Module 2-Science 3B(RETIRED) - Course Guide

Module Overview:

In this module, students will further explore plants and lightly touch upon the idea of photosynthesis.They will highlight the interdependent nature of man, plants, and animals. Students will learn about balanced and unbalanced forces and movement and magnetism.

Module Materials:

Lesson # Lesson Title Material(s)
1 Basics of Photosynthesis crayons or colored pencils
microscope, magnifying glass or loupe
pen or pencil
2 Interdependence of Man and Nature crayons or colored pencils
pen or pencil
3 Forces and Movement pen or pencil;
4 Magnetism 2 bar-shaped or cylindrical magnets, of the same type (optional)
objects to test for magnetic attraction (optional)
10 small steel paper clips (optional)
large steel paper clip (optional)
10 small metal washers, all the same size (about 2 cm in diameter) (optional)
masking tape (optional)
1 needle (optional)
1 cork (optional)
sharp knife and an adult helper to use it (optional)
small dish (optional)
large iron or steel nail (optional)
60 cm of insulated copper wire, with the insulation stripped off of both ends (optional)
1 d battery (optional)
strong tape, such as packing tape or duct tape (optional)
pen or pencil

Module Objectives:

Lesson # Lesson Title Objective(s)
1 Basics of Photosynthesis
  1. Define the word <b>photosynthesis</b>.
  2. Examine a leaf and a flower.
  3. Illustrate a leaf and its structure.
2 Interdependence of Man and Nature
  1. Explore the ways man, plants and animals interact.
  2. Explain how man, nature and animals must help one another.
  3. Predict what will happen if man, nature and animals do not help one another.
3 Forces and Movement
  1. Explain how forces cause changes in motion.
  2. Describe balanced and unbalanced forces.
4 Magnetism
  1. Describe how magnets affect one another and objects around them.
  2. Describe the effects of Earth’s magnetism.
  3. Understand that an electrical current can create a magnetic field, and name some uses for electromagnets.

Module Key Words:

Key Words
carbon dioxide
geographic pole
magnetic field
magnetic force
magnetic pole

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
1 Basics of Photosynthesis 1 Basics of Photosynthesis Assignment
2 Interdependence of Man and Nature 1 Interdependence of Man and Nature Assignment

Learning Coach Notes:


Module Guiding Questions:

When a student starts a lesson ask them questions to check for prior knowledge and understanding and to review concepts being taught. At the end of the lesson ask the questions again to see if their answer changes.

Lesson Title Question
Basics of Photosynthesis
  1. What is photosynthesis?
Interdependence of Man and Nature
  1. How can you protect the environment?
Forces and Movement
  1. What is force?
  1. What is attracted to a magnet?

Module Video Questions:

When a student watches a video take time to ask them questions about what they watched. Suggested questions for the videos in this module are listed here. Suggestion: Have the student watch the entire video first all the way through. Then have them watch the video a second time, as they watch it pause the video and ask the questions.

Lesson Title Video Question
Basics of Photosynthesis Photosynthesis
  1. What do plants need?
  2. How do plants make their food?
  3. What is photosynthesis?
  4. What is chlorophyll?
  5. What does chlorophyll do?
  6. How does the plant get water?
  7. What are nutrients?
  8. What spreads nutrients and water through a plant?
  9. What gas do plants use to make food?
  10. What are stomata?
  11. What gas is released from a plant when it makes food?
Interdependence of Man and Nature Conservation
  1. What is exhaust?
  2. How can exhaust effect the air?
  3. What happens if a water supply gets polluted?
  4. Why is it important to protect the water supply?
  5. What are some ways to reduce trash?
  6. What does it mean to reduce?
  7. What does it mean to reuse?
  8. What is does it mean to recycle?
  9. What types of things do people recycle?
Forces and Movement Push and Pull Simple Machines at Work
  1. What is work?
  2. What is a force?
  3. What is the load?
  4. What is a machine?
  5. Name some simple machines.
Forces and Movement Forces and Motion
  1. What causes motion?
  2. What is force?
  3. What examples of pushes?
  4. What are examples of pulls?
  5. What is a balanced force?
  6. What happens when forces are unbalanced?
Magnetism Magnets
  1. What can magnets do?
  2. What do magnets attract?
  3. Describe 5 things you learned about magnets.
Magnetism More about Magnets
  1. What is magnetism?
  2. Who discovered magnetism?
  3. What is one type of rock that is magnetic?
  4. What are the poles of a magnet?
  5. What happens when magnets are attracted to each other?
  6. What happens when magnets repel each other?
  7. What metals are attracted to magnets?
Magnetism How a Compass Works
  1. How does a compass work?
Magnetism Electromagnets
  1. What is an electromagnet?
  2. How does it work?

Module Suggested Read Aloud Books:

Take time to read to your student or have them read aloud to you. Read a different book each day. While reading the book point out concepts being taught. You may purchase these books or find them at your local library. Suggested things to discuss while reading the book:

  • What is the main idea?
  • What are three things new you learned?
  • How does this book relate to what you are learning about?

# Book Author Lexile Level
1 The Cycle of Photosynthesis Arnold Ringstad 650L
2 The Magic School Bus Gets Planted: A Book About Photosynthesis Joanna Cole 600L
3 Heroes of the Environment: True Stories of People Who Are Helping to Protect Our Planet Harriet Rohmer 1070L
4 Not for me, please!: I choose to act green Maria Godsey
5 What a Waste: Trash, Recycling, and Protecting our Planet Jess French IG920L
6 Forces Make Things Move Kimberly Bradley
7 Motion: Push and Pull, Fast and Slow Darlene Ruth Stille
8 What Makes a Magnet? Dr. Franklyn M. Branley 600L
9 Magnets Push, Magnets Pull David A. Adler

Module Outing:

Take some time to apply what your student is learning to the real world. Suggested outings are below.

# Outing
1 Visit a local park and have your student identify examples of force and motion. For each example have them state whether a push or a pull is occurring.