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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!

      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?

    Animal Reports


    Books from the library collection and articles on the Britannica database are excellent sources of information for your animal project.  If you need additional information please use one of the following websites.

    National Geographic Kids Animals

    San Diego Zoo

    World Wildlife Fund