Grade 3

Study Jams

Empowered Learner and Knowledge Constructor
study jams


Scholastic has produced a FREE website full of educational videos and step-by-step slides for students to work on. Study Jams focuses on science and mathematical concepts that are prevalent in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade.

Students will:

  • Be able to explore educational videos using Study Jams.
  • Be able to expand their knowledge of specific science/mathematical concepts.

Vocabulary Words:

Vocabulary dependent upon selected video/slides.

To prepare for this lesson:

  • Select science/mathematical concepts for the lesson.
  • Visit the Study Jams website. 
  • Review Study Jams site to make sure your topic has a supporting video/slide.
    • Select Math or Science.
    • Choose a specific domain.
    • Select the current lesson topic.

See Accommodations Page and Charts on the site in the Teacher Resources. 

All videos and slides are read out loud to assist students with accommodations.

Directions for this activity:

  1. Select science/mathematical concepts for the lesson.
  2. Visit the Study Jams website. 
  3. Review the Study Jams website to search for supporting video/slide content.
    1. Select Math or Science.
    2. Choose a specific domain.
    3. Select the current lesson topic.
  4. Copy the website link.
  5. Post the link to the online classroom or share whole group with students.

Different options for assessing the students:

  • Observations
  • Check for understanding
  • Follow up activity/work page
  • KWL Chart

MITECS: Michigan adopted the "ISTE Standards for Students" called MITECS (Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students) in 2018.

Knowledge Constructor
3a.Plan and employ effective research strategies to locate information and other resources for their intellectual or creative pursuits.

Empowered Learner
1a. Articulate and set personal learning goals, develop strategies leveraging technology to achieve them, and reflect on the learning process itself to improve learning outcomes.
1b. Build networks and customize their learning environments in ways that support the learning process.
1c. Use technology to seek feedback that informs and improves their practice and to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways.
1d. Understand the fundamental concepts of technology operations, demonstrate the ability to choose, use, and troubleshoot current technologies, and are able to transfer their knowledge to explore emerging technologies.

Device: PC, Chromebook, Mac, iPad

Browser: Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Edge, ALL

Apps. Extensions, Add-ons

Study Jams


Assign specific videos/slides connected to current lesson.

Assign specific videos/slides connected to the current lesson.

This task card was created by Chelsea Walker, Marysville, MI, June 2020