Third Grade

From Boulders to Clay
90 minutes

Which came first, the boulder or the clay? Through STEM-based 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 GSE S3E1

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 STEM-based tools to really get to know the plants and trees of their region.

Meets GSE S3L1

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 GSE S3L1, S3L2

Native American Life
90 minutes

Students step back in time, becoming various Native American groups that lived in Georgia hundreds and thousands of years ago. They will learn several survival skills such as fire making, shelter building, hunting and gathering.

Meets GSE SS3H1

Pollution Solution
90 minutes

Pollution affects the air we breathe, the water in our rivers, and the land all around us. Students will participate in hands-on activities and games learning about these pollutants and their effects on the environment. Most importantly the students will identify ways to reduce pollution and its harmful effects.

Meets GSE S3L2