This resource is a set of 8 different centers for developing comprehension of science concepts and vocabulary related to plants. These task cards are good for use with rotating centers and also perfect for Fast Finishers. Each center has a task card, a response page and word cards. Six of the centers are self-checking and come with an answer key so students can check their own work. This resource includes 56 word cards associated with plants as well as a blank page for adding your own words to the collection. There is a tracking sheet included.
Perfect for First and Second Grade.
Aligned with NGSS for 1st and 2nd Grade:
NGSS 1-LS1-1. Use materials to design a solution to a human problem by mimicking how plants and/or animals use their external parts to help them survive, grow, and meet their needs.
NGSS 2-LS2-1. Plan and conduct an investigation to determine if plants need sunlight and water to grow.
NGSS 2-LS2-2. Develop a simple model that mimics the function of an animal in dispersing seeds or pollinating plants
Science Concepts Include:
Fruit or Vegetable
Plants We Eat
What Plants Need to Grow
Parts of Plants
Parts of Plants That We Eat
How Seeds are Dispersed
Students will benefit from these centers because they will be able to practice reading vocabulary and concepts related to science. Students will practice scientific and academic language and it will reinforce science concepts connected to first and second grade.
Please view some of my other resources:
STEM LED Light Lesson
Properties of Matter Lab and Scavenger Hunt
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Science Unit on Light for First Grade
Kindergarten Lesson on Plants