3rd grade science projects

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These free 3rd grade science projects are designed to excite your students and make science learning creative, fun, and engaging.

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Record a climate change public service video

Students use Adobe Premiere Rush to create a public service announcement about the effects of climate change.

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Produce a video about geology and earth science

Students use Adobe Express to show how different types of rocks can be identified.

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Design a web page describing planets in the solar system

Students use Adobe Express to create a web page with photos and information about the solar system.

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Create a video on the effects of climate change in communities

Students use Adobe Express to create a video on a climate change issue that affects them today.

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Design a travel brochure about one of Earth's biomes

Students use Adobe Express to create a travel brochure about an assigned biome.

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Illustrate a diagram about the species in an ecosystem

Students use Adobe Photoshop to create a diagram explaining how animals interact in an ecosystem.

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Produce a short video about being aware of the environment

Students use Adobe Premiere Pro to create videos about how they can help stop climate change.

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Produce a video explainer about ocean conservation

Students use Adobe Express to create a video about ocean protection and saving coral reefs.

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Create an awareness poster for an at-risk ecosystem

Students use Adobe Express to create a multimedia presentation on at-risk ecosystems.

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Produce a video to teach others about an unusual animal

Students use Adobe Express to create a short video about an unusual animal they’ve researched.

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Create an image to show how the sun heats the earth

Students use Adobe Express to show how the sun heats different surfaces on a playground.

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Design a web page to promote sustainability

Students use Adobe Express to create a website about an environmental problem in their community.

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Explore 3rd grade science projects that get your students excited to learn about science.

There’s something for everyone in the wide variety of science resources available on the Education Exchange, from a fun-filled challenge to explain gravity to a colorful diagram activity helps students understand the water cycle. Each of these third grade science activities was designed by and for educators to make learning fun, build an engaged classroom culture, and challenge young minds to think differently about science. Our collection of third grade science projects will have your students raving about science class and excited to share what they’ve learned with parents and friends.

With any of our projects and activities, you can incorporate the power of digital media and grow your students’ ability to use different software tools. Each of our third grade science project ideas is carefully written to fit seamlessly into your classroom standards or curricula; even better, our resources are designed to be flexible and adaptable, so you can easily swap in new content or project formats to fit your classroom type, teaching style, and learning goals. Best of all, our third grade science projects require no extra instructional materials and come packaged with step-by-step guidance for Adobe’s digital tools - so you can spend less time sharing instructions and more time hands-on with your students.

Lay the foundation for a career in science

Science is all around us: in the air we breathe, the food we eat, and the technology we use. Our creative third grade science projects and activities ask students to not only think deeply and carefully about important science topics, but also ask students to build important skills like creative problem solving, critical thinking, and digital literacy. The Adobe Education Exchange’s third grade science projects will introduce you to creative teaching ideas, each of which can be used to reinforce your science curriculum to grow student knowledge. Using our digital science lesson plans, students can learn about the earth’s rotation, how liquids can turn into gas, and the physics that allow us to live our everyday lives, and much much more.

Additionally, each of the third grade science project ideas on this page is completely free for use in your classroom, and many of them make use of Adobe’s suite of free tools for educators. Our education team is committed to equipping you with the tools and resources you need to engage, excite, and motivate your young students. Based on your needs, you can filter for specific and activities that you can easily integrate into your lesson plan.

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Use Adobe Education Exchange’s platform to discover third grade science lesson plans and activities that fulfill your unique teaching objectives. Make use of our search filters in the Adobe Education Exchange to find subject-specific and product-specific lesson plans. You can also take a look at our other elementary science pages that are linked in the "explore more resources” section in our curation pages.

Adobe Education Exchange is at the forefront of innovation and the introduction of digital media into the classroom has become a focal point around our curation process. With each resource, we’ve included the opportunity for both yourself and your students to use a variety of digital tools. When you select a lesson plan, project or activity you’ll gain visibility into how digital media has been incorporated.

One way to make science simple and fun, is to incorporate everyday objects or activities into the project. This method helps make science more relatable for children - they can take projects home, see science all around them and then tough topics become easy to digest. For example, you could have students place ice cubes into a glass of water, which can lead to a discussion around the displacement of water and the states of matter - solid, liquid, and gas.