This engaging unit focuses on the function and structure of plants and plant parts. Activities include:
Activity 1: Sprouting Seeds Students will sprout a seed in a Ziploc bag with cotton balls. They will observe and record the growth.
Activity 2: It All Starts With A Seed Students will examine different seeds and compare information from seed packets.
Activity 3: Plant Life Cycle Students will put pictures of different stages of a plant’s life cycle in order.
Activity 4: Honey Bee Informational Reading Students will read about how honey bees pollinate flowers.
Activity 5: Inside A Flower: Students will dissect a flower and observe the reproductive parts.
Activity 6: Suck it Up!: Students will observe how stems suck water up into the leaves and flowers of plants.
Activity 7: Putting Down Roots: Students will observe different types of roots and make conclusions as to their function.
Activity 8: Leave it to the Leaves: Students will read about the process of photosynthesis and answer questions.
Post Test and Grading Rubric are also included.
This unit was designed to address Next Generation Science Standard 4-LS1-1:
Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction.
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Plant and Animal Structures Bundle
This unit is suitable for grades 3-5.
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