Third Grade


From Boulders to Clay
90 minutes

Which came first, the boulder or the clay? Through hands-on experiments and activities, your Junior Geologists can learn the basics of minerals, rocks, and soil types. Students will also examine the effects of erosion and weathering as they explore Dunwoody Park.

Meets GPS S3CS1, S3E1, S3CS8, ELA3R2

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Plants of the Piedmont
90 minutes

What plants are native to the Piedmont region of Georgia? What is an invasive species? How do people and pollution impact plants and the land? Students will use field guides, measuring implements, their senses, and other tools to really get to know the plants and trees of their region.

Meets GPS S3L1, S3L2, ELA3LSV1

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Monarch Migration
90 minutes

Every year 100 million monarch butterflies make an extraordinary journey, some of them traveling all the way from Canada to Mexico, where they will spend the winter. Students undergo metamorphosis, turning into butterflies as they migrate to their overwintering habitat in Mexico.  They experience firsthand the challenges that Monarch butterflies face journeying south.

Meets GPS S3L1, S3L2

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