This page is for third grade teachers to use with their students. I have gathered curriculum related websites and tools for finding information. I will continue to gather curriculum related websites appropriate for third grade and add them to this page. If you have suggestions for a curriculum area you would like me to develop, please send a message.

~ Magnetic Forces ~ Organisms and Their Environment ~ Biographies ~

MCAS Practice ~

Coming Soon: Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits, Weather, Climate, and the Human Experience

Research Resources
http://libraries.state.ma.us/login?db=ITKE&locid=mlin_n_staesl

Use the Kids InfoBits database for information on weather, landforms, erosion, animal adaptations, and more.

http://libraries.state.ma.us/login?db=eb_es&locid=mlin_n_staesl

The Encyclopedia Britannica is a good all purpose encyclopedia with articles written for elementary students.

Follet Destiny Library Catalog

Use the library catalog to find books in the school’s collection or to browse kid-friendly and grade appropriate websites.

Type to Learn

Students in 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade have Type to Learn accounts. Students should make time to practice at home everyday.

 

Magnetic Forces Websites and Activities

Forces and Motion: Basics

forces and motion basics

https://phet.colorado.edu/sims/html/forces-and-motion-basics/latest/forces-and-motion-basics_en.html

Easy Science for Kids

http://easyscienceforkids.com/all-about-magnetism/

http://easyscienceforkids.com/all-about-magnetism/

Scholastic Study Jams: Magnetism

http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/energy-light-sound/magnetism.htm

http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/energy-light-sound/magnetism.htm


Science Games for Kids: Magnets and Springs

http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/gamesactivities/magnetssprings.html

http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/gamesactivities/magnetssprings.html

Science Games for Kids: Forces in Action

http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/gamesactivities/forcesinaction.html

http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/gamesactivities/forcesinaction.html

Design A Roller Coaster
Roller Coaster

Organisms and their Environment

 

Biography Project: Portalportal

https://guest.portaportal.com/bioproject

Library Catalog
https://swampscott.follettdestiny.com/common/welcome.jsp?site=104&context=saas39_2000441
Parents, you can help your student search for books in the school library from home. Just follow the link above.
Enter a keyword (or author or title) and press return on your keyboard. Be sure to write down the call number and take note of whether the book is currently available for check out (look to the right, if you see 1/1 copies available the book is on the shelf; if you see 0/1 copies available the book is currently checked out).

Databases

 
Science Databases
http://libraries.state.ma.us/login?db=ITKE&locid=mlin_n_staesl

Use the Kids InfoBits database for information on weather, landforms, erosion, animal adaptations, and more.

http://libraries.state.ma.us/login?db=eb_es&locid=mlin_n_staesl

The Encyclopedia Britannica is a good all purpose encyclopedia with articles written for elementary students.

Follet Destiny Library Catalog

Use the library catalog to find books in the school’s collection or to browse kid-friendly and grade appropriate websites.

Britannica Escolar

Spanish edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica has articles written for Spanish speaking elementary students.
Social Studies Databases 

http://libraries.state.ma.us/login?db=ITKE&locid=mlin_n_staesl

Use the Kids InfoBits database for information on weather, landforms, erosion, animal adaptations, and more.

http://libraries.state.ma.us/login?db=eb_es&locid=mlin_n_staesl

The Encyclopedia Britannica is a good all purpose encyclopedia with articles written for elementary students.

http://libraries.state.ma.us/login?db=SP23&locid=mlin_n_staesl

The database has lots of information about Massachusetts. This is written for more advanced readers and students may need help reading some articles.

Language Arts Databases

http://libraries.state.ma.us/login?db=BIC1&locid=mlin_n_staesl
Use the Biography in Context database to find articles about people. The articles have been written for more advanced readers and elementary students may need help reading some articles.
http://libraries.state.ma.us/login?db=BNA&locid=mlin_n_staesl

Use the Books & Authors database to find information for a book report. You can search by book title, author, or genre. You can also search by geographic region, time period or character. The articles have been written for more advanced readers and elementary students may need help reading some articles.

Spanish Language Database

http://libraries.state.ma.us/login?db=eb_escolar&locid=mlin_n_staesl

Spanish edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica has articles written for Spanish speaking elementary students.

MCAS Practice

Equation Editor Tutorial
https://parcctrng.testnav.com/client/index.html#login?username=PCPTEE35Tutorial&password=PCPRACTICE

Practice with Equation Editor

https://parcctrng.testnav.com/client/index.html#login?username=PCPTEE35Blank&password=PCPRACTICE

MCAS Tutorial for Teachers and Students
https://ma.testnav.com/client/index.html#login?username=LGN046141535&password=2BLSVJLA


Grade Four ELA MCAS Practice Test
https://ma.testnav.com/client/index.html#login?username=LGN171437157&password=42NRTATA


Grade Four Math MCAS Practice Test Session 1
https://ma.testnav.com/client/index.html#login?username=LGN522457748&password=GUHAYC7K


Grade Four Math MCAS Practice Test Session 2
https://ma.testnav.com/client/index.html#login?username=LGN871702350&password=TJ6Z7PXM

Remember to practice typing five minutes every day.