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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.
This item can be used as a framework for a sophisticated in-depth study of plants OR as a tool for assessment.
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 with an opinion question asking for evidence
A nonfiction text features chart for use in student writing
Directions for writing an OPTIONAL final paragraphed paper
A cover sheet with specific illustration directions
All teaching directions and student information is included in the guide!
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