This investigation journal is available in several grade levels. This is the 2nd/3rd grade journal.
This is a wonderful investigation exploring the two types of ways plants transport water. Using different types off paper students will model how vascular and nonvascular plants transport water. The investigation will help them understand how water gets to the top of a tall tree and spreads in nonvascular plants like moss. Students will follow the scientific method to answer the question:
Does the type of paper affect the distance water will travel?
Students will create a hypothesis, record observations, measure, create a graph, and relate their results to plants. They will learn the importance of phloem, xylem, and lignin in vascular plants.
The journal meets the *Next Generation Science Standards:
Third Grade: Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems
Teachers will like its’ ease of use, simple materials, and background information. Students will enjoy performing a hands on activity and understanding the differences in plants.
Included in the 20 page download:
*Correlation to the *Next Generation Science Standards
*Investigation Lesson Plans
*Nonvascular and Vascular Plant Reading Material (Relates to the investigation and gives vocabulary.)
*7 Page Science Journal
*2 Page Assessment
-Multipurpose Paper (copy paper)
-Wet Erase Markers or Water Based
-Cups of Water
Nonvascular and Vascular Plant Samples (pictures can be used too.)
Great for classrooms, science fairs, homeschools, and clubs. Investigation can be done without relating to plants and just learn about the paper.
This investigation corresponds with the following other products in my store:
Traveling Water in Plants: Experiment for Kindergarten and First Grade
Model Water Transportation in Vascular and Nonvascular Plants for 4th/5th Grade
All three are available for a bundle at:
Yours in Science,
2nd/3rd Grade Traveling Water
by Kimberly Scott Science
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