This 25 slide presentation and interactive student notes addresses 4 standards: Recognize that plants use energy from the Sun, air, and water to make their own food. Describe structures in plants and their roles in food production, support, water and nutrient transport, and reproduction. Investigate and describe how plants respond to stimuli (heat, light, gravity). Classify flowering and nonflowering plants into major groups such as those that produce seeds, or those like ferns and mosses that produce spores, according to their physical characteristics.
Within the PowerPoint are embedded video clips to reinforce your students learning, as well as “Turn and Talks” to get your students discussing their newly gained knowledge! I have left these slides editable so you can add or change any questions you think are necessary. This bundle includes student notes in an Interactive Science Notebook format (see preview for photo of completed foldables) that corresponds to the presentation and a activity to apply concepts taught on plant classification.
This is a third grade standard, but it is a tested concept on the annual fifth grade state benchmark exam.