In this investigation, students will be inspecting plants that are growing in the school’s garden. Students will apply their knowledge of plant nutritional deficiencies to develop a data supported solution that can improve the health of these plants. This investigation will be presented as a type written analysis paper.
1. Define the terms macro and micro nutrients
2. Explain the functions of the macronutrients and micronutrients within the plant.
3. Describe and be able to recognize the deficiency symptoms for the macronutrients.
4. Describe a fertilizer’s NPK rating
NGSS STANDARDS (practices): Constructing explanations and designing that are supported by multiple and independent student-generated sources of evidence consistent with scientific ideas, principles, and theories.
Please see sample for the exact assignment. This assignment is super easy to set up and conduct with students. The assignment also helps reinforce the idea/concept of plant nutrition in an engaging hands-on way. The assignment is in a word doc that can be altered to class need.