Overview - DAILY SCIENCE INSTRUCTION GR3
Daily Science is a 192-page resource to provide students with guided science instruction using a daily practice format. Thirty weeks of 10- to 15-minute lessons introduce students to standards-based scientific concepts while they seek answers to real-life questions and develop critical-thinking skills.
A principal feature of Daily Science is direct instruction in science content vocabulary. The words taught in each unit provide the foundation students need in order to learn, read, and write about key grade-level science concepts.
Each week of instruction is organized around an engaging question called the Big Idea. The questions are arranged into five-week units that center around one standards-based science concept.
Unit Overview Pages
These provide easy-to-understand information on each week’s question, outlines the national earth, physical, or life science standard covered in the unit, and summarizes the content presented in each week's activities.
Weekly Overview Pages
Present the focus of each week's lesson. An instructional plan that includes helpful background information, ideas for activating students' prior knowledge, and discussion prompts helps effectively implement each day's activities.
The activities focus around one fun, real-world question that ties into the unit's Big Idea. Questions and activities spark students' natural curiosity as they develop content vocabulary, critical thinking skills, and a solid comprehension of key ideas.
Unit Review Pages
Include a comprehension test in multiple-choice format, vocabulary practice, a visual literacy activity, and a hands-on science experiment. Activities help students deepen their understanding of the unit's content and also provide a valuable tool for assessment.