Third Grade

Adams Library Resources: Third Grade

Find Resources for the Following Third Grade Units here:

Rocks & Minerals

Colorful rocks and minerals

Books about rocks and minerals can be found in the 500 (science) section of the nonfiction collection.

  • 550 Earth sciences
  • 551 Geology (Science of the Earth), Hydrology (Science of Water), Meteorology (Science of the Atmosphere)
  • 552 Petrology (the origin, composition, distribution and structure of rocks)

Check out these websites about geology and earth science!

    Basic information on geology, including definitions and the origins of different types of rocks and minerals.
    Students use clues to try to identify different types of rocks.
    Everything you ever wanted to know about minerals!
    This NASA website allows students to explore the many volcanoes found across the Solar System.
    Students can switch a live camera between Mt Rainier and Mt St Helens. Be the first to know when the mountains wake up!
    This Discovery Kids webpage has a wealth of information on Volcanoes, and students can design their own volcanoes and watch them explode!

The Arctic

Three Polar Bears

Find fiction and nonfiction titles about Arctic animals, people and places using the The Arctic resource list on the Adam’s elementary online catalog!

    Introduction to the Arctic, with facts about the environment, animals, plant life and people.
    Everything you ever wanted to know about the Inuit people of Northern Canada.
    A gallery of modern pictures featuring the Inuit people of Canada.
    Live video of Polar Bears courtesy of the Tundra Buggy.   Polar bear highlights are viewable during the off season.
    Live video of the San Diego Polar Bears!  Watch Chinook, Kallu, and Tatqiq frolic in their lair any time you want!
    Watch Inupiat whalers pull a Bowhead whale onto shore after a successful hunt.  This scene is what it would have looked like in the book Whale Snow

National Geographic Animal Galleries


Native American Resources


General Information Websites

National Museum of the American Indian

Project 562 (Photography)

The Native American Photography of Edward S. Curtis

PBS Native American Heritage Month

Northeast Native Americans

Wampanoag Homesite Tour (Video)

Northwest Native Americans

The Tribes of Oregon

Stories and Legends of the Northwest

Nez Perce

Nez Perce National Historical park Museum

Nez Perce National Historic Trail
Nez Perce Frequently Asked Questions

Nez Perce Tribe

Nez Perce Wallowa Homeland

Nez Perce Seasonal Round

The Confederated Tribes Of The Colville Reservation

Nez Perce Museum, Spalding, Idaho

Wisdom sits in places: The Niimiipu land: Angel Sobotta at TEDxLCSC


Plateau Lodges



The Cherokee Alphabet (Video)


Hopi Tribal Website

Hopi Indians

The Hopi Way



Who were the Iroguois?


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