Third Grade NGSS
Life Cycles, Growth and Development


Long term project:  How does the diversity of organisms change in garden over time?

  Pre Lab Post NGSS correlation
Classifying organisms
(long term project)
PRE  Classifying different arthropods and other critters found in Science Garden   LS1-1  Diverse Life Cycles
Life Cycles of Organisms PRE Investigating different types of metamorphosis by grouping organisms POST LS1-1  Diverse Life Cycles; LS1.B growth and development of organisms
Butterflies and Moths

Contrasting and comparing Butterflies and Moths

  LS1.B  growth and development of organisms
Beetles (Coeloptera)   Comparing beetle characteristics and investigate why native California ladybugs are disappearing   LS1.B  growth and development of organisms
  Exploring the importance of ants in  the ecosystem   LS2-1  Organisms form groups to survive
Bees (Hymertoptera) and Flies (Diptera) Mimicry   Comparing and contrasting patterns to identify mimicry patterns in bees and hover flies; making a model   LS3-2  traits influenced by environment
Engineering Hives   Design insect chambers with hexbugs.   LS1-1 Develop models of growth

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