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3rd Grade Science - Earth & Planets

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Classifying Rocks

Here's an introduction to different types of rocks.

Biome Beth

Searching for a worksheet that will help your child practice their reading skills? This printable uses life science as a background to help young readers.

Stir-Fry Vegetable Sort

Searching for a worksheet that will give your kid help with his science skills? This printable will challenge his knowledge of plants.

Constellations: Libra

Constellations are groups of stars that form a picture, usually with a story behind it. But many constellations are also zodiac signs, like Libra, the scales.

Constellations: Leo

Back in ancient times, the stars were used as storytelling tools. People created characters and stories that they saw in the stars, like Leo the lion.

Constellations: Scorpio

Scorpio, the scorpion, is one of the zodiac signs but you can also find him up in the stars at night!

Constellations: Virgo

If you were born in August or September, you may be familiar with Virgo, the zodiac sign. But did you know this character was originally a constellation?

Constellations: Cancer

Learn a little about the constellation called Cancer the crab with this constellations worksheet.

Constellations: Taurus

Did you know that before they were zodiac signs, characters like Taurus the bull were all constellations!


Help your budding geologist learn about these common landforms in this worksheet on peninsulas and capes.

Water Works

Looking for a fourth grade worksheet to help your kid with science? This printable will test his knowledge of the water cycle.

Sand Dunes

Learn how sand dunes form, and a little bit about desert formations like yardangs as well, in this science summary sheet.

The Continents

Confused about continents? Get better acquainted with all the continents on earth with this word scramble.

Wetlands and Swamps

What happens to water as it travels through mushy, smushy wetlands and swamps? Find out all about the water cycle and fill in scientific terms in the swamp.

Different Types of Galaxies

Ready for liftoff? Take to the starry skies with this worksheet that explores the three basic types of galaxies.

How is A Star Born?

Have you ever looked into the night sky and wondered where all those millions and million of stars come from? Find out here with a mini astronomy lesson!

Master of Disaster Vocabulary

Give your kid help with his science skills with this worksheet, which practices natural disaster vocabulary.

Planet Research

Third grader today, astrophysicist tomorrow! Let your child research his planet of choice, and discover everything from the number of moons to temperature.

Make a Planet

Invite your child to dream big and design his very own planet. Encourage both creativity and scientific speculation with this fun worksheet.

Protecting Forests

Teach your child how to respect the ecosystem with a science worksheet that doubles as a coloring page. Can he identify the sources of pollution in the scene?

Protect Lakes

Our ecosystems need a protector; is your third grader up to the challenge? Identify harmful pollutants in a science worksheet that doubles as a coloring page.

Planet Pictures Crossword

If you know what each planet looks like, you'll have no trouble with this intergalactic crossword puzzle.

Earth Science Crossword: Landforms

From glaciers to mountains to wetlands, our planet has lots of different landforms. Help your child learn all about them with this fun earth science crossword.

Space Word Scramble

This outer space word scramble helps your child learn the names of the nine planets. It's a great astronomy start and boosts spelling!

The Constellation Orion

Look up into the night sky, and you may see three prominent stars side by side. This is Orion's belt, one of the most well known constellations!

Hills and Valleys

Mix a little art into your science with this reading-slash-drawing sheet on hills and valleys.

Botany Basics: Flower Power

Teach your child about plants with this worksheet, which helps your child practice botanical vocabulary.

Landform Unscramble

For kids learning geography or earth science, this is the perfect review sheet for drilling students on common geography terms and phrases.

Seven Summits

Get to know each of the Seven Summits, then organize their heights into a graph.

Seven Continents Crossword!

Not your typical crossword, this puzzle will have your child learning to recognize the shapes of the continents. Great for map skills and vocabulary!

What is the Rock Cycle?

What is the rocky cycle? This info sheet answers that question with the help of a colorful diagram and a shout out to important vocabulary.

Landform Writing Activity

Let your child put her thinking cap on and take a moment to write about the influence people might have had on the formation of landforms.

What is Weathering and Erosion?

Is your child trying to answer the question what is weathering and erosion? This info sheet gives good definitions of the terms and some visual examples.

Nature Trivia

Nature is all around us! But how much does your child know about our natural world? Test her knowledge with some nature fun-facts trivia.

Definition of a Planet

This helpful worksheet lays out all the qualifications for planethood. A great way to start studying outer space science!

Boxelder Bug Coloring Page

The insect order Hemiptera consists of True Bugs such as Stainers, Assassin Bugs, Leaf-Footed Bugs, and this Boxelder Bug.

The Moon: A Natural Satellite

Identify the appearance of the moon during its three main phases which include the New Moon, Quarter Moon, and Full Moon.

Friendship 7

This worksheet is all about the U.S. space mission of Friendship 7, and will help kids with reading comprehension and U.S. history knowledge all at once.

Freedom 7

Got a kid with his head in the clouds? Encourage him to stay there with this worksheet about one of the first manned spaceflights.

Gemini 4

Launch into learning with this worksheet on Gemini 4, one of the original missions in the early days of the U.S.'s space program.

Fun Facts About the Sun

This coloring page offers some fun facts about the sun and the chance for your child to make it come to life with the sun's swirling colors.

Cave Formations

Cave formations come in all kinds of shapes and sizes; get the scoop on common cave formations with this two page printout with a maze and vocabulary.

Why Does It Rain?

Without rain, we wouldn't have any puddles to splash and stomp in. Does your third grader know why and how rain falls from the clouds?

Why is the Ocean Salty?

How did salt ever get into the ocean? Find out how, and then try conducting your own salt water experiment.

Ursa Major: Constellations

One of the most famous and easy to spot constellations is the Big Dipper! Formally known as Ursa Major, this constellation was named after a bear.

Water Cycle: Precipitation

Start from water cycle precipitation from clouds and match parts of the cycle to this clear colorful image of a simple water cycle, using the helpful paragraph.

Homoptera Coloring Page

If your child loves bugs, he'll adore this coloring page! Learn all about the insect order Homoptera, which consists of Aphids, Hoppers, Cicadas, and more.

Pisces: Constellations

Did you know fish could fly? Pisces, which is also a zodiac sign, is a constellation, named many years ago.

Sagittarius: Constellations

Constellations are not just named after animals, some of them are named after people! Learn about the constellation Sagittarius with this fun worksheet.

Solar Eclipse

This worksheet features a scientific explanation and awesome photos of solar eclipses, which are extremely rare scientific phenomena.

Capricorn: Constellations

Looking for a way to brighten your child's enthusiasm for astronomy? Introduce him to the constellations with this worksheet about the constellation Capricorn.

Diptera Coloring Page

Too familiar with flies and mosquitoes? Learn about their insect order Diptera as your child colors this bug-lover's fun page.

Mineral Match-Up

Learn some new words and facts about precious minerals with this word-scramble and matching worksheet.

Delphinus: Constellations

Did you know "Delphinus" is Latin for "dolphin"? Learn all about this cool constellation with this worksheet!

Coleoptera Coloring Page

For kids who bug out on bugs, here's the perfect coloring page! Learn about the insect order Coleoptera, which we mostly know as beetles.

Aquarius: Constellations

Does your child have a knack for astronomy? Teach him about the constellations with this great worksheet.

Odonata Coloring Page

If you're fascinated by bugs, check out this coloring page featuring the insect order Odonata, which consists of damselfies and dragonflies.

Hymenoptera Coloring Page

Sting your little insect enthusiast with some knowledge about the insect order Hymenoptera. He'll learn a fun fact as he colors this yellowjacket.

Gemini: Constellations

For all you aspiring astronauts, here is a worksheet for learning the constellations! Learn all about the constellation Gemini with this sheet.


Color in the gold and red colors of this common grasshopper species and learn about insect orders with your child!

Identifying the Moon's Phases

Make gazing at the night sky interesting by identifying the moon's phases. Learn the moon's different shapes.

Name the Planets

Here's a great way to test your child's solar system knowledge. Can she name all the different planets pictured here?

Know Your Planets: Earth

How much do you know about our home planet? Boost your Earth knowledge with this science printable.

Know Your Planets: Uranus

Did you know that Uranus can get as cold as -144° Fahrenheit? Learn more about the third largest planet in our solar system on this planet printable.

Facts About Neptune

How much do you know about our solar system's planets? Kids learn facts about Neptune in an out-of-this-world worksheet.

Solar System Worksheet

This solar system worksheet guides your child through the order of the planets. Use this solar system worksheet to learn about the planets in the Milky Way.

Know Your Planets: Jupiter

Blast off into space with a fun planet printable. This one features Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system.

Know Your Planets: Venus

Looking for a way to teach your kids all about the planets? This worksheet is the way to go. It features Venus, the second planet from the sun.

Know Your Planets: Saturn

Did you know that 763 Earths could fit inside Saturn? Learn more fun facts about Saturn on this fun science printable.

Know Your Planets: Pluto

Here's a great way to teach your kids more about our solar system. This worksheet focuses on the dwarf planet, Pluto.

Venus Transit 2012

It's pretty rare when a planet comes between Earth and the sun, but it happened on June 5, 2012. Learn about this mind-boggling event with this cool worksheet!

Cloud Chart

Ever lay on your back to watch the clouds? With this cloud chart you and your little scientist can identify the different types of cloud formations.

Moon Phases Worksheet

This moon phases worksheet offers a clear explanation of the lunar cycles. To teach your student the phases of the moon, download now!

Know Your Planets: Mars

Do you know why Mars is called the Red Planet? Find out that and more on this planet printable.

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