Great Plant Growing Project for Remote Learning! Just bundle together a small bag of soil, bag with seeds and a couple of paper Dixie Cups for the students to use at home!
>>> Now includes and editable template to customize the project to send home to students.
Grow and Graph cross-curricular PBL activity for upper elementary and middle school.
Teaching students how to grow plants is a great activity for any age group. However, I find it particularly helpful in upper elementary and middle schools science to plant seeds. This allows us the opportunity to observe natural phenomena, take measurements, collect, record and analyze data, then use the information to create graphic representations of the information they collected! I also love any excuse to let my students go outside. The observation sheet template is perfect to create a journal for students to record their seed information and track plant growth over time, and also includes 6 graph related activities plus blank templates to make your own instructions.
What's Included in this Project Based Learning Activity:
Seed Observation Log Worksheet Template
(3) line graph activities
bar graph activity
circle graph activity
small group comparison and reflection
(2) blank graph templates
BONUS: Editable .ppt template to send home more specific instructions for home learning situations.
How I use this in my classroom:
I use this seed observation log over a four-week period. We plant our seeds in seed starter pots from the dollar store. On Friday students choose their seed from a selection of flowers, fruits and vegetable. They plant it, then fill out the initial worksheet information and first block of observation. Starting on Monday, students are allowed to go outside each day (one at a time) to record observations, sketch and add water if necessary. If a student has a seed that isn’t sprouting after two weeks, I usually allow them an additional seed and pot to try again. We use the information we collect to make graphs.
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