How are plants alike and different? Most plants have the same physical possessions…roots, stems, leaves, although they may have different characteristics.
How are the evergreen tree and a cactus different?
Why wouldn’t an apple seed produce an orange tree?
If I wanted a bean plant what would I have to do to get it to germinate? What might the result be?
Why does a plant need air, water, light, and nutrients?
1. The student will have the ability to compare two objects giving similarities and differences.
2. The student will be able to write a short paper describing a plant and its environment.
3. The student will be able to draw a simple plant and label it.
4. The student will be able to draw a picture of a life cycle of a plant of their choice.
5. The student will be able to identify what season it is by the appearance of the plant (deciduous tree).
6. The student will plant a seed and care for it.
7. The student will use Kids Work Deluxe to create a story about a plant growing from a seed to a mature plant
A child earns an S for participation and completion of activities. A child will receive a U if the child does not finish activities or participate. (Adjustments are made for IEP students) Certificates and stickers are given for projects that go beyond what is expected in the classroom.
1. Parents will be asked to supply pictures from magazines with plants
2. Children will sort pictures 3 different ways (physical and area distinctions)
3. Web sites will be listed and children will be able to do web search
4. Books will be read in class
o Text book
o Magic School Bus Plants a Seed
o The Tiny Seed
o How Does a Plant Grow?
o Life in the Desert
o A Tree is Nice
o The Biggest Living Thing
o Wonders of the Forest
o Wonders of the Desert
o The Desert is Theirs
o Desert Giant
o In the Woods
o The Tree That Would Not Die
o Rainforest Secrets
o Welcome to the Green House
5. Science book will be sent home for the parents to review the lessons with the child
6. Bean seed will be placed in petri dish to show break down of the seed coat and the germination process
o Bean seeds will be examined
o Each child will be given a bean seed
o Each child will be asked to put the bean seed in a petri dish with wet paper towels
a. Discussion as to why the towels are wet
b. Discussion as to where the petri dishes should be placed
o Each child will be directed to take care of the petri dishes (heat, moisture)
7. After the bean seed has germinated the bean seed will be planted and the student will be responsible for the well being of the plant
8. Discuss the potato plant and the purpose of the “eye”.
9. Allow each child to plant the potato. (Plant a few extra so that you can open the container and show the children how a potato plant grows using the potato itself for food for the new plant.)
10. Centers will be set up with books from the library (using elementary desktop-library for resources)
11. Children will create a story using Kids Work Deluxe
|You need to have plant soil, seeds, pictures of plants, potatoes that have sprouted, petri dishes