Recycling (Conservation)

West Haven Public Schools

Unit Planning Organizer

Subject:  Science

Grade:  3

Unit: Recycling (Conservation Techniques) unit 3

Pacing:  January-March

Essential Question(s):

3.4-3    How do natural resources help us heat our home, fuel our car, and play video games?

3.4-6     what do we do with our empty water bottles

 

Big Idea(s):

3.4-3 Natural resources are used to improve our everyday lives

3.4-6    Practice the 3Rs and protect Mother Earth

 

CT State Standards (includes West Haven’s “Priority” GLES’s in BOLD and “Supporting” Standards)

3.4-3  Explain advantages and disadvantages of renewable and nonrenewable energy sources that can be used for making electricity, fueling cars or heating homes

 

3.4-6    Distinguish among reducing, reusing, recycling and replacing as conservation techniques

 

3.4-2    Summarize nonfiction text to explain how humans use technology to access and use natural resources to produce electricity or other products (e.g., paper or concrete

 

3.4-1  Describe ways people use materials, such as fossil fuels, trees, water, soils and rocks as natural resources to improve their lives

 

3.4-5  Use mathematics to estimate, measure and graph the quantity of a natural resource (e.g., water,paper) used by an individual (or group) in a certain time period

 

3.4-4 Design and conduct experiments to evaluate the effectiveness of different insulating materials for keeping a substance warm or cold (i.e., conducting heat).

“Unwrapped” Concepts and Skills, and Bloom Levels (BL)

Concepts(Need to Know)

Skills(Able to Do)

BL

 

3.4-3

Fossil Fuels

Natural Resources

Renewable and Non Renewable Resources

 

 

 

3.4-6

Conservation Techniques

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.4-3

Explain ( advantages and disadvantages of different energy)

 

 

 

 

 

3.4-6

Distinguish and Recommend  (among reducing, reusing, and recycling)

 

 

 

 

 

(v)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(IV,V)

 

Assessments

Common Formative Pre- Assessment (Followed by Data Team Analysis):

 

“Dipsticks” (Informal Progress Monitoring Checks\

Question/s :

Ø  What are natural resources?

Ø  How can we reduce the amount of natural resources we use?

Ø  How can we reuse products to extend the use of natural resources?

Ø  What can we recycle in order to conserve our natural resources?

Ø  How can we replace some of our natural resources?

 

Common Formative Post- Assessment (Followed by Data Team Analysis):

  

Instructional Planning

Suggested Resources/Materials:

Websites:

3.4-3

3.4-6

Embedded Task

Books

Suggested Research-based Effective Instructional Strategies:

 

Vocabulary/Word Wall

Enrichment/Extension

Interdisciplinary Connections

Matter

Gas

Recycle

Natural resources

Renewable resources

Nonrenewable resources

 

 

Recycle

 

 

Natural resources

 

 

Renewable resources

 

 

Non Renewable

 

 

Non Renewable