Are you teaching a unit about what plants need to grow?
Read a teacher background
about plant needs and find more information on a web page
created just for this product.
what students know about plants using images included in a PowerPoint™*, take them on mini-field trips
, grow plants
in different conditions (with and without light, with and without air, with and without water, with and without adequate space) to see what happens when a plant doesn't have what it needs to grow. Record observations in several, simple booklets. Choose from English text or Spanish text.
Have extra time? Try out simple extensions
of the activities. Show a video
of a plant eating a bug and compare that plant to the plants grown in class.
It's hard to predict how much time these activities need. I've included a suggestion for a minimum of two weeks to several weeks as you grow plants under different conditions to find what plants need to grow!
These resources could be used to meet NGSS 2-LS2-1♦ and 5-LS1-1◊.
There are many great products in our store for plants including:
✓ Plants have Needs
✓ Plants have Parts
✓ Plant Parts Word Puzzles
✓ Fruit or Vegetable? Word Puzzles
✓ Grow Plants
✓ Plants Parts Memory Games-English
✓ Plants Parts Memory Games-Spanish
✓ Plants Parts Memory Games-BUNDLE
✓ Plant Bookmarks?-English
✓ Plant Bookmarks?-Spanish
✓ Plant Bookmarks?-BUNDLE
✓ Parent Letters
✓ Work Covers/Bulletin Board images
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♦ 2-LS2-1. Plan and conduct an investigation to determine if plants need sunlight and water to grow.
◊ 5-LS1-1 Support an argument that plants get the materials they need for growth chiefly from air and water.