Third Grade Summer Packet
- Who Eats What? Food Chains and Food Webs
by Patricia Lauber
Pass the Energy, Please! by Barbara Shaw McKinney
o Dave’s Down-to-Earth Rock Shop by Stuart
J. Murphyo I Was a Third Grade Science Project by
Aucho Top of the
World: Climbing Mount Everest by Steve Jenkin
The Magic School
Bus Plants Seeds: A Book About How Living Things Grow by Joanna
Cole o The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry
o From Seed to Plant by Gail
o The Reason For a
Flower by Ruth Heller
o Seeds by Ken
o The Tree by Dana
Lyons; illustrated by David Danioth
A Drop of Water by Walter Wicks o
Desert Food Chains by Bobbie Kalman
Food Chains and You by Bobbie Kalman
Forest Food Chains by Bobbie Kalman
- The Magic School Bus Chapter Book Food Chain Frenzy by Anne Capeci
- The Magic School
Bus Gets Eaten by Pat Relf
- Tundra Food Chains by Kelley Macaulay
Ocean Floors (Water Habitats) by JoAnn
Rain Forests: A
Nonfiction Companion to Afternoon on the Amazon (Magic Tree House Research
Guide Series) by Mary
If I Ran the
Rain Forest: All About Tropical Rain Forests by Bonnie
Why Oh Why Are
Deserts Dry?: All About Deserts by Tish
I Wonder Why
the Sea is Salty and Other Questions about Oceans by Anita
A Water Cycle Story Neil
Drop in My Drink: The Story of Water on Our Planet by Meredith
Magic Schoolbus at the Waterworks by Joanna Cole and Bruce Degen
Drop of Water: A Book of Science and Wonder by Walter Wick
Re-Cycles / By Michael
Elsohn Ross and Gustav Moore
Drop: Water's Journey by Eve Stwerktka and Albert Stwerktka
Water Cycle by Robin Nelson
water everywhere by Melvin and Gilda Berger
The Magic School
Bus Inside the Earth (Magic
School Bus Series) by Joanna
If You Find a
Rock by Peggy
Minerals (Eye Wonder Series) by DK
Are Made by Kathleen
Cracking Up: A Story About
Erosion by Bailey
What Is the
World Made Of? All About Solids, Liquids, and Gases (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out
Science, Stage 2)by Kathleen
What's the Matter in Mr.
Whiskers' Room? by Michael
The Solid Truth about States of
Matter with Max Axiom, Super Scientist by Agniesezka
Oh Say Can You
Say What's the Weather Today?: All About Weather (Cat in the Hat's Learning
Library) by Tish
What Will the
Weather Be? (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) by Lynda
The Best Book
of Weather by Simon
Wild Weather Soup (Early Reading S.) by Caroline
FormbyThe Kids' Book of Weather
Forecasting (Kids Can!) by Mark Breen
and Kathleen Friestad
Science Verse Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith
When the Moon Is Full: A Lunar Year Penny Pollock
the news station and interview a meteorologist.
about the different types of clouds and weather patterns like rain,
thunderstorms, snow, blizzards, tornados, and hurricanes.
the weather channel or listen to the news.
weather maps from the newspaper for each week in the summer. Create a book from
the maps. Observe how the weather changed throughout the summer.
a flower in a small pot.
the first week of summer break plant a flower. Observe and take pictures of the
flower throughout the summer. Using a ruler record its growth each week. Bring
in pictures and the flower when you return to school
a nature walk
on your walk collect different rocks and soil samples. Make a poster describing
the different rocks and soil samples.
the water cycle.
some water in a small bowl with a lid. Put the bowl somewhere outside where you
can observe it everyday for two weeks. Using a permanent marker, draw lines to
show the water level. Then record any other observations you see in the bowl.
(Are there water drops on the sides?; Is the water level getting higher or
lower?; If the water level is getting lower, what is happening to the water?
your own planet.
about all the different planets in the solar system. After reading, use some
information learned from the other planets to make a model of your own planet.
Explain where each characteristic of your planet is from. Make a name for your
planet and explain where it would lie in the solar system.
a cake or brownies
- Before placing the cake
or brownie mixture in the oven describe what it looks like, use a ruler to
measure how high it is in the pan, and take a picture. After you take the cake
or brownies out of the oven, use a ruler to measure the cake again and describe
what the cake looks like. Don’t forget to take pictures. Put all the
information on a poster board. What happened to the cake or brownie batter?
What kind of change was it?
- For every book that you read record what
you have learned, what you think, or any personal connections you can make to
the text. Draw pictures to show your understanding.
1 National Kids Day. Go outside and enjoy being a kid!
2 National Ice Cream Sandwich Day. Count how many bites it
takes to finish an ice cream sandwich! How many bites would it take to finish
4 Twins Day Festival. If there are 37 sets of twins at the
Twins Day Festival, how many people are there?
Tooth Fairy Day. If every tooth is worth one dollar, count your
teeth to find out how much your entire mouth is worth! How much is you and your
parents’ mouths worth altogether?
Sleep Day On Saturday Corey slept from 9:30 a.m.
to 1:00 p.m. How long did he sleep? Write down the time you lay down tonight.
Record the time you wake up and calculate how long you slept? What’s the total
number of minutes?
15 Swimming Day Lori Chu swam for 26 minutes. She jogged for longer
than that. If both exercises took one hour in all, how long did she jog?
17 Show me the money!! Paula bought a pencil for 37¢ and a notebook
for $1.68. How much change should she
get from $3.00?