This is one of my favorite things I do with my 4th grade students each year! They absolutely love doing this and they try and drag it out as long as possible! :)
This product assesses what your students have learned about plant structures and their functions.
This product includes two different tasks.
Task # 1: Performance Task: Design a plant with 2 new internal structures and 2 new external structures.
Task # 2: Extended Response: Explain plant structures and functions and give examples of real structures and their functions in nature.
In this file, I've set the tasks up in the following ways:
File # 1: Performance Task & Extended Response Combined
File # 2: Extended Response Only
File # 3: Performance Task Only
The other files included in this product are:
*Scoring Guides for each of the 3 files/tasks listed above
*Sample Answer for the Extended Response
*2 CLTS to Use (1 for the performance task and 1 for the extended response)
*5 Different Sheets of Flower Petals for the students to use
*5 Different Sheets of Leaves for the students to use
*1 Sheet of Acorns
*1 Sheet of Pine Cones
*1 Sheet of Other Seeds
*2 Different Sheets of Fruits
My students draw out their new 'designer' plant first. They have to create 4 new structures for their plant. So this means structures other than flowers and leaves. They then are allowed to choose petals, leaves, seeds etc from the sheets in this file if they want.
Thank you so much for your purchase! Happy teaching! :)