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Primary Science Observing Seeds

Grade Levels
K - 3rd
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What is a seed and what is not a seed- that is the question. Have your students apply the scientific practice of observing with seeds. This is lesson one in a series of nine lessons that explores seeds at the primary level. This lesson includes teacher notes, rubric for scoring, background content, student recording page, a writing page, and correlation to A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas. Seed lessons are also included in the book by Karen Ostlund and Sheryl Mercier, Rising to the Challenge of the National Science Education Standards- Primary Grades.

Correlations to "A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas
Observe Seeds
Scientific Practices
Practice 3: Planning & Carrying Out Investigations
Scientists investigate and observe the world to systematically describe the world. Careful observation and description often lead to identification of features that need to be explained or questions that need to be explored.

Crosscutting Concepts
1. Patterns
Observed patterns of forms and events guide organization and classification, and they prompt questions about relationships and the factors that influence them.

Disciplinary Core Ideas
LS1: From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
The first core idea addresses how individual organisms are configured and how these structures function to support life, growth, behavior, and reproduction.

By the end of grade 2. All organisms have external parts. Different animals use their body parts in different ways to see, hear, grasp objects, protect themselves, move from place to place, and seek, find, and take in food, water and air. Plants also have different parts (roots, stems, leaves, flowers, fruits) that help them survive, grow, and produce
Total Pages
9 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
55 minutes
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