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20+ Spring STEM Activities for 3rd Grade to Celebrate Spring!

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When spring rolls around, it’s time to start thinking about spring-theme science! These spring STEM activities are all designed with third graders in mind and include NGSS-aligned themes that work for third grade!

Kids will love these hands-on STEM activities that celebrate spring!

Over 20 Spring STEM Activities for 3rd grade to celebrate the return of rainbows, flowers, sunshine, and outdoor activities!

Hands-on Spring STEM Activities for 3rd Grade

Over 20 Spring STEM Activities for 3rd grade to celebrate the return of rainbows, flowers, sunshine, and outdoor activities!

Supplies for 3rd Grade Spring STEM Activities

You’ll want to keep these supplies on hand when you are doing your spring STEAM activities with eight and nine year olds!

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Spring Science Lesson Plans for Third Grade

Third-grade teachers have a lot to do! If you need some help with your spring science lesson plans, we’ve got you covered!

Pick up a set of our FREE spring STEM challenge cards! Click the picture below to pick up your set.

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Spring Science Themes for 3rd Grade

Below are some common themes that you’ll see for third grade during the spring! While you don’t have to teach these in the spring, it’s fun to learn about them during this time of year.

  • Life cycles
  • Fossils
  • Habitats
  • Ecosystems
  • Inheritance and traits
  • Weather patterns
  • Climates
  • Severe weather

20+ Spring STEM Activities for 3rd Grade

These spring STEM projects are just the perfect activities to try in the third grade classroom. You can also do them at home with eight and nine year olds.

Over 20 3rd grade spring STEM activities to celebrate the return of rainbows, flowers, sunshine, and outdoor activities!

Third Grade Spring Science Experiments

When it comes to science, these third graded spring science experiments are just the thing!

Make an Egg Shell Garden and learn about a plant’s life cycle.

Try this Seed Sprouting Science Experiment and find out which type of soil is best for growing seeds!

Young kids will love making this Bunny Tail Slime Recipe! Use it as part of a habitats lesson.

Try this Chick Slime Recipe and learn about inheritance adn traits.

Learn about Types of Clouds to discover weather patterns.

Try the Apple Life Cycle Activity  and learn about the life cycle of plants.

Make a bee life cycle and a butterfly life cycle.

Try the How do Trees Breathe Science Experiment and learn about photosynthesis.

Learn Where Wildflowers Grow around the world!

Spring Technology Activities for 3rd Grade

Third graders will love these STEM projects with a technology twist.

Make a Tornado in a Jar and teach kids about severe weather patterns.

Learn What Animals Eat and teach kids about ecosystems and habitats.

Make a Rainbow Fall from the Clouds and learn about the water cycle.

Third Grade Spring Engineering Activities

Third grade engineering is all about building and creating!

Dissect a Flower and teach kids about the parts of flowers and plantes.

Build a 3D Rose Model to take your plant lessons even further.

Make a Cloud in a Jar and help explore weather patterns with third graders.

Build a Monarch Butterfly Model and learn about the parts of insects.

Spring Math Activities for 3rd Grade

Third graders will love these hands-on math activities!

3rd grade spring spiral math activities.

No-prep spring math worksheets for 3rd grade.

3rd grade spring math puzzles.

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