In this hands-on lab station activity, students will move around the classroom completing different tasks related to plant structure. Students will use the materials and instructions provided at each station to explore and investigate a topic related to plant structure. They will record their observations and findings. Each station will be discussed later as a class. This is a great inquiry activity to use as an introduction before teaching students about plant structure, or to us as an extension activity to dig deeper into plants after teaching about photosynthesis, or the role of plants as producers in ecosystems.
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Why should I use this product in my classroom?
I love lab stations as a way to get students out of their seats and working autonomously in the classroom. I especially love these lab stations because they give students an opportunity to work with scientific equipment and really use their hands as well as their minds to investigate plants. I love that students can complete these stations easily on their own without much teacher help or prior knowledge needed. It sets us up for great discussions during lecture as students are able to make meaningful connections between what they experienced in these lab stations and the content being covered in notes/lecture.
What is included?
• 4 pages of teacher implementation notes (PDF)
• 2 pages of student handouts (PDF)
• 2 page answer key (PDF)
• 5 lab station cards (PDF) + editable version (PPT)
What materials will I need to have in my classroom to set this up?
How much prior knowledge is needed for students to be successful completing this?
How much class time will this take?
This activity takes one 50-minute class period.
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