See the entire plant study by downloading the preview. This item can be used as a framework for a sophisticated in-depth study of plants or as a tool for assessment. This item scaffolds plant study and encourages students to consider how information is scientifically connected. Scaffolding information is the sequencing of content, materials, and tasks. All terms are defined within the guide. Simply move through the materials, with students, bit-by-bit as time allows.
Task: "Due to your creativity and incredible genius you’ve been assigned the task of engineering a NEW plant. How exciting! You will name it, write about its habitat, describe its parts and their functions, and tell how it adapts and survives in its habitat. Although your plant is imaginary – your thoughts and ideas MUST be scientifically correct."
Included in this guide:
A cover for student materials.
A quote for analysis, discussion, and debate.
Important plant vocabulary defined.
Biomes identified and clearly defined.
Plant parts clearly defined.
Functions of different plant parts defined.
Plant adaptations defined.
Application of knowledge.
A nonfiction text features chart.
Directions for writing an optional final paragraphed paper.
A cover sheet with specific illustration directions.
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