This unit is great for anyone who teaches parts of a plant! It includes many components to make this unit complete, or for you to mix and match with tried and true activities and assessments you may already have.
The main topics covered in this unit are:
- the six main parts of a plant: roots, stems, leaves, fruit, flowers, and seeds
- the fuctions of all six parts
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of one of the activities: Plants: Parts of a Plant - Fruit and Seed Observation Activity
with Full Color Photographs and Discussion Questions
♦ Two Individial Assessments
("daily grades") on parts of a plant with identification and explanation of functions. Two styles cover this, one can be causual assessment, one could be quiz....however you want to use them!
♦ Interactive Notebook entry
with a flap diagram for students to identify the parts and explain their purpose. Includes a cloze reading passage or one with the words filled in. Also has extension question to round out the entry. Could be used in a lap book or separately without a notebook!
♦ Water Transportation Demonstration/Lab
Students will watch over time as dyed water travels through the stem and into the flowers of a plant! There is a lab sheet included for observations and teacher notes and photos!
***Also, I included a blank lab sheet that can be used for any lab using the steps of the scientific method.
♦ A Closer Look at Parts of a Plant Lab/Activity
where students will make observations and answer questions about real life examples of parts of a plant. By using a flowering plant (a cheap six pack of annuals from the store, or even some pulled out of your yard!) and a fruit (with seeds visible inside), your students will get their hands on the parts of a plant...literally! Teacher notes included with ideas/variations!
♦ Edible Parts of a Plant Lab/Activity
that you can do with real life examples of vegetables/fruit, or with posters that are provided. Students will try to identify the parts of a plant using the examples provided. I have also included a set of cards that match the posters for students/groups to physically match up to the parts of a plant. Teacher notes are included with ideas and variations for you to use.
♦ Making the Parts of a Plant Project/Craft
including five variations so you can use this as a simple craft activity, an in-class project, or even a major take-home project. Rubrics are provided along with teacher notes, a photo example, and ideas for variations..
♦ Parts of a Plant Study "Fortune Teller"
also known as a "Cootie Catcher," this fun origami aid is great for studying vocabulary!
♦ Fruit and Seed Observation Activity
that includes a chart and follow up questions for students as they observe real-life examples of fruit and seeds (veggies can be fruit too!) Teach notes, ideas and tips included!
♦ Visual Vocabulary Word Wall Cards
for the vocabulary used in the unit: plant, roots, stem, leaves, flower, fruit, seeds, carbon dioxide*, photosynthesis*, energy*, pollination*, reproduce*, pollen* (* - added vocabulary to enrich as needed, does not have to be included on your wall. These are briefly mentioned in the presentation that goes along with this pack, so I included them so you could refer to your vocabulary wall!)
♦ Vocabulary Study Sheet
with and without definitions and visuals. That way, students can fill them in, or just use it as a study aid. (same words as the vocabulary wall - see above)
♦ Vocabulary 3 way (or 2 way) Matching Cards/Game
that is great for groups to match up when first learning the vocabulary, then use as a memory game as they learn more!
*Please note that the presentation is in PDF format, and can be viewed and advanced exactly like a PPT. Go to "View" > "Full Screen", and click to advance. Works with remotes too!
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