This is a fun unit that I did with my first graders. We had a pet tortoise and used a common house plant. both were observed and cared for according to their needs. Students learned observation skills and the needs of both plants and animals in a hands-on way. Allowing students to take ownership of their learning fostered investigation and empowered my first grade scientists.
It includes what you will need for an observation journal, a word bank, pre and post assessments, and rubrics
Hope you find it as fun and useful as I did with my first graders.