Back to School Stem Activities 3rd Grade Project Based Learning

June 22, 2024

Back to School Stem Activities 3rd Grade Project Based Learning

Back to School Stem Activities 3rd Grade Project Based Learning

Are you looking for a Bundle of Back to School Activities that will engage your students in learning? Included in this bundle are 3 projects: Design a Zoo Project, Design a Playground Project and Design a Mini Golf Course Project! Each project consists of fun facts reading comprehension passages for kids to highlight main ideas, brainstorm bubble map, designing signs and logos, planning graphic organizers, cafe` menus, no prep STEM challenges, coloring sheets, building a cardboard 3D model, writing prompts and much more.

These resources are available as a print and digital resource, so that you can project on your smartboard for whole class instruction, then print contents either individually or in booklet form (which the kids love!)

What’s included in this bundle:

1. Design a Zoo Project:

  • ‘My Zoo Project’ (cover page)
  • Fun Facts Reading Passage (students read and highlight key information)
  • 4 Fun Facts I Learned About Zoos (comprehension activity)
  • I Can Visualize My Zoo (sketch and label layout)
  • Design 4 Zoo Signs
  • Brainstorm Ideas (Bubble Map)
  • Plan a Menu for the Zoo Cafe`
  • Materials Required, Equipment, Costings
  • How to Create a Zoo Like a Natural Habitat
  • Design and Label Your Zoo Layout
  • Draw a Bird’s Eye View Floor Plan of your Zoo
  • Community Marketing
  • Food and Hygiene (cafe`, toilets, bathrooms, drink fountains)
  • Rules and Safety
  • How Many Workers Needed?
  • Get Creative! Create a Zoo Poster
  • Let’s Celebrate! Plan An Official Zoo Opening Party
  • My Favorite Part About This Project… (writing prompt)
  • Extra-lined writing template (for differentiation)
  • Venn Diagram: Compare/Contrast Playground and Zoo
  • 2 Things I Wonder…
  • Postcard Writing: Tell a friend all about your Zoo
  • Build a 3D Model (using cardboard, blocks or recycled materials)
  • Coloring Page

2. Design a Playground Project:

  • ‘My Playground Project’ (cover page)
  • Fun Facts Reading Passage (students read and highlight key information)
  • 4 Fun Facts I Learned About Playgrounds (comprehension activity)
  • I Can Visualize My Playground!
  • Design 4 Playground Signs
  • Brainstorm Ideas (Bubble Map)
  • Plan a Menu for the Playground Cafe`
  • Materials Required, Shopping & Pricing
  • Design and Label Your Playground
  • Draw a Bird’s Eye View Floor Plan of your Playground
  • Community Marketing
  • Food and Hygiene (cafe`, toilets, bathrooms, drink fountains)
  • Rules and Safety
  • How Many Workers Needed?
  • Get Creative! Create a Playground Poster
  • Follow the Directions and Sketch a Fun Layout!
  • My Favorite Part About This Project… (writing prompt)
  • Extra-lined writing template (for differentiation)
  • Venn Diagram: Compare/Contrast Playground and Zoo
  • 2 Things I Wonder…
  • Postcard Writing: Tell a friend all about your Playground
  • Build a 3D Model (using cardboard, blocks or recycled materials)
  • Let’s Celebrate! Plan An Official Opening Party
  • Coloring Page

3. Design a Mini Golf Project:

  • ‘My Mini Golf Project’ (cover page)
  • Fun Facts Reading Passage (students read and highlight key information)
  • 4 Fun Facts I Learned About Mini Golf (comprehension activity)
  • Follow the Directions and Sketch a Fun Mini Golf Course Layout
  • Design 4 Mini Golf Logos
  • Brainstorm Ideas (Bubble Map)
  • Scoring Sheet
  • Plan a Menu for the Mini Golf Cafe`
  • Materials + Equipment Required, Shopping & Pricing
  • Create Your Mini Golf Course
  • Draw a Bird’s Eye View Floor Plan of your Mini Golf Course
  • Customer Service Skills
  • Food and Hygiene (cafe`, toilets, bathrooms, drink fountains)
  • Rules and Safety
  • How Many Workers Needed?
  • Marketing Ideas
  • Get Creative! Create a Mini Golf Poster
  • Design a front cover to your New Mini Golf Book
  • My Favorite Part About This Project… (writing prompt)
  • Extra-lined writing template (for differentiation)
  • Venn Diagram: Compare/Contrast Mini Golf and Traditional Golf
  • 2 Things I Wonder…
  • Postcard Writing: Tell a friend all about your Mini Golf Course
  • Build a 3D Model (using cardboard, blocks or recycled materials)
  • Time to Celebrate! Plan an ‘Official Opening Party’ for the community!
  • Coloring Page

Back to School Stem Activities 3rd Grade Project Based Learning

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How to use these no prep projects:

  • Print graphic organizers individually or into booklet form for students to work through at their own pace
  • Assign as a digital project
  • Partner Project
  • Homework
  • Homeschool or Summer School Project

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