3 "mini" labs -or shortened activities- to reinforce or introduce concepts to students. These are simple activities that do not take the whole class period. Each activity is meant to help support the following concepts.
Stored energy in plants/producers
Specialized reproduction of fungi
Packet comes with the following:
Organism races: Teacher Guide & Student Handout (MS-LS1-2)
Plant Stored Energy: Teacher Guide & Student Handout (MS-LS1-7)
Fungi and Spores: Teacher Guide & Student Handout (MS-LS1-4)
Materials needed per group set up:
Organism Races: 20 paper clips, 2 pieces of paper, 1 pencil
Plant Stored Energy: Potato Pieces, celery Pieces, pear Pieces, 3 clear plastic cups, iodine solution, eye dropper
Fungi and Spores: Fresh mushrooms (store bought) sharp knife, clear plastic cup, white paper, hand lens
MS-LS1-7: Develop and use a model to describe the function of a cell as a whole and ways parts of cells contribute to the function.
MS-LS1-7: Develop a model to describe how food is rearranged through chemical reactions forming new molecules that support growth and/or release energy as this matter moves through an organism.
MS-LS1-4 : Use argument based on empirical evidence and scientific reasoning to support an explanation for how characteristic animal behaviors and specialized plant structures affect the probability of successful reproduction of animals and plants respectively.