About This Chapter
3rd Grade Science: Scientific Investigation - Chapter Summary
Prepare your 3rd graders to learn more about the scientific method and scientific tools by going over this chapter on scientific investigation. Each of these lessons addresses a different aspect of scientific investigation. By separating the lessons, students can focus more closely on each area. Furthermore, students can use our chapter menu to find specific lessons for help with homework problems or class projects.
- Definition of science
- Description of scientist duties
- The process of the scientific method
- Science variables
- The uses of scientific tools
- Taking measurements
- Characteristics of a graph
- The engineering design process
Who It's For
Kids who need extra help with scientific investigation will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There's no faster or easier way to learn about scientific investigation.
- Students who have fallen behind in understanding the steps in the scientific method
- Students who have learning disabilities or need a little extra help learning about scientific investigation
- 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 scientific investigation
- 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 scientific investigation 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 scientific investigation.
- Test your student's understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
- Verify your student understands scientific investigation by completing the 3rd Grade Science: Scientific Investigation chapter exam.
1. What is Science? - Lesson for Kids
When you hear the word 'science', you might just think of all the information in your science textbook. But science is more than just facts; it is a system. Learn what science is and how it can be used to find out about how the world works in this lesson.
2. What Does a Scientist Do? - Lesson for Kids
You've probably heard of scientists, but what do they do? Well, scientists are people who love figuring out why things happen. You could be a scientist, too! Keep reading to learn more about scientists and how they perform their work.
3. Scientific Method Lesson for Kids: Steps & Process
Scientists use the scientific method to help them make sure their work is done the right way. But, how does the method actually work? This lesson will explain the scientific method's steps and processes.
4. Variables in Science Lesson for Kids
Did you know science has its own language? Variables play a very important role in scientific experiments. In this lesson, learn what variables are, the different types of variables, and how they interact.
5. Scientific Tools and Their Uses
A scientist relies on tools to help make observations, carry out experiments and take measurements. Learn about the scientific tools used in a lab and the advanced tools used by scientists in the life sciences.
6. Measurement Lesson for Kids
It would be hard to imagine a world where you didn't know if you were going too slow or too fast or if you were tall or short. You will learn what measurement is and how to measure things in this lesson.
7. What is a Graph? - Lesson for Kids
Graphs come in many different shapes and sizes. In this lesson, you'll discover what a graph is, how it represents information, and some of the awesome types available.
8. Engineering Design Process: Lesson for Kids
Look around you - there are amazing examples of technology everywhere! Who created them? How did they come up with their ideas? Engineers go through a detailed process to create great things. In this lesson you will learn more about the engineering design process.
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Other chapters within the 3rd Grade Science course
- 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: Ecology, Pollution & Conservation
- 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