What our lesson guides include
Overview: The Life Sciences Learning Roadmap Gr3-4 lesson guide introduces students to concepts and material that explore these unique fields of science. Students will study a number of varying subjects that align with NGSS standards. In total, the Life Sciences guide includes 81 lessons.
Learn Bright learning roadmaps are useful tools for organizing your teaching agenda, whether in the classroom or at home. The science roadmaps are divided into general subject areas: earth and space, engineering and technology, life sciences, and physical science. This roadmap includes the lessons for the 3-4 grade band in life sciences. It lists the lessons in alphabetical order, and you will find the grade band associated with the lesson below the lesson title. Note that some lessons fall into more than one subject area or grade band.
Because there is no national standard for teaching science-related topics, you can choose any number of these lessons to teach your students throughout the years. Many lessons relate well to each other, and you may benefit from teaching multiple lessons at the same time. For instance, the Life Sciences Learning Roadmap Gr3-4 lesson guide includes separate lessons for several different human body systems. You could teach them all in conjunction with each other. The same is true for topics related to animals, oceans, habitats, and more. Feel free to be flexible and adjust when necessary to fit your unique needs!
Life Sciences Learning Roadmap Gr3-4 lesson guide
The learning roadmap for the life sciences subjects includes 81 lesson plans for students in 3rd grade and 4th grade. The topics vary from animal group behavior to food labels to the nitrogen cycle. The state educational standards for every lesson, which align with NGSS standards, are on the individual lesson product pages. Below is a short list of lessons from this roadmap. Each lesson contains a brief description that explains what students will learn.
Life Sciences Lessons
- Extinct and Endangered Animals—This lesson teaches students about the what it means for an animal to no longer exist or be in danger of dying out. Students will learn about several examples of animals that fall into both categories. This lesson is for students in 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th grade.
- Metamorphosis—Metamorphosis introduces students this important process that several animals undergo. Students will discover that this cycle is how these animals grow from an infant form to an adult form. They will also learn that there are multiple types of metamorphosis and be able to explain each one. This lesson is for students in 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade.
- Water Cycle—Our Water Cycle lesson plan teaches students about this process that water follows from evaporation to precipitation. Students will learn a little about each step of the cycle and be able to put them in order. They will also discover that this is a continuous process that has been happening for millions of years. This lesson is for students in 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade.