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Mystery Science Mini Lesson - Why do Cats Purr? (Third Grade)

Science is all around us. Let's get ready to learn something new today with Mystery Science! 1. Tap the link and watch the first video. Make sure to stop and think about the questions when asked. 2. Click the > button to watch the second video. 3. πŸ—£ Talk to your family member about what you learned about why cats purr. What are some clues as to why they do this? When do cats purr? Have you ever observed a cat purring or kneading before? Tell your family member about it. 4. ✏️ Write down everything you learned about cats purring and why they do it. You can also add a picture of a cat kneading! 🐈 5. add Tap the add button. 6. photo Tap the camera button to take a picture of your notes. Get ready to be the teacher! πŸ‘©πŸ½β€πŸ« 7. mic Tap the mic to record yourself teaching us about cats and why they purr. Use your notes as a guide and be sure to add your own observations of cats, too! 8. check Tap the check to save. 9. Check out the bonus clip on this Mystery Science Lesson to learn more amazing things about cats! 😻 Family Extensions: - If you have a cat, keep a log of every time you hear it purr and note what it was doing just before and during the purring

3rd Grade, Science, Home Learning
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Students can enjoy powerful science activities while learning from home. Mystery Science mini-lessons are a way for students to explore science topics individually or with their families. Learning from home is a great time to encourage curiosity and build scientific thinking skills. You can find more lessons here: https://mysteryscience.com/school-closure-planning. NGSS 3-LS3-2 Use evidence (e.g., observations, patterns) to support an explanation.