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    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!

    1. http://www.onegeology.org/extra/kids/rocks_and_minerals.html
      Basic information on geology, including definitions and the origins of different types of rocks and minerals.
    2. http://www.kidsgeo.com/geology-games/rocks-game.php
      Students use clues to try to identify different types of rocks.
    3. http://www.mineralogy4kids.org/
      Everything you ever wanted to know about minerals!
    4. http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/volcanoes/en/#
      This NASA website allows students to explore the many volcanoes found across the Solar System.
    5. http://mountsthelens.com/volcanocamera.html
      Students can switch a live camera between Mt Rainier and Mt St Helens. Be the first to know when the mountains wake up!
    6. http://discoverykids.com/games/volcano-explorer/
      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!

    1. http://www.aitc.sk.ca/saskschools/arctic/Aintro.html
      Introduction to the Arctic, with facts about the environment, animals, plant life and people.
    2. http://firstpeoplesofcanada.com/fp_groups/fp_inuit1.html
      Everything you ever wanted to know about the Inuit people of Northern Canada.
    3. http://www.arcticphoto.com/gallery2/arctic/peoples/inuitcan/inuitcan.htm
      A gallery of modern pictures featuring the Inuit people of Canada.
    4. http://explore.org/live-cams/player/polar-bear-tundra-buggy-cam
      Live video of Polar Bears courtesy of the Tundra Buggy.   Polar bear highlights are viewable during the off season.
    5. http://zoo.sandiegozoo.org/cams/polar-cam
      Live video of the San Diego Polar Bears!  Watch Chinook, Kallu, and Tatqiq frolic in their lair any time you want!
    6. http://www.echospace.org/assets/1885.html
      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

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    Native American Resources

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    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

    Video: NEZ PERCES HORSES

    Plateau Lodges

    Baskets

    Cherokee

    The Cherokee Alphabet (Video)

    Hopi

    Hopi Tribal Website

    Hopi Indians

    The Hopi Way

    Iroquois

     

    Who were the Iroguois?