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third grade lesson plans





Download our free Third Grade Lesson Plans

Do you need new Earth Day and Science lesson plan ideas? Are you a collector of environmental science games, PowerPoints, activities, worksheets and crafts?


These lesson plans are great for 

  • stay at home parents with virtual home schoolers 

  • third grade school teachers 

  • substitute teachers

  • daycare school teachers

  • after school latchkey caretakers

  • babysitters


We created lesson plans designed around the importance of recycling, natural resources, community building development, Download our free third grade lesson plans which include:


  • Step by step guided lesson plans, activity guides, printable e-books, PowerPoint presentations, games, and worksheets for environmental education. Guiding you and your third graders to answer questions like:

    • What are natural resources and what can we do to reduce our dependence on them?

      Where do our trash and recycling go after we put throw them away?

      How can I recycle at my home and school?

    • What's the difference between natural resources, materials and recycled material?

    • What is recycling and how can we do it at our homes and school?

    • How do we reduce, re-use and recycle and why is it important? 

  • Green Living Science educational Youtube videos

  • Hands on and craft making

  • Outside activities

  • Set goals with students for recycling at home and school

  • Create a booklet about how we can help take care of our environment 

  • Passport game to get students to practice reducing, re-using and recycling at home

  • Partnered and group activities

  • Poker face game teaching students about conservation

  • Help students develop critical thinking and memory building skills

  • Encourage student ownership of their school community with a clean-up activity

  • Guided activities for students to repeat monthly to teach them about recycling and trash pick-up

  • Post a photo of your recycling center on Green Living Science’s Facebook / Twitter or email to Get a FREE recycling cart by going to a Green Living Science’s workshop check to see when your school is hosting a workshop or visit


Teacher with Students lesson plans and activities for third grade science teachers
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Recycling and earth day activities and lesson plans for third graders
Third grade recycling activities and lesson plans
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