This South Carolina standard gives you and your learner the chance to explore environments, habitats, and the diverse organisms that live in them! There are a variety of resources and activities that will help your third grader gain an understanding of the relationship between environments, habitats, and organisms as well as food chain models and how to classify organisms.
How will I know my child has met this third grade science standard?
Your child can describe the characteristics of environments to describe how the environment supports a variety of organisms.
Your child can explain or demonstrate how changes in environments and habitats affect the diversity of organisms.
Your child can describe how organisms use energy and use a food chain model to classify organisms such as producers, consumers, and decomposers.
Your child can describe how fossils of plants and animals can be used to make inferences about early environments.
Activities and Multimedia:
A great way to teach children is through exploration. Why not have your very own field trip? Try taking a walk in your neighborhood or visiting a park and discuss the plants and animals that you may see. What do they need to survive? What does their habitat look like?
Watch a video from BrainPop Jr. to gain a better understanding of the food chain model and ecosystems. BrainPop Jr. also includes games and activities to help your child better understand these concepts.
Need more resources? Check out these videos:
This video describes food chains and food webs.
This video describes the importance of habitats to animals and plants.
Do you want to explore more third grade science standards?
The titles below will help you and your child discuss the diversity of organisms. Want us to pull books for you? Contact us at 803-799-9084 and request to have books sent to your nearest Richland Library location.