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3rd Grade Science Resources

3rd grade teachers, here are resources you can use for teaching science in your 3rd grade class. If there is anything that you would like to see on this page that is not listed, or you can think of any of the items listed that need more expansion, or you have questions or need more information about any items listed, please write Paul Nance (the JSD Science Teacher Specialist) at or call at 801-244-6479.

Learning Science at Home During the Covid-19 Outbreak

During this time of the Covid-19 outbreak and learning at home, ISEE groups affiliated with USBE (Clark Planetarium, Discovery Gateway, Natural History Museum of Utah, Hawk Watch,  The Leonardo, The Living Planet Aquarium, Thanksgiving Point, Hogle Zoo, Ogden Nature Center, and Red Butte Gardens) have put together learning ideas for distance learning for teachers, parents, students, and at home for all grades, for all subjects.  Click here for the home page to see it all together.

Changes Coming to the K-2, 3-5, and 9-12 Utah Science SEEd Cores

The new 2019 K-2, 3-5 and 9-12 Science Core SEEd Standards were adopted on June 6th by the Utah State Board of Education. These new grade Science Core SEEd Standards are now formatted and available on the USBE Science website below. They will go into effect the 2020-21 school year.

Below is the same New 2019 3-5 Utah Science Core SEEd Standards booklet that can also be downloaded along with other resources. 

The new 2020-21 Open Education Resource Book (better know as OER Books) for 3rd Grade, written by the State of Utah, is now available for downloading, printing, and purchasing.  To go to this link, Click Here.


3rd Grade Teacher Resources for Teaching Science for the Current 2002 3rd Grade Utah Science Core Standards

The Current 2002 3rd Grade Utah Science Core Standards

JSD 3rd Grade Science Webpage for 3rd Grade Lesson Plans by Standards and Objectives

USBE Open Education Resource (OER) Books to View, Downloading and Purchasing

Materials and Supplies Needed to Teach Classroom Science

3rd Grade Science Book Lists


ISEE Groups Affiliated with USBE

Other Resources for Teaching Science

Interactive Science Websites

STEM Classroom Activities