservation topics your student needs to learn or review.
- Press play to watch the video lesson with your student or read through the text lesson.
- Review the lesson or video transcripts, emphasizing the highlighted vocab words to reinforce learning about these environmental topics.
- Test your student's understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
- Verify your student understands how different factors impact the environment by completing the 3rd Grade Science: Ecology, Pollution & Conservation chapter exam.
1. Ecosystems Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts
This lesson will focus on ecosystems. We will explore the importance of ecosystems and take a close look at the essential things that all living things need for survival.
2. Types of Ecosystems: Lesson for Kids
All over the world, different living and non-living things have special jobs they do to create a healthy, functioning in their ecosystem. Come and learn about the different types of ecosystems and what it would be like to live in them.
3. Biome Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts
Have you ever been to a hot, dry desert? How about a tropical rainforest? These are biomes. This lesson will teach you the basics of the Earth's major biomes.
4. Types of Habitats for Living Things: Lesson for Kids
Living things live in all different types of habitats. In this lesson, you'll learn what a habitat is and the different types of habitats there are, along with which animals reside in each of the habitats.
5. Food Chain Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples
In this lesson, you will learn about simple food chains and how energy is passed from producers to consumers to decomposers. You will also learn how you fit into the food chain!
6. Food Web Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples
Did you know that all living things are linked together by the food we eat? In this lesson learn how we can make a visual representation, called a food web, to show the flow of energy between different species within a community.
7. Habitat Destruction: Lesson for Kids
Did you know that 20 football fields of forests are destroyed every minute? As more humans inhabit the earth, more space and resources are needed. This lesson describes the causes and effects of habitat destruction.
8. What is Pollution? - Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts
Some of the things people do cause harm to the earth. We cause pollution when we make our water, land, and air dirty. In this lesson, you will learn what pollution is, why we have it, and what we can do about it.
9. Causes of Air Pollution Lesson for Kids
Air pollution is bad news. It can make people and animals sick. But how does the air get polluted? In this lesson, you'll learn about what causes air pollution.
10. Types of Water Pollution: Lesson for Kids
Clean water is necessary for life. When water gets polluted, it becomes unhealthy for all living creatures. In this lesson, you will learn about the different ways that water gets polluted.
11. What is Energy Conservation? - Lesson for Kids
You've probably heard people talk about energy conservation, but what does it mean? Keep reading to find out what energy conservation is, why it's important, and what you can do to help conserve energy right now.
12. Recycling Lesson for Kids: Facts & Definition
In this lesson, we will discuss recycling and why it's important. You'll learn about items that can be recycled and see examples, and you'll explore how each of these items is recycled.
13. John Muir Lesson for Kids: Facts & Biography
'In every walk with Nature one receives far more than he seeks.' This is a quote from John Muir, who many consider the father or our national parks. Read on to learn more about this inventor, farmer, writer, and naturalist.
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Other chapters within the 3rd Grade Science course
- 3rd Grade Science: Scientific Investigation
- 3rd Grade Science: Nature of Matter
- 3rd Grade Science: Forms & Sources of Energy
- 3rd Grade Science: Force & Motion
- 3rd Grade Science: Light & Sound
- 3rd Grade Science: Classification of Animals
- 3rd Grade Science: Life Cycles & Evolution
- 3rd Grade Science: The Human Body
- 3rd Grade Science: Earth's History & Surface Processes
- 3rd Grade Science: Astronomy
- 3rd Grade Science: Space Exploration
- 3rd Grade Science: Weather & Climate